We have some pretty amazing volunteers here at SVBC. We know it, they know it, and Stanford Football attendees REALLY know it. This season, our army of bike parkers, led by Jim Manitakos, Rob Robinson, and the incomparable Ellen Fletcher, guarded over 5,500 bikes at Stanford home games. Many of the games are at night; sometimes it was cold, or windy, or raining. The shifts are a real... read the whole note.
The following request comes from the organizers of Left Coast Live:
The Left Coast Live Music festival on Saturday, October 8th, from 3:30 to 11:30, features 25 Rock, Jazz, Soul, Roots Americana and Latin Alternative artists, as well as a Silent Disco. In part because the Left Coast Live organizers are bicycle advocates themselves, and want to encourage folks to come the green and... read the whole note.
At the first home game of the Stanford football season, SVBC volunteers parked 883 bikes, 70 strollers, and a number of other items not permitted into the stadium. SVBC and Stanford offer this service to keep hundreds of attendees out of their cars when heading to the game. If you're headed out to see the Cardinals toss the pigskin, bring your bike and put our volunteers to work! There are... read the whole note.
Stanford football is gearing up for a new season! SVBC volunteers have helped guard bicycles at Stanford home games for years, and we are going to continue to provide this service throughout the 2011 season. Volunteers are needed to help us look after thousands of fans' bikes between September October and November.
Help SVBC and Stanford promote bicycle use, have fun, and enter your... read the whole note.
Thank you to all the great SVBC members who attended tonight's Volunteer Open House. It was great to see some new faces among the familiar. Normally at our Car Free Happy Hours conversation revolves around rides, routes, and commutes. Tonight we talked about ways to get involved in upcoming community events.
Bike parking is a big part of it. Whether its at Stanford football games, Maker... read the whole note.
Volunteers wait to turn in front of a gas station. The irony was palpable.
Over 20 volunteers came out to Willow Glen this past Saturday to pack up and haul the contents of the SVBC office across town to our new home at 1922 The Alameda. Trailers, panniers, racks, packs, and even a converted hand dolly were put to use carrying the organization's office supplies and... read the whole note.
As part of the research going into the upcoming City of San Mateo Bikeways Master Plan, volunteers are needed to count passing bicycles at six locations throughout San Mateo September 11-18th.
The City is looking for volunteers to help with this very important count effort!
Are you available September 14, 15 or 16 from 7-9am? Are you available September 11 or 18 from 10am-Noon?... read the whole note.
Do you want to help Redwood City become more bike-friendly? Join the new RWC workgroup!
SVBC is forming a working group to work with Redwood City staff to provide input on bicycle-related projects. The workgroup is being formed primarily due to financial difficulties in Redwood City which have delayed institution of their Complete Streets Commission, which would normally provide input... read the whole note.
Tour de Cure was an amazing success last weekend thanks to you. The HP campus was taken over on Sunday by brightly colored lycra clad cyclists on a mission to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. There were as many reasons to ride as there were riders.
Some rode in memory of a loved one who died from diabetes, others rode to show support for friends and family, but all... read the whole note.
SVBC provided valet bicycle parking at the Sunset Celebration for the first time last weekend.Sunset made us a special sign
The service was greatly appreciated by attendees. Volunteers parked over 200 bikes over the two day festival. The organizers were happy to promote health transportation to the Celebration and have invited us back for next year. Thanks to... read the whole note.