Upcoming Events


Bike-themed Trivia Night


Come to our first ever virtual Bike-themed Trivia Night!  This event is bound to test your wits and skills as we go over a series of questions both bike and non-bike related. Optionally, stick around after our trivia night ends at 6:30pm to chat with your fellow participants about all things SF Bicycle Coalition. Bring a friend – the more the merrier! RSVP Here.

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Meet a Member with Jane Kim


Jane Kim

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has over 10,000 incredible members. Throughout Bike Month we’re highlighting the stories of the people who make up our strong community. Listen in as SF Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Brian Wiedenmeier interviews Jane Kim, former D6 Supervisor and Board of Education President. As the Supervisor serving District 6 from 2010 to 2018, Jane made biking and street safety a top issue — not only for the neighborhoods in her district (including Tenderloin, SoMa, Mission Bay…

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Virtual Bicycle Ambassador Training


Flex your advocacy muscle and become a Bicycle Ambassador! Come to our online training to get up to date on what’s going on with the SF Bicycle Coalition and learn how to sign up new members. This training will prepare you to volunteer at Bike to Work Day, as well as at races, festivals, Service Stations and other events. Please note that you must be a current member of the SF Bicycle Coalition to become a Bicycle Ambassador. All participants…

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Women & Non-Binary Bike SF Virtual Coffee Club


FREE

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ll be doing our Women Bike SF Coffee Club digitally! We’ll be hosting our normally monthly coffee club weekly in honor of Bike Month throughout May! Women Bike SF Coffee Club is the perfect place to find community, talk about bikes and share biking tips, especially during these weird times. So, grab a cup of coffee and your laptop and join us as we go digital! RSVP in advance here. Depending on the number…

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Bike Touring 101


Have you been dreaming of adventure during shelter in place? Learn how to go bike touring so that you’re ready to explore by bicycle once restrictions are lifted. Learn the difference between bike touring and bike camping, what equipment you need, what to wear, where to ride, and more! SF Bicycle Coalition board president Jean Kao and her partner Magnus Barber have gone bike touring all over the world. They have lots of stories to share! Bring your questions.  …

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Can We Get to 80% Sustainable Trips by 2030?


The city of San Francisco has developed a Climate Action Strategy that includes an ambitious goal of getting to 80% sustainable trips by 2030.  The City defines a “sustainable trip” as biking, walking or taking transit. Given emissions from vehicles are responsible for 46% of San Francisco’s carbon footprint, replacing car travel with biking, walking and taking transit would reduce greenhouse emissions

Car Show and Events Calendar

Locations
in Red
indicate events that I will be attending

*= Recurring
Cruise Nights also on Cruise
Nights
page.


Most
Flyers are in Adobe PDF format – Get Acrobat Reader Free Here
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V
= Vendor Space Available



Coronavirus
(COVID-19) in California
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17-19

La
Jolla
Postponed to Sep 19-20
– La Jolla Concours d’Elegance – 1133 Coast Blvd. – Info
V


17

Buena
Park*
Cancelled
Classic Car Fridays – Elks Lodge 7212 Melrose
St. – 4PM – 8PM

Flyer


17

Burbank*
Cancelled
– Bob’s Big Boy 4211 W. Riverside Drive – 3PM – 10PM – Info


17

Burbank*
Cancelled
– Valley Cruise Night @ Fosters Freeze 201 S. Glenoaks Blvd. – 7PM – 9PM
– Flyer


17

Escondido*
Cancelled – Cruisin’ Grand – Grand
Ave. Downtown – 5PM – 9PM –
Info


17

Garden
Grove*
Cancelled – Friday Night Car
Show – 12891 Historic Main Street – 5PM – 8PM – Flyer


17

Lake
Elsinore*
Cancelled – Classic Car Show
‘n Shine – Farmer Boys18288 Collier Ave. – Flyer


17

Northridge*
Cancelled
– Bob’s Big Boy – 8876 Corbin Ave. – 5PM – 9PM – Flyer


17

Yucca
Valley*
Cancelled
– Sonic Drive-In – 58145 Highway 62 – 6:30PM – 9PM – Flyer


18-19

Van
Nuys
Cancelled – Spring Fling
XXXIV – Woodley Park – 7AM – 4PM – Info


18

Anza
Cancelled – Country Car Show – Minor
Park Hwy. 371 & Contreras Rd. – 11AM – 4PM – Flyer


18

Brea*
Cancelled – Classic Car Show @ Farmer
Boys 500 W. Lambert Rd. – 5PM – 7PM – Flyer


18

Carlsbad*
Cancelled – Cbad Cars – 7130 Avenida
Encinas – 7AM – 9AM – Info


18

Corona*
Cancelled – Cars & Coffee Corona
– Saleen Head Quarters 2755 Wardlow Rd. – Flyer


18

Covina
Cancelled – Saturday Morning Car
Corral – O’Reilly Auto Parts 501 N. Azusa Ave. – 7:30AM – Flyer


18

Dana
Point*
Cancelled – Monarch Bay Plaza
– Crown Valley & PCH – 7AM – 9AM – Flyer


18

Gardena*
Cancelled – Classic Cruisers Car
Show – Farmer Boys 641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. – Flyer


18

Grand
Terrace*
Cancelled – Cars

Portland Oregon bicycle news, events, culture, and opinion.

Joe Bike

By Sam Balto (Contributor) on March 31st, 2020 at 2:30 pm

A family leaves for a ride in Sellwood.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The coronavirus has changed our lives forever. From here on out, we will think of life before coronavirus, and after. While these are very scary times, we are seeing some positive things appear. With calmer streets and less people driving, there’s been a surge of children and families riding bikes together.

If you’re one of them, it might be a good time to do a practice run to school (if you don’t bike there already).

As a Physical Education teacher at a K-8 school in north Portland I see daily the impacts physical activity — or lack thereof — has on my students’ well-being. In PE class we work to give children the skills they need to be a physically literate person. We are building students’ competence and confidence so they can live a healthy life.

I tell my students that doctors have studied why being physically active is important for children. The closer children are to the 60 minutes of physical activity recommended by the Center for Disease Control, I tell them, the better health outcomes they’ll see. Children who are more active do better in school, get in less trouble, have better relationships with friends, get sick less and live longer lives.
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By Becky Jo (Columnist) on March 31st, 2020 at 12:08 pm

Adult and child’s bike on grass

Spring bike rides with Miata and the mini-me’s bike yet to be named (photos by Becky Jo)

When I started this car-free adventure at the beginning of winter, I thought for sure my bike was not going to cut it. I thought it was a matter of time when I’d have to admit my little road bike just wasn’t the right bike for hauling groceries or getting me around town. I was 99% convinced I’d have to trade it in when I first started my daughter behind me on her little tag-a-long, and her lack of experience balancing nearly caused us a few bike dumps.

I had been looking up more “upright” and heavier/sturdier bikes, what I came to find out are called “mixte” bikes, when to my surprise, we all adapted rather quickly. My daughter started riding on her own, I got into a cadence with groceries, and I do really love having a super light and maneuverable bike when I want to go from North Portland to Montavilla.[Read more…]

By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 30th, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Now available for free via snail mail from Portland Design Works.

It’s strange that while many things have slowed down or paused during these virus-impacted times, there seems to be more news than ever coming toward us. Even as owner of a niche transportation media outlet,