Wine, Women, and Chocolate bike social

Wine, Women, and Chocolate bike social

The party that took Silicon Valley by storm last year is back! Meet other women who love to pedal at this ladies-only bike social in San Jose’s historic Naglee Park neighborhood. If the weather is fine, we’ll be in Candice’s lovely garden. If not, we’ll cozy up around the fireplace and mingle in her turn-of-the-century home. So grab your favorite wine glass and something to share: chocolate, cheese or a bottle of your favorite drink. For those arriving by bike, join our pre-party ride touring downtown San Jose’s new green lanes on San Fernando Street followed by a short spin through the historic Naglee Park neighborhood. Route is about four miles one way along lower-stress streets. Meet in front of San Jose Diridon Station at 1:00 pm. Wheels roll shortly after the Caltrain baby bullet arrives. Party location is well-served by VTA transit lines on Santa Clara Street only two blocks away. Car parking is available on neighborhood streets with no weekend restrictions. The estimated time of arrival of the ride from Diridon should be around 1:30. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please visit https://2015-wine-women-choc.eventbrite.com to learn more and sign...
Women, Wine, and Chocolate–Sunday at the ladies’ bike social

Women, Wine, and Chocolate–Sunday at the ladies’ bike social

What a great event this was! Organized by two of our members, Candice Stein and Janet Lafleur. There was a group ride from the Diridon Station to the hostess’ house east of the SJSU campus. Then all that chocolate and other great food along with wine and good company! Had a chance to connect with some old friends I haven’t seen for awhile. The weather gods cooperated; the rain stopped and it was actually on the warm side. I hope we have some more events like this one. The day was charming down to the last detail. There was no shortage of wine, chocolate, or cheese! Thanks to Candice and Carmen for hosting us in their lovely home! Read Janet’s great recap of the day and see more photos at...

Women, Wine, and Chocolate: a Ladies’ Bike Social

Are you in the throes of a great love affair–with your bike? Meet other women who love to pedal at this bike social in San Jose’s historic Naglee Park neighborhood. This ladies-only gathering is the winter counterpart to the Ladies Tea & Bike Social we hosted last summer. If the weather is fine, we’ll be in Candice’s lovely garden. If not, we’ll cozy up around the fireplace and mingle in her turn-of-the-century home. So grab your favorite wine glass and something to share: chocolate, cheese or a bottle of your favorite drink. Click here to RSVP for this event For those arriving by bike, join our pre-party ride touring downtown San Jose’s new green lanes on San Fernando St followed by a short spin through the historic Naglee Park neighborhood. Route is about four miles one way along lower-stress streets. Meet in front of San Jose Diridon Station at 1:00 pm. Wheels roll shortly after the Caltrain baby bullet arrives. Party location is well-served by VTA transit lines on Santa Clara Street only two blocks away. Car parking is available on neighborhood streets with no weekend restrictions. This is another get together led by our wonderful volunteers. This time, Janet and Candice have joined forces! Read more about the Wine, Women, and Chocolate Bike Social on Janet’s blog at...

Register for the first-ever National Women’s Bicycling Summit

Leah Missbach Day, co-founder of World Bicycle Relief, will keynote the first-ever National Women's Bicycling Summit on September 13, 2012 in Long Beach, California. Speaking about how the bicycle can inspire both personal and cultural revolutions, Day will set the stage for an event aimed at increasing the number of women who ride bikes and empowering female leadership at all levels of the bicycle movement. In 2009, women accounted for just 24 percent of all U.S. bike trips. Hosted by the League of American Bicyclists and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the National Women's Bicycling Summit will provide a unique opportunity to network, share best practices and develop action steps to close the gender gap in American bicycling. “This event will be a powerful opportunity to learn from each other, build a network of female leaders from coast to coast, and work toward a bike future where women don't account for just 24 percent of bike trips, but are equally represented on the streets and in the movement,” said Carolyn Szczepanski, communications director for the League of American Bicyclists. The Summit will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, immediately following the Pro Walk Pro Bike conference, from 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on September 13. In addition to the keynote address, the Summit will feature six break-out sessions, including media, diversity and car-free families. Speakers will include: Dotsie Bausch, Olympic track cyclist Elly Blue, writer/speaker, Taking the Lane Yolanda Davis-Overstreet, Ride in Living Color Emily Finch, Car-free mother of six Kristin Gavin, founder, Gearing Up Mia Kohout, publisher, Momentum magazine Allison Mannos, co-founder, Multicultural Communities...

SVBC in two national media outlets

Executive Director Corinne Winter was recently interviewed for an article in Self Magazine about the healthiest American cities for women. The article was also released on MSNBC.com: 4. Safest: San Jose, Calif. These big-city streets remain small-town safe, with one-third fewer violent crimes and nearly 60 percent fewer fatal car crashes than average. Wide sidewalks and bike lanes help, says Corinne Winter, 33, executive director of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. “My goal is for people to be able to get around safely however they want to, whether they are 8 or 80,” she says. At SVBC, we've long felt that women are an indicator species for the health of cycling. As Corinne points out, good cycling conditions also makes for healthy...