On Tuesday, May 15, San José will host the Stage 3 Start of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California—welcoming back, for the seventh year in a row, the world's elite cyclists. Race will begin at Berryessa Community Center (3050 Berryessa Road) at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15. For more information, visit http://amgentourofcaliforniasanjose.wordpress.com, and for information about the entire race,... read the whole note.
The Membership Committee is an advisory committee only, but its recommendations are heavily relied upon by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to make decisions regarding their efforts to increase the number of members and members' level of engagement in SVBC's work. You can read the committee charter here.
Members of the committee must be available to meet on the second... read the whole note.
I somehow got roped into organizing the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit for the second year, and I have to say - things went pretty well! I couldn't have possibly done it myself, though. This year I was blessed with a committee and a co-host. So, many many many thanks go to Stanford Hospital & Clinics for partnering with us on the event, and a world of thanks to Ellen, Ariadne, Cindy,... 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.
Help the City of San Jose evaluate new bike facilities by volunteering for a bike/ped count on May 3, 2012 in downtown San Jose.
One- or two-hour shifts are available between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. The counts will focus on the corner of San Fernando Street and Fourth Street. Volunteering requires watching over a video camera set up in Martin Luther King Public Library. (Department of... read the whole note.
Bike to Work Day is just around the corner, which means it's time for another no-holds-barred SVBC membership drive drawing! Everybody who joins SVBC or renews their SVBC membership between April 1 and May 31 will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes, including bike gear, apparel, and our grand prize - a new bike!
Click here to join or renew now! You'll be adding to SVBC's... read the whole note.
The following invitation comes from Stuart Cohen, Executive Director at SVBC partner organization TransForm.
At TransForm, we believe all Californians deserve transportation choices: safe, abundant, affordable, and reliable options for getting where you need to go on foot, bicycle and public transportation.
Sadly, this is very low on the priority list for most of our leaders.... read the whole note.
Bike to Work Day is May 10—are you ready? Do you have a bike that's been gathering dust? Flat tire, creaky chain, sloppy shifting and squishy brakes?
Bring your bike down to the San Jose Bike Clinic Bike to Work Gear-Up on April 29 from noon to 4 p.m., and they'll show you how to fix those problems yourself, as well as provide you with a checklist so you know how to look for these... read the whole note.
Maker Faire is a gigantic exhibition of do-it-yourself crafting, building, and exploring in San Mateo. Those who arrive to the Faire by bike get free valet bike parking plus a $5 discount on the ticket price and you don't have to park out in the boonies. Cycling is a very popular way to get to the Faire. SVBC has been providing valet bike parking for the last few years, and 2012 will be no... read the whole note.
I met today with Eric Morley who is on the team of people leading Apple's development efforts for their new campus. This project has been on my radar for a while, since it's going to be one of the most significant developments in our area in this decade--or arguably this century.
Bandwidth allowing, SVBC tries to have a positive impact on bikabilily in and around huge projects of this... read the whole note.