Members — It’s Time to Bike the Vote!
It's time to Bike the Vote! Election day is November 4, and this will be an important year for deciding the future of San Francisco streets. Up for vote this year: three important transportation ballot measures, five seats on the SF Board of Supervisors and one seat on the BART Board of Directors.
This election is an opportunity to ensure that we keep San Francisco rolling forward toward a better, more bike-friendly city by selecting the most bike-friendly candidates. The SF Bicycle Coalition member-elected Board of Directors will be making candidate endorsements, and we're calling on you to help us determine who should receive our influential endorsement. Voting ends September 2.
Read the candidate questionnaire responses and vote today.
For a Limited Time: Double the Impact of Your Gift
This fall, we’ll be working hard to educate San Franciscans about the benefits of safe, livable streets for all road users. But we need your help to get the message out! Luckily, a generous donor has stepped forward to help your gift have an even bigger impact. Make a gift today, and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $5,000. This match doesn’t last forever, so we need your help now to make sure we have the resources necessary to make an impact over the coming months. We expect well-funded proponents of gridlock to be spreading deceptive messages. Make your gift count double by giving today, and we’ll make sure the SF Bicycle Coalition’s positive message of better biking is heard even louder.
New Bikeways in the Sunset!
We are thrilled to announce the completion of the Safe Routes to School project at AP Giannini and Sunset Elementary just in time for the start of the new school year. These new bike lanes on Ortega Street will take you safely from 20th Avenue all the way to Great Highway. We continue to work on creating a north-south connection through the Outer Sunset to get you from Golden Gate Park down to Lake Merced. Huge thanks to the SF Municipal Transportation Agency for a quick delivery, and special recognition goes out to the schools, the parents and our members who pushed for this over the last few years. Read more about it here!
Reggie Watts Headlining Tour de Fat!
New Belgium’s Tour de Fat FUNdraiser
Spread the Word: The 3-Foot Law Starts in September
The Three Feet for Safety Act will finally go into effect on September 16. The law requires motorists to give at least three feet of clearance when passing a bike in the same lane. If not enough space is available, the motorist must slow down and pass when no danger is present to the person biking. But how will they know about the new law? The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will be teaching as many taxi drivers and large vehicle drivers as possible, but help us the California Bicycle Coalition spread the word! If you have a car, you can help by posting a bumper sticker or window cling on your car or encouraging other drivers to do so.
Read more and get your stickers to show your support today at calbike.org/3footeducation
Now Hiring: Fall Interns
Get involved with behind-the-scenes bicycle advocacy and gain resume-building experience in Event Planning, Fundraising & Development, Membership and more! Interns are a core part of our organization. View the full application instructions and apply online!
VIDEO: How to Lock Your Bike
Biking in San Francisco is one of the best ways to get around town but how do you take care of your sweet ride once you get to your destination? Proper locking technique is key for anyone biking around the city. Check out the blog and the short video we put together on how to keep your bike secure. In even better bike theft news...SAFE just recovered their first stolen bike using the voluntary registration program they created. Register your bike today.
Tuesday, August 19
Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop With Bay Area Bike Share
Wednesday, August 20
SF Bicycle Coalition Phone Bank
5-8PM SF Bicycle Coalition HQ, 833 Market Street, 10th Floor
Join the volunteers who keep the SF Bicycle Coalition membership strong. No cold-calling, just calls to friendly lapsed members offering an easy way to renew. Plan to stay for the thank-you dinner afterward and get to know your fellow volunteers.
Join us for a Happy Hour to get to know your fellow members, have a toast and hear about our ever expanding Business Membership program. You’ll get to know your SF Bicycle Coalition staff and hear how some of our Business Members are promoting bicycling in their workplace. Drinks aren’t included, but great company is! RSVP Here.
Meet the New Rapha Cycle Club SF Manager*
10AM-4PM GG Park Police Station, 1899 Waller St.
Practice what you learned in the Traffic Skills 101-1. This on-bicycle class follows a comfortable progression onto city streets, beginning with a short review of the lessons from the 101-1 course. After a basic bike maintenance session, the class will practice bike maneuvering skills in a car-free practice area before riding on the streets in small, intimate groups led by instructors. This is a follow-up to the Traffic Skills 101-1 class.
Crossing America By Bicycle*
Sunday, August 24
Sunday Streets: Mission
As part of our family biking education, Freedom from Training Wheels is a group effort to get kids riding without training wheels. Bring your child’s bike and helmet if you have them. If not, we have a few balance bikes for kids aged 2-5. We will be at this and every Sunday Streets, so we hope to see you there!
Test Ride a Family Bike at Sunday Streets
Front seat, back seat, tag-along or family bike? Talk to our Family Biking experts about biking with your baby, toddler or child, and see equipment options up close at Sunday Streets.
Monday, August 25
Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting*
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!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SFBC News: Even Stormtroopers Want Better Bikeways
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