Fitness + Outdoors
If you had any energy left after Bay to Breakers madness, then a bit after five o'clock yesterday you were treated to a rare annular solar eclipse with about 84% of the sun covered by the moon.
It's Bay to Breakers this Sunday. Heck, you might already be pre-gaming for the "race." For those of you actually running it, we wish you good luck. For the others donning costumes and taking sips from an undisclosed bottle hidden somewhere on your body, we've got an instagram contest for you.
The prestigious Amgen Tour of California passed through our great city on Monday morning, leaving the Marina waterfront at 11 am. The eight-day cycling road race features elite professional teams and athletes from around the world. Fans lined the streets of the City as the peloton sped west, and then sharply turned south following the Great Highway out of town. Enjoy photos from the starting line.
Happy Bike to Work Day! Thousands of people, including the Mayor, are pedaling to the office today. In celebration of San Francisco's biggest biking day of the year, I decided to forgo my usually wordy diatribe on how great biking in SF is (it is!), and instead let the numbers do the talking. Here are a few stats to get you excited about the big bike day. Happy pedaling!
Sunday Streets took place in the Mission yesterday with loads of music, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, and absolutely gorgeous weather. Valencia Street was closed to car traffic from 14th to 24th St. and 24th was closed from Valencia to Hampshire St. Three more Sunday Streets will take place in the Mission this summer (June 3, July 1, and August 5) and Dogpatch, Chinatown, the Panhandle, and the Outer Mission will also be car-free on certain Sundays through October. Check the full schedule here.
Next Thursday, May 10, is Bike to Work Day, San Francisco's biggest bike day of the year. On last year's Bike to Work Day, bikes accounted for 75% of morning traffic on Market Street, and this year even more people are expected. If you're new to biking, thinking about trying biking in SF, or even if you're a seasoned commuter, Bike to Work Day is a great day to pedal. Here are four ways you can get involved in the big bike day:
For the 2nd year in a row the Red Bull Ride + Style took over Justin Herman Plaza. The event focused on infusing the fixed gear biking culture with the work of several local SF artists on the obstacle course. The day consisted of bike races around the course and then a series of free style duels on jumps and rails. Enjoy the slideshow.
The beloved Bay to Breakers is fast approaching on Sunday, May 20. The 12km race is a little under 7½ miles, and whether you plan to run, walk, or be dragged in a shopping cart (oh wait, you can’t do that anymore) you’ll need the proper kicks to power you through and complement your killer costume.