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Step It Up 2007 SF: Lighten Up Your Ride! Expo and Rally

Date:
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Time:
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
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Location Details:
Sports Basement Presidio (Across from Crissy Field)
610 Mason Street in the Presidio District
San Francisco

Step It Up 2007 SF: Lighten Up Your Ride! Expo and Rally
Sports Basement Presidio (Across from Crissy Field)
610 Mason Street in the Presidio District
San Francisco

Join the Step It Up 2007 Clean Cars Expo and Rally celebrating green breakthroughs in car technology and cutting edge transport for the climate.
Come see demo displays of plug-in hybrids, 100% electric cars, biodiesel and solar vans, art activities for kids and letter-writing actions as well. Catch a ride from BART or MUNI on the veggie-oil fueled shuttle, enjoy music from DJ-On-A-Bike, or ride your bike to the Bike Valet! It's all part of the National day of Climate Action with over 1,000 events happening Nationwide calling on Congress to reduce global-warming pollution with the demand: "Step it up, Congress! Cut Carbon Emissions 80% by the year 2050."

The event will take place adjacent to Sports Basement (610 Mason Street) in the Presidio facing Crissy Field. Join the 2:00 p.m. rally heading north to the GM Chevy/Hummer dealership in San Rafael. The message to GM: Put the Plug In Hybrids—Pull the Plug on Hummers!

Expo 11am - 3pm at Sports Basement
The Expo will feature music, plug-in hybrid, biodiesel and solar demos, an electric-car rally, bike riders, refreshments and much more. We will educate attendees on how to reduce their carbon footprints, and provide on-site letter-writing actions supporting 80% carbon emissions reductions by 2050.

2 p.m. optional bike rally and clean-car caravan heading North on 101 to circle GM/Hummer dealership in San Rafael asking for PlugIn Hybrids-Not-Hummers Now!"

Hey, your Hummer ran over my Polar Bear!
Action Lighten Up Your Ride invites all attendees to join the 2pm rally heading north up 101 to surround the Hummer dealership in San Rafael with clean cars, and a picket line of polar bears. (Polar Bear masks and "Hey Hummers: How Much Can a Polar Bear?" posters provided on site.) Press: Polar Bears In Clean Cars Picket the Hummer. Photo op: Polar Bears standoff with rented Hummer.

Calling all Plug-ins, Hybrids, Biodiesels, Bikes & Feet!

Step It Up SF07:Lighten Up Your Ride is a day of climate action and info focused on reducing carbon emissions from transportation.

Working Assets and Mainstreet Moms are hosting the San Francisco event. The event is part car rally, part expo, and part action fair, featuring a demo of 100% electric cars, plug-in hybrids, diesel buses, and news from the bike coalitions.

We want car owners to join us and share the extraordinary technology that goes into supporting carbon reduction vehicles. Whether you have a biodiesel car and story to share, or you have a guzzler but want to know what's next, this gathering is for you. The no carbon foot print bicyclists from across the city will also be joining us to show their support for reducing carbon.

At the event, local environmental groups and other organizations will have information about their organizations and the work they are doing to help fight climate change.

Directions:
Note: There are two Mason Streets in San Francisco, we are located in the Presidio not the Financial District.

From the North Bay: Hwy 101 South toward S.F. (Across the Golden Gate Bridge). Exit Lombard St. From the right lane, take a sharp right onto Gorgas Ave. Stay left on Gorgas. Right onto Halleck. Follow Halleck to Mason St. Left onto Mason. Sports Basement's Presidio store is on Mason St., approximately 500 yards past the Crissy Field center on the left.

From the South Bay: Hwy 101 North to Highway 80 East (towards Bay Bridge). Exit 7th St. Left onto 7th St. Left onto McAllister St. Right onto Franklin St. Left onto Lombard St. Stay in far left lane (Lombard Street veers to the left) and enter the Presidio through the Lombard Gate. Right onto Letterman Dr. Right onto Lincoln Blvd. Right onto Halleck. At the bottom of the hill turn left onto Mason Street. Sports Basement's Presidio store is on Mason St., approximately 500 yards past the Crissy Field center on the left.

From the East Bay (Bay Bridge): West across the Bay Bridge (Hwy. 80). Exit Harrison St. Right onto Harrison St. Left onto The Embarcadero. Left onto Bay St. Right onto Laguna. Laguna turns into Marina Blvd. From Marina Blvd: Drive along Marina Blvd (west toward Golden Gate Bridge) to the stop sign at the Marina Gate. Stay in the right lane, cross the intersection where Marina Blvd. turns into Mason Street. (Note: Unless you want to see our store from the Golden Gate Bridge, the left lane turns into Hwy 101 and will lead you over the Golden Gate Bridge). Sports Basement's Presidio store is on Mason St., approximately 500 yards past the Crissy Field center on the left.

The following MUNI routes provide service inside the Presidio: 29 Sunset, 43 Masonic, 82X Levi Plaza/CalTrain Express
For more information contact:
Mainstreet Moms
Working Assets
http://www.workingassets.com/stepitup
http://www.stepitup2007.org
Added to the calendar on Fri, Apr 13, 2007 6:50PM
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