UPDATE: The dinner portion of tonight's meeting has been cancelled. Please join us at 7:00 pm for the regular meeting.
Come join us and participate in bicycle advocacy in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities.
This group, a grassroots collection of advocates that reports to the SVBC Policy Advisory Committee, meets the second Thursday of each month to discuss bike issues and... read the whole note.
“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” – H.G. Wells
“To see that wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting. I liked the idea of having a bicycle wheel in my studio.” – Marcel Duchamp
Since its invention, the bicycle has served as transportation, inspiration, and tool for revolution. In a modern world facing global warming, oil wars, and... read the whole note.
If you missed the Annual Winter Party last week, you're probably kicking yourself right about now after hearing how great it was. Allow me to deepen that regret with a quick photo recap of a really fun night!
About 90 people showed up for the getdown at Palo Alto Bicycles. The valet bike parking was well used, and everybody that rode to the party spent a bit of time out in the corral,... read the whole note.
Photo credit Patt Baenen, Scaled-Up Productions.
The Stanford Trauma Bike Safety Summit was held in the Li Ka Shing Center at Stanford University on November 9, 2011. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together community leaders to identify and address the causes of preventable bicycle crashes and plan for solutions to reduce them. The event was motivated by an unacceptable number... read the whole note.
At the end of Tuesday’s very successful Fourth Annual Dinner, someone told me, “I hope you don’t get post-event syndrome.” I told him that I never knew such a thing existed, but now I’m thinking there might be something to it.
First, I should start at the beginning. As you may know, my colleagues and I have been working very hard the last couple of months to plan, organize and put on... read the whole note.
This week, we are dropping our team registration for the upcoming Echelon Palo Alto Challenge and Gran Fondo on September 17, to make room for the many other worthy beneficiary organizations. But the good folks at Echelon still want to support SVBC. As a result, they are offering our members a $15 discount off the price of registration. Additionally, for each member that takes advantage of... read the whole note.
This is an exciting time for cyclists in Silicon Valley! From bike rodeos at schools to new bike bridges across 101 to the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit connecting advocates with policy makers, SVBC is at the forefront of promoting the bike for everyday use.
Leadership is key to success and we are currently seeking new leaders from our community to join our board of directors. We... read the whole note.
I just stumbled across this footage from the fixie trick jam at last year's ViaVelo. Seeing those crowds of people gathered 'round to watch the tricks made me remember what a great day it was. I heard plenty of people who had never seen a 180 on a track bike (and didn't know what a track bike was), telling each other how much fun they were having at San José's first open streets event.... read the whole note.
Many thanks to Palo Alto Bicycles for once again hosting SVBC's Winter Party. Over 70 people showed up and had a great time enjoying each other's company and some tasty snacks from Hobee's.
Party time at Palo Alto Bicycles.
SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter gave a brief speech to thank the audience for showing up and to quickly update them on SVBC's greatest accomplishments... read the whole note.
Over 70 people showed up for Monday night's Netherlands Bicycle Study talk - a great turnout for a room that holds 58!
SVBC Board member Shiloh Ballard discusses her experience in the Netherlands. Photo by Ray Hosler.
So many people showed up to hear the discussion, security had to eventually start turning folks away. Many thanks go to those Sam Liccardo, Manuel Pineda, and... read the whole note.