Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Golden Wheel Awards are Tonight

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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Biker Bulletin

July 15, 2014

Dear Kevin,
Your SF Bicycle Coalition membership is current through 12/14/2014. Thank you for being a member!


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Golden Wheel Awards
The Golden Wheel Awards are Tonight!

Our 22nd Annual Golden Wheel Awards will be held this evening from 6:30-9PM at the Delancey Street Foundation. Missed your chance to purchase tickets online? Don’t fret, a limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door. Join us as we honor those who are making San Francisco a better place to live, work and bike. Keynote Speaker and Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek will provide insights into our theme of Shifting the Narrative: Shaping Our Streets, Our Community. Free bicycle parking provided by our signature Valet Bicycle Parking program.

Getting Bumped Off Caltrain? Take Action Here

CaltrainEven as we honor the work of BIKES ONboard, led by Dr. Shirley Johnson’s fervor for bikes and transit, we continue to see bikes getting “bumped” off Caltrain every single day. What’s a “bump?” A “bump” is a term for when a passenger is denied boarding due to insufficient onboard bicycle capacity. Read about what to do if you’re bumped, get involved in our Caltrain campaign and check out the bump graph for this year.

Ultimate Bike Shop Challenge All Month Long

Did you know you could join or renew your membership at any time of the year at many bike shops around town? This month 10 community partners are competing in the Ultimate Bike Shop Challenge to recruit the most new and renewing SF Bicycle Coalition members..

When you join or renew at a participating location you'll be entered into a raffle to win a free SF Bicycle Coalition t-shirt and Bern helmet! You'll also be supporting our work to make your commute better. Visit any of these shops to join or renew, and don't forget to use your membership card to get discounts  while you're there. Current members receive discounts at more than 60 businesses across San Francisco. Join or renew now, and let your membership pay for itself!

Designers and Architects: Join us for a Bike Parking Class

Bike ParkingWe've partnered with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter and Saris Parking for a bike parking course on Thursday, July 17 to acquaint architects and designers with best practices for designing indoor and outdoor bike parking. The course addresses a variety of solutions to the common challenges of creating functional and efficient bike parking, while offering a fluency in bike parking products, an understanding of cyclists’ needs, instruction on utilizing bike parking to optimize LEED points, and suggestions for integrating sound bike parking into overall building design. SF Bicycle Coalition members get a discounted $10 rate for the class. RSVP today.

Last Chance to Weigh in on the Marina Path Project

The City has scheduled the final community meeting for the Bay Trail path along Marina Boulevard to July 22. They will be presenting their final recommended design for the bicycle and pedestrian path, a popular and beautiful location along our waterfront between Fort Mason and Crissy Field. This is the time to make sure the final design will relocate the parking to a convenient location for visitors and boat owners to create a beautiful bicycle and pedestrian path. Your support is critical, so we hope you can either attend the meeting or write a letter of support. For more information, read our blog here.

Members Only: Perks Just for You

New Member Meet and Greet

Weds., July 23 6-7:30PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street, 10th Floor

If you’ve been an SF Bicycle Coalition member for less than a year, we warmly invite you to come to our New Member Meet and Greet! Join us to chat with fellow members, check out the SF Bicycle Coalition headquarters, learn more about your friendly SF bicycle advocacy organization, and find out about the many different ways you can get involved.
We’ll have snacks, beverages and plenty of indoor bike parking. Bring your bike upstairs with you! RSVP Online.

Even World Champion Cyclists Need Better Bikeways

Evelyn StevensEvelyn Stevens is a world champion and Olympic cyclist. Like thousands of other local road bikers, she’s also a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. We sat down with her to hear more about what she thinks about biking in San Francisco, how biking in our city compares to New York City riding and why supporting bicycle advocacy and 8 to 80 bikeways is important — even if you’re a pro rider. Here’s what she has to say. 

Statewide Action: Protected Bikeways Act

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the California Bicycle Coalition's network of affiliates are working together to make riding a bike better in California. Last month, due to some quick statewide organizing and activism, Assemblymember Phil Ting's Protected Bikeways Act (AB 1193) unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. This is an important step toward to making it easier for every community in to build more bikeways that are attractive for everyone from ages 8 to 80.

If you support the California Bicycle Coalition's work to make Protected Bikeways readily available throughout California sign your support here.


Check out our online calendar of events. To add your bike event to our calendar, simply email the details to us.

Tuesday, July 15

Golden Wheel Awards
6:30-9:00PM Delancey Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero

Wednesday, July 16

SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Bank
5-8PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street 10th floor

Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshops
6:30-7:30PM Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street

Thursday, July 17

Summer of Bike Love Service Station
5-7PM Fell and Lyon Street

Bike Parking in San Francisco: Policy, Design, and Best Practices
5:30-7PM American Institute of Architects, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

Friday, July 18

3rd on the Third Ride to the Bayview
5:30-9PM Bayview Opera House

Sunday, July 20

7th Annual JDC Bike-A-Thon
8:30AM-12PM Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of SF

Golden Gate Bike Adventure Time
9:30AM-1:30PM Meet at Civic Center across from City Hall

Marin Headlands Art Ride
12-4PM McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street

(Events not sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an *)

Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and make San Francisco great for bicycling!

Become a member and join a diverse group of people who are committed to transforming city streets into more dignified places to ride a bicycle. Add your voice and keep bike improvements moving forward in San Francisco!

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