Get ready to grease your chain, strap on your helmet, and head to Rickshaw Stop on September 24 to rock out with your (bike) lock out.

If you live in SF and you like biking and live music, then you’ve probably biked to a show before. Which means you can probably appreciate the efforts of the San Francisco Bike Coalition, the organization that has been working to promote safe cycling on San Francisco’s streets for more than four decades. You know all those “sharrows” telling cars to share the road with bikes? You know how Market Street has that long bike lane down it now? You know how lots of intersections have those green boxes up front so bikes don’t get pushed out by cars? Yeah, you have the SFBC to thank for all of that.

Now’s your chance to show your appreciation for the SFBC’s efforts to keep you safe—while rocking out to some live music, of course, or we wouldn’t be telling you about it, would we? The Bay Bridged is proud to be a media sponsor of Tunes4Tubes, a benefit for the SFBC going down September 24 at The Rickshaw Stop.

Featuring live performances by three local acts—Con Brio, Whiskerman, and Cradle Duende—plus a silent auction, “goodies,” and all manner of good times, Tunes4Tubes will be well worth the $10 admission. They’re charging on a sliding scale that goes up to $45, though—and at that pice, you’ll get an SFBC membership for a year in addition to admission to the show. I suggest you go with that option, because membership has its privileges (like 10% off at many stores, cafes, and other businesses around town, to say nothing of the satisfaction of doing your part to keep SF’s streets safe for cyclists).

Here’s Con Brio’s video for the funky cut “Temptation’s Talking”, the first single the band released with its new lineup after losing longtime member Xandra Corpora (what they’re calling “Con Brio 2.0”):

Here’s Whiskerman playing their haunting tune “Ram’s Head” on

If I don’t see you at this show, I’ll see you out on the streets! Streets that will be safer even if you don’t show up.

Con Brio, Whiskerman, Cradle Duende
The Rickshaw Stop
September 24, 2013
6:30pm, $10–45