One of our super volunteers, Candice, organized another fun community ride for SVBC on November 30th. Her recap of the Day by the Bay ride is below.
Thirty cyclists pulled out from the Mountain View Caltrain station and headed for San Francisco Bay. It was a glorious day. Lots of sun. Lots of smiles. Some acquaintances that would become new cycling buddies. And not single flat tire... read the whole note.
Pedal through San José to Veggielution Community Farm and enjoy learning about organic agricultural techniques as well as bicycle maintenance.
It is a short 4 mile ride to the farm where everyone will have a chance to get their hands dirty. End time is approximate.
9:00 AM: Meet up at City Hall to gather cyclists. 9:30 AM: Hit the road to Veggielution. 10:15 AM: Arrive at... read the whole note.
The Membership and Events Committee has been pounding the pavement gathering donations for the Winter Member Party. We're hoping to at least double attendance from last year at our new location the Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom. We'll have plenty of food and drinks. The donations for the drawing are flowing. Our DJ is ready with the party. The pre-party lights ride is set. Everything... read the whole note.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining volunteer Janet Lafleur's Art Lovers' City Cruise and Picnic at the Stanford Rodin Garden. Essentially, it was a public art tour by bike through the scenic roads of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. Along the way, we stopped to see the Palo Alto Arts Center, the public art of California Avenue, and finally the Rodin Garden at Stanford's... read the whole note.
Our enthusiastic appreciation goes to our member Candice for organizing a women's ride along the Guadalupe River Trail earlier this month. Her wrap-up of the ride is below.
Fifty experienced cyclists and women who dusted off their bikes for the event found their way to Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose to check in for the casual women's ride along the Guadalupe River. Weather was... read the whole note.
Bay Area Bike Share launched today, and SVBC was there to help! As you might know, we've been working with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on and off since 2008 to implement a bike sharing program. VTA started a pilot program then morphed over time into the regional program that kicked off today. It was a big win for both of us.
Our role at today's festivities was that... read the whole note.
Pedal along the Guadalupe River on a paved and almost completely flat trail. Ride with old and new friends to historic Alviso, where South Bay residents were once able to board steamboats bound for San Francisco!
Route: We'll take the Guadalupe River Trail from downtown San José to Alviso and back. Lunch at Rivermark Plaza. Participants can enjoy the whole 22-mile ride, or turn back at... read the whole note.
Ladies, want to meet more women who bike here in Silicon Valley? Join other women who love to pedal, including SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter, at the beautiful Elizabeth Gamble Garden in Palo Alto. It's the perfect time for a garden party: the dahlias and zinnas are in bloom, the apples are ripening in the orchard, and the weather is perfect for tea under the old oak tree. We'll bring... read the whole note.
Last Sunday, June 9th, the Safe Routes to School team and Millbrae School District hosted Bike Fest for families in the community. Parents and kids came together to ride their bikes up and down the hilly neighborhoods of Millbrae. With two route options, there was something for everyone whether it was a short spin to prepare the legs for summer riding, or a longer, sweat-inducing ride... read the whole note.
There are few things that pair better with a nice bike ride than food. What better excuse to ride your bike than the opportunity to dine on a sunny patio at your destination? We rolled with this notion last Saturday, when we partnered with Dishcrawl to organize the first ever Bikecrawl, a two-wheeled tour of Downtown San José eateries.
We began our epicurean journey at On a Roll,... read the whole note.