SFBC Biker Bulletin
June 12, 2012
"Cities should be built primarily around pedestrians, 'but very close to the pedestrians is the cyclists...I think that cycling is just a more efficient way of walking.'"
Biker Bulletin News
Check out our photos from the 20th Annual Golden Wheel Awards event.
Kick-off Byke Pride this Thursday at our LGBTQ Mingle
Enjoy a fun evening this Thursday, June 14th with great conversation with SF Bicycle Coalition Staff, Board, Members and allies. Enjoy drink specials for SF Bicycle Coalition members and win great raffle prizes, like a super-cool MORE! City Tote, featuring San Francisco drag personality Juanita More, while supporting better bicycling. This is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to the SF Bicycle Coalition. Complimentary bicycle parking will be provided. RSVP today!
Gearing up for the Climate Ride
Want some helpful tips to get your Climate Ride fundraising jumpstarted? Join us for a fundraising workshop and meet and greet with Climate Ride Director, Blake Holiday, on Monday, June 25th from 6-8pm at the SF Bicycle Coalition office, 833 Market Street, 10th Floor, bring your bike up. We'll share tips and resources to get you started and keep you going until you reach your goal. All are welcome!
The Wiggle Goes Green
The Wiggle is the latest San Francisco bike route to go green! The SFMTA has been hard at work improving bicycle and pedestrian safety on the Wiggle and has recently installed new green sharrows, striped high-visibility crosswalks, and installed a new green separated bikeway on Duboce Avenue between Church and Fillmore.
Spend Your Summer with the SF Bicycle Coalition
Be a Valet Superstar! Our valet bicycle parking team is busy parking bikes at hot parties and events all over town. Get in on the action as a volunteer and enjoy great perks! Email Tyler to find out more or sign up to be a valet volunteer at these upcoming events:
We are currently accepting applications for:
Be a Sunday Streets All-Star
Did you know that more than 100+ volunteers are needed to make each Sunday Streets? You can help make more regular and frequent Sunday Streets a reality when you volunteer for an easy three-hour shift. What a great way to show how much you love Sunday Streets!
Share your Passion on a Rec Ride
Do you know all there is to know about local coffee, or secret picnic spots? Lead a SF Bicycle Coalition Rec Ride and share your passion with other people on bicycles! Plan a bicycle tour of San Francisco sites -- rides are limited only by your imagination! Whatever you love, share it with other members with a Rec Ride this Fall. Email Tessa for more info.
Staff News: Good-Bye Andy and Welcome Back Kit
We'll soon be bidding a bittersweet farewell to our longtime and monumentally talented Policy Director, Andy Thornley. While we'll have a hard time saying goodbye to Andy, it turns out that our loss will also be our gain, as he's taking a position with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency's SFpark program, a savvy, successful group of doers working on smart parking policy for the city. Andy will leave an unbelievable legacy of success and positive change and deep respect through his work at the SF Bicycle Coalition. We'll miss him dearly, and we're glad he's not going too far!
Video: An Extraordinary Start to AIDS/Lifecycle
Thanks to all of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members who joined thousands of other people in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We're so inspired by our incredible community of people who use the bicycle as a means for making our world a better, healthier place. Huge cheers for all the AIDS/LifeCycle riders! Enjoy this inspiring video that shows the start of the powerful group ride.
** Tuesday, June 12th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Office Closed for Staff Retreat
The SF Bicycle Coalition office is closed Tuesday, June 12 and will reopen Wednesday, June 13 at 10am.
** Wednesday, June 13th **
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. Special thanks to Rainbow Grocery for generously providing snacks for our volunteers http://www.rainbow.coop
** Thursday, June 14th **
SF Bicycle Coalition Valet Bike Parking: SPUR Member Party *
The SPUR Member Party reaches a cross-section of SPUR’s membership, bringing together people of all ages to celebrate city life and SPUR's work. Complimentary valet bicycle parking provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition. To volunteer to valet park bicycles email email@example.com.
SF Bicycle Coalition LGBTQ Meet & Mingle
Celebrate San Francisco bicycling and share your "byke pride" with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's LGBTQ community! Enjoy a fun evening of great conversation with SF Bicycle Coalition Staff, Board, Members and bike-curious allies. Enjoy drink specials for SF Bicycle Coalition members and win great raffle prizes while supporting bicycling improvements that are making bicycling safer and more comfortable for you and your loved ones. The LGBTQ Meet & Mingle is a great opportunity to introduce your friends and family to the SF Bicycle Coalition. Complimentary bicycle parking will be provided by the SF Bicycle Coalition, to volunteer as a Bike Valet, email Tyler@sfbike.org. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Friday, June 15th **
Pride Energizer Station
Stop by this special Energizer Station for coffee, morning goodies and special Byke Pride stickers! If you’re a trained Bicycle Ambassador and want to volunteer email Tessa@sfbike.org to share your Pride.
** Saturday, June 16th **
Resilience Bike Ride: Repurpose, Restore & Reconnect *
Boost community resilience – and your own – with this easy-to-moderate ride sponsored by cyprian’s arc and the Wigg Party. Stops include University of San Francisco community garden, Panhandle Park, gray2green sidewalks, and Presidio habitat restoration. Bring-your-own lunch follows. Info: cyprianscenter.org and email@example.com
SF Bicycle Coalition Connecting the City Ride: The America's Cup and the Bay Trail Bikeway: South
America's Cup 34 races are coming to San Francisco Bay this summer and next, together with hundreds of thousands of visitors and spectators. Bicycle transportation will be a key element in the success of the AC34 events, and the Bay Trail Bikeway will be the backbone of bicycle access for all. Come ride the Bay Trail and learn what is planned to lift this key Connecting the City route to a top-notch biking experience for everyone, and how you can help the SF Bicycle Coalition get it done.
** Sunday, June 17th **
Precita Eyes 35th Anniversary Bike Tour *
Join this bicycle tour through Mission District murals painted by Precita Eyes artists over the past 35 years. $15 per bike. Please bring snacks and water Space is limited, Reservations are recommended: Patricia Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-285-2287
** Tuesday, June 19th **
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 email@example.com
SF Bicycle Coalition New Member Meeting
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. To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Tessa Buckley at (415) 431-2453 x301. If possible, please allow at least 72 hours notice to help ensure availability. Bring your bike up with you! RSVP to Tessa@sfbike.org or (415) 431-2453(BIKE) x301.
Intro to Safe Biking: Women, Trans, and Femme
In honor of Pride Month, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is co-hosting a Women, Trans, and Femme Intro to Cycling class with Good Vibrations. This class, led by a female instructor, is intended to create a safe and supportive space for people who identify as female, transgender or femme. This one-hour course will teach you how to ride safely and confidently sharing the street, the rules and regulations of the road, and how to integrate bicycling into your daily life – from commuting to shopping. All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend and no bicycle is required. This course is funded in part by the SFMTA. RSVP at http://www.sfbike.org/?edu-intro
SF Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Ambassador Training
Interested in volunteering for events like races, Bike to Work Day, 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 Tessa@sfbike.org to RSVP. To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact Tessa at (415) 431-2453 x316 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please allow at least 72 hours notice to help ensure availability.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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