I am happy to say that we are very close to completing all the details for an upcoming Family Fun Ride that will be taking place in Sunnyvale on May 21. This is a collaborative effort between SVBC, the City of Sunnyvale and Traffic Safe Communities Network aimed to encourage families to ride their bikes around their community, with the ultimate goal of promoting Safe Routes to Schools... read the whole blog post.
Colin has already blogged about the Bike Advocacy Summit, so I won't go into any detail, but I do want to say that I found it very interesting and got a bunch of new ideas. If you can make it to the Friday program in San Jose, be sure to come. Don't worry if the ticket website is closed; you can deal with that at the door. Go to the SVBC website home page for more info.
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The first day of the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit is done, and I'm glad to say the day went wonderfully. This was SVBC's first-ever attempt at a multi-topic conference, so I was a bit nervous. I had nothing to fear! The speakers were informative and engaging, the audience was eager to participate, and the food was both plentiful and delicious!
Scott Bricker's keynote... read the whole blog post.
Wow, I'm so thrilled! The VTA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have all recommended a list of Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) and Bicycle Expenditure Plan (BEP) projects to the VTA board for final approval next week... and one of them is bike lanes on Hedding in San Jose from Park to 17th! This... read the whole blog post.
Are you and SVBC member? If the answer is no, then, why not? Did you know that as a member you receive special discounts with our partner bike shops, access to members-only SVBC events, and the amazing satisfaction of helping a non-profit organization further cycling in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties? Not to mention that your membership is tax deductible and bike-enhanceable.
We would like to thank all of the great new and long-time volunteers who came out to last night's Volunteer Night. Thanks to all of your amazing help, we assembled hundreds of Bike to Work Day employer toolkits that will help us spread the word about this great event, and the countless benefits of cycling, to Silicon Valley companies.
Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities... read the whole blog post.
Many of you came out last night to enjoy a discussion of adventure cycling by author and radio personality Willie Weir. It was a great event; Willie is also a experienced actor and his tales were completely vivid and engaging.
Willie is an active cycling advocate, though this wasn't always the case. An encounter with some aggressive motorists in Seattle led to his realization that he... read the whole blog post.
Thanks to two fabulous SVBC volunteers, Moya and Jacky, Anne in our office has organized the collection of The Spinning Crank newsletters that Ellen Fletcher generously donated to our office. The earliest issue is from 1977! When I arrived to the office this morning, I flipped through some of the old issues. They're amazing! What a great historical record from the organization. Thanks to Ellen... read the whole blog post.
Last night I had dinner with San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and 12 other women CEOs. Thanks go to Tech CU and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for hosting the dinner.
I was pleased to have an opportunity to discuss cycling with Vice Mayor Nguyen in a more casual setting than the council chambers. She seemed very supportive and hinted that we might work together to enhance the... read the whole blog post.
Colin and Corinne cherish SVBC's new fridge with the most flattering of poses.
Here's a textbook lesson on how to win the hearts of SVBC staffers. When I posted on the SVBC Facebook page that we could use a fridge for the office, member Ann Jasper offered one up. Ann didn't have a used fridge for us, mind you - she told us she would buy us a new one.
Naturally, I thought I was... read the whole blog post.