The Golden Wheel Awards honor those individuals and groups who are making a difference in transforming San Francisco into a more people and bike-friendly place.
The 22nd Annual Golden Wheel Awards were held on July 15, 2014.
Aaron Naparstek, Founder of Streetsblog
We are thrilled to welcome Aaron Naparstek, the founder of Streetsblog, as our keynote speaker. Streetsblog has been instrumental in building a movement to transform cities by reversing decades of car-only planning, instead moving toward policies that favor sustainable streets that prioritize walking, bicycling and transit.
Matt Friedman, SFPD Officer
Officer Friedman has championed the important issue of reducing bike theft in San Francisco. From following up on thousands of tips from his @sfpdbiketheft Twitter account to breaking up known chop shops to launching a bike bait program, Officer Friedman has shown true dedication to this cause. His work has helped thousands of people retrieve their stolen bikes.
Dr. Shirley Johnson, BIKES ONboard
Dr. Shirley Johnson has worked tirelessly to win more bike access on BART and Caltrain. Her outstanding community organizing has resulted in more bike cars on Caltrain and the lifting of the bike blackout period on BART. Dr. Johnson is a true regional transit champion, and her work has improved the commutes of tens of thousands of people.
Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for our 22nd Annual Golden Wheel Awards. As a sponsor and guest of this event, you will be investing in the community by supporting one of the city’s oldest, largest and most effective grassroots organizations, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.