Off to Copenhagen

Off to Copenhagen

I’m off for a one-week study trip to Copenhagen! Thanks to the City of San José, Knight Foundation, and 8-80 Cities for inviting me along, paying for the trip, and organizing the trip, respectively. Thanks as well to my boss, Corinne Winter, for letting me go....

Join our new North SMC email group!

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition currently has four location-specific Local Teams with associated email groups to discuss issues relevant to that area (San Mateo County, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San José). While the San Mateo County Local Team currently covers...
Bike to Work Day Happy Hour with surprise bike giveaway

Bike to Work Day Happy Hour with surprise bike giveaway

Last week was our Bike to Work Day Partner Appreciation and Team/Company Bike Challenge Celebration. Big thanks to SAP who were gracious enough to host the celebration on their campus again. This year we changed the event from a breakfast to a happy hour – because who...

Cal Bike Surf ‘N’ Turf tour

Join the California Bicycle Coalition on their inaugural fundraising tour this Fall 2014 from Santa Barbara to San Diego. This phenomenal five-day fully supported tour will be the only in California to strictly raise funding to support advocacy groups. When you join...

Palo Alto Safe Routes featured as “win-over project”

Back in April the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) visited a number of Silicon Valley cities – including San José, Mountain View and Palo Alto – to evaluate their Bicycle Friendly Community status. SVBC rode along with the visitors to tour some of the...
Fundamental attribution error

Fundamental attribution error

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things has a lot to say, but the most interesting part for me is the following snippet: When a bike blows a stop sign, though, we’re more likely to see it as evidence that “cyclists think they’re above the law.” The social...

Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshops

Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Urban Bicycling Workshops. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, safety...
Pedal Powering through Los Altos

Pedal Powering through Los Altos

Many thanks to Nicole Belle Isle for signing up to lead an SVBC group ride and following up with this blog post! If you’d like to lead one of our fun community rides, contact our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Gavin Powell at gavin@bikesiliconvalley.org....