Organizing for Change

Over the years, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members have driven grassroots campaigns to win protected bike lanes across the city, bike-friendly policies, car-free spaces like Sunday Streets and so much more. Our advocacy is more meaningful and effective when led by the collective voices of our 10,000-plus members, which is why we are inviting you to our new Organizing 101 series to sharpen your community-building and campaign-winning skills.

Our Organizing 101 series will give you the knowledge to jump head-first into advocacy whether for safe streets or another issue. Through these three trainings we will equip you with the tools to make change in your community and be an engaged San Franciscan, whether you’ve been active for years or are just getting started. While it’s not necessary to attend each of the workshops, they will build off of each other to show you how to mount your own campaign from scratch.

We will host all three trainings at our SF Bicycle Coalition office at 1720 Market St.


Organizing 101: Choosing Your Issue

Tuesday, May 1
6:00 – 7:30 pm

We’ll go over how to differentiate between the problem that you’re facing and actionable issues. From there, we’ll talk about targets and how to be strategic when choosing one.
Organizing 102: Power-Mapping to Win

Tuesday, May 15
6:00 – 7:30 pm

We’ll talk through the difference between strategies and tactics. Building off of the first workshop, we’ll then analyze power dynamics around your chosen issue and target.
Organizing 103: Driving Home Victory

Tuesday, May 29
6:00 – 7:30 pm

We’ll teach you how to tell you and your community’s story to push for your chosen issue and win your advocacy effort.

Please RSVP using the links above or the window below.

Please get in touch with the organizer at with any questions or special accommodation needs. Our offices and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Secure bike parking provided on site.

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