The Echelon Palo Alto Gran Fondo and Challenge are upon us. If you have not heard, cycling legend Greg LeMond will be in attendance. SVBC is thrilled to be working with the organizers and we're happy to announce that SVBC members may use a special checkout code to receive $15 discount on the event. For those of you not riding, the organizers need bike valet volunteers. SVBC will be providing... 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.
A typical night at Music in the Park in downtown San José.
At SVBC we strive to increase bicycle access to almost everywhere – the workplace, school, recreation – and spring and summer events are no exception. There is definitely nothing better than taking a nice bike ride to a fun event and finding secured bike parking when you arrive. In order for us to make Bike Valet Parking accessible to guests, we need your help to make it all happen. Please... read the whole note.
Not as safe as it looks. Photo credit www.pedbikeimages.org / Judi Lawson Wallace
A friend of my fiancée got his bike stolen a while back. It was locked up on the SJSU campus and he was away from it for about ten minutes while he peeked into her gallery to offer her a hand. It was also this man's birthday. Surprise - your bike is gone!
While getting a bike swiped on your birthday... read the whole note.
Our friends at Stanford Football had a great season this year, but their accomplishments were not nearly as impressive as those of SVBC’s group of amazing Stanford Bike Parking volunteers. Through the course of six home games in heat, rain, and wind, a group of 68 remarkable volunteers led by Rob Robinson helped park and guard 5072 bikes, not to mention hundreds of strollers, skateboards and... 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.
Last weekend, May 22 and 23, almost 1,200 bicyclists pedaled their way to Maker Faire in San Mateo, where SVBC staff and volunteers were on hand to help park their bikes. Despite the strong winds, over 30 amazing volunteers, including eight students from Green Youth Alliance, helped fill the bike corral while the attendees enjoyed $5 off their admission tickets for... read the whole note.