Fitness + Outdoors
If you're in the mood for all around killer views, great spring wildflowers, and some moderately challenging uphill hiking then Ring Mountain in Tiburon is just the ticket. Easily accessible from both San Francisco and the East Bay, it's a great place to show a new visitor to the Bay Area the dramatic geography that makes this place so special.
For this week's Scenes of the City we headed out to China Beach, a small cove in San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood.This perfect pocket of sand features a picnic area, ample room for sunbathing, and on a clear day, great views of the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge.
Bike theft is a serious problem in San Francisco. A report earlier this year revealed that more than 4,000 bikes are stolen every year, with an average of 11 bikes per day getting cut, clipped, and stripped for parts. In San Francisco, bike theft outnumbers iPhone theft 3 to 1.
In the southern end of Noe Valley the terrain transitions to the bluffs of Diamond Heights in a steep, rugged fashion. The home of great views of the city, a sweet rope swing, and some short but challenging running trails, Billy Goat Hill is a great place to explore on any afternoon.
Sometimes ending an intense bike ride is much like hitting your thumb with a hammer—it feels good when you stop. This ride has enough hammers that it’ll surely be a relief when it’s finished; even more so if you leave enough time to mosey over to the nearby Pelican Inn and quaff a cold one (or two).
California sent more athletes to Sochi than any other state, and there are a fair number of Northern Cali Olympians to keep your eyes on. Southern California native Shaun White may have bombed in the half-pipe snowboard competition and bowed out of slopestyle, but Tahoe snowboarder Jamie Anderson is bringing home the gold medal in the high-flying event. Here are four other local athletes to watch:
As far as we know, Michael Sam doesn’t actually have any connections to the Bay Area.
But his story is sure to be met with resounding approval and applause in a city as culturally progressive as San Francisco.
The rain is finally here! After a record-breaking drought we now have rain in the forecast for at least the next few days — Hallelujah! But you don’t have to hang your bike up just because it’s sprinkling. So here are a few tips for wet-weather riding.