Free Bike Doctor Clinics
Sunday, May 7th and Sunday, May 14th
Noon-3pm. Peacock Meadows in GG Park on JFK Drive (near McLaren Lodge).
Is your bike rusting away in the garage? Had a flat tire for years? The Bike Doctor can help! Give your bike the check-up it deserves at the Bike Doctor's free bike upkeep clinic. Volunteer mechanics will be on hand with some rags, lube and minimal tools to give your bike the loving care it needs. Free!
Urban Biking Workshops
Sunday, May 7th and Sunday, May 14th 1pm-2:30pm.
Peacock Meadows in GG Park on JFK Drive (near McLaren Lodge).
All new/hesitant/potential cyclists are invited to this special workshop on basic traffic riding skills. Learn safety tips especially for the urban commuter, from safely passing fellow cyclists and cars to staying out of the dangerous car-door zone. Bring your bike for the hands-on practice. Free!
SFBC Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 11th, 7pm
1839 15th Street @ Guerrero
First, get the scoop on SFBCs current campaigns to make streets safer for bicyclists Ñ from SOMA bike lanes to the teacher's education project and Fell Street bike lanes to the ballot campaign for Saturday closure of JFK in Golden Gate Park. Then kick back and watch the much-lauded documentary "Taken For A Ride," by Martha Olsen about the role of the automobile industry in dismantling public transportation. Free.
Bike to Work Day!
Tuesday, May 16th
A dozen "Energizer Stations" around the city offer free coffee, treats and tote bags to participating bicyclists! Bike Trains leave for downtown at 8:30am from the Energizer Stations in the Mission and Sunset neighborhoods. Downtown employees can take advantage of the SFBC's free valet bike parking service all day at the Bike Central Station at Market & Battery! Free!
Morning Critical Mass
Friday, May 19th, 8am
Commute to work en masse after an early-morning coffee social! Meet for coffee at 7:30am at the Morning Due cafe on Church @ 17th, then join the herd for a huge group ride downtown, leaving at 8am! Free!
Bike Away From Work Party!
Friday, May 19th, 5pm-8pm
Celebrate the end of work! Celebrate the bicycle as a great commute option! And celebrate with new friends at the Bike Away From Work Party at Jelly's on Pier 50. Cheap beer and food, plus great raffle prizes including lots of bike clothes, a BOB trailer and many non-bike prizes! Free!
Activist Bike Tour of SF
Saturday, May 20th, 11am
City Hall steps, Polk St.
Join the SFBCs Executive Director Dave Snyder for this bike tour of current transportation hot spots! Learn the history behind our current campaigns for better streets in SOMA, the Bernal Cut, Valencia Street, the Wiggle, Golden Gate Park and many more. Find out what's been done, what needs to be done and what YOU can do! A real eye-opening tour of successes, failures and works-in-progress! Free.
Bike Tour of SF Architecture
Sunday, May 21st, 11am
Meet at McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park
Visit buildings designed by renowned architects Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Julia Morgan and others on this bike tour exploring the history and development of San Francisco's buildings. Tour leaders Robin Levitt and Rob Bregoff share their knowledge of SF buildings, great and small, from the turn of the century though the Arts and Crafts movement. Approximately 15 miles, with hills. Water, food and helmet are recommended. $5 or free for SFBC members.
Sports Basement Discount & Benefit Sale
Wednesday, May 24, 6pm-9pm
Sports Basement Warehouse, on Sixth Street, north of 16th St. east of Hwy. 280.
Get an additional 20% off close-out performance sports gear from the top brands, which the Sports Basement discounts at 30% to 60% compared to retail. 10% of the extra discount benefits the SFBC's campaign for a citywide bicycle network, the other 10% goes into your pockets.
Barbary Coast Bike Tour
Saturday, May 27th, 11am
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market St. @ the Embarcadero)
This leisurely tour explores the rich and fascinating history of San Francisco's famous Barbary Coast - notorious not only for its bawdy gambling houses, sophisticated brothels, and nearby opium dens of yesteryear, but also for its impact on establishing the "live and let live" spirit that pervades the city to this day. All bike rides free for SFBC members or $5 for nonmembers.