Bike to Work Day, Today and Everyday, Except Weekends when you Bike to Swim, Bike and Run! (and eat)

Had a great time volunteering at the Western Addition Kaiser Energizer Station again for Bike to Work Day, meeting and working with fellow cyclists. We had a steady stream of bike commuters and several new members to join the San Francisco Bike Coalition! Several pedestrians were also curious about it and we "energized" them. The SFBC's Margaret and Bonnie organized and coordinated the members and volunteers and were responsible for setting up all those wonderful energizer stations all over the city. What was impressive is that many people who wanted to join the bike coalition already knew the important work the SFBC does and had their minds set and were eager to do so. Perhaps it was the new designated bike access popping up all over the place, or the smooth pavement, breathing easier with their bike on the BART train, or safer intersections for biking and walking. Maybe it was a free cycling or bike maintenance class they took, or desire to see more traffic safety improvements in their neighborhood. You don't have to be a member to volunteer and can earn a membership through volunteering at bike events. It's fun! I support the bicycle for everyday transportation because it's healthy for me and the planet.

Here are some pics:

SFBC Volunteer Manager Margaret McCarthy

New member Diana

Western Addition Kaiser Energizer Station on Geary

Refreshments for the ride!

Joining the SFBC
Margaret McCarthy and our Energizer Station Captain John Spallone

Kaiser has a great support staff that set up everything and provided snacks.  Our station is in an interesting location because it is on a hill, a busy street and a popular destination (the hospital!) so I was curious to see who commutes along there. Our Energizer Captain John Spallone does, commuting to work at Kaiser every day by bicycle, as well as lots of other doctors that I met. So if you are driving in a car and you see one of those cyclists, be careful because it might be your doctor!

Happy Bike Month!

1 comment:

fuzzbuzz said...

Very awesome sis!

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