Fitness + Outdoors
Most San Francisco bike routes are designed to avoid the city’s hills. But this Saturday there’s a group bike ride that goes out of its way to hit every steep crest, reach every gorgeous vista, and scale every SF peak. The annual Seven Hells Ride is back again—and it’s even tougher than ever.
It is safe to say that a slang word becomes a thing when you throw it out there and everybody gets it—see “staycation.” Like “fashionista” and “upcycling” before it, “glamping” has arrived, as they say in Hollywood, darlings.
Launched in April, Shelter Co. is the silver-spoon baby of Kelsey and Mike Sheofosky, a husband-wife team who have a very urbane take on a dirty pastime. We believe you call it “camping.”
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.