Thanks For Expertise

As the SFBC managed its transition to a 501(c)(3)-(c)(4) tandem, the assistance of Kath Donaldson and the Environmental Support Center (ESC) were invaluable. The ESC provided a grant to pay for the professional services of Donaldson, who scrutinized our procedures and established new systems to handle shared resources and grant agreements between the groups. Thank you also to Wessling Creative for their excellent work designing a logo for the Mission Creek Bikeway project. Look for it soon at www.missioncreek.org

Not Done Yet!

Though Prop. F lost by a few points in the polls, we're not going away until there is a Saturday oasis in the Park, away from the omnipresent automobile. We'd like to thank everyone who helped fight this battle - in particular the Advocates for a Safe Golden Gate Park Steering Committee: Paul Dorn, Niko Letunic, Mike Smith, Leah Shahum, David Miles, Mary Brown, and Craig Snyder. Also instrumental were the Green Party (for carrying Prop. F literature on their precinct drops), David Gartner for his terrific flyer design, Terry Roleri for his Herculean schlepping of campaign materials, and the hundreds of SFBC members who walked precincts, made phone calls, hung posters and got out the vote on election day! Thank you! We ran an amazing campaign.

Distribute the Tube Times

We're totally revamping our distribution system and are looking for dozens of members who can pick up the Tube Times to distribute monthly in their neighborhood cafes and shops. It takes perhaps half an hour per month, but is a key way to get the word out about the good work of the SFBC! It's a vital membership building tool and, more importantly, keeps the SFBC visible in the neighborhoods. Many new pick-up points around the city are available. Contact Mary if you'd like to volunteer at 431-BIKE, x-1 or send an email message to marybrown@sfbike.org.

Hundreds of people enjoyed free bike repair, helmet giveaways, safety classes, and a raffle of bike prizes at the Annual SF Bike Fair in Golden Gate Park. The Fall event, sponsored by the SFBC, SF SAFE, and Department of Parking and Traffic, was so successful largely because of its location on Sunday's car=free JFK Drive. Imagine the day - and it will come! - when we have two days of car-free JFK Drive.