Last month’s international ranking of the best biking cities in the country didn’t include a single United States city. Amsterdam, Copehagen and a slew of other European cities topped the list, but nothing in the states.
When I first started biking in San Francisco eight years ago, I was one of only a few women riding. On a morning commute, I’d recognize and often know every other lady pedaling downtown. We were a small, tough group who battled the much less civil streets.
Forget online dating, try looking for love the old fashioned way: In a panel of three people vying for a date with the same sweetie. Pioneered in the 70s with The Dating Game and continuing on in reality TV, it’s a tried and true way of finding love—or at least drama.
Like most of us, the week between Christmas and New Years is spent eating cookies, lounging on the couch, watching movies, and drinking a lot. You know, having fun! But it’s probably time to get moving.
Here’s a perfect post-holiday bike ride to pedal off the pounds and take in some of the Bay Area’s most gorgeous scenery. This 20-mile ride is filled with ocean vistas, rolling hills and a lovely ferry ride back. And don’t worry, if the ferry isn’t coming for a bit, you can always grab a Bloody Mary or ice cream in Tiburon. Hey, no need to give up the holidays that fast. It’s not even New Years yet.
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.
Celebrate everything bicycle with fellow enthusiasts this Saturday at the San Francisco Bike Expo. The event starts at 10am at the Cow Palace and offers something for everyone, from track lovers to low riders and cyclocross. Events include a bicycle fashion show, a custom and vintage bike show ($25 entry), a trackstand competition (registration begins at 10am, first heat at 4:45p), and even an indoor cyclocross race (registration begins at 9a, first heat at 10). Even if you don't plan to participate, it will be a great place to be a spectator!
Pushbike SF is a small clothing and accessory shop on 24th & Treat Ave owned by cycling enthusiasts. In addition to selling sweet and stylish new and vintage cycling gear, Pushbike hosts photo and art shows with work from local artists. Swing by Pushbike this Friday from 6-9 for the opening of "Everyone on Bike," a collection of photos celebrating San Francisco's everyday cyclists by Jonathan Koshi. Photos will be available to buy in a variety of sizes and formats, ranging from note card sets to framed (and unframed) poster sizes. Beer provided by Pushbike.
Mission Mission reports that a couple of entrepreneurial bike messengers have launched a late night courier service delivering to the Mission, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, SOMA, the Castro, Potrero Hill, and some of the non-valley parts of Noe Valley. Never again will you stand in line at El Farolito at 2am! TCB Courier will bring you late night burritos, dinner from places that don't deliver, or even random toiletries if you're too lazy to leave your house. The delivery rate is $6 plus $1 for extra stops before your location before midnight, and $10+ after midnight, depending on the circumstances, plus the cost of your items (tips excluded, and don't be cheap). Think of it like Kozmo.com but local and with San Francisco as its warehouse.