SFBC Biker Bulletin
August 7, 2012
"The Wiggle is more than a flat path. It's a community. The Wiggle says: You shouldn't be riding alone. Here — all of you — stick together."
Biker Bulletin News
We've been hearing some troubling things about ticketing lately.
Love Your Lanes Celebrations in August!
Let's ride and celebrate! Join fellow members and staff of the SF Bicycle Coalition on a bike ride and happy hour to celebrate the new bike lanes that have made biking across the city so much better in the last few years. On the anniversary month of the 2-year lifting of the injunction, it's time to toast our 12,000 members and dedicated staff members who have made 22 miles of new bike lanes possible. We have three rides and happy hours planned for August 2012 - come to one or come to them all!
Please RSVP for one - or all - of the rides, and visit sfbike.org/link for news on the latest bikeways in San Francisco and ways you can let San Francisco decision-makers know how much they improve your ride
Bikes on BART Pilot Launches Smoothly
It was quiet on the San Francisco side of the bay as BART kicked off the first of five Fridays to test the impacts of allowing bikes on-board at all times, including during rush hour.
Talk to Your SF Bike Coalition Staff - Neal Patel
"Hi. I’m Neal Patel, your SF Bike Coalition's Community Planner. I work on getting great bikeways on the ground for you. This week I'm especially focused on Masonic Avenue, a street much in need of safe biking and walking space.
Sunday Streets Returns to Chinatown
We hope you had as much fun at Sunday Streets in the Mission as we did! Do you wish Sunday Streets was every week? Read more about our campaign for a citywide network of weekly Sunday Streets, and don't fret, Sunday Streets returns in just three short weeks, in Chinatown August 26. Although last year the Chinatown event was a "Walking Streets," this year's route is a little longer and bikes are welcome!
Win a Shiny New Ride for Tour de Fat
Tour de Fat, your favorite bicycle and beer festival returns to Golden Gate Park on Saturday, September 22, and you are not going to want to miss out on the ballyhoo. Enjoy the morning bike parade through the park and stay for the bicycling circus of sensory splendor, featuring sideshow acts, a DIY booth, performances by Los Amigos Invisibles, The Moth-True Stories Told Live -- and that's just a few of the day's adventures.
Saying Farewell and Welcoming New Bicycle Advocates
After four great years at the SF Bicycle Coalition as our Volunteer Coordinator extraordinaire, we will be bidding farewell to Tessa Buckley. Tessa has been an instrumental teammate who has catapulted our volunteer program to 16,000 volunteer hours a year – which is the equivalent to the work of eight full-time staffers! From Volunteer Nights to managing 300 volunteers at our city-wide events like Bike to Work Day, Tessa always managed with grace and ease. We're going to miss Tessa around the office and at events, we wish her the best in her next endeavor and are deeply grateful for her service with the organization.
Find out more about these jobs at sfbike.org/jobs.
New Bike Parking Ordinance Signed into Law
A new bike parking ordinance was signed into law recently that creates an incentive for developers of residential and commercial buildings to provide secure bicycle parking, and to provide more than the minimum bike parking required in the existing planning code. The ordinance also requires secure bicycle parking for more types of large development projects. So if you move in to a new building (whether work or home), you'll be able to enjoy much more bike parking. And even if you don't live or work in a new building, you'll enjoy having more people choosing their bike for transportation. Huge thanks to President David Chiu and Livable City for advancing this great idea. This ordinance joins the recently passed Bicycle Access Bill, which requires the owners of commercial buildings to either provide secure bicycle parking in their buildings or to allow the commercial tenants to bring their bicycles into the building.
Exciting Discount Partner News
Gear up for the Climate Ride at Mike's Bikes SF
Video - San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions
This week, some of our staff members are in Portland, Oregon, meeting with other bike advocates from cities around the country. We'll be sharing a lot of San Francisco's successes over the last few years: new, protected bikeways, parklets, Sunday Streets, a huge increase in ridership. And we'll be working with other leading advocates to figure out how to make our cities even better places to live, work, and bike. We thought we'd reshare this great Streetfilm about San Francisco's victories for better biking over the last few years. Huge thanks to you, our members, for making these successes possible!
** Tuesday, August 7th **
Bicycle Camping and Touring Meet Up *
Come meet folks who love to travel by bike and share your experiences and plans. Knock on the front door if you'd like the key to bring your bike to the back. http://www.meetup.com/norcal-biketouring/events/68587322/
** Wednesday, August 8th **
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 email@example.com or just show up. Special thanks to Rainbow Grocery for generously providing snacks for our volunteers http://www.rainbow.coop
** Saturday, August 11th **
Different Spokes Ride *
Join Different Spokes, the SF Bay Area LGBT Cycling Club, for their monthly club ride. Choose from three options (27m/47m/57m) and all rides regroup in Tiburon for group lunch. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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