*San Mateo Labor Day Family Fun Ride & Bicycle Rodeo

This will be the third family fun ride San Mateo has organized in the past year, and second one to occur on Labor Day. Last year, Bay Meadows was the site of the first family fun ride as residents rode through the closed streets of the new Bay Meadows development. This past May, the second family fun ride started on B St. and made it’s way through Central Park and down Palm Ave. For the latest installment, they will be using The Village as our neighborhood to have a safe, fun, relaxing community ride. Once again Safe Moves will be onsite to provide a free bicycle safety training course, as well as Beeline Bikes, a mobile bike service for tune-ups. Additionally, the first 100 children will receive a free event t-shirt! New this year, PAL will be offering a bicycle helmet trade up. Bring in any helmet that no longer fits your child and receive a new, properly sized helmet for free! Schedule of Events: 10:00AM Registration/Check In 10:15AM Opening Remarks 10:15-11:00AM Bicycle Rodeo (Safety course), bounce house, balloon artist, face painting, mobile bike mechanic, jazz your ride, etc. 11:00AM Community Ride led my San Mateo PD bike officers 11:30AM...

Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Join Silicon Valley’s annual gathering of active transportation leaders from diverse communities – civic, non-profit, business and public advocates. Learn about the future of safety and bicycling in the region and discover ways to engage with fresh audiences, while also making new connections. $35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch. Stick around after the event to enjoy a complimentary, optional networking happy hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact emma@bikesiliconvalley.org to apply. Register here: svbikesummit2015.eventbrite.com Read more about the program and speakers at:...

North Fair Oaks Bicycle Rodeo

SMC_Bike_Rodeo_2015_Flyer Bike activities: open to everyone able to ride a bike! Bring your bike and helmet to the bike doctor for a free check up! Free light snacks and refreshments! 10 am: Registration opens 12 pm: Raffle drawing 2 pm: Event closes – ride home safely Brought to you by SMC Commute Alternatives Program, Supervisor Warren Slocum’s Office, Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance, Siena Youth Center, SMC Sheriff’s Office, and...
Bay Area Bike Share to expand throughout region

Bay Area Bike Share to expand throughout region

As we first teased last month, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted today to dramatically expand Bay Area Bike Share from 750 to over 7,000 bikes by the end of 2017. Of note for SVBC members, the San José system will expand to 1,000 bikes! The locations of new Bike Share stations will be determined, in part, based upon recommendations by individuals and businesses. Motivate — the new owner of the Bike Share system — is distributing a map to enable public requests for bike share stations. We urge you to submit requests for your city through the map. Where makes most sense for you as you work, shop, attend meetings, and more in San José? The pilot cities of Redwood City, Palo Alto, and Mountain View will have until June 2016 to make modifications to their station placement and work with sponsors and advertisers. This is key as the cities were limited in the pilot and will now be given more freedom to make the system work best for their needs, in particular as a way to get from Caltrain stations to destinations that aren’t within walking distance. With more usage, these cities will be able to maintain their system with lower levels of operating costs. Other cities in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties will be able to opt into the system using local funds. However, MTC will also be providing $4.5 million to assist emerging communities who would like to implement bike share. The expansion of Bay Area Bike Share and the introduction of discounted passes will allow more people to choose bicycles as a viable transportation...

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bike Show

Kick off National Bicycle Month at the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bike Show. Our Valley’s bicyclists ranging from racing to road to recreation will come together for a day of fun, community building, and history on Sunday, May 3rd from 11am to 6pm at San José History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San José. Located within the festival, the Meeting of the BPACs is an informal social event with the objective of building a regional community for members of Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Advisory Committees and Commissions. Join the gathering from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to network with these appointed officials, learn about the California Complete Streets Act from CABO’s Alan Wachtel, and hear about local Vision Zero implementation progress from SVBC. $5 admission for the whole festival at the gate with or without show bike, children 10 and under free. For more information, click...