Alternative transportation proved to be an especially satisfying experience last Thursday. In the 45 miles I traveled for work, a car was not needed for any part of the trip. With the accessibility of the train and the power of my bicycle, I had a seamless, relaxing, traffic-free day of travel.
Let me break it down: After a brief mile and half ride from the office in San José, I was... read the whole blog post.
If anyone knows how to have a good time on a bike, it's a kid.
Haman Elementary School held its first Family Bike Night last week, in which over 100 students and their parents brought their bikes and enjoyed an evening of biking activities. They were greeted with race plates to mount on their bikes, water bottles to stay hydrated, and a blacktop waiting for their bikes. Big Wheels,... read the whole blog post.
Hi there, Wendee Crofoot, newest Safe Routes to School Coordinator! If my name sounds familiar, it's because I asked everyone I could reach to volunteer when I was managing the Bike Parking for San Jose events last year.
What brings me to SVBC? I am a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate in Mountain View. Check out Great Streets Rengstorff Park website for details of what changes... read the whole blog post.
Do you remember the scientific method?
Briarwood Elementary School recently held its Science Fair Night, during which the cafeteria was lined with student projects displaying everything from the effects of no soil on plants to the strength of magnets. However, this wasn't your typical elementary school science fair. The school invites members of the community to present and share the... read the whole blog post.
How do you get people to walk or bike?
The Santa Clara Safe Routes to School program held its second task force meeting yesterday. City Officials, SVBC, Santa Clara Unified School District, and school representatives met to talk about ways to make our communities more walkable and ways to get students walking to school. With fewer and fewer students walking to school we need to think of... read the whole blog post.
We all had a lovely time last night at our first-ever Volunteer Party and Chili Cook-off. There was chili (which was exceptional), there was cornbread (which was fantastic), and there was a gaggle of SVBC volunteers (who are also exceptional and fantastic). We staff members did our best to emulate our volunteers' typical grace under fire as we parked bikes and took on tabling duties.
Our 2013 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 on 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 blog post.
Thank you to everybody who joined SVBC and Stanford Hospital & Clinics for our Third Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit! At 146 attendees, this was our most well-attended Summit yet. We're so lucky to have a a co-host and community partners who share our vision, an army of skilled volunteers, and an amazing group of elected officials, agency staff, law enforcement, ride leaders, and... read the whole blog post.
Well, it finally happened. Following a lifelong trend of unsavory persons easily violating my poor security measures, my bicycle, a rare and highly treasured Gary Fisher Artemis, has been stolen. Why, you ask? Why would such a vile act befall a kindhearted spirit such as me? Mostly, because I was my usual dumb self and put my bike out on my back patio without a lock on Saturday night. I had to... read the whole blog post.
Every year the NCAA basketball "March Madness" tournament captivates the nation with underdogs and buzzer beaters. Last year, leveraging this excitement, Sports Basement unveiled their "Charity Madness" tournament and raised over $34K for charities through revenue sharing at their stores - see last year's results [HERE](http://community.sportsbasement.com/archives/and-the-ymca-wins/). This... read the whole blog post.