Chain of Events

May 2000

SFBC VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Every Wednesday, | 5 pm - 8 pm
SFBC Office, 1095 Market St., Ste. 215
Finished your book? Frustrated at work? Bored with your friends? Come help in the SFBC office where your efforts will really be appreciated.

STOP THE SQUEAKS
Mon., May 1 | 5 pm - 7 pm,
Mission Playground, Valencia @ 19th Sts.
Funky gears? Brakes not braking? Well, swing on by for a quick bit of free bike upkeep. Please, no major overhauls.

RECLAIM MAYDAY
Mon., May 1 | All day
Ferry Plaza, n. of Justin Herman Plaza
Join thousands celebrating our labor and spiritual heritage, including a festival, maypole, performances, free lunch. For info. call 339-7801, x-2 or SFMayDay2000@yahoo.com

BIKE LETTER WRITING PARTY
Thurs., May 4 | 7 pm
Momi Toby's Cafe, Laguna @ Hayes
Meet friendly bike activists, scribble a few paragraphs to key decision makers, sip coffee or a beer and go home happy that you're helping make the city a more livable place. Bring pen & paper! For more info. call Michael at 701-0655 or calfee@klodhopper.com

BIKE DOCTOR CLINICS
Sun., May 7 & 14 | noon - 3 pm
GG Park, Peacock Meadow near McLaren Lodge
Give your bike the check-up it deserves at the Bike Doctor's free bike upkeep clinic.

URBAN BIKING WORKSHOPS
Sun., May 7 & 14 | 1 pm - 2:30 pm
GG Park , Peacock Meadows, 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.

SFBC MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thurs., May 11 | 7 pm
1839 15th Street @ Guerrero
Get the scoop on SFBC's current campaigns. Then kick back and watch the much-lauded documentary "Taken For A Ride," about the role of the automobile industry in dismantling public transportation.

DISCOVERING OUR ROOTS
Saturday, May 13 | 12:15
Fort Mason Center Gate
Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society this afternoon of programs celebrates the society's partnership with the National Park Service/Golden Gate National Parks Association, and it all begins with a bike ride from Fort Mason Center to Building 640 at the Presidio. The other programs planned for the afternoon, from 1-4 pm, will include a purification offering by Nynmaba Tibetan monks, Chinese Lion Dance by Y.C. Wong Kung Fu, S.F. Taiko Dojo Children's Ensemble, origami crane folding, kite-making, Crissy Field walking tour, and an overview of immigration by U.C. Berkeley Professor Ronald Takaki. For more information, check out their website, www.njahs.org.

BIKE TO WORK DAY!
Tues., May 16 | All Day!
This is the BIG DAY!!! See the Bike-to-Work Day articles in this issue:

SFBC BOARD MEETING
Tues., May 16 | 6:30 pm
26 O'Farrell @ Market, #400
All SFBC members are invited to the monthly Board meetings.For questions on this month's agenda, call 431-BIKE.

BICYCLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (BAC)
Wed., May 17 | 6 pm
City Hall, Rm. 408
If you're interested in helping to set the city's bike agenda, please attend.

BIKE AWAY FROM WORK PARTY!
Fri., May 19 | 5 pm - 8 pm
Jelly's @ Pier 50, off Third St.
Celebrate the end of work! Celebrate the bicycle as a great commute option!

SPORTS BASEMENT / SFBC BENEFIT SALE
Wed., May 24 | 6 pm - 9 pm
Sports Basement Warehouse, 6th St., N. of 16th St., E. of Hwy. 280
Get an additional 20% off close-out performance sports gear from the top brands, discounted at 30% - 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.

CARNAVAL
Sun., May 28
Join the SFBC, Cell Space and Loco Bloco, a Mission-based youth dance crew, for our fabulous Carnaval parade contingent!