SFBC Biker Bulletin
February 7, 2012
"A large-scale citywide bike-share will make it easier for locals and visitors alike to see San Francisco by bike, and help our city reach the goal of 20 percent of trips by bike by 2020. The pilot should be quickly expanded into a robust, big-enough-to-succeed phenomenon that has proven successful in Paris, China and London."
Biker Bulletin News
Does it feel like there are a lot more people biking in San Francisco?
Feel the Magic at Love on Wheels Tomorrow
Wednesday evening come out for Love on Wheels, the dating game for bike-friendly people! Watch real-life bike bachelors and bachelorettes quiz a blind panel to select a date and enjoy a night out at a hip local spot courtesy of our fabulous sponsors. Meanwhile, hot bike-friendly singles swap phone numbers while everyone -- single and not-so-single -- enjoys the show and cheers on the contestants.
Last Chance for Bike to Work Day Sponsorships
Are you a business owner looking for a way to support San Francisco biking? Be a Bike to Work Day sponsor! San Francisco hosts one of the largest Bike to Work events in the country, and your sponsorship helps ensure that the thousands of participants have a fun and inspiring ride to work.
Three Ways You Can Help Make Fell and Oak Streets Safer
If you bike on the three blocks of Fell and Oak Street daily, or every now and then, you know there is a need for major safety improvements. You can help support the SFMTA's efforts to bring separated bikeways on the three blocks of Fell and Oak Street between Scott and Baker -- a major first step towards safer streets -- in three easy ways.
Easiest Way to Keep Your Membership Rolling
Do you wish you could automatically renew your SF Bicycle Coalition membership each year? Join our Monthly Giving Program at $10 or more a month and your yearly membership will renew itself! Your monthly support allows us to focus even more of our energy and resources on making your streets safer. You get a new membership card every year and have the option to cancel or change your payments at any time. Update your membership online anytime and choose the monthly sustainer option. Contact Tessa if you have questions about setting up your monthly gift.
Register Your School for Bike to School Day
Bike to School Day is April 12th, and school registration is now open. If you're a parent, caregiver, teacher, administrator, or volunteer at the school, you can register the school for the big day. Want to learn to best practices for pedaling your little one to school? Try one of our free family biking classes this weekend.
Send a Little Bike Love with an e-Valentine
Send a little bike love someone's way with a bike e-Valentine. It just takes a second to say you care! Simply go to sfbike.org/valentines, choose from four designs, and send a personalized bike-themed message to that special someone. Then, your custom e-Valentine will be shot like an arrow through the internet by your friendly Cupids at the SF Bicycle Coalition!
Come Work with Us
Bike to Work Day Event Planner: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is currently seeking an Events Planner to help with San Francisco's biggest citywide bicycling event, Bike to Work Day. If you are an experienced Event Planner with a passion for bicycling, this is just the job for you! Go to sfbike.org/jobs for information on how to apply.
New Discount Partner Huckleberry Bicycles Keeps You Moving
Get your bike checked out for free by the friendly crew at Huckleberry Bicycles, our newest discount partner, when you stop by their kiosk at Market and 7th Street weekdays from 7:30 - 9:30am.
Video: LeBron James Bikes to Work
Miami Heat star LeBron James made national news last week when a fan snapped a photo of him as he biked to work -- the game against Chicago. Check out this interview with the basketball star turned bike advocate about his traffic-free ride to the arena. King James went on to score 35 points and win the game -- and he credits his pre-game bike ride with the big win.
** Tuesday, February 7th **
SPUR Forum: Time's Up: the End of Temporary *
From parklets to bike lanes, gardens to pop-up stores, temporary urban interventions have emerged as a powerful source of innovation, experimentation and rapid implementation. But while temporary approaches can fast-track things into existence, their day of reckoning must eventually come. Can they put down roots and live on, or should they pass gracefully away? How should advocates and policymakers contend with these living experiments? Join innovators Kit Hodge of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Michael Yarne of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and John Bela of Rebar to discuss the evolution and future of temporary urbanism. Free to SPUR members, $5 for non-members; okay to bring lunch.
** Wednesday, February 8th **
Love on Wheels
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Dating Game is a modern day version of the 1970s game show. Bicycle-friendly contestants quiz a panel of potential suitors to select a mate and pedal off on a first date. Come watch the show, win raffle prizes, or be a contestant.
Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvement Project Update Meeting *
The SFMTA has just announced changes to the long-awaited community-based design for Cesar Chavez between Bryant Street and Hampshire Street. Caltrans, the Stated Department of Transportation, is now requiring an additional vehicle travel lane on Cesar Chavez between Bryant Street and York Street, forcing the loss of on-street car parking on the south side of the street in that section. Attend a community meeting to hear more about how those decisions were made and ask questions of the City team. Visit our Cesar Chavez page or email Neal@sfbike.org if you have any questions.
No Volunteer Night Tonight; Come to Love on Wheels!
** Sunday, February 12th **
Biking Pregnant: SF Bicycle Coalition Family Biking Series Part 1
You love to bike, and you're pregnant. Do you need to stop biking? How long can you bike while pregnant? Is your bike pregnancy- and baby-ready? Register for this (free) class to learn the medically reviewed facts about biking pregnant. Meet other pregnant women who bike. This class is great for anyone who is currently pregnant, or thinking about getting pregnant, as well as their partners and supporters. RSVP
Biking With Your Baby & Toddler: SF Bicycle Coalition Family Biking Series Part 2
You love to bike, and now you're a parent. When can you begin biking with your baby or toddler? Is it safe? What kind of seat should you get? Is your bike baby- or toddler-ready? Register for this (free) class to learn the medically reviewed facts about biking with a baby and/or toddler, as well as tips and tricks. Meet other parents who bike with their small children. This class is great for anyone who has a baby or toddler, is expecting, or thinking about having a family, as well as their partners and supporters. RSVP
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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