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.
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.
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.
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
This months SFBMA meeting will be at Lennon Studios (271 Dore St.). We will be there from 6pm to 9pm on 4/10/14. Just tell them you are with the SFBMA acapella group. It`s election time. So come out and nominate someone for office. Or run for office yourself. Get involved, make shit happen. Dues are $5 a month or $50 for the year. Hell of a deal. See you there.