SFBC Biker Bulletin
November 1, 2004
VOTE & VOLUNTEER FOR BIKE-FRIENDLY BOARD of SUPERVISORS:
With just hours remaining until Election Day, there are two things you can do to help keep a bike-supportive majority on the S.F. Board of Supervisors:
Jake McGoldrick - District 1 (Richmond) http://www.jakemcgoldrick.org (*Downtown interests have spent an estimated half a million dollars against Jake, who has voted for every SFBC proposal in the past four years. This is a close race, and could be decided by 500 votes or 1-2%. Even if you don't live in District 1, your help matters here!)
Aaron Peskin - District 3 (North Beach, Downtown, Russian Hill) http://www.peskin2004.com
Ross Mirkarimi - District 5 (Haight, Inner Sunset) http://www.rossforsupervisor.org
Tom Ammiano - District 9 (Mission, Bernal Heights) http://www.ammiano.com
Gerardo Sandoval - District 11 (Excelsior, Outer Mission) http://www.sandoval2004.com (*Another very close race. Even if you don't live in District 11, your help will make a difference here helping Sandoval, who has supported all SFBC proposals while in office.)
KRYPTONITE U-LOCK UPDATE
Members who submitted U-lock exchange forms at http://www.kryptonite.com are reporting that they've received email notification from Kryptonite that the company has "begun sending UPS call-tags to participants for their use in returning their Kryptonite tubular cylinder locks, and... [is] preparing to send their replacement locks to them. This is being done on a first-registered, first-served basis. If you've not yet received a call tag from us, you should be receiving one soon." Stay tuned for further developments - visit http://www.sfbike.org/ulocks for the whole story, plus more tips on theft prevention.
CONCERNED ABOUT ROAD-WIDENING IN GOLDEN GATE PARK?
The SFBC is! We are concerned that the Concourse Authority Board is considering adding traffic lanes to MLK Drive in Golden Gate Park in order to facilitate traffic into the underground garage. This means widening the road, losing green space, adding traffic in the Park, and precluding bike lanes through the area. The Board of Supervisors Finance Committee will be considering various public concerns about the garage/Concourse project this Wednesday, November 3rd at 1pm at City Hall, Room 263. If you want to speak out about the MLK road widening proposal, please join us. (Special thanks to Supervisor Chris Daly for calling for this public hearing.)
WINTERFEST IS ONLY ONE MONTH AWAY! SIGN UP TO HELP NOW
After the elections, what will there be to distract us from the reality of increasingly colder days? SFBC's annual Winterfest Party on December 5th, of course! It's enough fun to keep you on your bike through the cold and rainy winter months.
If you've been thinking about seeing Winterfest from the inside and want to volunteer, you are in for a treat. There are still plenty of ways to help. Once posters and flyers are printed this week, we'll need you to take them to your neighborhood. Your suggestions and donated auction items help us pull together the sweetest selection of bike goods and more for our silent auction. If you are a crafty person you can donate your handmade items to the ever-popular crafts table. If you are a member of both SFBC and City Car Share, we can use your help for an extra special job at the auction table. If you spin fun, danceable music, your mixing skills can help blow the roof off this party!
Please contact Lisa Ruth Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.431.BIKE (2453) x15 about these and other opportunities to volunteer.
SFBC WISH LIST
Can you grant our wishes? We're looking for a few items to make our office a little more cozy and efficient, in that order.
BAYVIEW BIKE PARTY
September's Bayview Bike Bonanza was such a smash hit, we're planning a second follow-up event for Saturday, Nov. 13 from noon-3pm at the Bayview Hunters Point playground (227 W. Point Road). We will repair bikes (big demand for it!), offer skills sharing for patching tubes and small repairs, have a picnic, decorate bikes and raffle off some prizes. We're looking for volunteers to help fix bikes, teach the basics of tube patching, help with bike decorating and the raffle. We are also looking for free or low cost patching kits and basic tools like wrenches, as well as bike parts like tires (or even old bikes, including those for kids). Please email Horence at email@example.com for more information, to sign up or to participate in organizing the event.
Check out our online calendar of events at http://www.sfbike.org/?chain
Add your bike event to our calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Events not sponsored by the SFBC are marked with an *)
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