This year brought a lot of improvements to San Francisco streets—especially for the growing number of people biking in our city.
City surveys show that women make up a third of all bike commuters in San Francisco. Yet those of us women who ride have little bike fashion options, compared to the bicycle dudes. While companies like Levi’s have made a series of men’s cycling lines, there are still no stylish bike pants for the ladies…until now.
San Francisco’s tech and bike worlds are both booming, so it’s no surprise that our city’s techies are turning their attention to reinventing the bicycle.
Last year, hundreds of people packed SOMArts to get their hands on bike art at Artcrank. If you missed that bike poster extravaganza, fear not, you can still get your chain-grease stained fingers on some great bike-y art.
How do you keep at-risk Oakland youth from getting into trouble and staying in school? Tyrone Stevenson, aka “The Scraper King” has an answer: give them a bike, let them customize it and ride together as a community—but only if you maintain a 2.0 GPA and take really good care of your ride.
On Sunday, 30,000 runners from around the country will converge on San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Half and Full Marathon. It’s one of the most popular marathons in the country—and with good reason.
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