Last weekend, May 22 and 23, almost 1,200 bicyclists pedaled their way to Maker Faire in San Mateo, where SVBC staff and volunteers were on hand to help park their bikes. Despite the strong winds, over 30 amazing volunteers, including eight students from Green Youth Alliance, helped fill the bike corral while the attendees enjoyed $5 off their admission tickets for... read the whole note.
One of the best ways for cyclists to affect the state of cycling in their localities is by joining the bicycle/pedestrian advisory committee (B/PAC) in the town where they live or work. B/PACs are also utilized by transit authorities and other public agencies. Now Caltrain has announced that it will form its own bicycle advisory committee. This is a great opportunity for SVBC members in both... read the whole note.
The Employer Toolkit Stuffing Party held at Palo Alto Bicycles on Tuesday, March 30 was a complete success! During 2½ hours of fun, 12 amazing volunteers helped stuff close to 800 envelopes with Bike to Work Day (BTWD) information that will be sent out to as many Silicon Valley companies.
The remarkable job of our volunteers helps us raise awareness of not just BTWD, but bicycling for... read the whole note.
Preparations for Bike to Work Day involve lots of work - and lots of fun. If you are an SVBC member who would like to be involved in coordinating the biggest bicycle event of the year, you are invited to join a Bike to Work Day subcommittee in your county.
Our San Mateo County members have already gotten the ball rolling; their subcommittee meets the first Thursday of each month, from 6... read the whole note.
There is an easy new way to help support SVBC, just by keeping track of the miles you already rack up on your bike! Chain Reaction Bicycles has generously chosen to sponsor SVBC through the Plus 3 Network. Plus 3 is a social networking/charity/physical fitness website that uses charitable giving as motivation for personal fitness.
We would like to thank Chain Reaction for taking us on... read the whole note.
The Bicycle Exchange just concluded its best year ever. Over 430 bikes were donated to partner charities in 2009! At the end of the year get together/workday, awards were presented to the dedicated team of volunteers. Help us congratulate these hard working parts people, sweeper-uppers, and gnomes...David Geraghly - All Around Workshop Guy Doug Shaker - Big Spender Jack Miller - Bike... read the whole note.
Team in Training is currently preparing for their spring 2010 season. As a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, you'll receive professional coaching and train with a team of like-minded people to walk or run a full or half marathon, cycle a 100-mile century bike ride, complete a triathlon or perform an endurance hike while you help fight blood cancers. Team In... read the whole note.
Stanford just concluded a season that featured seven home games at which SVBC parked a record number of bicycles this year:
9/19/09 game: 974 bikes 9/26/09 game: 1,002 bikes 10/3/09 game: 1,399 bikes 10/24/09 game: 933 bikes (7:15 pm game) 11/7/09 game: 1,330 bikes 11/21/09 game: 1,314 bikes 11/28/09 game: 548 bikes (Thanksgiving weekend)
Stanford football games are extremely... read the whole note.
It's back! The SVBC Quarterly Report has returned to jog our collective memories and recount the last three months. Take a look and see what we've been up to. The third quarter was notable for abundant advocacy and volunteer efforts. Our Share the Road initiative kept going strong - a good thing in light of the several collisions reported around the state in recent months.
Enjoy the... read the whole note.