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Scenes of the City: Oakland's Bill Pickett Rodeo

It's summertime, and that means it's rodeo season. Get out your boots and hat, and head to your nearest fair.

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

Buster Posey ambushes Tim Lincecum

The 27 Padres who came up fruitless against Tim Lincecum on Saturday night in San Diego can attest that the rumors of Lincecum’s demise as a pitcher may have been a wee bit premature.

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Tour de Presidio

The Presido of San Francisco from the Air

In our last Ultimate Sunday Hike we gave thanks to the military for their occupation of the Marin Headlands and today we'll do it again, for the Presidio in San Francisco.

San Francisco Riders Show You How to Carry Anything on Your Bike

Wondering how to carry a crock-pot, case of Rainbow bulk food, or even a 20-pound Corgi on your bike? San Francisco bike riders show you how in a great video called "The Art of Carrying Things by Bike," on how to carry everything on two wheels.

Scenes of the City: America's Cup Opener

Despite the lack of competition, it was a thrilling and beautiful day to be out watching the first day of the America's Cup sailing, with Emirates Team New Zealand reaching almost 50 mph on the water. The Luna Rossa Challenge team sat out Sunday's opener due to a rule dispute, so Emirates Team New Zealand sailed alone, picking up the first point. 

Plenty of people joined the festivities, led by Maori dancers, jazz bands and all sorts of activities at the America's Cup Park. Enjoy the slideshow and look out for more America's Cup coverage while the action lasts.

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

It does not suck to be a fan of Oakland-based sports franchises these days.

Bike the Strike: Combining Your Bike and Other Transit

The BART strike is well underway, and causing chaos for a lot of commuters. But those with bikes seem to be faring the best in the BART shutdown. 

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

Allen Crabbe waited, and waited, and waited, and waited.

The Ultimate Sunday Hike: GGNRA Gerbode Valley from Wolfback Ridge

Rodeo Valley from Wolfback Ridge

While it can be difficult to reconcile the fact, Bay Area outdoor enthusiasts should appreciate the long-term US military occupation of the lands surrounding the Golden Gate.  Because without the Army’s ongoing stewardship (however good or bad that was), these lands would have been developed for housing after the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area might never existed.

Four Reasons for Bike Riders to Celebrate This Week

There’s a lot to celebrate in San Francisco this week! So let’s keep it going.

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