This is How We Live Now…
This car was eight years old when the Tadich moved to this location
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[UPDATE: District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be there to speak out.]
An anti-Shimano bike rally will take place this afternoon at 5:30 PM. Think of it as a kind of Critical Mass for the oceans.
Here are the deets:
“On Thursday, September 9th, anti-corporate greenwashing and cycling advocates are organizing the Put the Sea in Cycling rally and ride, featuring speakers, bike-powered music, and dance performances.
The Bad Guy is the Shimano Corporation, which has been funneling millions of dollars to finance efforts to block ocean protection. Shimano and other fishing industry groups are actively working to derail conservation efforts across the nation, including California’s landmark ocean protection law, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
Hundreds of ocean experts will be in San Franciso next week for the 2010 California and the World Oceans Conference to talk about ways to manage the ocean more sustainably. Cyclists and conservationists are showing up voice their support for ocean protection and call on Shimano to stop trying to block the creation of “underwater parks” in California and elsewhere.
The show starts at 5:30, and concludes with a ride up Market Street at 7pm, followed by an after party at Triple Crown.”
At 7:00pm, we’ll “Put the Sea in Cycling” with a bike ride to Triple Crown (1760 Market Street) for an after-…party complete with food, beverages and music.
We are rallying to call attention to the fact that the Shimano Corporation—makers of the derailleurs, cranks and wheelsets that keep us riding—is financing efforts to derail ocean conservation in California and elsewhere. Many of us who ride bikes are also avid surfers, swimmers, and beach-goers, so we care deeply about the health of our treasured marine environment.
Why would Shimano fight ocean protection? Because in addition to making bike components, they also manufacture rods and reels for fishing. And while Shimanoclaims to be committed to conservation, healthy oceans, and environmental stewardship, the truth is that Shimano has pledged to oppose any efforts to create new marine protections that would impact their short-term bottom line. The irony of Shimano’s campaign is that protecting our oceans is good for business; the long-term health of our ocean ecosystems is good for everyone—wildlife, fishermen and the fishing industry.
Unfortunately, in addition to spending millions of dollars to oppose California’s new marine protected areas—underwater parks, proven to improve the health of ocean ecosystems—Shimano has funded efforts to fight ocean protections across the nation, in places like Oregon, Washington and the Gulf of Mexico.
So while our bike lanes and paths lead us to the ocean, our bike parts may be leading us away from protecting our precious coastal resources. We need to put the sea back in cycling. Help us tell Shimanoto stick with derailing bike chains, not ocean conservation
Here you go – as a part of Sunday Streets Golden Gate Park / Great Highway* on August 22, 2010, you’ll be able to ride on over to our California Academy of Sciences, drop your bike off at the free San Francisco Bicycle Coalition valet parking service, and then score a free ticket to enter the Academy.
The catch is that you’ll need to be among the first 100 to arrive, so that means you might need to get there before the 11:00 AM opening time. Other than that, this is the sweetest Sunday Streets deal ever. Be sure to thank our corporate overlords at CLIF BAR.(And bonus, the first 200 cyclists to arrive get a Clif Bar.)
This could be you:
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All the deets:
CLIF BAR “Fun Ride to the Academy” Gives Bike Riders. Free Admission to California Academy of Sciences
BERKELEY, Calif., July 28, 2010 – CLIF® BAR is giving people a chance to pedal their way into one of San Francisco’s greatest adventures for free. As part of its 2 Mile Challenge bike advocacy program, CLIF BAR is offering free admission to the California Academy of Sciences (valued at up to $24.95 per ticket) for the first 100 folks who arrive by bicycle. The CLIF BAR “Fun Ride to the Academy” takes place on Sunday, August 22. More details are below:
– Free admission to California Academy of Sciences for first 100 people who arrive on bicycles
– Free bike valet, offered by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to the first 100 people who arrive by bicycle
– Free CLIF BAR samples to the first 200 people who arrive by bicycle
– Sunday, August 22, 2010; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
– Coincides with San Francisco’s Sunday Streets event – Golden Gate Park to the Great Highway will be closed to cars
– California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park
– CLIF BAR ticket distribution and bike valet located on the east side of the Academy (the side farthest away from the Music Concourse band shell)
– Bike riding is fun for the entire family
– CLIF BAR is committed to fighting climate change through its 2 Mile Challenge bike advocacy program. This nationwide campaign encourages people to ride a bike instead of driving a car for trips two miles or less to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change.
– In the U.S., 40 percent of all urban trips are two miles or less, and 90 percent of those trips are made by car.
– Every mile traveled by bike instead of car prevents one pound of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, according to the Climate Leadership Initiative at the University of Oregon. Car-generated carbon dioxide is one of the leading causes of global climate change.
About Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the company is committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. (www.clifbar.com)
*The full name: Sunday Streets Great Highway Golden Gate Park, Penguins to Penguins 2010 II, This Time It Won’t Rain.