Party! Bicycleadvocacyorganizationmembership party!
Well, that was fun! Last night, SVBC hosted the biggest and most festive Winter Member Party I've seen in my four years here. There was food, beer, an auction, an awesome raffle, music, and tons of people! There was even mulled wine, which we mulled over at length. It was very fancy!
If you missed it, shame on you! Just kidding... read the whole note.
Within the next few months, the Lower Guadalupe River Trail project will be fully paved. The project extends existing paved trails through the downtown, and will offer a 9 mile off-street commute and recreational route linking downtown to the San Francisco Bay.
San Jose Trail Program staff believes that the improved trail surface will reduce travel time, increase usage and frequency of... read the whole note.
We have all seen the bike skeletons at train stations, shopping centers, and schools. They serve as sad reminders of the perils of parking one's bike in a public place. The vultures come through and strip the carcass, leaving rusting frames sans saddles and posts, wheels, and lights. Or worst yet, they take the entire bike, leaving no traces, and bedevil the poor owner, now ride-less. Anyone... read the whole note.
The SVBC San Mateo Committee (formerly the Peninsula Committee) meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues, events, and advocacy campaigns of interest to cyclists in San Mateo County. Join us for a social hour at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm, or come for just the meeting. Either way, you'll meet some fellow Peninsula pedalers and catch up on all things bike from... read the whole note.
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... read the whole note.
You can play a key role in shaping new and improved Caltrain service over the next year.
With the recent funding for electrification, Caltrain will be able to run electric trains that accelerate faster, and can reach more stops in the same amount of time, at lower cost, in addition to running more cleanly and quietly.
There are many decisions to be made. What kind of schedule... read the whole note.
Your support of Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition gives us a larger voice to advocate for bikes and fosters a community of cyclists that believe that bikes can be the change. We invite you to join us to honor these efforts at our annual members only Winter Party. This year we will celebrate a year of bicycling bounty with food, drink, music, fun and revelry on December 6th from 6:30pm to 8:... read the whole note.
As soon as we learned of Ellen Fletcher's passing on November 7, we sent a request to friends and acquaintances of hers, asking them to share their personal memories of Ellen. We'll be posting them here as they come in, and we encourage you to contribute in the comments section below.
For those of you who didn't know Ellen, I'll describe her as she was always described to me. "She's a... read the whole note.
Join SVBC to help provide bike parking at the next Stanford Football home game. The game is against Oregon State. Kick-off is 12 Noon. Volunteers should be ready at 11:00. To volunteer, contact Jim Manitakos, (408) 373-6734 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Some parking passes are available, as well as opportunity to watch part of the game.