Belmont Ride in Disguise

Bring your bike, scooter, skateboard, rollerblades, or walking shoes to your nearest Streets Alive! Parks Alive! celebration. If you’re coming to Belmont’s event on May 4, don’t forget your disguise as you make your way to the Belmont Sports Complex. This event will be part of a 9.5-mile, tri-city celebration (San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont) along the Bay Trail that will celebrate active lifestyles. Ride or walk the trail while appreciating the natural habitat, or simply enjoy some of the free activities taking place at various parks. At the Belmont Sports Complex you will be able to: Participate in a bike rodeo (skills course) Take advantage of free bike inspection and repair Setup a picnic area while enjoying some music Decorate your bike with accessories Take part in other games along the grassy field And win prizes for the best disguise Get all the details at http://www.streetsalivesmc.org/cities/#belmont Click here to download the flyer Click here to download the map Volunteer! Volunteers make everything better. Help us make this event a successful one by being a ride marshal along the trail or by helping us teach bicycle safety at the bike rodeo. Please contact Ernesto at 408-287-7259 x221 or...
Bike rides, bike safety, bike fun

Bike rides, bike safety, bike fun

Join SVBC’s Safe Routes to School team this Spring and Summer as we look to get more kids (and their parents) on bikes through interactive events and activities. Volunteering at these types of events is a great way to refresh your bicycling safety knowledge while having a great time. In the upcoming months we will host several biking events where we will teach kids safe riding techniques, proper helmet fit, basic bike maintenance, and most importantly, the fun of riding a bicycle! We will host an array of events where you may be able to volunteer and participate, including bike rodeos, family bike rides, community events, and summer camps. Take a look at the list of events we already have scheduled. Most shifts are between 2-5 hours long, but they are a full day’s worth of fun. April 26 – Bike Warrior Challenge in Burlingame May 5 – Street Alive! Parks Alive! Bike in Disguise in Belmont/Foster City/San Mateo May 9 – National Bike to School Day throughout Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties May 10 – Bicycling Spring Classic held at Specialized’s Morgan Hill Headquarters June 30 to July 11 – Summer Bike Camps in San Jose May to June – Family Bike Rides throughout Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm for teaching kids to bike safely. Please contact Ashley Hernandez if you’re interested in helping out at one of these events (or future events) and we’ll make sure to give you all the details. Email: Ashely@bikesiliconvalley.org Phone:...

SVBC San José Team meeting

The SVBC San José Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:30 pm, then the meeting gets rolling at 7:00. This team is focused on three things: advocacy, outreach, and fun! Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We’ll also plan for fun events and work on strategies to expand and improve bike facilities in and around San José. February special: Join us for a special presentation from Paul Smith, Deputy Director of Planning and Project Delivery for San José’s Department of Transportation. Paul will walk us through the City’s plans for expansion of the downtown bike...

SVBC Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets quarterly to receive updates and reports from staff and to discuss the organization’s mission and vision. Meetings are open to members in good standing.

Day by the Bay ride recap

One of our super volunteers, Candice, organized another fun community ride for SVBC on November 30th. Her recap of the Day by the Bay ride is below. Thirty cyclists pulled out from the Mountain View Caltrain station and headed for San Francisco Bay. It was a glorious day. Lots of sun. Lots of smiles. Some acquaintances that would become new cycling buddies. And not single flat tire the entire day. It's a paved and flat route. The Lakeshore Cafe in Shoreline Park is at mile five and was the perfect place for a regroup. We shared the Lucy Evan Preserve at mile ten with bird watchers and painters. It was a lovely day on bay. More rides in the future. Be sure to read your SVBC bulletin! Check out the Flickr account of another super volunteer, Janet (we are fortunate to have multiple super volunteers), for more Day by the Bay photos:...