As the sun set Sunday Monica walked the last, lonely bike over to the Lost and Found. Then she saw a man running quickly toward the bicycle corral as if he forgot something. Could this be a match?! It was! Success! This weekend's Sunset Celebration in Menlo Park brought a record-breaking number of bikes to the event. Maxing out our space with over 375 bikes over the two days, the bike corral... read the whole note.
Literally, the month of May was jam-packed with youth bicycle and pedestrian rodeos that were conducted through the Safe Routes to School programs in Santa Clara, San José, and East Palo Alto. Altogether, with the help of fellow SVBC staff and volunteers, we conducted a total of 27 bicycle and pedestrian rodeos. These activities granted us the opportunity to teach important bicycle and... read the whole note.
Come join SVBC and the Sunnyvale Sports Basement for the annual Cycle Swap on Saturday, August 18. Bring your new or used bikes, bike parts, gear, and anything bike related to sell or trade! And if you don’t have a bike or need parts to keep your bike running smoothly…then bring yourself.
Sports Basement will be providing a Free BBQ and drinks with your $3 admission (kids are free!),... read the whole note.
Gil Peñalosa, the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia, has led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world. He has effectively initiated the “new Cicolvia” – car-free Sundays – where over 1.3 million people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s... read the whole note.
Put on your fanciest jersey (that one that looks like a tuxedo) and your shiniest helmet and join SVBC for our Fifth Annual Dinner. This yearly supper is an important fundraiser for SVBC, and always a great opportunity to hear presentations from cycling world stars. This year, we have the distinct pleasure of being joined by Bob Roll! Bob is a veteran racer, author, and commentator with a... read the whole note.
The Membership Committee makes recommendations that 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.
Members of the committee must be available to meet on the second Tuesday* evening of the month. We'll have time to socialize from 6:00... read the whole note.
This summer, Sunset will open its doors for their 15th annual Celebration Weekend. They will take the very Western idea of “freshness” and expand the theme to their various stages and features. Sunset will highlight new and up-and-coming chefs, innovative home and garden ideas, undiscovered wine regions, and the latest in travel style and destination.
http://www.sunset.com/marketplace/... read the whole note.
The Silicon Valley Tour de Cure is a fundraising cycling event taking place in Palo Alto to benefit the American Diabetes Association. They are expecting over 1,500 riders who will need a place to park their bikes while they relax after the ride.
We need bike parking volunteers to help cover the following shifts:
Saturday, June 9 (setup) Time still TBD
Sunday, June 10 10:... read the whole note.
Press coverage of Bike to Work Day was phenomenal this year - from general coverage to personal stories, the media was happy to report on this huge, healthy, Bay-Area-wide event. SVBC managed to get quite a few nods, too. Here are some highlights:
Joe Rodriguez talked about his own conversion to bike commuting in the Mercury News:
Five years ago, a young woman crashed into my... read the whole note.
Come cruise the sunny streets of Sunnyvale and learn its history on the family friendly Sunnyvale Centennial Historical Bike Tour! Presented by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the tour is on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 8:30am to 11:30am starting and ending at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. There is a 15 mile southern route, an 8 mile northern route, and a scavenger hunt challenge... read the whole note.