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Get Green with These Local Gardening and Farming Classes

Get Green with These Local Gardening and Farming Classes

'Tis the season to get your green thumb on.

The Bay Area’s Ultimate Coastal Day Trip for Kids: Point Reyes

The Bay Area’s Ultimate Coastal Day Trip for Kids: Point Reyes

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Seven Great Views to Watch the America's Cup

Seven Great Views to Watch the America's Cup

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.

Scenes of the City: Electric Bike Shop in Bernal Heights

Brett and Karen Thurber opened The New Wheel, an innovative ebike shop in Bernal Heights, this past March. The shop features a variety of pedal assist bikes to help out with the many San Francisco hills. The "optimistic bike shop" was founded in 2010 in North Beach and features a full bike maintenance shop for conventional bikes along with electric bikes. They even have their own charging station (fashioned to look like a gas pump) at their sidewalk entrance. Stop by to meet Brett and Karen, and experience their excellent customer service and take an electric bike for a test ride around Bernal Heights.

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Lucas Valley Loop

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Lucas Valley Loop

We know there's an entire universe of world-class biking beyond San Francisco. That's why we're enlisting the experts at Studio Velo, hands-down one of the Bay Area's best bike shops, to give you the lowdown on what's hot and what's new in the cycling world.

Solar Recharging Station in Bernal Powers Your eBike and iPhone

Solar Recharging Station in Bernal Powers Your eBike and iPhone

Across the globe, the pedal powered movement is going electric. Simple electric-assisted bikes are being used everywhere from bike tours through the Alps to everyday bikes for hilly cities. Here in our own hilly city, Bernal Heights’ e-bike shop, The New Wheel, is leading the charge. Last week they added a new addition to their electric fleet: A solar-powered charging station to power your e-bike—or any other battery product that needs some juice.

Eight Outdoor Kids' Birthday Ideas Perfect for Summer

Eight Outdoor Birthday Ideas Perfect for Summer

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

The Best of San Francisco: Fitness

The Best of San Francisco: Fitness

Professional triathlete and elite swimmer Matt Dixon knows a bit about the active lifestyle. In 2008, he founded Purplepatch, a holistic fitness and athletic program specializing in endurance training. Dixon has a master’s degree in clinical and exercise physiology, frequently contributes to Outside Magazine, works with Ironman triathletes, and also hosts a free training session for runners every Thursday night at Kezar stadium. Here, he names the best of SF's fitness scene.

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Alpine Dam Loop

The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: Alpine Dam Loop

We know there's an entire universe of world-class biking beyond San Francisco. That's why we're enlisting the experts at Studio Velo, hands-down one of the Bay Area's best bike shops, to give you the lowdown on what's hot and what's new in the cycling world.

Bicycle Music Festival This Saturday

SF Bicycle Music Festival

There’s a lot going on in San Francisco this weekend, you may have heard. While the Pride festival will be happening downtown, Pink Saturdays in the Castro and Dyke March in Dolores Park, another festival will be making a quieter presence in the city. This Saturday is the 6th Annual all day Bicycle Music Festival, held in Golden Gate Park and Potrero Hill.

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