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Transported: The City's Road Rage-Relieving Parking Garages

 

Welcome to "Transported," our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.

Sure, you've got a car and they tend to get you places fast. But when you have to park it, things can take a turn for the worse. Avoid road rage and circling the same block 15 times over by parking it at one of these cheap, clean and safe parking garages that aren't crowded to death.

Weekend Sherpa: Hiking the Sonoma Coast's Beaches

The Sonoma Coast seems to have more beaches than San Francisco has hills; after Bodega Bay the choices go on for 13 miles. For an easy intro to beach hopping, connect Shell Beach to Blind Beach along the tranquil, bluff-top Kortum Trail. Stroll for 2.3 miles (one-way) across sturdy boardwalks, high above beach coves smothered by crashing waves, and past ancient sea stacks. Raptors like to cruise this coast too—from red-tailed hawks to great horned owls and white-tailed kites. After 1.3 miles you'll notice a giant heap of rocks—actually an ancient sea stack—that adventurous types climb for the king of coast views.

Transported: Living in a Bikers' Paradise

Welcome to "Transported," our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.

Weekend Sherpa: Picking Fruit at Brentwood's Smith Family Farm

The best way to get fresh fruits and vegetables is to go straight to the source. And at Brentwood’s 150-acre Smith Family Farm the u-pick season is always on. Summer is filled with cherries, boysenberries, plums and peaches; fall brings walnuts, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins and apples. Grab a pail, stroll through fruit and vegetable crops, and pick to your taste buds’ pleasure.

Take Bar Method Classes to Help Raise Money for Cancer Research

Now you can do ab work for a cause higher than bathing suit season. From September 20-26, the Bar Method San Francisco's Marina studio is participating in "Stretch to the Cure" for the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The money raised from classes will be donated to the cause.

Ways to Give Back This Week: Plant Trees in SoMA, Spruce up the Conservatory of Flowers, Pack Art Boxes for Kids

Although we write a lot about indulging ourselves in food, drinks and sweets, sometimes it feels even better to do stuff that's good for others. Here are a few ways you can lend a hand in the next couple of weeks to people & places that really need it.

Our Favorite Bike-Friendly Bars

With all the new bike lanes being added to our city streets, we figured it was appropriate to celebrate SF's "bike-friendly" watering holes. Here's a list of some tried and true favorites:

Nine-Day Fat Tire Bike Fiesta in Lake Tahoe This Weekend

Fat Tire beer is throwing a summer fiesta this weekend that will make mountain biking enthusiasts drool.

Weekend Sherpa: Bike Riding Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo

If your idea of two-wheel fun is a car-free and paved path through a nature symposium then we've got a match for you. The Sawyer Camp Trail near San Mateo is 6 miles (one-way) of cruising cushiness along two reservoirs, Crystal Springs and San Andreas. Inline skaters, hikers, and baby strollers also enjoy this popular trail most weekends.

San Francisco Bike Coalition's Ice Cream Ride Tomorrow

Your childhood ice cream shop probably wasn't as foodie-focused as San Francisco's shops, and your childhood bike was smaller than your city bike, but few things scream "childhood" like the combination of ice cream and bicycles. Grab your bike, a lock, your allowance, and get nostalgic this Saturday, August 14 with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's second annual ice cream ride. The approximately eight-mile route will hit five of San Francisco's delicious creameries, beginning at Xanath on Valencia St. at noon—and you'll work off calories between stops! Follow SFBC on Twitter to catch up with the group if you're running late. The ride is free for members, with a suggested $5 donation for non-members.

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