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SFBC Biker Bulletin - October 6, 2004
Reply to: membership@sfbike.org
Date: 2004-10-06, 12:02PM PDT



SFBC Biker Bulletin - October 6, 2004 

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* TABLE OF CONTENTS 
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1) PUBLIC SAYS: "CALM POTRERO TRAFFIC NOW!" 

2) BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT - THURSDAY! 

3) BIKE the BAY BRIDGE: OUR CAMPAIGN GROWS... 

4) MORE BIKE LANES COMING SOON! 

5) LAST CHANCE to be a BUBBLE or BUNNY! 

6) SFBC and WALK SF LAUNCH CROSSING GUARD PROGRAM 

7) GET FREE ADVENTURE TICKETS at BIKE SHOPS all this week! 

8) UPCOMING EVENTS 

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1) PUBLIC SAYS: "CALM POTRERO TRAFFIC NOW!" 

At last Saturday's community meeting on changes coming to Potrero Ave, several dozen local residents spoke forcefully and eloquently about the horrific impacts of freeway style traffic through their neigborhood. Speaker after speaker demanded that the Department of Parking and Traffic put neighborhood safety above 30-60 second estimated auto-driver delays and adhere to their scheduled January implementation of a traffic calming project planned for Potrero that will include bike lanes, center turn lanes, and pedestrian refuges. The community overwhelmingly rejected as inadequate a last minute "alternative" proposed by Muni that would eliminate most of the calming elements of the plan, including bike lanes and a center turn lane in favor of two bus lanes. At the same time there was broad support for Muni improvements in the future, as they are planned and funded, including an eventual plan for real Geary-style Bus Rapid Transit—BRT—on Potrero. A very strong consensus emerged that BRT would be welcome on Potrero, but the traffic calming measures, conceived in response to the death of a 4-year old Buena Vista student, Elizabeth Dominguez last year, could simply not wait another day. If you haven't already done so, please e-mail the City at livable.streets@sfgov.org (cc'ing josh@sfbike.org) and ask them to proceed with the original plan for traffic calming on Potrero as soon as possible. For further details please see http://www.sfbike.org/potrero 
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2) BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT - THURSDAY! 

After fun-filled years of sold out shows in New York City the Fourth Annual Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) is coming to San Francisco next week! The Fest will present its selection of thirty passionate, hip and entertaining films from around the world October 7th through 9th at two local venues -- and promises to sell out (so get your advance tickets today!). These films embrace all aspects of bicycle culture by showcasing the lives of cyclists, BMX-ers, messengers, environmental advocates, fanatics, and all bike freaks. 

At Opening Night on Thursday, October 7th, the "Mighty" nightclub kicks off the Fest with "Red Light Go" a wild ride into the underground world of bike messenger street racing, otherwise known as Alleycats. Also on for Thursday Oct. 7th is "Stars and Watercarriers" featuring Eddy Merckx in the 1973 Giro D'Italia. This film will be accompanied with a live score by Horizontal Dropout followed by a Party with DJ's both homegrown & imported from NYC. The Fest rounds up on Friday and Saturday at Red Vic with a wide range of films from "Paperboys" - Mike Mills' brilliant documentary, and everybody's favorite "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." 

The Bicycle Film Festival is co-sponsored by the SFBC, the Bay Guardian and Puma. It has something for everyone - including several premieres, including coverage of the infamous RNC bicycle protests last month, where 400 bicyclists were arrested. Check out the packed festival program and get advance tickets at http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

VOLUNTEER & GET FREE ADMISSION! 

Lend a helping hand at the Opening Night party on Thursday, October 7th, and get free admission! Get your slot today by emailing calfee@sfbike.org We need your help! 
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3) BIKE the BAY BRIDGE: OUR CAMPAIGN GROWS... 

Excitement is building about a bike/ pedestrian/ maintenance pathway on the West Span of the Bay Bridge. On Friday, the SFBC sent a formal letter to Mayor Gavin Newsom, Assemblymembers Yee and Leno, and Senator Jackie Speier requesting their support for the project. You may have also read a front page article in the October/ November Tube Times about our efforts. If not, check it out online here: http://www.sfbike.org/?tubetimes 

$200 million may seem like a lot of money, but the pathway will truly be an economic boon to the Bay Area when it is built. If we can get regional and state leaders to at least commit $1 million for the environmental review process and then $10 million for the design of the project, we will have generated significant momentum to achieve full non-motorized access on the bridge! 

Be sure to check out the SFBC's new Bay Bridge web page at http://www.sfbike.org/baybridge which includes costs and benefits of the pathway, and a history of Bay Bridge non-motorized advocacy. 

FUN TREASURE ISLAND RIDE THIS SATURDAY 

Also, you have a unique opportunity this weekend to tour Treasure Island by bicycle, led by Jack Sylvan, who is heading up the Mayor's Task Force on Base Reuse and Development. What a great opportunity to see a whole new neighborhood of San Francisco, while promoting a shore-to-shore multi-use pathway on the Bay Bridge! And, since Urban Ecology is kindly providing a van for people's bikes, you don't even have to get your feet wet, or risk arrest to get there.... for details, see our "Chain of Events" calendar below under Saturday's listing for "TREASURE ISLAND ON TWO WHEELS" (and make sure to rsvp). 
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4) MORE BIKE LANES COMING SOON! 

Four bike-related items are on the agenda at the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee hearing, on Monday, October 18th at 1pm. Please mark your calendar & plan to come out and support them if you can. 

+ Folsom St. bike lane extension (between 14th and 11th Streets) 
+ San Jose/Guerrero b.lanes 
+ Geary corridor transit & bike improvements. 
+ Grove St. Library Bike Parking (removing car parking to expand bike parking) 

Stay tuned for more detailed info next week! 
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5) LAST CHANCE TO BE A BUBBLE or BUNNY! 

Hey SFBC members, here is your chance to do some silly, suited cycling! The Aeolian Ride gets its inspiration, quite literally, from the wind. Each participant wears a suit that puffs up when they ride, lending to the mass a contour akin to a child’s fairy tale, the softness of cloud rendered critters, or the ethereal quality of a sail caught wind.  The ride fosters interaction between the individual and their environment, supports the unmitigated experience of riding a bicycle in an urban area, and invites union of the excitement and playful energy of both riders and spectators. 

Co-sponsored by our very own SFBC this event takes place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH at 4pm. There is yet another ride on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7th, as part of a special parade that will end at the Bicycle Film Festival Opening Night at Mighty. Both rides are a recreational hour and a half to two hour ride whose route is yet to be announced. All interested parties, please visit http://www.aeolian-ride.info to SIGN UP! Soon your chance to be a bubble on wheels will pass you by, as there's only 50 spots available... 
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6) SFBC and WALK SF LAUNCH CROSSING GUARD PROGRAM 

Drivers continue to routinely violate bicycle and pedestrian right of way at the Masonic crossing of the Panhandle Pathway, but SFBC and Walk SF are teaming up to protect cyclists and pedestrians. We are launching a crossing guard program during evening rush hour to make sure non-motorized traffic makes it across the street safely without being cut off by drivers making a 'free' left turn from Fell onto Masonic. The Department of Parking and Traffic has plans to improve the visibility of the crosswalk and provide a 'head start' for cyclists and pedestrians. However, these measures do not go far enough, and the main turning conflict will still exist even with the changes that are planned. We are requesting that the City implement 'Option C' from the Bike Plan Update which would stop left turning cars with a red left turn arrow while cyclists and pedestrians have a safe, conflict-free phase. For more details about the improvements proposed for this key intersection, see http://www.sfbike.org/?bikeplan_masonicfell To volunteer for an evening shift as a crossing guard, starting next week, from 5-7pm, e-mail Josh Hart at joshua@sfbike.org Also, we would welcome the donation of any hand held stop signs or high visibility vests. 
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7) GET FREE ADVENTURE TICKETS at BIKE SHOPS all this week! 

Crave excitement? Like rock climbing? How about indoor scuba diving? 

Then you should LOVE free tickets to the Adventure Travel Expo, which features non-stop action while showcasing the best in adventure, cultural, and active travel. You can get them at the following bike shops with any purchase all week long: 

SOMA: 
+ Road Rage Bicycles: on Folsom @ 7th in SOMA 
+ Pacific Bikes & Boards: 

MARINA / FISHERMAN's WHARF 

+ City Cycle: 3001 Steiner St @ Union 
+ Big Swingin' Cycles: 2157 Lombard St @ Fillmore 
+ BIke & Roll: 734 Lombard St 

NOE VALLEY 
+ Noe Valley Cyclery: 4193 24th St @ Diamond 

UPPER HAIGHT 
+ Avenue Cyclery: 756 Stanyan St @ Waller 
+ Vision Cyclery: 772 Stanyan St, b/t Waller and Beulah 

SUNSET 
+ Big Swingin' Cycles: 1122 Taraval St @ 21st Ave 


The Adventure Travel Expo features over 70 seminars, personal appearances and book signings by well-known adventurers and explorers, a world music stage, on the floor activities such as rock climbing walls and adventure courses, scuba and kayaking pool, practical demonstrations by outfitters and leading photographers, reality show auditions, and plenty of nonstop action! 

Over 350 worldwide exhibitors will present the best in adventure, cultural, and active travel at the San Mateo County Expo Center, when it is open to the public on October 9 -10, 2004. You won't want to miss it! For more information, see http://www.adventureexpo.com 
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9) UPCOMING EVENTS 

Check out our online calendar of events at http://www.sfbike.org/?chain 

Add your bike event to our calendar by emailing calendar@sfbike.org 

(Events not sponsored by the SFBC are marked with an *) 


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** Wednesday, October 6th ** 
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WALK (& BIKE!) TO SCHOOL DAY 

San Francisco will join in the international celebration of Walk (& Bike!) to School Day this year. This important event has grown to include 28 countries and millions of people each year. Why is it so important? Because, unfortunately, over the past 30 years, the number of children walking to school has declined significantly. The result has been traffic congestion around schools, dangerous streets, and children who are less healthy and less connected to their neighborhoods. We can change that! Walk To School Day is a springboard to organizing for safer streets for kids walking and biking every day. 
This year, Walk San Francisco is sponsoring events at six schools in SF: 
+ Gateway High School, Inner Sunset 
+ Jefferson Elementary School, Inner Sunset 
+ French American International School, Hayes Valley 
+ Sunnyside School, Sunnyside 
+ Visitacion Valley Middle School, Visitacion Valley 
+ Fairmount School, Noe Valley 
For more information, call 431-WALK or visit http://www.walksf.org 

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NO SFBC VOLUNTEER NIGHT THIS WEEK 
Now every other Wednesday 

The weekly Wednesday Volunteer Night is a grand SFBC tradition that goes back for years, with hundreds of people lending a hand to do the things that make our office run smoothly, with an average of 1-2 dozen volunteers each week. We're now shifting gears, and aim to get more done for the bike movement by organizing bigger volunteer night parties twice a month to replace our weekly stuffing extravaganzas. Expect more people getting more done, a little less often. So tonight everyone has the evening off; the Volunteer Night is next Wednesday, a week from today. 


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** Thursday, October 6th ** 
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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: PROGRAM ONE 
http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct7.html 
7:00pm, at Mighty, 119 Utah at 15th 

Fun Bike Shorts 
and 
RED LIGHT GO 
USA 2002 
Mini DV, 52 min. 
Directors: Manny Kivowitz, Ben Barraud, Toby Barraud 
While making a living is dangerous enough for most bike messengers, a tight-knit community races for more than their weekly paycheck. These messengers compete in street races called Alleycats. Speeding through busy intersections without rules or sanction from the city, they ride without insurance and sometimes without brakes. These competitors risk their lives for seemingly meager prizes and the respect of their fellow riders. 

info and tickets www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: PROGRAM TWO 
http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct7.html 
9:00pm, at Mighty 119 Utah at 15th 

Program 2: STARS AND WATERCARRIERS 
Denmark 1973 
35mm 90min. 
Director: Jorgen Leth 
Jorgen Leth director of A SUNDAY IN HELL brings us what is considered to be one of the best films on cycling. This film documents the 1973 Giro d’Italia featuring the magic of Merckx Bosso, Gimondi. Leth sets this visually stunning film in a mythological arena. Heroes here overcome obstacles of pain and steep climbs on ancient pathways to victory and defeat. 

This film accompanied by a Live Score by HORIZONTAL DROPOUT 
Jeff Anderson Guitar 
Ragi Dindial Drums 
Anthony Alonzo Bass 
Band members formerly of 
Beak, Fantasy, Dropout Trio. 
The Band with over 150 bicycle builds 
among them share their love for cycling 
and Eddy Merckx. 

for more info and tickets www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 


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** Friday, October 8th ** 
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DECEMBER/ JANUARY TUBE TIMES DEADLINE 

Now is the time to send in your rec rides, cultural history tours, and other happening for the December/ January Chain of Events. We are also looking for letters to the editor, and recommendations for news items. If you have a ride or event you'd like listed, please e-mail all the details to josh@sfbike.org and if you have any other content, please e-mail tubetimes@sfbike.org The deadline for all submissions is today, October 8th. 

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MESSENGER APPRECIATION DAY 
Noon- 2pm, at "the wall" (Sansome & Sutter) 

The San Francisco Bike Messenger Association cordially invites you to attend our Messenger Appreciation Day events on October 8th. We shall be celebrating between Noon and 2:00 pm at ?The Wall,? Sansome and Sutter Streets downtown. This has become a well-attended annual event, with notable speakers from SF?s political, labor and business communities. The SFBC has helped to make our jobs easier and safer, and the SFBMA salutes you. Come on down and have a slice of pizza! 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: FRIDAY 
7:00pm, Red Vic 1727 Haight St. at Cole 

Full Program 3: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct8.html 

UNCONVENTIONAL CRITICAL MASS 
USA 2004, Video 7min. 
Directors: Andrew Lynn, Elizabeth Press 
An overview of New York’s Critical Mass the 
weekend before the RNC where over 250 bicyclists were arrested. 

and other Bike Shorts 

PAPERBOYS 
USA 2001, 35mm, 41min. 
Director: Mike Mills 
A look at the lives of six boys from the Mid West, contrasting the quaint notions of the neighborhood paperboy with today’s hip-hop and video game youth culture. Mike Mills has directed music videos for Air and Moby and is now completing his first feature Film ”Thumbsucker”. 

For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: CYCLING 
9:15pm, Red VIc,1727 Haight St. at Cole 

Full Program 4: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct8.html 

Tour of Legends/ Tour Des Legendes 
The Netherlands 2003 
16mm, 68 min. 
French, Italian, Dutch,Flemish 
With English sub-titles 
Director: Erik van Empel 
The film begins with an old newspaper article and a black-and-white photograph of sweating, mud-smeared cyclists. Erik van Empel takes us to the annals of the Tour De France: the yellowed magazines, scratched glass plates and damaged film footage that capture the history of the world’s most beautiful race. Featuring legendary cyclists Gino Bartali, Louison Bobet and Jean Robic- the fate of a whole nation was at stake during their heroic 1948 struggle. The few riders of that era who are still alive today describe the unforgiving circumstances in which the battle was decided. The old archival material, the fabulous anecdotes lead to a visually spectacular film that expresses the mythic character of bicycle racing. The film ends where it started: with the modern Tour de France. Is there any heroism left in today’s media circus? 

For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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** Saturday, October 9th ** 
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OCEANFEST (FARRALONES FAIR) 
11-4 PM, Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 
(aka the Visitor Center at West Crissy Field)* 

Visitor Center, West Crissy Field Ride on down to a free oceanside event. Enjoy gourmet sustaibable seafood, beer and wine tasting, kids art and education activities, live music, and the Marine 
Discovery Fair. Valet bike parking provided; to volunteer and get in free, email kay@sfbike.org. For more info see http://www.farallones.org 

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FREE "ALL LEVELS" CITY CYCLE ROAD RIDE 
Gather at 8:45, Roll at 9:00am Sharp! Meet at City Cycle, 3001 Steiner Street @ Union* 

Take a trip around the Bay Area's best road bike routes in a safe group setting, hosted by the experts at City Cycle. Expect a different ride each Saturday, with plenty of friendly people. This week, look forward to a more inclusive multi-level ride format sorting "hammerheads" and lower intensity riders. Our proposal is to have a more conversational, more humble paced ride depart about 15 minutes ahead of the high heart rate loving riders. We expect both rides to meetup a few miles down the road and perhaps return to SF together. If you are a "Conversational", "Intermediate" or "Advanced" rider that wants to take it easy, you're in Group One; go on the early ride departure. If you are "Intermediate" or "Advanced" and want to hammer, hook up with Group Two; go for the later departure. Advanced riders please pick on people your own size!! Feel free to let everyone know your plans upon departure.  We'd like to know what you think:  events@citycycle.com For more info see http://www.citycycle.com 

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TREASURE ISLAND ON TWO WHEELS 
9:20am - 1 pm, Meet at the Transbay Terminal at 1st and Natoma* 

Learn about the fascinating history - and future - of Treasure Island. This easy-paced bicycle tour will be led by the development director of Treasure Island Jack Sylvan, along with project architects/landscape architects and current island residents. Issues covered: redevelopment plans and negotiations, infill development, housing, alternative waste water treatment plans, remediation, and more. Free to Urban Ecology members and students ($5 donation for non-members). Please RSVP at events@urbanecology.org, or 510-251-6335. For more information: http://www.urbanecology.org 

Getting to Treasure Island from San Francisco: Meet at the San Francisco Bay Terminal at 1st Street and Natoma at 9:20am sharp. Load your bike into a cargo van provided by Urban Ecology. Then catch the MUNI #108/Treasure Island departing at 9:40am. Don't be late! Leave enough time to help load your bike and walk to the bus stop in the terminal. MUNI fair is $1.25. 

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DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATE BIKE RIDE 
10 a.m., meet with your bicycle at Baker and Fell* 

Ride through the district with several district 5 candidates. Find out who deserves to be your #1, #2 & #3 choice! This ride is not sponsored by the SFBC, but we recommend going to meet the candidates in person. We've received several strong pro-bike candidate surveys from District 5 folks, and you can read them yourself here: http://www.sfbike.org/?vote (Last month, SFBC members voted to endorse Ross Mirkarimi for District 5 Supervisor, in a field that included several great candidates). 

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ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL EXPO 
10am-7pm, San Mateo County Expo Center* 

500 exhibitors represent the best in adventure, cultural, and active travel. The program features over 70 seminars, personal appearances and book signings by well-known adventurers and explorers, world music stage, practical demonstrations by outfitters and leading photographers, on the floor activities such as rock climbing walls and adventure courses, scuba and kayaking pool, reality show auditions, and video action. This is one show that is both an unforgettable experience and an indispensable resource for travel buyers. Visit http://www.adventureexpo.com for details. 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: MOUNTAIN BIKING MATINEE 
3:00pm, Red Vic, 1727 Haight St. at Cole 

Full Program 5: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct9.html 

CHAIN REACTION 5 WORLDWIDE 
USA 2004 | Video, 45 min. 
Director: Don Hampton 
From the series that introduced you to the meaning of HARDCORE, this film takes you to four continents, logs thousands of frequent flyer miles and shows what East Coast style is all about. The DH Productions' "Stable of Knuckleheads" has been unchained and they have unleashed their fury on the world. Your tour guides are: Aaron Chase, Jeff Lenosky, Lars Tribus, Eric Porter, Kyle Ebbett and more. Three time Emmy Award winning Producer/Director Don Hampton shot this film in Japan, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, Canada and the USA. 

...followed by... 

NO WAY: The Hans Rey Story 
USA 2004 | Video, 40 min. 
Director: Diana Graber 
A documentary on the life and career of Hans Rey, the Great Ambassador of Biking. Hans is a man who constantly recreates himself as a pioneer in the world of Mountain Biking and Trials. For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: BMX 
5:00pm, Red Vic, 1727 Haight St at Cole 

Full Program 6: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct9.html#program6 

BIke Shorts and 
NASTY'S WORLD 
USA 2002, 16mm 69min. 
Filmmaker: Steve Olpin 
Does it again. This time he takes us into the world of Nasty (Cory Nastazio). In his world there is no holding back. Everything he does is like a 20-foot jump. Be it hanging with mom,at the doctor's office with some broken bones, or driving on the freeway, we are riding the edge with 
Nasty. Come jump into the life of BMX's no. 1 Dirt Jumper. 

For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: PROGRAM 7 
Sat., Oct. 9 | 7:00pm, Red Vic, 1727 Haight St. at Cole 

Full Program 7: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct9.html 

A bunch of fun Bike Shorts 
and 
WARRIORS: THE BIKE RACE 
USA 2004 
Video, 27min. 
Directors: Josh Weinstein, Michael Green, Jesse Epstein, Christopher Ryan 

In August of 2002, over 800 bicycle riders descended upon New York City in the form of 89 gangs. Their goal: to live out the epic gang warfare movie known as THE WARRIORS. During the all night race from the Bronx to Coney Island, riders got lost, blood was shed, police outwitted, and countless brain cells destroyed. Most of what took place that night was thankfully never to be discussed again until…WARRIORS: THE BIKE RACE. 

For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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HAROLD AND MAUDE 
7:30 PM, Dolores Park* 

After an overwhelming response in May, Film Night in the Park returns. These outdoor free films are put on by The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, dedicated to preserving and maintaining the City's last remaining neighborhood cinemas. For more info see: http://www.sfneighborhoodtheater.org Valet bike parking provided by the SFBC. To volunteer email kay@sfbike.org. 

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BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL: PEE WEE's BIG ADVENTURE!! 
9:00pm, Red Vic, 1727 Haight St. at Cole 

Full Program 8: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/SF2004/oct9.html#program8 

PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE 
USA 1989 | 16mm, 90 min. 
Director: Tim Burton 
There's no doubt that the love of Pee Wee's life is his bicycle. When the beautiful cruiser is stolen, Pee Wee consults a fortune teller who tells him his bike's in the Alamo. He crosses paths with an array of characters during this wild cross- country odyssey. To recover his love, he must overcome many obstacles in all shapes and forms. 

For more info and tickets http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com 

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** Sunday, October 10th ** 
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VELO GIRLS NORTHERN EXPOSURE RIDE 
Every Sunday, 8:30 am, Sports Basement, Presidio * 

Fun, recreational ride into Marin for women of all levels.  RSVP to Julie@VeloGirls.com  See http://www.velogirls.com/current.html for more details. 

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SAINT BEDE'S "BLESSING OF THE BICYCLES" 
9:30am, 2650 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park 
(about a half-mile east of I-280, and 
3 miles west of Palo Alto Caltrain Station)* 

Saint Bede's Episcopal Church of Menlo Park California announces its Second annual "Blessing of the Bicycles," marking the 101th anniversary of the Tour de France and following the example of European churches, Saint Bede's will bless bicycles and their riders in the church parking lot, located one-half mile from I-280. In so doing, Saint Bede's follows the examples of two other churches, Notre Dame des Cyclistes near Labastide d'Armaganc, France and the church of Madonna del Ghisallo near Como, Italy. More information will be available at http://www.stbedesmenlopark.org 

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ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL EXPO 
11am-4pm, San Mateo County Expo Center* 

500 exhibitors represent the best in adventure, cultural, and active travel. The program features over 70 seminars, personal appearances and book signings by well-known adventurers and explorers, world music stage, practical demonstrations by outfitters and leading photographers, on the floor activities such as rock climbing walls and adventure courses, scuba and kayaking pool, reality show auditions, and video action. This is one show that is both an unforgettable experience and an indispensable resource for travel buyers. Visit http://www.adventureexpo.com for details. 

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FREE BIKE REPAIR CLASS: BIKE FIT 
5:30 pm, at Pedal Revolution 
3085 21st Street at S. Van Ness* 

Nothing affects your ride as much as bike fit. Proper saddle height and handlebar position makes the difference between cozy comfort and sheer torture. Different riders have different goals and therefore different ways of sitting on the bike. We'll cover these differences and demonstrate proper fitting principles for both city riding and for more athletic riding. Classes start promptly at 5:30PM and involve both lecture and demonstration. This free class is fairly casual, so you don't have to pre-register or bring your bike. For more info call 415-641-1264 or visit www.pedalrevolution.com 


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** Monday, October 11th ** 
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SFBC PHONEBANKING NIGHT: 
ROSS MIRKARIMI for DISTRICT 5 SUPERVISOR! 
6pm-9pm, at Ross for Supervisor Headquarters 
268 Haight St. @ Fillmore St. 

SFBC volunteers needed at this special Bike Coalition phonebanking night for Ross Mirkarimi, our endorsed candidate in District 5 (Haight, Western Addition, etc.). 
It's fun, it's important, and it's not nearly as intimidating as you may think to call strangers! Join us, won't you?! (Email leah@sfbike.org if you can help out with this special Bike Coalition effort!) Find out more about Ross and his plan for better biking at http://www.rossforsupervisor.org 


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** Tuesday, October 12th ** 
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SFBC PHONEBANKING NIGHT: 
JAKE MCGOLDRICK FOR DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR! 
5:30pm-9pm, at Jake Headquarters, 219 Clement @ 3rd Ave. 

SFBC volunteers needed at this special Bike Coalition phonebanking night for Jake McGoldrick, our endorsed candidate in District 1 (Richmond District). It's fun, it's important, and it's not nearly as intimidating as you may think to call strangers! Join us, won't you?! (Email leah@sfbike.org if you can help out with this special Bike Coalition effort!) Find out more about Jake and his positions at http://www.jakemcgoldrick.org/ 

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HEARING: STOP THE PIERS 27-31 PROJECT 
5:30pm, at the Ferry Building 2nd Floor- Port Commission Chambers 

Stop the Piers 27-31 Project From Being Approved at the Port Commission Next Week 
(from the Telegraph Hill Dwellers) 

Today the Port Commission will vote on whether to approve the Mills Corporation’s shopping mall/office project on the 19-acre site at Piers 27-31 on the Embarcadero. According to independent traffic engineers, the proposed mix of uses will bring thousands of new cars to the already congested Embarcadero, essentially turning it into a parking lot.  It will also swamp the already overloaded F-line, and lead to severe conflicts with cyclists on the Embarcadero Promenade and in the bike lanes. The hearing will be held on Tuesday October 12, 2004 at 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Ferry Building.    Please attend if you are at all able to do so. If you have questions, you can contact Paul Scott at pdscott@sbcglobal.net 

 If you would like more information, a useful overview of the project can be found at http://www.csfn.net/newsletterpix/June04Nwslttr.pdf 



 

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition 
http://www.sfbike.org 

Join the SFBC and add your voice to thousands working for a city-wide network of bike lanes, traffic calmed streets, better access to transit and secure bike parking. 

 

Join online at www.sfbike.org/membership/. 

Members get discounts at most bike shops in the city, free admission to SFBC rides and parties, our fabulous Tube Times newsletter, free rental of our bike trailers and more! 
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