SPUR Young Urbanists: Welcome Bike & Build to San Francisco

"Bike & Build organizes cross-country bike trips, with participants
stopping in nine locations from Virginia to California, to build and
raise awareness about affordable housing. Leader Hans Juntunen
and his team of Bike & Builders will share the story of the program,
as well as experiences from their journey. Co-sponsored by the San
Francisco Bicycle Coalition and generously supported by the Koret
Foundation."

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