Do you bike to church, mosque, temple, satsang, synagogue, or any other place of worship? As part of Bike Month in May, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members are working in partnership with the San Francisco Interfaith Council and California Interfaith Power & Light to create a Bike to Worship Week from May 24 to 31, 2015.
Throughout the week various congregations will celebrate biking to their place of worship. Congregations may sign up and choose which day they wish to participate and promote members of their organization on that day to bike. We invite and encourage all local places of worship to participate. When you sign up you will receive a free Bike to Worship toolkit to help with your event.
Bike to Worship is a San Francisco event that gives your congregation and community members the opportunity to raise visibility of biking to worship while making our communities safer and more pleasant places to live. Additionally, it is a collective, bicycle-oriented celebration that promotes health, safety, physical activity and concern for our neighbors and the environment. Review details from Bike to Worship 2014.
Get your congregation involved with free Bike to Worship resources:
Bike to Worship Toolkit
The free toolkit is designed to help prepare for a simple, successful Bike to Worship event at your place of worship.
Event Organizer Support
Sign-up by April 28 to have your congregation and events included in all promotions. Additionally, the SF Bicycle Coalition will be available to help with basic planning support plus supply maps, event posters designs and bicycle safety materials, including the “Rules of the Road” and info on Free Bicycle Education classes.
Bike to Worship Logos
Use to promote your events with email newsletters, posters, social media and more!
Full Week (no url) Full Week (with url)
Sunday, May 24 Monday, May 25 Tuesday, May 26 Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28 Friday, May 29 Saturday, May 30 Sunday, May 31
Event Contact: Bonnie Walton, email@example.com
Participating Congregations (more to come)
Sunday, May 31
First Baptist Church of San Francisco (22 Waller St.)
First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center (1187 Franklin St.)
Mission Bay Community Church (32 Ocean Ave)
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (100 Diamond St.)
San Francisco Lighthouse Church (1337 Sutter St.)
St. Francis Episcopal Church (399 San Fernando Way)
St. James Episcopal Church (4620 California St.)
St. John of God (1290 Fifth Ave.)
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church (2725 Sacramento St.)
Trinity Lutheran Church (333 Woodland Ave, San Rafael)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (1 Lawson Rd, Kensington)
Sunday, June 14
St Ignatius Parish (650 Parker Ave)
Sunday, May 31 | 1-4PM | Starts at San Francisco Lighthouse Church (1337 Sutter Street)
Celebrate the environment, the community, and general health by joining like-minded citizens of different faiths to tour our beautiful city by bicycle! The 13-mile, slow bike ride begins at 1 pm on Sunday, May 31, and concludes with an interfaith ceremony in the music concourse at Golden Gate Park at 3 pm.
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshops
Free workshops to educate people on the joy of biking in San Francisco and to prepare for Bike to Worship Week. This workshop is open to the public and will cover the basics of how to pick the right bike for everyday riding in SF.
April 15 | 6:30-7:30PM | First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St
May 21 | 6:30- 7:30PM | Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 100 Diamond St