Fitness + Outdoors
The Tour de France is well underway. With the flat stages behind them, the peloton has now moved on to the mountains—the most exciting stages to watch. Even if you don’t fancy yourself a race fan, watching the group of riders power up the Pyrenees and Alps is a breathtaking sight. So if you’re looking for a good place to hole up and watch the battle for the polka dot jersey, look no further. Here are five great spots to watch Le Tour—and have a beer or espresso while you do it.
Maybe you knew it already, but Frank Sinatra was a diehard baseball fan and a personal friend of Willie Mays. So naturally, Sinatra was a frequent guest of the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park.
On Monday, August 13, the Giants will pay a tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” when they face the Washington Nationals at 7:15 p.m.
Hungry for change? Tim Lincecum is. That’s why he teamed up with popchips to “chip in” for charity. As a part of the popchips game changers program, fans were encouraged to submit ideas on how Tim could give back to the San Francisco community. After nominations were submitted, the community voted on the local causes and event ideas that they wanted to see popchips and Tim Lincecum bring to life. The top 5 ideas were shared with Tim and the cause that hit a home run, was the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue program.
A stiff afternoon breeze tousles Tom Ehman’s light, dapper hair as he strolls from a chauffeured car to the water’s edge at the Marina Green. Whitecaps bristle as a swift current gushes east toward Alcatraz. This same famous stretch of san francisco’s windblown waterfront will be transformed this summer and next into a racetrack for some of the most exciting sailing the world has ever seen—the 34th America’s Cup, held on the home turf of defending champion and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Anyone who has spent time at Zeitgeist knows the only thing harder than getting the bartender to notice you in the sea of a Bloody Mary thirsty crowd is to find a place to lock your bike. With limited pole space outside and only a few hooks inside, finding a place to tie up your steed can be challenging. But not to worry, bike and booze fans, Zeitgeist recently got a new, improved and HUGE bike corral!
No matter where you spent your 4th of July in the Bay Area, you were in for a spectacular show. Here are some shots from Bernal Hill with a nice view overlooking the city. Where did you watch?
'Tis the season to get your green thumb on.
The Marina So close you might even be able to hear the sailors’ shouts.
By Boat Marshals will tell you where you can and can’t position your craft.
The Golden Gate Bridge Watch from the eastern sidewalk. Remember, no dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters.
Alcatraz Buy your ferry tickets in advance, and take care not to trample sensitive wildlife areas on the island.
Treasure Island The west side of the island promises clear but distant views and an excellent line of sight to the finish line.
Fisherman’s Wharf Expect the area’s carnival-like atmosphere to go into overdrive.