Golden Spoke Gala a Success!

Our first-ever Golden Spoke Awards Gala, held September 30, was a rousing success!

Scott Johnson, CEO of our Presenting Sponsor Community First Credit Union, unveiled two special offers for SCBC members: a 4.65% APY money market account and bicycle loans as low as 6.99% APR.

The Golden Spoke Awardees:

  • Bike Infrastructure Project of the Year: Healdsburg’s Foss Creek Trail, accepted by Mayor Ariel Kelley.
  • Bike Friendly Businesses of the Year: Shady Oak Barrel House (owner Steve Doty even brewed a special Golden Spoke beer for us!) and Sonoma Clean Power, represented by Leif Christiansen and Scott Salyer.
  • Bike Advocates of the Year Alexa Forrester & Chris Guenther of Bikeable Santa Rosa were in fine form, handing out action cards to Gala attendees! Dr. Forrester’s parents, longtime activists themselves, were also in attendance.
  • No one was surprised that Bike Champion of the Year Bill Petty and fellow North Bay Kruzers rode to the event! Luckily we had a fine crew of volunteers staffing the valet bike parking corral.

Attendees enjoyed delicious food, wine, and beer while engaging in conversation and bidding on silent auction items. Between the auction and the masterful Fund-a-Need appeal by Santa Rosa Councilmember Chris Rogers, the event raised $32,000!

Thanks to all who participated!