Annual Dinner

SVBC cordially invites you to join us on October 17th at the Crowne Plaza in Palo Alto for our Seventh Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner is a great opportunity to engage Silicon Valley’s elite cycling community while supporting the only organization that works to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling for people who live, work, or play in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. This year we are again thrilled to host Bob Roll, accomplished cyclist and America’s best-known bicycle racing TV commentator. The evening will include an elegant dinner and the opportunity to participate in a silent and live auction. Don’t miss out – purchase your ticket here! Click here for more...

Corinne Winter, others, fight nature to become the SunPower King of the Mountain

L to R: SunPower's Jorg Heineman, SVBC's Corinne Winter, San José Councilmember Sam Liccardo, Webcor Builders CEO Andy Ball, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino, Sharkey, and the City of San José's Paul Krutko Congratulations to our Executive Director, Corinne Winter! On Wednesday, Corinne braved the steep incline of Sierra Road as part of the Webcor Builders Executive Challenge component of the SunPower King of the Mountain. Once at the top, Corinne found the energy to MC the festivities. Are we there yet? A view from the top. Congratulations to all who conquered this hellacious hill, and a tip of the hat to the winners: Women – Leah Toeniskoetter, LGBRC Men – Christopher Phipps, Morgan Stanley CEO Female – Debbie Wade, Housing Industry Foundation CEO Male – Chris Courtney, Oak Valley Community Bank Executive Female – Christy Holz, REC Solar Executive Male – Jorg Heinemann, SunPower Corporation Elected Male – Sam Liccardo, City of San José...

Send your boss over the hill

The City of San Jose Cycling Classic has announced this year's Webcor Builders Executive Challenge, a feature of the King of the Mountain, a 3.7 mile long pedal up Sierra Rd. Has your boss been riding you hard lately? Here's a great way to get back at the big cheese – sign him or her up for this ride: According to Carl Guardino, president and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Webcor Builders Executive Challenge will give the area’s cycling leaders, elected officials and business senior management, the opportunity to ride and experience the same challenges that will be faced by some of the world’s top professionals later in the day on May 19 as the Amgen Tour of California makes its way from San Jose to Modesto. “The tortuous Sierra Road climb is a true test for the most seasoned professional. The Webcor Builders Executive Challenge allows cyclists to understand what it takes to ride like a professional on the grueling Sierra hill while enjoying some friendly competition from other Bay Area leaders,” Guardino said. Participation in the Webcor Builders Executive Challenge is open to senior executive representatives employed with a company or organization as well as to elected official. Specific categories include: •CEO: A CEO is considered a paid representative employed within a company or organization with the title of Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Director or highest ranking title. •Executive: An Executive is considered a non-CEO paid representative employed within a company or organization with the title of Vice President or higher ranking title. •Elected Official: An elected official is a person who has been selected...

Yahoo! courts cyclists

Yahoo! has announced the launch of its very own corporate cycling team. The team, to be led by former pro racer Kevin Klein, was created as a result of the high level of popularity enjoyed by cyclists in Silicon Valley. Cycling News cites an online survey that suggests 50% of Silicon Valley professionals are fans of the sport. The formation of the team bodes well for the continued support of cycling by Silicon Valley employers. As SVBC's Bicycle Friendly Workplace program points out, employers that support cycling culture are more likely to attract cyclist employees. Indeed, enhancing its workforce was one of Yahoo's motivations for creating the team. As Klein told CyclingNews.com: The whole idea behind the Yahoo! Cycling Team is the recruitment of high tech professionals in the Silicon Valley and to provide a platform for partners to achieve more involvement at the community level . At SVBC, we couldn't agree more. As employers continue to embrace cycling, Silicon Valley and the Peninsula gain a healthier workforce that is more involved in the community. Read the whole story at Cycling News via...