Friday, May 14, 2010

Great Feats

It was a beautiful sight in Brisbane yesterday, with bicyclists seen riding down Bayshore Blvd., Old County Rd., and then some over Tunnel Ave. Bridge towards Lagoon Rd., and then along Sierra Point Parkway. They were all participating in Bike to Work Day, which was again a fabulous success in Brisbane. 682 bicyclists passed through Brisbane's Energizer increase of over 36% from the year before! These four bicyclists are on their way to the Energizer Station located at Tunnel Ave. & Lagoon Rd. (accompanied by a northbound Caltrain!).

Volunteers distributed goodie bags, snacks, and water to keep everyone hydrated and feeling good.

(L to R): Carlos Babcock, Community Advocacy Coordinator from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Susan Maynard Sullivan, avid cyclist who bikes to work regularly, Mitch Bull, Executive Director from the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce, and Brisbane residents Nancy Lacsamana and Dee Sano volunteered their time at the event.
Thank you to all who helped to make the 16th Bike to Work Day such a great experience to all those who participated! May 2o11 draw even more participants!

And if you want to make biking a bigger part of your life, then take part in the Car-Free Challenge.

The Car-Free Challenge is a weeklong event from June 1-7 where people from California and around the country set and reach a personal low mileage goal.
It raises the awareness of the need for better options for walking, biking, and public transportation and it also raises funds for TransForm, an award-winning nonprofit, to fight for world-class public transportation and walkable communities at the regional, state, and federal levels. Register by May 20th and you may be rewarded for going car-free or just driving less. For more information, click here.

May 16th-22nd is National Public Works Week, a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. They are the ones responsible for ensuring your toilets flush, water comes out of your tap, your roads are sealed and safe for driving, trash receptacles are emptied, lawns and bushes are kept trim, and your kids have a safe walking route to school across Visitacion. Though their shirts are bright yellow, the service they provide is meant to be "invisible" - no news is good news to them! But in the coming week, let them know you recognize their great work and service to the community!

And last but not least, we wanted to make you aware of two events taking place at the Marina this weekend. On Saturday, May 15th from 8am-4pm, the Bay Area 02 Swap and Show is coming to Brisbane. This is the group's 10th year putting on the event, where BMW enthusiasts can come show their vintage BMW models and spectators can stroll along the grassy area at the Marina and share in the fun, enjoy some tacos, and the great weather!

If Saturday fun at the Marina wasn't enough, then come back on Sunday between 8am-4pm, where there will be a benefit car show for UCSF's Pediatric Epilepsy Center. The Sierra Point Yacht Club will also host an open house during those times. Both events are free and open to the public, so take advantage of all the great opportunities to enjoy Brisbane!

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