SFBC Biker Bulletin
December 4, 2012
Biker Bulletin News
Start your 2013 resolutions early: Learn how to bike safely, easily, and confidently.
New Market/Valencia Turn
Tired of racing across two lanes of traffic and negotiating rail tracks to turn left from Market Street to Valencia Street? You don’t have to anymore now that the city has installed a left turn pocket and bicycle signal to help you make that turn calmly and safely. The SF Bicycle Coalition helped champion this project in 2009 and are thrilled to see it on the ground. Since this is a new design treatment in San Francisco and the specific intersection has some design challenges - we’re eager to get feedback from our members. How is it working for you? See our project page for more information and a survey.
Keep Us Pedaling Strong into 2013
This year, your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition fought hard to win you safer bikeways on Fell and Oak streets, Masonic Avenue, 17th Street and to get you smoother pavement across the city. And we’re gearing up for even bigger campaigns this year. But we can’t do it without you.
Community Workshop: Bike Theft in San Francisco
Please join the SF Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with SFPD, SF SAFE and Google, at a Community Workshop to discuss bike theft in San Francisco. Come hear from an SFPD investigator what the police are already doing to combat bike theft. Learn how you can do to prevent theft, including in residential garages. And we will discuss how we can harness San Francisco's innovative community to help reduce bike theft overall. After the presentations, the community will work to share new innovations and ideas on how to prevent theft.
Thanks for Making it a Fantastic Winterfest!
A big warm thank you to the 1,200+ members and friends that joined us on Sunday for another great Winterfest! Special thanks to the 180+ hard-working volunteers, the 51 talented artists, and the 160+ generous sponsors who helped make the event possible! This year’s event was truly one for the history books!
Bring Calmer, Greener Streets to your Neighborhood
If you've ever experienced Berkeley's bike boulevards or Portland's neighborhood greenways and wanted to bring them to your street in San Francisco, please come to the SF Bicycle Coalition office (833 Market Street, 10th Floor) on Tuesday, December 11 from 5:30-7pm for a discussion of how to get started.
Vote Today for Our Board of Directors
We need you to cast your vote today in our annual Board of Directors election. This year's election is more competitive than ever. We rely on the voices of our members to decide who will be responsible for ensuring that the SF Bicycle Coalition achieves its mission of promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation by developing the strategic direction of the organization, overseeing management and our financial health, raising funds for our work, and representing us in San Francisco's many communities. Each year, half of the 15-member board is elected to a two-year term by our membership -- that's you. Your vote is an important signal of confidence in the Board. Please read the candidate statements and vote today. Voting ends Wednesday, December 12.
The Brooks England Dashing Bicycle Show
On December 8, cruise over to Huckleberry Bicycles and peruse the bicycles and accessories on display for the opening night of the Brooks England Dashing Bicycle Show.This multi-city tour kicks off in San Francisco with guest speaker Grant Petersen of Rivendell, and adult beverages provided compliments of Hendrick's Gin.
We Need Awesome Daytime Volunteers
If you have daytime availability, are detail-oriented and passionate about ensuring your fellow members receive their much-anticipated issue of the upcoming Tube Times, have we got a job for you! We are looking for some super top-notch in-office volunteers to come in and help us get up to speed with some of our data backlog this week and next. If you’re available for a three-hour shift in the morning or afternoon, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating what day(s) and time(s) you’re available. We will reward you with endless gratitude, lavish praise, and tasty snacks. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Video: Hal Grades Your Bike Locking
For this week’s video, we dug into the vault for an oldie and goodie about locking your bike. With our bike theft workshop scheduled for December 10 and our increased efforts to get more secure bike parking throughout San Francisco, bike theft is on our brains. So, here’s a 2003 Streetfilm with famous NYC bike mechanic Hal Ruzal grading peoples’ locking technique. Don’t worry if you’ve been locking like a C-student. Now’s your chance to get on the honor roll. See you at the Bike Theft Workshop on December 10. RSVP today!
** Tuesday, December 4th **
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
** Wednesday, December 5th **
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! Special thanks to Rainbow Grocery for generously providing snacks for our volunteers. Email Margaret to Volunteer.
** Thursday, December 6th **
CHANGE: SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Bank
** Friday, December 7th **
SFBP / SFYBP Toy Drive
San Francisco Bike Party and San Francisco Yellow Bike Project are joining forces to gather toys and bikes for children for the upcoming holiday season. Event details
** Monday, December 10th **
Community Workshop: Bike Theft in San Francisco
Please join the SF Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with SFPD, SF SAFE, and Google, at a Community Workshop to discuss bike theft in San Francisco.
** Tuesday, December 11th **
SF Bicycle Coalition and Green Connections Discussion
If you've ever experienced Berkeley's bike boulevards or Portland's neighborhood greenways and wanted to bring them to your street in San Francisco, please come to the SF Bicycle Coalition office for a discussion of how to get started.
(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)
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