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.
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.
Decades ago, a young city planner named Michael Freedman helped design a new vision for downtown Mountain View. Through his efforts, Castro Street went through a successful transformation with safer sidewalks and bustling cafes and street corners. Can we imagine the same thing happening to El Camino Real?
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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.
Celebrate your ride at our Bike to Work Day blowout bash! After your car-free commute, come party with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition in the gleaming San José City Hall Rotunda hosted by the Department of Transportation. Grab your bike and book it to our Bike Away From Work Bash for food, beer, and live music. Dress smart - get decked out in your hottest bike commuter style and show everyone... read the whole note.
Our 2012 Bike to Work Day poster is ready to be seen and help spread the word about Bike to Work Day! Download a copy and hang it in your cubicle wall, above the water cooler, in the break room, around campus, at a parking lot, in the elevator, over the sink, or on your living room wall… anywhere and everywhere will do. Be creative. And feel free to post pictures if you're proud of your... read the whole note.
We had a room packed full of amazing volunteers last night as we stuffed envelopes full of Bike to Work Day information for employers. I blinked and before I knew it, they were all done; they were finished in record time! A great time was had by all, thanks to an ample supply of burritos and candy. We hope to see everyone again, and more, at our Bike to Work Day bag stuffing party on May 5 at... read the whole note.
It's Bike to Work Day! Get out of that car, throw a leg over that 21-speed mountain bike you used to get to class in college, and join tens of thousands of Bay Area residents as they pedal to work!
Get all the information you need at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd
The SVBC San Mateo Committee (formerly the Peninsula Committee) meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss issues, events, and advocacy campaigns of interest to cyclists in San Mateo County. Join us for a social hour at 6:00 pm and the regular meeting at 6:30 pm, or come for just the meeting. Either way, you'll meet some fellow Peninsula pedalers and catch up on all things bike from... read the whole note.