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'Green Waves' Sweeping SF Streets

Anyone who’s ever biked down Valencia Street knows the joy of encountering green light after green light. You’re not just lucky for catching the green lights—the street’s designed that way.

Hot 20: The Two-Wheelers

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

In San Francisco, this is the year of the bicycle, and these people (Scott Crosby, Karen Wiener, Bret Lobree, Leah Shahum, and Heath Maddox) deserve at least some of the credit.

Elite Sand Sculptors Carve San Francisco

Next week, Carve San Francisco is bringing together world renowned sculptors to do something decidedly low tech by Bay Area standards… sculpt sand. But these are not the sand castles of your youth.

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

Deep into the Oakland night, it was a couple of kids donning yellow who struck back to put the A’s back even against the Detroit Tigers.

No Bike Path Needed—This Guy Literally Biked ON the Bay

Judah Schiller decided he couldn’t wait for the Bay Bridge bike path to be completed, he was going to ride between Oakland and San Francisco—bike path be damned.

Why Washington's Shutdown Sucks for SF

So, the federal government shut down. Even if you eschew all things politics, the current situation will most likely affect your San Francisco plans whether you’re a visitor or a local.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: Battery Townsley GGNRA Marin

The view south over Rodeo Beach to San Francisco

As frequent readers of Ultimate Bike and Hikes have no doubt figured out, this author is a sucker for a great view.

How to Get Back into Running: Tips from the Pros

The Nike Women’s Marathon is coming to San Francisco in less than a month. On October 20, San Francisco’s streets will be filled with thousands of runners from all over the world. I will be one of those runners.

Bay Area Sports Beat: What You Need to Know Right Now

Athletics celebrate Al-West title

Before the Oakland Athletics took the field on Sunday for their final home game of the regular season, they needed a win against Minnesota or a Texas loss to clinch the AL-West title. Fortunately, they got both. 

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