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Streetsblog SF to Receive the SFBC’s ‘Golden Wheel Award’


The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has announced that Streetsblog San Francisco and SFBC volunteer Michael Helquist are the recipients of this year's Golden Wheel Awards, which they will bestow during their annual gala in April. Last year's winners were the organizers of San Francisco's popular Sunday Streets [1] events.

In the announcement [2], the SFBC said Streetsblog SF was receiving the award for "intelligent journalism that is leading the conversation and helping more people understand the connection between bicycling, great streets and a livable city."

We're very proud and honored to be singled out by the SFBC for our hard work over the past year and we couldn't have done it without the counsel of their tireless staff. It also wouldn't have been possible without the outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication of Deputy Editor Matthew Roth [3] and Reporter Michael Rhodes [4], along with our many contributors. Thanks also to our principle funder, Jonathan Weiner, the Surdna Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund. And finally, thanks to you, our Streetsblog community, for advocating for a more livable Bay Area on the blog and in your neighborhoods.

Congratulations also to SFBC volunteer extraordinaire and BIKE NOPA [5] publisher Michael Helquist, who is being recognized for his leadership at the SFBC to propel their "Good Roads Campaign [6] to the next level by influencing City decision makers to enhance bicycling in their work."

The honors will be presented at the SFBC's 2010 Golden Wheel Awards [2] in the War Memorial Building's green room on April 27th from 6-9 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!