Last week I needed to get to Santana Row to buy my partner a tie for his birthday at the Farragamo shop. I was on my bike in Palo Alto at a meeting when it started raining, and then I rode in the rain (and of course, I haven't put my fenders on yet) to Sunnyvale for a physical therapy appointment. While there, I debated--could I really roll up to a poshy store in Santana Row and walk in scummy... read the whole blog post.
Okay, let's talk gear. Normally, we at SVBC do not concern ourselves with the type of bike people ride, as it is of little importance to us what you ride, so long as you are able to do so safely. However, I feel the need to delve into gear today - and the riding styles gear influences - as some people have taken up the misguided belief that SVBC is here solely to promote this:
Californian bicycle leaders: (l to r) CBC board member Andrew Casteel, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Executive Director Deb Hubsmith, CBC Communications Director Jim Brown and Executive Director Dave Snyder, and our own Corinne Winter enjoy a bonding moment.
Last weekend, Corinne and I headed down to the California Bike Summit - in the car capital of the country, Los... read the whole blog post.
At the end of Tuesday’s very successful Fourth Annual Dinner, someone told me, “I hope you don’t get post-event syndrome.” I told him that I never knew such a thing existed, but now I’m thinking there might be something to it.
First, I should start at the beginning. As you may know, my colleagues and I have been working very hard the last couple of months to plan, organize and put on... read the whole blog post.
Join SVBC and hundreds of other cycling advocates from all around the country at the National Bike Summit in March! The Summit is a great way to learn more about bike issues, swap strategies with other individuals and organizations, network with other bike advocates, and have fun!
SVBC has been attending the National Bike Summit for years, and it's a great opportunity to touch bases... read the whole blog post.
When it rains, it pours! October has had me burning the candle at both ends as I implemented our Bike and Walk to School Month program at Anne Darling Elementary School and coordinated the final push leading up to our Fourth Annual Dinner.
The Dinner takes place next Tuesday, November 1. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you're going to have to wait until next year. We have... read the whole blog post.
Things have been pretty exciting here at SVBC Global Headquarters lately. We're fast approaching the Fourth Annual Dinner, which I'm very glad to not be in charge of. My colleagues are doing a fantastic job and I have the luxury of just working on the communications for the event, editing copy, and helping figure out creative places to store items for the auction. Each year, our big fancy... read the whole blog post.
On October 12, nearly two hundred students took part in a bike rodeo at Anne Darling Elementary School, where they learned how to ride their bikes safely by participating in four bicycling courses. Over a dozen volunteers helped teach students how to make right turns, left turns, exit out of a driveway, scan and look over their shoulder, and properly fit a helmet. All of this is part of the... read the whole blog post.
Wow, it's been an action packed week! Here are some of the highlights:* I joined agency folks and advocates at Supervisor Groom's Active San Mateo conference to lead a lunchtime session focused on moving bike-related policy forward in San Mateo County. * I spent 5 hours meeting with a CPA to update our bookkeeping system. I'm sure this is the stuff you all envy. Good news: our books... read the whole blog post.
Okay, brainstorming session everybody! Some of you might recall the 2011 Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit. It was a pair of community get-togethers where advocates and government agency folks heard some of our area's best transportation and development experts speak about topics like bike planning, transportation-oriented development, corporate cycling support, and more. It was a first for... read the whole blog post.