SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 30, 2004
Tour De France Starts This Weekend!
For almost an entire month, July 3 - 25, the 2004 Tour de France will captivate bike racing fans around the world. The race will be 3,395 km long, and feature six mountain stages, three mountaintop finishes, along with a prologue and three time trials, one of which will be a team time trial. The winner of the race will not simply be the strongest rider; he will be the best rounded one. Who will win the Tour de France 2004?
Here's a bevy of great websites with broadcast schedules and comprehensive coverage of the world's most popular & closely watched bike event:
Bike Law 101: Get The Facts
Although the world of biking is full of benefits, it is unfortunately fraught with its own special kind of setbacks. Bicyclists must deal with unyielding drivers, the threat of bike theft, and undereducated authorities and institutions. The SFBC is working to eliminate these pitfalls, but in the meantime, we have a bunch of helpful information that will help you deal with getting a ticket on your bike, car/bike collisions, filing police reports and asserting your legal right to the road:
Read up on your rights today, because you may need them tomorrow!
Can You Count? Join The Bike-Counting Team!
Got an hour or two of time on your hands? Then join the bike-counting team. We're looking for about 10 good counters who can track passing bicyclists during the a.m. or p.m rush hours (for just 60 minutes each time) on specific streets throughout the city. It's a job that goes by quick and provides SFBC and the City w/key data on where and how many bicyclists are riding on particular streets. If you can help, contact Mary Brown at email@example.com
Volunteer At 'Bike For Breath!'
"Bike for Breath" is a fundraising bike ride on July 10th for the Amercian Lung Association, which is working to promote bicycling as a way to reduce lung-damaging pollution from cars. Riders can choose between easy, medium & challenging routes. At the start and finish, you'll enjoy a festive atmosphere with great music, massage therapists and free bike inspections. At rest stops, hosted by wonderful ALA volunteers, you can re-hydrate and re-energize with water, drinks and snacks. Support and gear (SAG) vehicles are constantly patrolling the routes. In other words, this is a well organized, fun, feel-good event. For registration, location & other Bike for Breath info, visit http://www.bike4breath.org
The SFBC will be tabling at this worthy event, at the Foster City start & finish line expo area. We're looking for 6-10 volunteers to circulate petitions and spread the word about our work to build the Bike Network. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 431-BIKEx21.
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