At the end of Tuesday’s very successful Fourth Annual Dinner, someone told me, “I hope you don’t get post-event syndrome.” I told him that I never knew such a thing existed, but now I’m thinking there might be something to it.
First, I should start at the beginning. As you may know, my colleagues and I have been working very hard the last couple of months to plan, organize and put on... read the whole note.
This week, we are dropping our team registration for the upcoming Echelon Palo Alto Challenge and Gran Fondo on September 17, to make room for the many other worthy beneficiary organizations. But the good folks at Echelon still want to support SVBC. As a result, they are offering our members a $15 discount off the price of registration. Additionally, for each member that takes advantage of... read the whole note.
This is an exciting time for cyclists in Silicon Valley! From bike rodeos at schools to new bike bridges across 101 to the Silicon Valley Bike Advocacy Summit connecting advocates with policy makers, SVBC is at the forefront of promoting the bike for everyday use.
Leadership is key to success and we are currently seeking new leaders from our community to join our board of directors. We... read the whole note.
I just stumbled across this footage from the fixie trick jam at last year's ViaVelo. Seeing those crowds of people gathered 'round to watch the tricks made me remember what a great day it was. I heard plenty of people who had never seen a 180 on a track bike (and didn't know what a track bike was), telling each other how much fun they were having at San José's first open streets event.... read the whole note.
Many thanks to Palo Alto Bicycles for once again hosting SVBC's Winter Party. Over 70 people showed up and had a great time enjoying each other's company and some tasty snacks from Hobee's.
Party time at Palo Alto Bicycles.
SVBC Executive Director Corinne Winter gave a brief speech to thank the audience for showing up and to quickly update them on SVBC's greatest accomplishments... read the whole note.
Over 70 people showed up for Monday night's Netherlands Bicycle Study talk - a great turnout for a room that holds 58!
SVBC Board member Shiloh Ballard discusses her experience in the Netherlands. Photo by Ray Hosler.
So many people showed up to hear the discussion, security had to eventually start turning folks away. Many thanks go to those Sam Liccardo, Manuel Pineda, and... read the whole note.
Attendees enjoyed the VIP treatment.
SVBC hosted its Third Annual Dinner last Thurday, November 3, at the Decathlon Club in Santa Clara. The event was great – guests had a blast, got to hear some great speakers, scored some amazing deals in our silent and live auctions, and got to meet fellow members of the South Bay and Peninsula cycling... read the whole note.
If you missed Park(ing) Day 2010, you missed some great conversions of street parking into inviting public spaces. Not to worry! SVBC was there (with a Park(ing) Spot of our own) to check out the asphalt alterations and report back.
SVBCers chillax with the Happening Couch.
Couches, tables and chairs, potted plants, hammocks, and sod... read the whole note.
Volunteers wait to turn in front of a gas station. The irony was palpable.
Over 20 volunteers came out to Willow Glen this past Saturday to pack up and haul the contents of the SVBC office across town to our new home at 1922 The Alameda. Trailers, panniers, racks, packs, and even a converted hand dolly were put to use carrying the organization's office supplies and... read the whole note.
Do you want to help Redwood City become more bike-friendly? Join the new RWC workgroup!
SVBC is forming a working group to work with Redwood City staff to provide input on bicycle-related projects. The workgroup is being formed primarily due to financial difficulties in Redwood City which have delayed institution of their Complete Streets Commission, which would normally provide input... read the whole note.