Shortcuts: Voting, Volunteering, A Book Deal, and a Celebration

Cast Your Vote for SFBC's Leadership!

You should receive a ballot in this month's newsletter for the annual SFBC Board of Directors election. Six seats are being voted on for two-year terms. Your vote counts!

Volunteers Needed

The SFBC was recently awarded a $10,000 research grant from the Women's Foundation to conduct a survey focusing on low-income women and bicycling. The study will examine the reasons why women are using the bicycle as transportation at far lower rates than men and will help us build a future campaign to get more women on bikes. Volunteers are needed to help shape the survey and conduct field interviews. Contact Mary Brown at 431-BIKE, ext. 4, or for more info or to help out.

Get a signed copy of Divorce Your Car!

Divorce Your Car! author Katie Alvord is offering a special deal to SFBC members. While supplies last, you can purchase autographed copies of her book for $15 (16% off retail), and she will donate 50 cents per copy back to the SFBC. Not only that, but she'll cover shipping costs as well. If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, send your check for $15 per copy (made out to Katie Alvord) along with instructions on how you'd like your book(s) signed to: SFBC Book Offer, c/o Katie Alvord, P.O. Box 516, Houghton, MI 49931-0516. All books will be shipped after December 1. Be sure your envelope is postmarked by December 7 for delivery by the holidays. For more information on this witty book, visit

SFBC Winter Festival and Auction

Come to the best cycling party in San Francisco! Everything our annual membership and volunteer appreciation party is famous for will be there in abundance—great food, lots of beer, grooving dance music, tempting auction items, and of course, all the wonderful people that make the SFBC the most effective bicycle advocacy group in the nation (maybe even the world!). You'll also find great deals on holiday gifts for all the cyclists in your life. To preview the auction items, check out Live auction starts at 7pm. The party is FREE for members. Bring your friends and have them join at the door. Valet bicycle parking provided.

Help Make the Party! VOLUNTEER NOW!

We need dedicated volunteers to get donated goodies from their local merchants, and to help set up and clean up. We are also looking for cool stuff to auction. Winter Fest is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and much of the merchandise auctioned comes from our fabulous members. Donations could include gift certificates to restaurants, haircuts, massages, art, photography, astrological readings, house accessories, and more.