There are few things that pair better with a nice bike ride than food. What better excuse to ride your bike than the opportunity to dine on a sunny patio at your destination? We rolled with this notion last Saturday, when we partnered with Dishcrawl to organize the first ever Bikecrawl, a two-wheeled tour of Downtown San José eateries.
We began our epicurean journey at On a Roll,... read the whole blog post.
It was a fantastic Bike to Work Day this year! Counts of people on bikes in both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties were up this year: counts at 80 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara showed a 19% increase in butts on bikes on Thursday morning, while at the 36 Energizer Stations organized by our friends at Commute.org in San Mateo County, cycle sightings were up a whopping 30%! That means a... read the whole blog post.
The Streets Alive! Parks Alive! event in Belmont was a wonderful success, engaging over 150 participants. At Barrett Community Center, we filled the blacktop and grass with bike-centric fun. Upon entering, participants were welcome to get their bikes checked out by two well versed bicycle mechanics. After ensuring their bikes were ready to ride, kids had the chance to complete a safety skills... read the whole blog post.
With help from the Mayor, City Council, the Department of Transportation, and our friends at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we kicked off Bike Month in San José yesterday. Councilmembers joined together to pilot a seven-person conference bike and then joined the Mayor to pose for the cameras at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, bikes at the ready, to show their support for Bike Month and... read the whole blog post.
Last Friday, SVBC hosted a meeting with local advocates and Caltrans representatives to discuss the recent chip seal maintenance job on Highway 35. SVBC heard from a number of our members that the riding experience on Highway 35 had been significantly degraded as a result of the recent chip seal--and we responded.
Our invitation to Caltrans resulted in eight of their staff members... read the whole blog post.
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 to have a better understanding of the actual conditions on the ground--so to speak--in all of the communities that SVBC serves.... read the whole blog post.
Do you want to help teach important bicycling safety skills to youth? Join our hard working Safe Routes to School team as we strive to get more kids (and their parents) on bikes through interactive events and activities. This is a great way to refresh your biking safety knowledge while having a great time. In the upcoming weeks we will host several biking events where we will teach kids safe... read the whole blog post.
Alternative transportation proved to be an especially satisfying experience last Thursday. In the 45 miles I traveled for work, a car was not needed for any part of the trip. With the accessibility of the train and the power of my bicycle, I had a seamless, relaxing, traffic-free day of travel.
Let me break it down: After a brief mile and half ride from the office in San José, I was... read the whole blog post.
If anyone knows how to have a good time on a bike, it's a kid.
Haman Elementary School held its first Family Bike Night last week, in which over 100 students and their parents brought their bikes and enjoyed an evening of biking activities. They were greeted with race plates to mount on their bikes, water bottles to stay hydrated, and a blacktop waiting for their bikes. Big Wheels,... read the whole blog post.
Hi there, Wendee Crofoot, newest Safe Routes to School Coordinator! If my name sounds familiar, it's because I asked everyone I could reach to volunteer when I was managing the Bike Parking for San Jose events last year.
What brings me to SVBC? I am a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate in Mountain View. Check out Great Streets Rengstorff Park website for details of what changes... read the whole blog post.