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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

One of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. This organization is transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods by promoting bicycling.

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San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

From the Executive Director

We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education and partnerships, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

Brian Wiedenmeier

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

What we do

Program 1

Community Bike Builds

Our Community Bike Builds are a great model of a cooperative, community-driven collaboration. We reclaim unclaimed and abandoned bikes from various San Francisco public agencies, repair them with the help of our volunteers, and distribute these to low-income residents in need of affordable transportation.

Program 2

Street Campaigns

From spot improvements to protected bikeways, the SF Bicycle Coalition is working hard to improve your commute. We'er currently working on a visionary design for A Better Market Street with continuous, protected bike lanes from the Embarcadero through Octavia.

Program 3

Safety & Education

The SF Bicycle Coalition is the leading resource for street safety in San Francisco. We reach tens of thousands of people every year with free bicycle education classes and resources. Sign up for a class and learn your rights and responsibilities on the road.

By the numbers

The impact

280

Bikes distributed to low income residents during Community Bike Builds .

6,700

Students celebrated Bike & Roll to School Week .

930

People attended one of our bicycle safety classes .

Fun Fact

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is one of the oldest bicycle advocacy organizations in the country.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

$2.0m

Annual Budget
Year Ended Dec 2016
Program Spend
71%
Fundraising Spend
20%
Management Spend
9%
EIN
205182730
Founded
1995
Executive Director
Brian Wiedenmeier
Headquarters
San Francisco
# Employees
45
# Volunteers
1200
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Instagram

1 week ago - @sfbike

The best "post" Bike to Work Day gift ever. Soft-hit posts going in right in front of our HQ on Market Street. Thanks, @sfmtaphoto 🚲✨ #btwd

1 week ago - @sfbike

The sense of joy is palpable in the streets of San Francisco on Bike to Work Day. And the joy is even more palpable now that your @sfbike has won a commitment from Mayor @londonbreed to build 20 MILES OF PROTECTED BIKE LANES IN 2 YEARS!! . That’s more than double the speed we’ve been building them. This announcement is a true testament to the power of our advocacy, which is fueled by our amazing members. Thank you for your support! . #btwd #biketoworkday

1 week ago - @sfbike

BREAKING: Mayor @londonbreed calls the city to create a plan for 20 miles of protected bike lanes in the ground in the next two years. #btwd

1 week ago - @sfbike

Tomorrow’s the big day and we can’t wait to see you in the bike lanes. 🧡#btwd Plan your route to pick up a free tote bag and snacks. Link in bio.

2 weeks ago - @sfbike

Bike to Work Day is one week away and we’ve got a tote bag filled with freebies ready for you. Aaannnd, join or renew your membership at an Energizer Station to get upgraded to a bigger bag. #BTWD

2 weeks ago - @sfbike

Want a free Levi’s Commuter X smart jacket so you can look as cool as Brian? Pledge to ride on Bike to Work Day and you’ll be entered to win. Link in bio ✨ #btwd

1 month ago - @sfbike

✨Bike to Work Day, the biggest biking day of the year is on May 9. Let’s ride. ✨ #BTWD

1 month ago - @sfbike

Morning ride on Valencia to see the fresh kermit going in 😍🐸👏

1 month ago - @sfbike

Having a blast at the first ever Bike to the Park Night with the @sfgiants!

1 month ago - @sfbike

It’s never too early to get excited about Bike to Work Day ✨ #BTWD

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition News

Bringing Change to Our Streets: Year One Progress On Our Strategic Plan

Our work is guided by a plan. We’re measuring progress toward our five-year strategic goals and objectives and sharing them with you on our new dashboard.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Common questions

Where can I learn more about bike safety?

The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to be the leading resource for street safety in San Francisco. Every year, we reach tens of thousands of people with the Bicycle Rules of the Road. Here are the bike laws you need to know to pedal safely and legally: http://www.sfbike.org/resources/bicycle-law/rules-of-the-road/

How common is biking to work?

More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplaces, an ideal distance for bicycling. But, commuting to work only represents 23 percent of all trips made by car, so think about how you can also bike to shop, to school, for errands, and for social events. In a world concerned with climate change, pollution, and congestion, the question should really be “Why not bike to work?”

What makes Eighth Street so great?

Since construction wrapped up a couple of months ago, our members have loved the new protected bike lane on Eighth Street. Several new design features came together to make this new bike lane one of a kind: 1. The bike-first intersection at Eighth and Brannan: As the second such intersection built this year in SoMa, this design is proving to be a viable alternative to keep people riding safe from turning vehicles on San Francisco’s high injury corridors. 2. Bike share protection for the bike lane: Right before the bike-first intersection at Brannan, the new bike lane is protected by a big bike-share station. Not only do the bikes keep other riders safe, but they allow bike share users to dock in and out without ever leaving the protected bike lane. 3. Transit boarding islands: We’ve seen these boarding islands before, but they’re especially welcome at busy intersections like Eighth and Harrison. Not only do these islands keep people riding safe, but they keep Muni buses running smoothly and on time.