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Review for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've found a profound sense of community three times in my life: first at my high school seminary; and next in the early years of AIDS activism. Today the community that rocks for me is the SF Bicycle Coalition. SFBC creates a vastly more liveable city by welcoming long-time residents and newbies alike in a common cause. Enthusiasm, dedication, openness to others, and street smarts makes SFBC a community-building force like few others. This is an organization that makes you WANT to do more, and it creates an environment in which everyone fits. The numbers speak: nearly 10,000 members make the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition their community of choice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every part of the city: not only with safer bicycling but with energized neighbors transforming their parts of the city.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get regular massages and take up meditation! These are no easy leadership positions.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people I've met working on projects. SFBC group activities are some of the most fun activities in the city with great people to get to know.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so cool I'd name my kids after them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make us wonder why they never got the money earlier.

Ways to make it better...

I had become much more active years earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

stereotypical, off-the-mark attitudes about bicyclists and what they hope to achieve

One thing I'd also say is that...

new members always welcome! help SFBC do more..and the personal benefits are too great to pass up.

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Role:  Volunteer & I work with the Lane Stewards Project to identify and report potholes in bike ways throughout the city and report them for repair. My partner and I are also donors to the organization to help it grow even more.