SFBC Biker Bulletin
April 3, 2012
April 3, 2012
"Mission Police Captain Robert Moser and officers have teamed up with nonprofits and bicycle stores to educate riders on how to prevent theft...By partnering with the San Francisco Bike Coalition, the Valencia Cyclery shop and the National Bike Registry, Moser hopes to raise awareness on how to prevent more bike-related crimes."
Biker Bulletin News
Join us for Sunday Streets on the Great Highway, April 15. More details at sundaystreetssf.com
Big Changes on our Streets
JKF Bikeways Underway
Bike to School Day is Next Week
Parents, now is a great time to get your Bike to School Day "Bike Train" together. The countdown is underway for the 4th annual San Francisco Bike to School Day, April 12. We have close to 40 schools participating and with more and more families biking to school and beyond we anticipate a record year. Many families will be meeting at a set location before school, then riding together on bikes to school in a "Bike Train." It's a wonderful way to share the ride to school and increase safety. If you are a parent looking to join a "Bike Train" at your school you can go to www.sfbiketoschoolday.org, check our 2012 map, and find your school and event organizer. They can tell you when and where to join a "Bike Train" at your school.
What's Next for Fell and Oak Street Bikeways?
The SFMTA presented their final designs at a community meeting this past weekend. Stay tuned for details on final designs and next steps. Even though the community meetings are finished, our work on this critical project is still far from done.
Healthy Saturdays is Back in Golden Gate Park
San Franciscans will be able to enjoy a little more recreational space in San Francisco beginning this Saturday, April 7, when six months (April through September) of Healthy Saturdays returns to Golden Gate Park. Healthy Saturdays is an abbreviated version of the full Sunday/Holiday open-streets program when JFK Drive is open to bicycling, skating, walking and anyone wanting to enjoy the park from Tea Garden Dr. (near 8th Ave.) to Transverse Dr.
Three Rec Rides this Weekend
Join us for one, two or three of our incredible Rec Rides this weekend. SF Bicycle Coalition recreational rides are free for SF Bicycle Coalition members (a $5 donation from non-members is appreciated); rain cancels rides.
Nominate a Bike Commuter of the Year for Bike to Work Day
Is there a bicycle commuter who inspires you? Here is your chance to recognize them!
Celebrate Sunday Streets as a Volunteer
Sunday Streets heads to a new route in Golden Gate Park to the Great Highway Sunday, April 15. Show your Sunday Streets love by volunteering a shift! All volunteers get a Sunday Streets t-shirt, lunch, and the great feeling that you helped make Sunday Streets possible. There is a special treat for people who volunteer for five or more events. Do you want to be a part of the Sunday Streets team that helps make it happen? Sign up to volunteer now at sundaystreetssf.com/volunteer!
Two Decades of Golden Wheel
We invite you to join us in an evening of celebration of the people and projects that are leading the way in linking neighborhoods and setting the stage for San Francisco to become a world-class bicycling city. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Golden Wheel Awards that will be taking place on Tuesday, June 5 at the beautiful Green Room in the War Memorial Building on Van Ness Ave.
Another Bicycle Safety and Education Week Success
Last week, the SF Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with the SFMTA, held the second Bicycle Safety and Education Week, rolling out lots of new safety materials and holding events to educate everyone on the importance of safety on our streets. We released our new "Bicycle Rights and Responsibilities" with the nine rules of the road you need to know. We hosted a lunchtime forum on choosing the right bike for everyday living, and partnered with the SFPD on a workshop on reducing bike theft. Then, over the weekend, we held another Traffic Skills 101 Urban Bicycling Workshop, for which over 80 people signed up. The education doesn't stop now -- we've got more Bicycle Education classes on the calendar throughout the year, so sign-up and learn how to ride safely, confidently, and legally in 2012.
Join Our Team on the 2012 Climate Ride
We're recruiting riders for this year's Climate Ride, September 9-13th. Be part of the camaraderie, experience the beauty of the California coast, and support the work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at the same time! Climate Ride is a five-day, fully-supported bicycle ride from Fortuna to San Francisco, through the Russian River Wine Country, and along the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route -- one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. A portion of the funds raised by members of Team SF Bicycle Coalition will go directly to support the advocacy work of the SF Bicycle Coalition! This "climate conference on wheels" is the largest environmental charity cycling event and also features nightly speakers who focus on bicycle advocacy, the climate crisis, and a clean energy future. Register for Team SF Bicycle Coalition!
Video: Copenhagen, Denmark - 'City of Cyclists' Music Video
As always, we're impressed with Copenhagen's citywide joy of cycling. Here's a fun video that shows all the different types of people biking in Copenhagen, and serves as a general reminder about how great it is to get around by bike. If you've been trying to get your friends to take up urban cycling, maybe this will do the trick. Either that, or bring them to Bike to Work Day on May 10, when San Francisco streets will look like the ones in this video!
** Tuesday, April 3rd **
SF Bicycle Coalition Bike to School Day Bag Stuffing Party
Be a part of the fun behind Bike to School Day at our annual Bike to School Day Bag Stuffing Party! We will stuff 3,000 reusable canvas shopping totes full of goodies. Enjoy good company and snacks on us. Please note: this event is not at the SF Bicycle Coalition office. RSVP for either or both sessions to email@example.com
SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Bank
Accept the challenge to chat up your fellow SF Bicycle Coalition members! Join the volunteers who keep the SF Bicycle Coalition membership strong. No cold-calling, just calls to friendly lapsed members offering an easy way to renew. Plan to stay for the thank-you dinner afterward and get to know your fellow volunteers. You must be a current or former member to volunteer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Bike Anywhere Workshop
Just in time for Bike to Work Day, the SF Bicycle Coalition will show you the best way to get around town quickly and safely by bike and how to fix a flat tire - the best bike maintenance skill to have.
** Thursday, April 5th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Ambassador Training
Interested in volunteering on Bike to School Day this April 12, 2012 or other events like, 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.
** Saturday, April 7th **
Healthy Saturdays Begin
Beginning this Saturday, Healthy Saturdays returns to Golden Gate Park for six months. Healthy Saturdays is an abbreviated version of the full Sunday/Holiday open-streets program in Golden Gate Park when JFK Drive is open to bicycling, skating, walking and anyone wanting to enjoy the park. Learn more about the SF Bicycle Coalition's successful work on Healthy Saturdays at sfbike.org/ggp.
SF Bicycle Coalition Rec Ride: The Presidio-Back Through the Gates
Navigate the Presidio's back roads and see the major changes to the natural and historical resources of our national park. Points of interest will include the new pavilion and overlook built to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and the re-emerging aquatic ecosystem at El Polin Spring. Ends with a picnic so please bring your own beverage and food to share. Information: Dale Danley, firstname.lastname@example.org
SF Bicycle Coalition Valet Bicycle Parking: Spring Eggstravaganza *
Join SF Rec and Parks for the Alice in Recreation Land Spring Eggstravaganza, a family event with egg hunts, carnival rides, entertainment and a rib cook-off between Rec and Park, SF Police and SF Fire departments. $8 per person for an all-access pass. http://sfrecpark.org/calendar.aspx#/?i=2 Complimentary valet bicycle parking provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition.
** Sunday, April 8th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Rec Ride: Birding by Bike
Join Annie and David Armstrong for the ever-popular Birding by Bike Rec Ride. David is an amateur ornithologist who has been birding and leading trips in the city for the last 12 years. The ride goes through Golden Gate Park and around Lake Merced with a few other stops in between, looking for residents and migrating species, following mainly bike routes. Please bring water and a snack and donÂÂt forget binoculars! Questions? Email Annie at email@example.com, 415-889-0109 (day of ride only).
SF Bicycle Coalition Rec Ride: City College & SF State
Want to ride your bike to City College or San Francisco State? Join us on this popular ride and learn the quickest and safest route to these two campuses. Practice your ride before Bike to School Day on April 12!
** Wednesday, April 11th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Volunteer Night
This twice-monthly SF Bicycle Coalition tradition has been happening for as long as we can remember and 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 to the office! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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