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SVBC E-Bulletin: News and Events for People who Bike

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Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 18:06:10 +0000

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 Thanks for receiving our emails and staying up to date on bicycling news. Please consider joining the 2,000+ members of SVBC who support a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling. Become a member today (https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/SVBC) ! Questions about membership? Contact us (mailto:carlos_at_(domainremoved)
** The SVBC e-Bulletin is your guide to bike-related events, news, and opportunities for involvement in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Win of the Week
Cycling, Cultura, Comunidad

This past Saturday, nearly 200 bicyclists of all ages and backgrounds came together in San Jose to explore and learn about the city’s cultural history and vibrant neighborhoods.

The Community Mural Bike Ride (https://www.facebook.com/events/429903104067441/) , organized by SVBC’s very own Carlos Velazquez, was a huge success. It encouraged many people who don’t normally bike to get back in the saddle, and helped bring together the various communities in the South Bay who want to build a healthy community, environment, and economy, just like SVBC. Check out the great article by the Mercury News in this past Sunday’s paper (http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/04/san-jose-bike-riders-get-tour-of-city-murals-and-culture/) .

Carlos utilized the same tools and tips we provide volunteers to organize a social ride, as well as SVBC’s strong volunteer base, to help make this ride a success. We’ll miss him after he departs SVBC this week (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/02/thank-svbc-changing-life/) for new adventures, but look forward to working with him as a fellow bicycling advocate!

If you are an SVBC member and interested in organizing your own social ride, contact us!
The Latest
Sign the Petition: Urge Trump to Approve Electrification of Caltrain

Recently, Caltrain received word from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that a decision on the pending $647 million for the electrification of Caltrain will be deferred until the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget. This deferral may jeopardize the viability of the project itself. Support 9,600 American jobs: Tell the FTA to approve funding for Caltrain electrification (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-9600-american-jobs-tell-fta-approve-funding-caltrain-electrification) .
The Wins Keep Coming for Redwood City’s El Camino Real Plan

It’s been great to see Redwood City residents and City leaders meeting regularly to make sure the El Camino Real Corridor Plan results in a win for everyone. Protected bike lanes, affordable housing, and proper signage have been some of the goals shared by both residents, city, and SVBC, as our latest update on this project reports (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/03/continued-progress-redwood-citys-el-camino-real-plan/) .
Quick, Who’s the Most Inspirational Bicyclist You Know?

Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a “Bike to Work Day”? Does this person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social, and economic benefits of bicycling? Nominate them for Bicycle Commuter of the Year (http://youcanbikethere.com/bike-commuter-of-the-year/) , to be announced during National Bike Month in May.
Explore San Mateo via Bay Bikes, March 18

San Mateo was recently listed a Bike Friendly Community at the Bronze Level by the League of American Bicyclists. One big reason? The successful launch of Bay Bikes, the city's Bike Share program. Join us for a Bay Bikes ride on Saturday, March 18, where we'll show you how to use those bikes, and go on a ride through San Mateo's bike friendly routes. Register, and get $10 in bike share credit (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-saturday-social-ride-san-mateo-bay-bikes-tickets-30970883747) !
Green Treatment for Highway 280/Sand Hill Road

Last month, the San Mateo County Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee voted to recommend bike safety improvements, which include the green paint treatment, to westbound Sand Hill Road at Highway 280 (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2017/03/westbound-sand-hill-road-bike-lanes-highway-280-get-green-treatment/) . This is a huge win that came after years of advocacy and meetings by various groups, stakeholders, and people like you!
So, do you like to:

1) Ride 50-60 miles a day for multiple days in a row, with a small, passionate group?

2) Camp in the great outdoors while others cook wonderful meals for you?

3) Support SVBC and enjoy the challenge of fundraising?

If you answer yes or even maybe to any of those questions, join Team SVBC for this year's June Climate Ride from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. Information about the ride is here (http://www.climateride.org/events/california-central-coast) and a brief write up from last year is here (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/2016/06/riding-320-miles-climate-change-svbc/) . Contact the team captain at shiloh_at_(domainremoved)
America Center Buildings Invest in Bike Share

Kudos to the newly-developed America Center (http://www.steelwavellc.com/property/america-center/) buildings, located just at the end of the Guadalupe River Trail in Alviso, for investing in a bike share program on their campus. The program, launched this past week, has fifteen Zagster bikes available at no cost for folks to go on the trail, get a bite to eat, or just get some exercise riding around the campus. We love bike-friendly businesses!

Down the Road

SVBC Palo Alto Local Team Meeting (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/svbc-palo-alto-local-team-57/)

March 9
6:00 p.m.
Mediterranean Wraps
Palo Alto

San Jose Bike Train (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/san-jose-bike-train-8/)

March 15
8:00 a.m.
Diridon Caltrain Station
San Jose

Orientation: Volunteer for SVBC on Bike to Work Day (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/volunteer-orientation-volunteer-svbc-bike-work-day-2017-san-jose/)

March 15
6:00 p.m.
SVBC World Headquarters
San Jose

Spring Saturday Social Ride: San Mateo Bay Bikes (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-saturday-social-ride-san-mateo-bay-bikes-tickets-30970883747)

March 18
10:00 a.m.
San Mateo Caltrain Station
San Mateo

San Jose Local Team Meeting (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/svbc-san-jose-local-team-meeting-65/)

March 22
6:30 p.m.
SVBC World Headquarters
San Jose

Women's Bicycle Fashion Show (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/womens-bicycle-fashion-show/)

March 25
1:00 p.m.
Cyclismo Cafe
Redwood City

Shaping San Jose's Protected Bike Network (https://bikesiliconvalley.org/event/shaping-san-joses-protected-bike-network/)

March 29
12:30 p.m.
San Jose

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