This summer, Sunset will open its doors for their 15th annual Celebration Weekend. They will take the very Western idea of “freshness” and expand the theme to their various stages and features. Sunset will highlight new and up-and-coming chefs, innovative home and garden ideas, undiscovered wine regions, and the latest in travel style and destination.
http://www.sunset.com/marketplace/... read the whole note.
The Silicon Valley Tour de Cure is a fundraising cycling event taking place in Palo Alto to benefit the American Diabetes Association. They are expecting over 1,500 riders who will need a place to park their bikes while they relax after the ride.
We need bike parking volunteers to help cover the following shifts:
Saturday, June 9 (setup) Time still TBD
Sunday, June 10 10:... 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.
Come cruise the sunny streets of Sunnyvale and learn its history on the family friendly Sunnyvale Centennial Historical Bike Tour! Presented by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the tour is on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 8:30am to 11:30am starting and ending at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. There is a 15 mile southern route, an 8 mile northern route, and a scavenger hunt challenge... read the whole note.
The Membership Committee is an advisory committee only, but its recommendations are heavily relied upon by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to make decisions regarding their efforts to increase the number of members and members' level of engagement in SVBC's work. You can read the committee charter here.
Members of the committee must be available to meet on the second... read the whole note.
I somehow got roped into organizing the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit for the second year, and I have to say - things went pretty well! I couldn't have possibly done it myself, though. This year I was blessed with a committee and a co-host. So, many many many thanks go to Stanford Hospital & Clinics for partnering with us on the event, and a world of thanks to Ellen, Ariadne, Cindy,... read the whole note.
Bike to Work Day is just around the corner, which means it's time for another no-holds-barred SVBC membership drive drawing! Everybody who joins SVBC or renews their SVBC membership between April 1 and May 31 will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes, including bike gear, apparel, and our grand prize - a new bike!
Click here to join or renew now! You'll be adding to SVBC's... read the whole note.
Decades ago, a young city planner named Michael Freedman helped design a new vision for downtown Mountain View. Through his efforts, Castro Street went through a successful transformation with safer sidewalks and bustling cafes and street corners. Can we imagine the same thing happening to El Camino Real?
Click here to register for this event.
Join Greenbelt Alliance and partners... read the whole note.
Maker Faire is a gigantic exhibition of do-it-yourself crafting, building, and exploring in San Mateo. Those who arrive to the Faire by bike get free valet bike parking plus a $5 discount on the ticket price and you don't have to park out in the boonies. Cycling is a very popular way to get to the Faire. SVBC has been providing valet bike parking for the last few years, and 2012 will be no... read the whole note.
Celebrate your ride at our Bike to Work Day blowout bash! After your car-free commute, come party with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition in the gleaming San José City Hall Rotunda hosted by the Department of Transportation. Grab your bike and book it to our Bike Away From Work Bash for food, beer, and live music. Dress smart - get decked out in your hottest bike commuter style and show everyone... read the whole note.