Although I’ve ridden on Bike to Work Day for the past five years, Thursday was my first time behind the table, passing out coffee cake, bagels, and bananas to all of my fellow cyclists. I was posted at the California Avenue Energizer Station, right near the Caltrain station, so we had lots of visitors, including quite a few of my neighbors! When we started closing up shop around 9:00 am, the... read the whole note.
Santa Clara University's de Saisset Museum is celebrating Bike Blast on Thursday, April 26 from 7-10 p.m. The event is totally free and open to the public. At 7 p.m. Andrew Taylor, Omar Romero, and Shelby Paget will be doing a professional demo on a ramp outside the museum. Following that the event moves inside for a series of events and activities including live music, photo booths, a gallery... read the whole note.
Last May, with only a few bike touring overnights under their belts, SVBC members Cody Kraatz and Angela Dube set out from San Jose to ride their bikes across the country, carrying the gear they needed for their three-month journey in panniers, front and rear. Join Cody and Angela for a digital presentation of their self-supported 14-state tour, which took them across the Sierra Nevada and... read the whole note.
I've been working on a passel of projects lately, from the reconstruction of this very website to the planning of a very fancy and important bike advocacy summit. (You're going, right? Of course you are! You were just about to go register at http://svbikesummit2012.eventbrite.com/, I know.)
The most fun event I'm working on has to be the People-Powered Art Exhibition. When we first put... read the whole note.
South First Fridays in San José is an excellent way to spend the first Friday evening of each month, checking out open art studios and galleries and enjoying the creative buzz of the SoFA and South University neighborhoods. SVBC is joining the fun by hosting our first-ever People-Powered Art Exhibition at Art Ark Gallery, located at 1035 South Sixth Street. Come admire a variety of creative... read the whole note.
It's been an exciting week here at SVBC Global Headquarters. I started things off with a very positive evening at the Menlo Park Planning Commission as it fielded public input on the Facebook EIR. The next night, I called in to my first meeting as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition. As a member of that distinguished group I'll be participating on the Advocacy... read the whole note.
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.