The votes are in and the SFBMA has elected new officers for the year. Hey Jonnie is the new President, James is our Vice President/Executive Directory, MK will be our new Secretary, and Ryan Spoonsman is the Treasurer. We`ve got a lot of projects in the works. Check back for more updates and come out to the meetings to get involved. We meet the second Thursday of the month, every month. Next meeting is at Lennon Studios, 271 Dore St. on July 9 at 6:30pm. See you there!
By Ed Ive
This article originally appeared on VICE UK.
Gathering in covens outside pubs they can’t afford, darting past your bus window as you sit in a jam, or banging on the windows of drivers that nearly run them over, cycle couriers are one of the most distinctive and visible of London’s work tribes. With their cans of Tyskie beer and their tipped up peaks, cut-off tights, and fixies, they’re instantly recognizable. But cycle courier culture isn’t so much rooted in its fashion as the way their unique job makes them relate to each other—they are a network of people who are essentially in competition, but also united by the precarious nature of their work.
It looks like the city of SF is starting to realize that if you let bike theives run rampant and operate out in the open, lots of bikes will get stolen. This clip features Phillip and some local messengers from One Post. Thanks to ABC 7 News for covering this.
This Thursday is the monthly BMA meeting at Lennon Studios 271 Dore St. from 6:30 – 9pm. It`s also time for elections. So come out, run for office, and get shit done. Also, only dues paying members can vote, so pay your dues. $5 per month or $50 a year. Dues help us cover the basic costs of renting the space and running the BMA. See you Thursday!
Twenty five years was a good run. Guerneville was changing and it was getting harder to find a place on the river that would put up with a bunch of rowdy messenger for the weekend. A few messengers decided to start the Crushin Liver Ride to keep the Memorial Day tradition alive. But thanks to Karen and crew, we have a spot back on the river!
Get ready for a weekend of riding, camping, and chaos. We`ll start out at the usual spot, Harvey`s, on Saturday morning. More details to come. And thanks to Mongo for the awesome design. If you want a shirt, see Tim from Nation Wide.
Come out and join the SFBMA for our annual holiday party this Saturday, Jan. 10th, at 19 Heron St. Party starts around 6pm. We`ll be having the Chili Cooking Contest #2, so bring your best chili, a bowl, and a spoon. The best chili gets a cash prize! Get drunk and take a swing at the pinata that`s loaded with booze and prizes.
Don`t miss the SFBMA meeting this Thursday night at Lennon Studios ( 271 Dore St. ) at 6pm. There will be an SFBMA office party right after the meeting!
This Saturday is the annual Hanx and Jaks Toy Drive at South Park. Starts around noon. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate. The SFFD will be by to pickup all the toys in their old time fire engine.