SVBC coordinated an awards breakfast this week for the winners of the Team and Company Bike Challenges. It's the enthusiasm from teams like these that help encourage cycling in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Bike to Work Month is an important opportunity for us to raise awareness of riding a bicycle for transportation, and the Bike Challenges help to show how fun and easy it is as well... read the whole note.
It was a fantastic Bike to Work Day this year! Counts of people on bikes in both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties were up this year: counts at 80 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara showed a 19% increase in butts on bikes on Thursday morning, while at the 36 Energizer Stations organized by our friends at Commute.org in San Mateo County, cycle sightings were up a whopping 30%! That means a... read the whole note.
With help from the Mayor, City Council, the Department of Transportation, and our friends at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, we kicked off Bike Month in San José yesterday. Councilmembers joined together to pilot a seven-person conference bike and then joined the Mayor to pose for the cameras at Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, bikes at the ready, to show their support for Bike Month and... read the whole note.
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 note.
Whether you're a velo veteran or first-time cyclist, today is the day to ditch your car and hop on a bike to get to work, school, errands, wherever you're going! Bike to Work Day is a Bay-Area-wide event that gets tens of thousands of people on their bikes. Across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, even the most timid rider can pedal with confidence, knowing they'll enjoy the company of... read the whole note.
SVBC is now offering sponsors the opportunity to engage on a year-round basis, by supporting both our Annual Dinner and Bike to Work Day. This annual relationship is designed to simplify budgeting and paperwork for the sponsor, while expanding the opportunities for exposure and recognition.Combined Sponsorship
Fifth Annual Dinner – October 11, 2012 Bike to Work Day – May 9, 2013... read the whole note.
The following guest blog was written by I-Heng McComb, who previously contacted SVBC just to thank us for putting Bike to Work Day together. Thank YOU, I-Heng!
Someone once told me about a guy who went skydiving for the first time to celebrate his birthday. He became immediately addicted and that same week, he dropped out of college, moved into the skydive center trailer park, and... read the whole note.
My bike to Work Day began at 6:45 am (not my finest hour), when I boarded a vacant northbound Caltrain to Mountain View. It was pretty early, and I suppose most people riding the rails at that hour opted for the baby bullet that departed a few minutes earlier, so I was all alone in the bike car. No worries about getting bumped, at least!
A fifteen-minute train ride and quick pedal... read the whole note.
Press coverage of Bike to Work Day was phenomenal this year - from general coverage to personal stories, the media was happy to report on this huge, healthy, Bay-Area-wide event. SVBC managed to get quite a few nods, too. Here are some highlights:
Joe Rodriguez talked about his own conversion to bike commuting in the Mercury News:
Five years ago, a young woman crashed into my... read the whole note.
Hopefully, you're all getting prepared to bike to work on Thursday. That's great! I assume you've gone through the ABC Quick Check and gone over some bicycling safety tips. Well done!
Now your bike is ready to ride and you're ready share the road safely. But which road? Do you know what route you're going to take to work? Not to worry - SVBC has a vast collection of bicycle route maps... read the whole note.