Last night I attended a meeting of the San José Bike Co-op group that's been meeting for several months. Member Cody Kraatz and others have been spearheading the effort to create a community space in San José.
At last nights meeting, the group agreed on a new name: the San José Bike Clinic! Very exciting. Amazingly, we also put together a mission statement: The mission of the San Jose... read the whole note.
I went to a regional Bike to Work Day Marketing Committee meeting up in Oakland this week. It was attended by representatives from the other Bay Area bike coalitions. The main meeting agenda was to review the design concepts for this year's BTWD event. The graphic designer presented three ideas to the group and the vote was close to unanimous on one of the designs. The graphic designer will go... read the whole note.
A pass in the Indian Himalayas.
After taking a one-year sabbatical to bike tour through Asia, I'm excited to announce that I am back working with SVBC as their Membership and Event Coordinator. Life on the road traveling to places I've never imagined biking through was amazing; it broadened my awareness of people and cultures as well as myself and what I was capable of. I am now ready... read the whole note.
What a great office we have now! The week after Christmas, when most of the staff was on vacation, Jen and I oversaw some serious renovations.
We completely cleaned out the front office, which had become our default storage area, and got the ugly and worn out old built-ins removed. Now it is fit for our Deputy Director, and Colin has moved in. He won't be mistaken for the... read the whole note.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is hiring a Safe Routes to School assistant to administer on-site bicycle and pedestrian safety education to elementary and middle school students. This position is crucial to introducing students to valuable walking and biking safety skills so that they can grow up active and healthy.
Responsibilities include:• Coordinating and implementing in-... read the whole note.
Congratulations our new and returning Board of Directors members!
This year's voting concluded on December 15. All nine candidates that appeared on the ballot were elected or re-elected. We would like to congratulate Phil Brotherton, Dave Fork, and Scott Lane on becoming the newest SVBC leaders and welcome back re-elected members Shiloh Ballard, Gary Brustin, Ted Huang, Jack Miller,... read the whole note.
Californian bicycle leaders: (l to r) CBC board member Andrew Casteel, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Executive Director Deb Hubsmith, CBC Communications Director Jim Brown and Executive Director Dave Snyder, and our own Corinne Winter enjoy a bonding moment.
Last weekend, Corinne and I headed down to the California Bike Summit - in the car capital of the country, Los... read the whole note.
When it rains, it pours! October has had me burning the candle at both ends as I implemented our Bike and Walk to School Month program at Anne Darling Elementary School and coordinated the final push leading up to our Fourth Annual Dinner.
The Dinner takes place next Tuesday, November 1. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, you're going to have to wait until next year. We have... read the whole note.
Things have been pretty exciting here at SVBC Global Headquarters lately. We're fast approaching the Fourth Annual Dinner, which I'm very glad to not be in charge of. My colleagues are doing a fantastic job and I have the luxury of just working on the communications for the event, editing copy, and helping figure out creative places to store items for the auction. Each year, our big fancy... read the whole note.
The office has been fairly quiet this week, with Corinne exploring the great frozen North and Ernesto in Minnesota at the Safe Routes to School conference. With nobody to boss around, I've been trying to get out of the office as much as possible.
On Monday, I trekked all the way down three flights of stairs for an El Camino Corridor advocates meeting hosted by TransForm and Greenbelt... read the whole note.