SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 14, 2011
"As we attract new businesses to the city of Chicago, new ventures, protected bike path lanes and an integrated bike lane system to and from work is essential for the type of workers and employment I want to see in the city of Chicago,"
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Green Room, Golden Wheel.
A Few Tickets Left: Golden Wheel Awards are Wednesday
The 19th Annual Golden Wheel Awards soiree is Wednesday night and we only have a few tickets left! We are thrilled to have Mayor Ed Lee join us at this important event where we bring together bike enthusiasts, local dignitaries, business leaders and members of the Board of Supervisors to celebrate our organizational work. Come rub elbows with leaders who want to see a more bikeable San Francisco, and enjoy complimentary food and fine beverages and much merriment.
This Friday: SF Bicycle Coalition's LGBTQ Meet and Mingle
Grab a friend and join the SF Bicycle Coalition for a drink and great conversations with other bike commuters in the LGBTQ community. Support the SF Bicycle Coalition's vision for Connecting the City at this casual LGBTQ happy hour fundraiser on Friday, June 17, 6-8pm at the Lookout Bar, 3600 16th St. (at Noe). SF Bicycle Coalition staff will be on hand, so bring your questions and your special donation to give the SF Bicycle Coalition a boost for their work to get three continuous miles of bikeways on the ground by the end of the year.
Sunday Streets Rode the Bay, Heads to the Beach for July 10
Another great Sunday Streets in the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and the Bayview was made possible by 100+ awesome volunteers this past weekend. At the fourth Sunday Streets of the year attendees enjoyed hula hooping, roller skating and more while the SF Bicycle Coalition hosted Freedom From Training Wheels for the kids. Next up on July 10, Sunday Streets returns to the Great Highway and Golden Gate Park. Enjoy the event as a volunteer and get a free lunch and a t-shirt. It takes literally hundreds of people like you to help make Sunday Streets possible. Be a Sunday Streets hero and volunteer. Here are four ways you can help make Sunday Streets a huge success:
Tonight, Meet and Greet for New SF Bicycle Coalition Members
If you have been an SF Bicycle Coalition member for less than a year, you are invited to join us tonight to learn about the work of the SF Bicycle Coalition, education and community programs, and our vision for Connecting the City. Learn about how we plan to help San Francisco achieve 100 miles of continuous crosstown bikeways connecting the city's unique neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your friendly SF bicycle advocacy organization and how you can get involved.
Help Gain Support for Three Miles of Separated Bikeways
Do you want to be riding on three miles of safe and separated, continuous bikeways from this year? Projects on Market Street, Fell and Oak Streets, and JFK Drive are moving forward, and the SF Bicycle Coalition needs you to support, speak up, and energize people for Connecting the City, carrying the message of safe and continuous bikeways far and wide.
Bike Lane Links Adding Up in the Outer Part of the City
The SF Bicycle Coalition is thrilled to announce that new bike lanes are linking many parts of San Francisco's outer neighborhoods. After years of community outreach by SF Bicycle Coalition members and volunteers, and SFMTA staff, neighbors and business owners are seeing long-desired improvements making it easier to get around San Francisco neighborhoods by bike.
Video: US DOT Secretary LaHood Bikes to Work
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined a group of Department of Transportation staff this past month on their morning bike commute in Washington, D.C. With congress working to re-authorize the national Transportation Bill, and advocates like the SF Bicycle Coalition working hard to make sure bicycle and pedestrian projects keep their funding, it is great to see the leader of this important agency offer support for better biking. All across the nation and here in San Francisco, projects like physically separated bikeways and green bike lanes are under federal study, and a lot of funding comes from the federal government, so the more that leaders in D.C. try biking, the better your ride becomes in San Francisco. Watch this video of U.S. Department of Transportation staff riding to work!
** Tuesday, June 14 **
SF Bicycle Coalition New Member Meet and Greet
Been an SF Bicycle Coalition member less than a year? New members are invited to join us to learn about SF Bicycle Coalition advocacy, education and community programs that will make SF a model cycling city, and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your friendly SF bike advocacy organization. Bring your bike up with you! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 431-2453(BIKE) x301.
SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador Training
Interested in volunteering to be a SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador at events all over town, like Bike to Work Day 2011, races, festivals, 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! Contact email@example.com to RSVP.
** Wednesday, June 15 **
2011 Golden Wheel Awards
Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for this special evening to watch the premier our latest Connecting the City video and honor individuals who are already working to connect San Francisco. See full event details here.
** Thursday, June 16 **
SFBC Phone Bank
Got the gift of gab? Are you a current or former member? Volunteer to phone bank with the SFBC! No cold calling, just simple reminders to friendly lapsed SFBC members that their membership is expired. Come share in the fun. The more the merrier! We provide dinner and good company. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Friday, June 17 **
SF Bicycle Coalition LGBTQ Meet and Mingle
Come join the SF Bicycle Coalition for a drink and great conversations with like-minded commuters in the LGBTQ community. Support the SF Bicycle Coalition's vision for Connecting the City at this casual LGBTQ happy hour fundraiser. SF Bicycle Coalition staff will be on hand so bring your questions and your special donation to give the SF Bicycle Coalition a boost for their work to get three continuous miles of bikeways on the ground by the end of the year. Free bike valet provided.
** Saturday, June 18 **
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).
SFBC Valet Bicycle Parking at Bike to the Aquarium Day *
Ride your bike to the Aquarium on this Saturday, and be treated to complimentary Valet Bicycle Parking by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Email LisaRuth to volunteer as a bike valet.
Bicycle Music Festival *
More info: bicyclemusicfestival.com
** Sunday, June 19 **
Cemetery Tour *
NOTE: RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 15. Take a spirited tour of several massive cemeteries with Chris Carlsson where famous San Franciscans are buried. We'll visit Woodlawn, Home of Peace and Hills of Eternity, Cypress Lawn, and Holy Cross. Bring a snack and water, and reserve your spot: 415-608-9035, sliding scale $15-50, benefiting Shaping San Francisco.
Urban Bicycling Workshop: Intro to Safe Biking (Day 1)
Additional class locations and dates online at sfbike.org/edu. 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 sfbike.org/edu.
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