Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

San Francisco: "Bike to Work Day" is Thursday May 17th

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

San Francisco: "Bike to Work Day" is Thursday May 17th

Old 05-12-07, 10:37 AM
  #1  
kid728
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
San Francisco: "Bike to Work Day" is Thursday May 17th

Volunteers from the SF Bike Coalition will be handing out bags full of neat bike stuff as well as coffee and snacks.

Below are the locations:

--Main Downtown Station-- 7:30AM to 2:00PM
Market St. at Battery

--Evening Stations --- 5PM - 7PM.

Castro: Duboce Bikeway at Market
Embarcadero: Bikestation, Embarcadero BART
Mission: Valencia at 17th Street
SOMA: Caltrain, 4th and King
SOMA: Howard at 8th Street
Upper Haight: Panhandle, Fell and Masonic
Rainbow Grocery: Division at Folsom

--Morning Stations -- 7:30AM - 9:30 AM.

Bernal / Mission: Cesar Chavez at Route 101 Bicycle Underpass
City College: Phelan Campus (8-10AM)
Civic Center: City Hall, Polk Street Steps
Downtown: Market at Battery(7:30-2PM)
Embarcadero: Bike Hut (Pier 40)
Inner Richmond: Cabrillo at Arguello
Inner Sunset: Irving at 7th Avenue
Mid-Market: Market at 12th Street
Mission: Valencia at 17th Street
Presidio: Main Post, Halleck & Lincoln (6:30-9:30AM)
SF State: 19th Avenue at Holloway (8-10AM)
SOMA: Caltrain (4th and King)
SOMA: Folsom at 7th Street
UCSF: Medical Center, Irving at 2nd Avenue
UCSF: Mission Bay, 16th at 4th Street
UCSF: Mt. Zion, Divisadero at Post
Veritable Vegetable: Cesar Chavez at 3rd Street
Western Addition: Kaiser Hospital, Geary at St. Joseph’s

http://www.sfbike.org

If you're in another bay area city:
http://www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/ind...=energizer.php







Last edited by kid728; 05-17-07 at 11:58 AM.
kid728 is offline  
Old 05-12-07, 12:36 PM
  #2  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I hate to say it but there is a special day for this???
I understand this is the one wekk out of the year where everyone decides to ride there bikes to work and it is just sad because they should be doing anyway whether or not its a special day or if its pooring rain out side just ride people

I remember the bike commute day a year or so ago when cruz bustamonte had his wife drive him form elk grove to freeport blvd. so he could ride to the capitol to go to work they had a news crew following him boy that was funny he was breathing hard and about to faint after about 6miles and it makes you think are people really that bad off?

rambling...off...
Retem is offline  
Old 05-12-07, 01:36 PM
  #3  
kid728
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bike to Work Day is really about supporting your local bike advocacy organizations. Without them there would be no new bike lanes or traffic calmed streets. These are the things that make your commute easier (the free coffee once a year is nice, but that's not what it is about).

The media usually mentions it as well. Hopefully they don't start another anti-bike campaign, as there was another smashed window incident at the Berkeley Critical Mass last night.



kid728 is offline  
Old 05-12-07, 01:49 PM
  #4  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yeah I am just being the cynical sacramento bike advocate type guy. I completely understand the purpose of bike commute month/week I am just saying that the people that only commute via bike because its a special month/day/week are kinda lame when we live in california with our beautiful weather and scenery. the horribly sad thing is in sacramento we have 500 miles of beautiful wild bike trail that simply can't be beat.
but we still have people driving their big suvs 6 blocks to the bike trail to ride their bikes when they live along a route or a place with a marked lane.
as far as traffic calming and bike lanes go I cn ony speak for my adopted city and drivers seldom obey markings bike lanes divides medians they simly don't care and don't mind the law.
I do appreciate the efforts that cities like berkeley and davis have made they are both very well thought out as far as population dense developement goes sf and sacramento still have a long way to go to accomplish these things granted drivers are infinitly more aware in sf than in sacramento but oh well its flat here.
Retem is offline  
Old 05-12-07, 05:17 PM
  #5  
Rugen
Danger! Danger!
 
Rugen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 216

Bikes: CAAD10, Norco A1, Bob Jackson WT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There's a great thread called advocacy & safety.

Keep your free stuff. Posting this here is a bit like preaching to the choir.
Rugen is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 03:19 PM
  #6  
kid728
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The SFBC will also be handing out free bike maps of the city. They show all the bike lanes, bike paths, street grades, and bike shop locations. Kind of nice to have. If anyone wants to download the BTWD Poster for their workplace, here's the link:http://www.sfbike.org/download/rides...BTWDposter.pdf
kid728 is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 03:27 PM
  #7  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,013

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Retem
yeah I am just being the cynical sacramento bike advocate type guy.
Hey! that's my job
Cynikal is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 03:31 PM
  #8  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,013

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Retem (Tom)

I agree that Sac has a ways to go to be a bike friendly town but we are all working very hard to make that happen. Things have changed quite a bit in the past 10 years (since I've been back in sac) and I'm sure the next 10 will be even better.

Kid728 nailed it. This is another day to remind you to support your local advocacy group or groups.
Cynikal is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 03:38 PM
  #9  
jhnmrk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
http://driveyourbike.org/
jhnmrk is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 04:35 PM
  #10  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Cynikal
Retem (Tom)

I agree that Sac has a ways to go to be a bike friendly town but we are all working very hard to make that happen. Things have changed quite a bit in the past 10 years (since I've been back in sac) and I'm sure the next 10 will be even better.

Kid728 nailed it. This is another day to remind you to support your local advocacy group or groups.
I know I just hate it when I see city planners on the news complaining about the removal and reconstruction of private operated parking lots when I think its a great idea limit the amount of idiots down here with 2 and a half ton vehicle that they can barely handle on a four lane thoroughfare
Retem is offline  
Old 05-14-07, 04:42 PM
  #11  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,013

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, City Planners (myself included) want very much to reduce the number of all autos, especially in the downtown areas. It's usually the business people who complain about the loss of parking. Parking guys love it because the supply goes down and prices go up. The market (gas and others) will cause the shift away from 2.5 ton vehicles soon enough. Enough with the hijack. Commence discussion with Bike to Work Day.

BTW, I'm working the booth for the Bike Kitchen on the 17th at Capitol Park if anyone is in Sac. Come by and say hi.
Cynikal is offline  
Old 05-16-07, 01:00 PM
  #12  
kid728
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They just added another Energizer Station downtown at Rainbow Grocery (Division/13th St. @ Folsom) from 5-7PM. Just a month or so ago, Rainbow started offering a 10% discount on groceries to those who shop by bike.

Also this week's SF Bay Guardian has a front page article about Bike to Work Day and the status of the lawsuit against the city's Bike Plan. The good news is there are over 60 bike projects that could be implemented at a rapid speed once it's over. That's if the politician's don't withdraw their support. It's kind of our job to keep the pressure on them.
kid728 is offline  
Old 05-16-07, 09:12 PM
  #13  
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
im gonna hit up as many free coffee stations as i can. im gonna be shaking by the time i get to work.
onetwentyeight is offline  
Old 05-16-07, 09:14 PM
  #14  
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 8,269

Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
and peeing...oh, the horror
pitboss is offline  
Old 05-16-07, 09:16 PM
  #15  
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
ill just pee out by the back door at my job. its what all the homeless people do anyway.
onetwentyeight is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 07:24 AM
  #16  
james_swift
All ur bike r belong Enki
 
james_swift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Fransicko
Posts: 816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Points:

-Every day is like bike-to-work-day.

-7:30AM? Are you kidding me? I guess that leaves-out a huge chunk of commuters who catch the 6:59AM and 7:14AM trains to the South Bay.
james_swift is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 11:13 AM
  #17  
Maracski
Prefers riding Up Hill
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 109

Bikes: Pumkin: '98 Stumpjumper Pro w/a bunch of upgrades; Buttercup: Anchor Keirin; Un-named/un-built Raleigh Grand Prix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
At the Presidio Station you can get orange juice and bagels with cream cheese. And also a free bbq lunch from Acre Cafe...
Maracski is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 11:56 AM
  #18  
kid728
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
There's still the Evening Stations from 5-7PM if you're going to be outside biking at that time.
kid728 is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 12:01 PM
  #19  
donoman
o>'o
 
donoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 73

Bikes: Specialized M2 S-works HT, Specialized Tarmac Exp, Dahon Speed Pro TT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I rode today!!! and yesterday! I have been trying to ride at least 2x a week for better health, lower emissions, and to save $$$.
donoman is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 12:38 PM
  #20  
Rugen
Danger! Danger!
 
Rugen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 216

Bikes: CAAD10, Norco A1, Bob Jackson WT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by donoman
I rode today!!! and yesterday! I have been trying to ride at least 2x a week for better health, lower emissions, and to save $$$.
Man-up and do it every day.
Rugen is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 12:44 PM
  #21  
straightedge
Me fail English?
 
straightedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by kid728
I wish my grades would average out like that.
straightedge is offline  
Old 05-17-07, 03:35 PM
  #22  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,013

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Totally
Cynikal is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
NCRoadie
Fitting Your Bike
0
01-03-14 12:32 AM
Soil_Sampler
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
39
09-13-11 10:15 PM
Bikedued
Texas
0
10-23-08 06:54 AM
JP1971
Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling
3
05-18-08 08:43 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.