Word on the Street: June 2017 - Bike Month Recap, Neighborhood Safety Workshop, Summer Fun and Big Thanks
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Wow! Bike Month One to Remember

Bike To Work Day was AWESOME this year.  We thank each and every one of you who were able to make it out to Downtown Oakland to join us and a few hundred others to ring in a great day, and month, for celebrating the No Pollute Commute.

Here are a few terrific photos by Michael Short, who caught some of our favorite moments riding in to Frank Ogawa Plaza with our elected officials and Mayor Libby Schaaf on BTWD morning. We also capped off a tremendous day by turning a short spur of Telegraph Avenue next to Latham Square into a public plaza, dancing to Salsa and enjoying beverages from Ale Industries.  

The sun must have known it was bike month and kept us all warm as we biked through Oakland's streets (the good, the bad and the ugly) for our Bikes to Brews Ride. Cleophus Quealy staff greeted us - for most it was their first time at the brewery and so everyone tasted the beers and enjoyed the food available from the food truck on site. Nothing better than sitting down after a nice ride with a beer and new friends!

Been There Bike Tours came all the way from Austin to join in on our East Bay Punk Rock History tour. Read all about it. 

What a month! You may have also seen us hosting bike decorating at Friday Nights at OMCA or huffing and puffing at the Grizzly Peak Century Ride. 

We hope Bike Month was a fun way to get you excited about exploring by bike, and encourages you to try commuting by bike as often as possible. 

Neighborhood Ped and Bike Safety Workshop 

We’ve partnered up with EBALDC (East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation), to host a Safe Streets Workshop facilitated by California Walks and SafeTREC (Berkeley’s Safe Transportation Research and Education Center). Together with our neighbors, we’ll explore the neighborhood around San Pablo Avenue from 34th Street to West Grand and identify how walking and biking could be safer for everyone, including seniors, youth, parents, and people with disabilities. SafeTREC and California Walks will explain some best practices for pedestrian and bicycle safety, we’ll identify priorities and action plans, and we’ll discuss how the community and the City can work together to make our neighborhoods more walkable and bikeable.
When: Saturday, June 10, 10AM - 2:30PM
Where: 3431 San Pablo Avenue

Ride Like a Girl

Our Women Bicycling workshop series is in full swing. On Sunday June 11, we will be hosting our workshop on finding your forever bike.  Getting a bike that fits goes a long way in your journey to comfortable and fun times on 2 wheels. And we are fortunate to host this workshop at Huckleberry Bikes at 2424 Telegraph Ave in Berkeley.  We'll do some serious shop talk in the first hour, and then hit the streets to practices a few essential skills for successfully negotiating different bicycling lanes and stripes. Register Now

Our next Women Bike Oakland Happy Hour will be 6/22 from 5:30-7:30 at Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack. Spend some quality, off-the-bike time with other women who bike over a cold drink. Any level of rider and all women, trans and femme folks are warmly welcome. Bring your bikey and bike-curious friends!

WOBO Weekend Walk

WOBO Weekend wouldn't be complete without Oakland Urban Paths's guided walk around town. Saturday, June 10, from 10am to 12:30pm, join local artist, Sue Mark, for a walk among some of the churches, temples and mosques in the Golden Gate district. Towards the end of the walk, we’ll hear from Martha Taylor, author of From Labor to Reward: Black Church Beginnings in San Francisco Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond. You gotta register to save a spot. 

Volunteer Picnic July 9

Save the date for a feast from BBQ King Dave Campbell. We want to appreciate our volunteers in the best way, and get new folks involved in making Oakland a better place to live, work and play.

Thank You for #eastbaygives

Thank you for helping make WOBO's #eastbaygives campaign such an outstanding success! Over $1.2M was raised for 255 great nonprofits during East Bay Community Foundation's 24-hour fundraising blitz. The support of our local community is what fuels our mini but mighty volunteer-driven nonprofit.
We'll See Ya There!
6/10: Ped and Bike Safety Workshop on San Pablo Ave

6/10: WOBO Weekend Walk: OUP

6/11: Ride Like a Girl Workshop @ Huckleberry Bikes Berkeley

6/22: Women Bike Happy Hour @ Arthur Mac's

7/9: Volunteers Appreciation BBQ @ Dimond Park

Let's Get Together!  

We're Looking for folks to join our 2017 planning teams. Got great ideas for campaigns in your neighborhood? Have a few hours each month to help organize a neighborhood meeting? Want to help with Oakland's first Tour de Fat, to name a few? Email us 
Become a WOBO Member today with just the click of a button! Starting at $35 per year, you get a team of policy, community and advocacy champions who will stump for safe and accessible walking and bicycling in Oakland for all.
Join Now
Ride Like a Girl Workshop Gives in depth instructions on getting a well-fitting helmet.  Join us for workshop #2 Sunday to learn how to find the bike that best fits your style.
Twitter Highlight: We spotted those helpful bike straps on BART to keep bikes from tipping over! Hooray!
Quote Of The Month:

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody"  -Jane Jacobs, quotes for advocacy groups to live by
Don't be shy...

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