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Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

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Bicycle + Beers + Oktoberfest

Jump on two wheels or take the ferry up to Larkspur, no matter how you do it, head over to Biketoberfest. Dozens of breweries will be pouring and 70+ bike exhibitors will be showcasing their wares. The SF Bike Coalition will be leading a slow-paced ride up there (leaves from the Ferry Building at 9:45 a.m.). Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. $25 advance, $30 day of event, FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax.

Grateful Dead Brunch

Deadheads should know all about this place already, but Deadhaters shouldn't shun. Built by former Grateful Dead bandmember Phil Lesh, Terrapin Crossroads is an eatery, taproom, and lounge with a state-of-the-art soundsystem. This weekend, nosh on brunch fare while listening to the members of the Lesh clan, Jon Graboff, and Ross James. Brunch Sat & Sun, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Music starts around 12:30 p.m. 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael

Wine Bar in Tiburon

Most SF folk know Tiburon because of Sam’s. But for those who prefer to sophisticatedly sip rather than guzzle brews, it’s worth the trek over to the cute town to visit the brand new Main Street Wine Bar. Just opened in the former Prima Palate space, this cute spot offers happy hour every day including 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The shop sells wine from small producers in California and around the world. Sit indoors or outdoors (heat lamps a plus) and beer, artisan cheese plates, and gourmet foods are also available for purchase. Open 2 – 6:30 p.m. Dun-Weds, 12 – 8 p.m. Thurs  - Sat. 84 Main St, Tiburon.