The future of SVBC advocacy

On a recent ride from San José to a meeting in Palo Alto, I was checking out the different facilities in each city along the way. Every city has distinctive signage and street markings; It's really fascinating. I found myself thinking that it would be wonderful...

Over the Hill with Alison Tetrick

This Sunday, SVBC member John Novitsky hosted a ride (not a date) and brunch with special guest rider, racer Alison Tetrick. This event was an auction item at our Annual Dinner last October, won by a couple of our friends in the Over the Hill Club. Unfortunately I...

Alpine Road / Highway 280 update

San Mateo County Department of Public Works has prepared a modified design of Alpine Road under Highway 280 after incorporating some of our input. Due to their grant funding timeline, this is moving very quickly and they will be submitting their encroachment permit to...

Caltrans approves some safety elements for Alpine at 280

We’ve received encouraging news from San Mateo County’s Public Works Department regarding the Alpine Road/Highway 280 underpass, a project that we’ve previously discussed here and here. Essentially, Caltrans regulations have put Public Works in a position where the...

Support SVBC with an end-of-year gift

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a young woman about her commute to work. She wanted to start riding her bike, but didn’t know where to start. I pulled out a county bike map to help her figure out a route. Immediately, I saw that the map was way out of date.   “It...