The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition helps needy families and individuals through our Bicycle Exchange, which repairs used bicycles and donates them to our partner community service organizations. Our warehouse and workshop is fully outfitted with storage, repair stands and tools for year-round operation. All we need is you!
The Bicycle Exchange meets on selected Saturdays throughout... read the whole note.
The SVBC Bicycle Exchange is partnering with GreenTown Los Altos on March 31 to hold a used bike drive at Santa Rita Elementary School, located at 700 Los Altos Avenue in Los Altos. Please contact Jack Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help at any time between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. We will screen and accept bicycle donations and work with student mechanics to clean and... read the whole note.
I've been working on a passel of projects lately, from the reconstruction of this very website to the planning of a very fancy and important bike advocacy summit. (You're going, right? Of course you are! You were just about to go register at http://svbikesummit2012.eventbrite.com/, I know.)
The most fun event I'm working on has to be the People-Powered Art Exhibition. When we first put... read the whole note.
South First Fridays in San José is an excellent way to spend the first Friday evening of each month, checking out open art studios and galleries and enjoying the creative buzz of the SoFA and South University neighborhoods. SVBC is joining the fun by hosting our first-ever People-Powered Art Exhibition at Art Ark Gallery, located at 1035 South Sixth Street. Come admire a variety of creative... read the whole note.
Join Greenbelt Alliance for the third Walk the Talk forum on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, part of a series reimagining El Camino Real through the Peninsula. El Camino Real connects historic downtowns and features large parks, diverse shopping opportunities, and Caltrain, BART, and bus service.
Do you have ideas on how to make it better?
On Monday, March 5, we'll discuss the... read the whole note.
Did you hear? SVBC is bringing back the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit!
I know you thought I was going to tell you we're giving out McRibs, but hopefully a day full of networking and learning about bike advocacy issues that affect us all is more exciting that a pressed meat product sammie of unknown origins and dubious food product credentials. I dunno, just me, maybe.
The second annual Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit will be held on April 17, from 2:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Cultural Hall of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Stanford Hospital and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will co-host this event, which will both inspire advocates of cycling and walking and provide them with the tools they need for successful advocacy.... read the whole note.
Monday evening I attended the Healthy Communities Forum</a<> in San José, put on by the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club and co-hosted by a number of organizations, including Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Normally I try to avoid evening meetings, but I was actually glad I attended. I really enjoyed the main presentation given by Neil Maizlish, who is with the... read the whole note.
The SVBC San Jose Team meets each fourth Wednesday of the month. Dinner and networking start at 6:00 pm, then get the meeting rolling at 7:00.
Come join us to meet your cycling neighbors and get involved in local bike advocacy! Policy suggestions from the local teams will be submitted to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee and help shape our advocacy efforts. We'll also plan for fun... read the whole note.