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:...
Announcing Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Announcing Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2015

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is excited to announce our Fifth Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, with co-host and presenting sponsor, Stanford Health Care. The annual summit is the region’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public. If your organization or agency is actively involved in active transportation issues, wishes to get involved, or if you are passionate about a healthy environment, economy and community for Silicon Valley, this is the Summit for you. Registration is $35, and you can sign up here. This year will focus on how San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties are addressing safety for people who bike and how we can all work together toward achieving Vision Zero, the goal to have zero deaths and major injuries on our roadways. Our Keynote Speakers are Nuria Fernandez and Jim Hartnett, both relatively new to their positions of head of Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and San Mateo County Transit District, respectively. They’ll discuss how their agencies approach bicycle issues and what is in the works for the future. Next we’ll hear the results from over a year’s worth of research from San Mateo County Health System and Santa Clara County Health Department, who have both produced collision reports that focus on the what, where, why, and how of bicycle collisions in our region. These reports dig deep into existing data from a multitude of sources to provide a baseline snapshot of crashes in our area. However, there’s much more work to do! Using those data reports as a launching point, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will debut our Vision...

Safe and Confident Autumn/Winter Cycling class

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling in colder weather, with shorter daylight hours, and/or when rain is predicted. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round. We’ll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who’d like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn from two knowledgeable instructors. Location: Stanford campus, details provided upon registration. Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, LCSW, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change. Fee is $35. To register, go to http://hip.stanford.edu Once there, click on “register for classes” and type “bike” into the grey search...

Volunteer at Stanford Football bike parking

Every season, SVBC volunteers organize a massive effort to guard the bicycle parking corrals at Stanford football home games. At the corrals near gates 2, 4, and 7, we have kept thousands of bicycles securely guarded each year. The 2014 season is upon us, and we need YOU to help keep thousands of Cardinal fans riding their bikes to the games, confident in the security of our guarded parking system. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming game against Oregon State on Saturday 10/25! Enjoy the many benefits of volunteering: Get a free sandwich and drink Earn community service hours Get entered into a drawing for a chance at one of two $25 Sports Basements gift cards each game Get admission to the stadium for two quarters of the game Promote bicycling as alternative transport and fight climate change Join the fun and promote car-free travel to Stanford home games. Email Jim Manitakos at jmanitakos@yahoo.com to sign...

Safe and Confident Autumn/Winter Cycling class

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling in colder weather, with shorter daylight hours, and/or when rain is predicted. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round. We’ll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who’d like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn from two knowledgeable instructors. Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, LCSW, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change. Fee is $35. Location: Stanford Campus, details provided upon registration. To register, go to http://hip.stanford.edu Once there, click on “register for classes” and type “bike” into the grey search...