Membership Party Recap

Auctioneer Katie Schults auctions off a bike with help from member Jill Slater
The SFBC's 5th annual membership party was, you guessed it, the best and biggest yet. The December event was a Winter Festival that included not only the annual live and silent auctions teeming with nifty bargains, but also live music throughout the night, a stunt bike show, carnival-like festivities, and tasty treats. 800 people showed up for the fun - more than ever before. And the SFBC gained 120 new members - also more than ever before! Plus, we raised $25,000.

Many thanks to Joel Pomerantz and Rena Diamond for organizing such a success. Gallons of gratitude to Nico Martin of Deliciously Catering for the tasty treats; SOMARTS Gallery & Cultural Center for the wonderful space; DJ Amandeep Jawa; lighting guru Mitch Altman; sound master David Jaynes; Carla Olynyk for web work; auctioneers: Joe Carroll, Mark RosenMoss, and Katie Schults; and the five wonderful bands: The Old Spokes String Band, Vincent Robinson Collective, Neurohumor, The Lemon Limelights, and Scattering Blue. Thanks also to Deb Janes, Ethan Derner, Dorrit Geshuri and Dave Snyder for soliciting great auction items. And to the countless volunteers who made the night such a success.

The following businesses support safe streets and more livable neighborhoods through sponsorship of the SFBC party: Avenue Cyclery, Bell Sports, Bianchi USA, Big Swingin' Cycles, Bikemine,, BOB Trailers, Buonpane Publications, Farley Comic Strip, Frisco Freestyle, Kryptonite, Marin Bicycles, Nema, Noe Valley Cyclery, Patagonia, Pedal Revolution, Planet Bike, Rainbow Grocery, Ritchey Bicycles & Components, Salon des Biciclettes Rental & Repair, Salsa Cycles, SI Scooterworks, Sierra Nevada, SRAM, Start-to-Finish, Timbuk2 Designs, Veltek Sports,Inc., Vision Cyclery, Wilderness Trail Bikes, and Zoic.