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.
Until this past weekend, bike messengers to me were those crazy guys dodging around my SUV in traffic with ripped thighs and sick tattoos oozing a coolness that took me back to my High School days and made me feel awkward and insecure.
After attending the Quake City Rumble bike messenger event this weekend? Well, they still have ripped thighs and sick tattoos, but I also realized they have a camaraderie amongst them you wouldn’t believe, that there are more lady bike messengers than you can imagine, and that they’re all unnecessarily nice to intruders with cameras who don’t know anything about bikes.
Read Alexandria Washburn`s full article about her experience at QCR 2014.
Friday, October 10:
Race to Registration 6 PM One Post
Registration from 7-10PM at Benders (19th street @ South Van Ness)
Saturday, October 11: All events running in and out of the Panhandle in SF
Late registration in the Panhandle 11 AM
Main race starts at noon!
7:30 PM- Messenger Masquerade (prom/costume party) 19 Heron St., featuring bands and beers. Bands TBA
Sunday, October 12:
The Mountain Lion, coursed by 2013’s winner, Chas of TCB. Starting point TBA
BBQ hosted by NorCal Courier, location TBA
Monday, October 13: A Day in Oakland (because let’s be honest, who can afford SF anymore?)
Group ride with Kell WOB, starting time and location TBA
The East Bay’s own Pedal Express will host an alleycat from WOB Hill in Lake Merritt, time TBA.
QCR 2014 Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) and registration package, entrance to all events, and BBQ. If you don’t wish to register, you must pay entry to each event in which you’d like to particpate, and you won’t reap the benefits of free food/beer. Quake City Rumble is the annual fundraiser for the SFBMA.
Celebrate SF’s National Bike Greenway Day that honors SF Bike messengers!!
Take a Fantastic Tour of SF with the SFBB Sunday, September 21st. Meet at Dolores Park @ 10:30 a.m.
The Hi Wheel Cyclist is back to ride with the you. Celebrate the National Bike Greenway with an excellent ride about town. All ages welcome. Free! Meet some great SFers including:
Freewheel Bike Shop Valencia
Intercontinental San Francisco Hotel
San Francisco City Hall
SF Domino Club
Golden Gate Park Panhandle
Meet at Mission Dolores Park @ 19th Street
Here is the Mayor’s proclamation that will be declared and shared at city hall:
NATIONAL BICYCLE GREENWAY DAY
September 21, 2014
WHEREAS, the bicycle was the first personal transportation vehicle and
a century ago was an important part of American culture; and
WHEREAS, in 1884 Thomas Stevens rode a HiWheel bicycle from San
Francisco and Oakland to Boston, an accomplishment heard the world
around as his became the first ever bike ride across America and then
around the world; and
WHEREAS, the city of San Francisco recognizes the National Bicycle
Greenway (NBG) mission to build our city into its network of bike
friendly roads and bicycle pathways that will connect Washington, DC
with San San Francisco; and
WHEREAS, San Francisco is a gold-level bicycle friendly city as
recognized by the League of American Bicyclists; and,
WHEREAS, The San Francisco Bicycle Messengers have influenced a community of
bicycling throughout the city streets with fearless athleticism and have
provided the original green service throughout the Bay area.
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Bike Coalition, with its legion of great
volunteers, has worked hard to raise public awareness on bicycling in and has
helped to bring about the 71% increase in cycling San Francisco over the last
five years; and
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Bicycle Ballet will be showing what makes our
city great with a 8-mile tour that visits classic neighborhood celebrities of
San Francisco, spanning from nonprofits to rockers on September 21 for the
National Bicycle Greenway.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF San Francisco do hereby proclaim September
21, 2014 as “NATIONAL BICYCLE GREENWAY DAY” in San Francisco , CA
Mayor, San Francisco