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.
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.
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 lines and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.
It's supposedly the coldest San Francisco summer in almost 40 years. That means you can pretty much bet that Outside Lands is going to be one foggy, cold music celebration. While you can warm yourself with the festival's galaxy of food and wine offerings, shivering to Al Green classics under four layers of clothing isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Battling bitter cold yesterday, the participants in this year's Boxwars Battle really flew those freak flags high, bringing out their inner warriors for an epic battle of cardboard in Dolores Park.
Filmed on top of that green storage container, you can see a samurai, a giraffe, some sort of car, a robot and bunches of other cardboard warriors savagely duking it out for victory in this video, posted yesterday on Mission Mission. Though it's still nothing compared to what goes on in Europe or Canada, our mini version looks pretty badass.
For those with OCD tendencies (like this author) public drinking fountains are faint-zones. But when the thirst hits, sometimes you just have to suck it up. Now there's an app called OasisPlaces that both finds and rates public drinking fountains. Its rallying cry is for the reusable bottles/tap water cause (the app was created by Thermos), but I think its better application is for the avoidance of typhoid. I kid, I kid, I'm sure all of our public drinking fountains would pass non-OCD health inspections.