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This Week: Bike Infra Survey Ride, Creating Communities, and Bike to Work Day

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • Tuesday Bike Infrastructure Survey Ride. The Bicycle Coalition hosts a casually paced ride to look at upcoming bicycle infrastructure projects in San Francisco. They'll stop and discuss the history and future of different corridors scheduled for bicycle improvements. Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m., SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., SF.
    • Wednesday Nine Ways to Build Community With Urban Housing. A new exhibition by David Baker Architects looks at how we forge a sense of community through development. Previously on display at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s design museum in New York City, the show is a “suite of elegant, economical, and human-centric design strategies to support a high quality of living for residents and neighbors alike.” Join SPUR for the opening of this exciting new project. Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m., SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, S.F.
    • Thursday Bay Area Bike to Work Day! Bike to Work Day is the biggest bikey day of the year to show city leaders and the county that the Bay Area bikes. So grease that chain, inflate those tires, and get ready to roll. Thursday, May 11, locations--all over the Bay Area! For example there's the...
    • Thursday Berkeley Bike Plan Celebration and Ride. Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers hop on the saddle and take a short, family-friendly bike ride through downtown Berkeley. Thursday, May 11, 7:30 a.m. and ride out at 8 a.m. from Hearst & Arch, where Berkeley is constructing its next protected bike lanes.
    • Thursday Streetsblog Bike to Work Day Happy Hour! It's been a while, so come out to Virgil's Sea Room and meet up with the Streetsblog crew, other readers, and a bunch of Bay Area planning and transit nerds. Thursday, May 11, 6-9 p.m., Virgil’s Sea Room, 3152 Mission St. Let us know you're coming and share with your friends.
    • Friday Touring the Midtown Arts Mercantile. Adaptive reuse of old industrial buildings can maintain a neighborhood’s physical character while transforming land uses. One great example is the Midtown Arts Mercantile, a 41,000-square foot converted warehouse in San Jose that now houses a coffee roaster, brewing company, bicycle shop and more. Join SPUR for a tour of this new project. Friday, May 12, Details to be sent ahead of tour. San Jose. Email infosj@spur.org for more information. Limited to 25 people.
    • Sunday Gals with Gears: Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach and Back. Join the Gals for a ride from Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach, down Great Highway to Sloat and return. They’ll show you a route, provide tips for riding in the city, and have a relaxing ride. These monthly scenic rides are geared for women aged 50-plus years young, but all riders are welcome. Four levels of rides are offered to accommodate everyone from new to experienced riders. No rider is left behind. Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP required.

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