SFBC Biker Bulletin
April 26, 2011
"This proposal is poorly prepared and unlikely to meaningfully address safety on the bridge,"
Biker Bulletin News
Saying, "Let's bike together" has never been easier.
Scott Crosby is San Francisco's Bicycle Commuter of the Year
Congratulations to SF Bicycle Coalition member Scott Crosby who was chosen from over 30 nominations as San Francisco's 2011 Bicycle Commuter of the Year! Each year, in honor of Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 12, friends and coworkers nominate an inspiring person for the title of San Francisco County's Bike Commuter of the Year.
Invite a Friend to Pedal on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 12
Send a fun invitation to a coworker or friend to pedal with you on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 12. If you have a friend who is considering bicycling, or a coworker who just needs a little encouragement, send a fun and friendly Bike to Work Day themed e-card invitation. Your support could be just what your friends and loved ones need to give biking a try. Send any of our three stylish designs to all your friends at sfbike.org/btwdcard.
Your SF Bicycle Coalition is Growing and Hiring
As the tremendous demand for a great bicycling city continues to grow, so does our work at the SF Bicycle Coalition. We're excited to be adding two new staff positions to our team: Development Assistant and Operations Assistant.
Be a Part of Connecting the City
If you're a SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador who has attended outreach training and wants to be a part of making on the ground biking improvements a reality, email Tessa to volunteer.
Volunteer for Mission Sunday Streets, Sunday, May 8
Volunteer at Sunday Streets, May 8, when miles of Mission Neighborhood streets are opened up for recreational activities. Be an Intersection Monitor or Route Rabbit and help Sunday Streets run smoothly! All volunteers get a t-shirt and lunch. Sign up now at SundayStreetsSF.com/volunteer.
Proposed Golden Gate Bridge Bicycle Speed Limit on Hold
Many people were surprised to learn about a proposal last week by the Golden Gate Bridge District to institute a 10 mile per hour speed limit on bicycle traffic, with violators receiving a $100 fine (closer to $200 with fees). The SF Bicycle Coalition staff was even more startled to see the proposal agendized for a vote, without ever having shared the proposal or underlying study with the SF Bicycle Coalition, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, bike rental companies, or other stakeholders.
Video: Bike to School Day 2011Check out this great video of dozens of kids and their families riding to Peabody Elementary School for Bike to School Day earlier this month. Principal Willem Vroegh estimates that about 1/3 of students at the Inner Richmond school rode their bikes to school and Supervisor Eric Mar even stopped by to show his support for Bike to School Day and healthy living.
Do you have any Bike to School Day stories or photos? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have photos posted online, tag them with "sfbtsd" and "2011 Bike to School Day" and email Jason the link. Thanks again to everyone who helped make Bike to School Day such a success and special thanks to SF Bicycle Coalition member Rick Baraff for producing this video.
** Wednesday, April 27th **
SFBC Volunteer Night
This twice-monthly SFBC tradition has been happening for as long as we can remember, but newcomers are always welcome. So stop by, snack on tasty treats, chat with fellow members, and help us keep our organization rolling. Dinner is provided. Bring a friend-- the more the merrier! Don't forget to bring up your bike! Questions? Email email@example.com or just show up.
** Thursday, April 28th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador Training
Interested in volunteering to be a bicycle ambassador at events all over town, like Bike to Work Day, festivals, races and SF Bicycle Coalition Service Stations? Then this training is a must! Learn ways to engage people, how to sign up new members and more! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Saturday, April 30th **
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at the Ferry Building Saturday Farmers Market
Pedal to the Ferry Building to fill up your panniers with local bounty and park your bike with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. All 52 weeks a year, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be providing complimentary valet bike parking in Harry Bridges Plaza (look for the orange tent).
Green Bike Ride
Celebrate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands by wearing orange and joining this bike tour. The tour is a one-way ride, starting at the Dutch windmill at the Queen Wilhelmina Park in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy a guided tour through Golden Gate Park and Presidio Park and along the San Francisco waterfront. The tour begins at 10:00am and finishes around noon at Union Square. Bring your own bike, arrive early for some coffee and join the bike-decorating party starting at 9:00am. This ride is appropriate for ages 12 and up. FREE. The Queen's Day 2011 Bike Tours are co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Dutch Design Bike Tour
Celebrate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands by wearing orange and joining this bike tour. Discover Dutch Design in San Francisco the Dutch way- by bike! This tour will be making stops at retailers throughout the city where you can find Dutch Design items. Two hour ride, arrive early, as the tour will leave at 10:00am sharp. Ride ends at My Dutch Bike. If you don't have a bike, no problem- You can rent a bike for a special price at My Dutch Bike (for the Dutch Design tour only). The Dutch Design Bike Tour is limited to 30 participants on a first come, first served basis. FREE. The Queen's Day 2011 Bike Tours are co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Urban Bicycling Workshop: Intro to Safe Biking (Day 1)
This four-hour, in-classroom introductory course is perfect for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable riding on city streets. This class will cover the basics for how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet. Learn tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic, techniques to avoid or deal with road hazards, and emergency maneuvers. Other useful gems of knowledge include the best way to lock up your bike, how to use a bike in combination with public transit, and biking rights and responsibilities. Class is open to adults and anyone over 14 years of age; preregistration is required-- sign up at www.sfbike.org/edu. This is not a Library sponsored program.
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at Red Bull Ride+Style*
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will provide complimentary valet bicycle parking at this event where fixed gear riders will compete in freestyle and track on a course designed by local artists. Email LisaRuth to volunteer as a bike valet.
** Sunday, May 1st **
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at How Weird Street Faire*
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will provide complimentary valet bicycle parking (at Howard and New Montgomery) for the 12th annual street festival. Mythical Realms is the 2011 theme, and all ages are welcome. Costumes and dancing encouraged. To volunteer as a bike valet, email LisaRuth.
(Events not sponsored by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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