Every season, SVBC volunteers organize a massive effort to guard the bicycle parking corrals at Stanford home football games. At the corrals near gates 2, 4, and 6, we have kept thousands of bicycles securely guarded each year. The 2012 season is upon us, and we need YOU to help keep thousands of Cardinal fans riding their bikes to the games, confident in the security of our guarded parking... read the whole note.
Fact: People love valet bike parking.
It's true! Event promoters book SVBC's valet bike parking services months in advance; people eagerly anticipate it at their local art and wine festivals; and first-time users always seem amazed by the safety and convenience. And let's not forget - it's free! Valet bike parking is, it seems, universally adored.
Here's the rub: it takes people... read the whole note.
UPDATE 7/23: This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is seeking a talented and energetic Event and Volunteer Coordinator to help with valet bike parking at community events, outreach tabling, and volunteer recruitment. The hours for this Event Coordinator position are approximately 20-30 hours/week through the end of September,... read the whole note.
Bay Area Bike Party is organizing this group ride from downtown San José to the 7th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 - May 19th, San Mateo Event Center near the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. Participants can take Caltrain back or ride.
This ride is a total of 30 miles, and flat. It should take 2.5 to 3 hours (if you start from San José), including rest stops. The route is available at:... read the whole note.
This guest blog was submitted by Wendee Crofoot of the Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning.
Mountain View has a lack of convenient on street bike parking, the solution is more conspicuous, convenient, and plentiful racks. Bicyclists lock their bikes to tree cages, light posts, and railings that were designed to assist the elderly and disabled.
Do you live, work,... read the whole note.
Volunteers are needed to work in two or three hour shifts at the valet bike parking corral at San Carlos Hometown Days. The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days. In past years, volunteers have parked about 100 bikes per day at this event -- organizers are looking to increase their numbers this year! Volunteers will receive a 'thank-you' gift, in appreciation of their services.
We have some pretty amazing volunteers here at SVBC. We know it, they know it, and Stanford Football attendees REALLY know it. This season, our army of bike parkers, led by Jim Manitakos, Rob Robinson, and the incomparable Ellen Fletcher, guarded over 5,500 bikes at Stanford home games. Many of the games are at night; sometimes it was cold, or windy, or raining. The shifts are a real... read the whole note.
The Echelon Palo Alto Gran Fondo and Challenge are upon us. If you have not heard, cycling legend Greg LeMond will be in attendance. SVBC is thrilled to be working with the organizers and we're happy to announce that SVBC members may use a special checkout code to receive $15 discount on the event. For those of you not riding, the organizers need bike valet volunteers. SVBC will be providing... read the whole note.
At the first home game of the Stanford football season, SVBC volunteers parked 883 bikes, 70 strollers, and a number of other items not permitted into the stadium. SVBC and Stanford offer this service to keep hundreds of attendees out of their cars when heading to the game. If you're headed out to see the Cardinals toss the pigskin, bring your bike and put our volunteers to work! There are... read the whole note.
A typical night at Music in the Park in downtown San José.