This Week: The Golden Wheel Awards Honor Janette Sadik-Khan

There aren’t many events on the calendar, but there sure is a highlight: A luminary of the livable streets world is coming to town for the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Golden Wheel Awards. Also, the Bicycle Music Festival fills the streets once again with some live, mobile beats.
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors is set to hear a presentation and give feedback on the agency’s Bicycle Strategy. 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: The SFBC’s 21st Annual Golden Wheel Awards will feature keynote speaker Janette Sadik-Khan, New York City’s nationally-renowned transportation commissioner, who has led the impressive roll-out of protected bike lanes, enhanced bus routes,  public plazas, and, most recently, America’s largest bike-share system. The SFBC will also honor the livable streets accomplishments of CC Puede and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District. 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: The Bicycle Music Festival — the “largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world” — returns to pedal sounds once again from Golden Gate Park to the Mission. Noon to evening.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


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