Wednesday, September 9, 2020

#MyNonprofits - Donate to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and take part in BTWD


If you're healthy, employed, and traveled less than you wanted this summer, please make a donation to a nonprofit organization(s) that matters to you and share the donation link on social media with the hashtag #MyNonprofits - encouraging others to do the same. I hope you take part - thank you.

Today I am leading with the photo above - taken on a ride to Morgan Hill in April - to remind myself what a real sky looks like. For those of you in the Bay Area and living through a historic wildfire season, you've surely noticed today that the sky looks like a cross between what Viggo Mortensen was pushing his shopping trolley under in 'The Road' and a hotel carpet with a light urine stain. It's been dusk since breakfast and every single photo on Twitter looks like this:

That's the sky* if you're in the South Bay - in San Francisco the sky is Mars red (and if you look closely in one of the apartment windows you can see Matt Damon planting potatoes).

Anyway: instead of tweeting pictures of the post-apocalyptic wonder that is the greater Bay Area make a donation to a nonprofit and tell the world about it on Twitter (Like Jennifer Golson in New Jersey just did).

Here's another one of mine I just donated to: Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Advocacy, education and outreach - and like I said: if there is intersection in the Bay Area that is suddenly safer for bicycles than it was before, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition almost certainly had something to do with it. 

When the plague hit, they worked quickly and had postponed Bike to Work Day to September 24th and created a social media campaign called #JoyRideSV. Now, with COVID of course not letting up, Bike to Work Day is Bike to Wherever Days which has random prize drawings and competitions all through September. Sign up for Bike to Wherever Days here and... 

Donate to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition here

Bike to Work Day in San Jose in non-social distancing times

A lot of people started biking when COVID started and we gotta make a world where they'll feel comfortable doing it after, so I hope you support the SVBC - and that you share your favorite nonprofits on social with the hashtag #MyNonprofits. I'll be in the saddle tomorrow and hope we'll be riding under a prettier sky. Thanks for reading and thanks for riding. 

*sorry - that wasn't the sky; just a piece of paper placed over the power indicator button on an IBM ThinkPad. But I had you there, didn't I?


  1. This article content is really unique and amazing.This article really helpful and explained very well.So i am really thankful to you for sharing keep it up..

    Loyalty records

  2. It’s hard to come by experienced people about this subject, but you seem like you know what Canon EOS M100 you’re talking about! Thanks

  3. Usually, I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job Man, Keep it up.
    buy logo design

  4. This is amazing, thanks for the share. Also, visit our website if you are looking to purchase logo:

    Purchase Logo

  5. This is love, thanks for the share. Also, check this amazing site if you are looking for great products to buy online:

    Online Shopping Website

  6. Grow Light Only
    Why grow light Only?
    Can't see the forest for the trees anymore? LED has grown enormously in recent years and it is currently no longer a question of whether it is better than HPS, but it is extremely difficult to choose the right lamps.

    Growlight only solves this problem for you. Due to the enormous knowledge gained in professional horticulture, we know exactly what is important for an LED lamp to achieve the top results. We have made a selection in every price range so that there is a perfect lamp for everyone. In each segment we have selected the best lamp for you in terms of price and performance.
    In the meantime, we continue to select the best lamps available in the world so that you are always aware of the latest techniques.

    In addition to selecting the best lamps, we also find it very important that our customers are always satisfied. App, call, email us if you have any questions and we will give you personal advice in the field of light within a short time.
    Visit Grow Light Only

  7. Such a great post, I am satisficed with your share.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    law assignment writing service