Chain of Events

August

BIKE SUMMER EVENTS were listed in a separate calendar inserted into the paper issue of the Tube Times. Look for the special Bike Summer ‘zine at shops or SFBC office, or check out the Bike Summer website, www.bikesummer.org

SFBC VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Every Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm
SFBC Office, 1095 Market St., Ste. 215
Studies prove that volunteering increases your intelligence and attractiveness and adds shine and volume to your hair. Plus, your help keeps our office functioning! Bikes welcome inside.

SFBC MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Tues., Aug. 10 & Sept. 14, 7 pm
1839 15th St. @ Guerrero
The August meeting features a special multimedia presentation of Shaping San Francisco show, an exploration of the lost histories of SF. Chris Carlsson leads this journey through transportation history. In September, join a discussion of state and regional transportation activism, led by the leaders of the California Bicycle Coalition and the Surface Transportation Policy Project. Also, learn about the SFBC's plans to create a new, more politically powerful 501c4 arm of the organization within the next few months.

GOLDEN WHEEL AWARD CEREMONY & PARTY
Thurs., Aug. 12, 6 pm - 9 pm
Ft. Mason, Quarters 4 (off Bay St.)
The SFBC's annual awards ceremony and fundraiser honors four individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Bay Area. See story p. 6.

ACTIVISTS' SKILLS WORKSHOP
Sat., Aug. 14, 10 am – 4 pm
SPUR Offices, 312 Sutter St., #500
This free workshop can help you become a more effective transportation advocate. Hear advice from experts on how to write a powerful Letter to the Editor, speak effectively at public events, and how to strategize to get your activist goal accomplished. This hands-on training will help you accomplish great things as an activist. Please RSVP at 431-BIKE, x2.

SFBC BOARD MEETING
Tues., Aug. 17 & Sept. 21, 6:30 pm
26 O'Farrell @ Market, #400
All SFBC members are invited to the monthly Coalition Board meetings. For questions on this month's agenda, call 431-BIKE.

GOLDEN GATE PARK TASKFORCE
Tues., Aug. 17 & Sept. 21, 7 pm
Sacred Grounds, Hayes & Cole
Help us calm and reduce auto traffic in the park and work toward car-free weekends.

BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BAC)
Wed., Aug. 18 & Sept. 15, 6 pm
City Hall, Rm. 408
If you're interested in helping to set the city's bike agenda, please come to this month's BAC meeting.

BROWNBAG LUNCH ON BIKING
Wed., Aug. 25, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
SPUR Offices, 312 Sutter St., #500
What role should the bicycle play in a balanced urban transportation system in SF? Great cities around the globe have achieved different balances of transit, bike, and pedestrians systems, while managing to contain the automobile. Join bike activists and transportation planners to examine other cities' experiences and the local cycling community's grand visions for San Francisco.

MEGAFOLLIES: LECTURE BY GRAY BRECHIN
Wed., Aug. 25, 6 pm
SF Main Library, Main Auditorium
Gray Brechin, a noted historian, explores what the Bay Area may have been like if citizens had not stopped the planners and architects. An inspiring look at how grassroots efforts helped save the Bay Area.

GOLDEN GATE PARK FAIR & RIDE
Sun., Sept. 19, 11 am
Golden Gate Park, McLaren Lodge
Bring the family, bring the bikes — it's fun for all ages. This free event offers prizes, safety tips, and basic bike maintenance. See story p. 8.