We will soon be full swing with bike parking season. It's something I really enjoy, as long as it's not toooo hot. A chance to be out of doors, meet a lot of people, and do something of service.
I spent some time with bike parking at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend. We parked a lot of bikes, over 600 each day with a combination of guarded and valet parking. The people that put... read the whole blog post.
We are in the midst of migrating our email accounts today, so anyone trying to send us email might have encountered a problem. All direct-to-staff email addresses should work just fine, but some of our other addresses might be a bit funky for a day. Don't despair - just try again soon! You can always try calling, too.
On a personal note, I was informed that I had accumulated over 14,000... read the whole blog post.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of riding in the SunPower/Webcor King of the Mountain Race up Sierra Road and then staying up at the top of the climb until the pro racers had a summit finish for the fourth stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
Naturally, I use the word "pleasure" loosely--the climb itself, as those of you who have ridden it know, is rather painful for someone like me who... read the whole blog post.
On the morning of May 12 I decided to take the scenic route to work and visit several Energizer Stations located near my home and office in San Jose. On the way I met the volunteers who I’ve been working with for months to make it all happen, many who I’ve never met in person. It was great to see all the enthusiasm I encountered along the way from first time riders, from experienced cyclists... read the whole blog post.
For SVBC staff, BTWD is the culmination of months of work and anticipation. On the actual day, we each took some time to ride around and visit a few energizer stations, and, yes, bike to work!
My first stop was at 7:00 at the Barracuda building on Winchester in south Campbell, which is just a few blocks from where I live. Barracuda does a really nice energizer station, with lots of good... read the whole blog post.
This morning I was a panel speaker at the Air Quality Management District's Green Business Workshop. After County Supervisor Ken Yeager's fabulous opening remarks and a couple of speakers, my panel discussed various ways of promoting alternative commutes. I was joined by Bena Chang from the Leadership Group and Malys Neang from Juniper along with other colleagues. I'm happy to relay that many... read the whole blog post.
Bike to Work Day finally materialized! After months of hard work to get the event organized, our four staff members ventured forth on independent Energizer Station adventures.
As always, Palo Alto participated wholeheartedly.
I rode the train up to Palo Alto and disembarked at University Avenue. After saying hello to Jeff Selzer at the Palo Alto Bicycle Energizer Station and... read the whole blog post.
One of my favorite events leading up to Bike to Work Day is the bag stuffing party. That's when volunteers join us to put items in the musette bags and sort them out to go to the various energizer stations. It's a busy time and a lot of fun. We have a number of hardy volunteers who have been there multiple times.
The first bag stuffing I was at was in 2006. It was also Corinne's first... read the whole blog post.
What's that you say? You missed the 8:00 am Bike to Work Day/Amgen Tour of California/King of the Mountain press conference this morning? Fear not - I was there, and have pictures! When you're done looking at the pics, check out the short film made by MTC. For your viewing pleasure:
The group before the ride. Top row: San José Department of Transportation Director Hans Larson, Webcor... read the whole blog post.
Well, its been a busy week as we approach May 12 -- the biggest day is the Bay Area during this National Bike Month.
We've been working along with over 100 Energizer Station lead volunteers who will be hosting nearly 70 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara County and another 23 in San Mateo County. We'll be stuffing a couple of thousand bags tomorrow, Saturday, May 7 at Sports Basement in... read the whole blog post.