Our 2012 Bike to Work Day poster is ready to be seen and help spread the word about Bike to Work Day! Download a copy and hang it in your cubicle wall, above the water cooler, in the break room, around campus, at a parking lot, in the elevator, over the sink, or on your living room wall… anywhere and everywhere will do. Be creative. And feel free to post pictures if you're proud of your... read the whole blog post.
Cyclist appears to be fine, but of course it could have been a lot worse!
Hat tip: Bus Driver Blocks Escape Of Hit-And-Run Driver
SVBC needs a WordPress wizard to help us beautify a project website. SVBC maintains the site santaclarasr2s.org and is looking for a developer to give the site a makeover. We need some serious style work, and fast! This project has already begun and we need to deck the site out with logos, some upgrades in functionality, and a new color scheme.
If this sounds like a gig you’d like to... read the whole blog post.
We had a room packed full of amazing volunteers last night as we stuffed envelopes full of Bike to Work Day information for employers. I blinked and before I knew it, they were all done; they were finished in record time! A great time was had by all, thanks to an ample supply of burritos and candy. We hope to see everyone again, and more, at our Bike to Work Day bag stuffing party on May 5 at... read the whole blog post.
After weeks of planning, researching, and scheduling, we finally had our first opportunity to take our youth bike education to the streets! We went to Scott Lane and Montague on Monday, and Sutter, Haman, Bowers, and Briarwood on Tuesday, bringing our games and videos along with us. The fourth-grade students we met were all fun and funny kids - very enthusiastic about everything we did, and... read the whole blog post.
On Monday morning I flew into D.C. for a week of networking, lobbying, and good old fashioned work. All Monday afternoon I had the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) board meeting, and a dinner with the board that evening. The LAB board is comprised of amazing, dedicated individuals, making it a pleasure to serve on.
On Tuesday, I hung out with the ladies at the historic, first ever... read the whole blog post.
There are a few important things to know before one heads across our expansive country to attend the annual National Bike Summit. The time change is an important detail, as is the fact that "dude" isn't really an acceptable honorific on the east coast. But these pale in significance to another sliver of wisdom. Allow me to recommend the following as the foremost consideration for anyone... read the whole blog post.
We’re excited about the bike safety classes for children that we are sponsoring at Sunday Friends, a San Jose organization which has activities for families every (you guessed it!) Sunday. Super volunteer Dave Fork of SVBC Bicycle Exchange arranged for a grant from the Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation, which enables us to hire League Certified Instructors (LCIs) and provide... read the whole blog post.
I've been working on a passel of projects lately, from the reconstruction of this very website to the planning of a very fancy and important bike advocacy summit. (You're going, right? Of course you are! You were just about to go register at http://svbikesummit2012.eventbrite.com/, I know.)
The most fun event I'm working on has to be the People-Powered Art Exhibition. When we first put... read the whole blog post.
We had a great start to the first monthly Membership Advisory Committee meeting this past week. Everyone came with great ideas and suggestions for how to grow and engage our membership base. Discussion revolved around outreach and member events. We decided our first task at hand is to reintroduce outreach training to get more members actively involved with SVBC and trained on how to spread our... read the whole blog post.