On the morning of May 3, 2011, commuters using three modes of transportation traveled from The 88 in downtown San José to the Santa Clara County Government Center. The hour was early, the weather brisk. No one knew who would arrive first. This is the story of the Clean Commute Challenge.
San José City Councilmember Sam Liccardo, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, SVBC... read the whole blog post.
For many, Bike to Work Day begins on May 12, 2011. For others, Bike to Work Day is almost everyday. What's your motivation?
Ah, springtime - it's the most bikeable time of the year! Which, of course, means that your humble staff members here at SVBC are doing our best to keep up with everything. Bike classes, Bike to Work Day, and a few <a href="http://bikesiliconvalley.org/content/1949>other things are keeping Ernesto busy (dude is a machine). Anne is keeping the office running, making sure we occasionally... read the whole blog post.
Did you know that you can benefit SVBC as well as yourself by recording your exercise? (You are exercising, right?)
I discovered this when I realized that here it is, almost May, and I still have the 10 pounds I gained over the winter. So I resolved to exercise daily, and decided to check out the Plus 3 Network fundraising possibility.
Here’s how it works: You sign up with Plus 3... read the whole blog post.
Head over to the page for the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit and select one of the two dates to see the schedule. Links to all available speaker presentations are next to each speaker's name. It's like playing the home version of the Summit!
Thanks again to all the speakers for letting us share these great presentations with the cycling community!
I had a great ride down the SJ Guadalupe River trail from Hedding to Virginia the other day. I was riding to an appointment, but I was also checking out the route for possible use in our car vs bike race on May 3. Council member Sam Liccardo and Carl Guardino will race each other on bikes and race some unlucky person in a car. Will the bike triumph? We know it's greener, cleaner, and more fun... read the whole blog post.
I attended the dinner held last Thursday for the 2011 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley, at which our ED, Corinne Winter was honored. And it was an honor; to think that the ED of a bicycle advocacy organization was included! It is one of the indications of the inroads we have made. Also, it is great that the spotlight was on women. I can remember the day, not so long ago, when there would... read the whole blog post.
Well, none of us likes to see our gas bill going up. But I think the good news is that people will consider other forms of transportation. On Monday I did a combination of bike and light rail to work. I couldn't believe how crowded the light rail was at late morning! At one point there were nine bikes in the car!
Last time prices were high it really seemed like there were more bikes on... read the whole blog post.
Well, it's all over with. The Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit has come and gone. It was a pretty crazy ride for me over the last two or three months. It was the first time I had planned an event, and I had more questions than answers. Were people going to show up? Were the speakers going to confirm? What should the topics be? How big does the room need to be? Where will we get extra... read the whole blog post.
Lo and behold, Bicycling Magazine wrote a short article about SVBC's bike move to our new office last fall. Check it out in the May issue on page 38.
I think it's pretty neat. I don't believe that I've ever seen a bike advocacy group even mentioned in the magazine... perhaps it will help inspire the magazine's more sport-oriented readers to use their bikes more for transportation.