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Great Rainy Day Bike Rides Around The City

Great Rainy Day Bike Rides Around The City

Well, it looks like the rain finally found us. No worries. Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to hang up your bike, and wait for the next ray of sunlight. Biking in the rain can actually be pretty great. Full disclosure: I lived in Seattle for 10 years and pedaled my way through many a rainy day. But, honestly, riding in the rain can be fun.

SF Messenger Made Leather Bike Goods

SF Messenger Made Leather Bike Goods

It started with an old Campagnolo pedal, a pair of scissors, one razor blade, and a scrap piece of leather. Out of this combination, San Francisco bike messenger Casey Plemons created a company: Plemons Co, handmade leather bike goods.

Tour du Fromage: Saturday’s Bike Tour of SF’s Great Cheese Spots

Tour du Fromage: Saturday’s Bike Tour of SF’s Great Cheese Spots

Cheese lovers, get your taste buds ready and your bikes tuned, because this Saturday is the Tour du Fromage, a bike ride to San Francisco’s finest independent cheese spots. Join Other Avenues Co-op Cheesemonger, JB Rumburg, as he takes you on an exploration of our city’s fromage frontier.

Artisan Pickles Delivered by Bike

Boozely’s, Artisan Pickles Delivered by Bike

Brad Koester has two loves: pickling and bicycling. And he managed to make a business combining the two. Koester is the owner, founder, chef, and bicycle delivery guy for Boozely’s Pickles.

Amgen Tour of California Comes Back to San Francisco

Amgen Tour of California is Back in San Francisco This Year

 

Cycling fans will be happy to know that the Amgen Tour of California is returning to San Francisco this year. Tour leaders released the map earlier this week, and San Francisco holds the second stage spot, meaning that on May 14 the peloton will be screaming its way through our city—albeit briefly—en route to Aptos.

Bike Messenger Service Delivers Anything, Anytime (Seriously!)

Bike Messenger Service Delivers Anything, Anytime - Including Little Star Pizza

Like a lot of bike messengers in the age of the Internet, Chas Christiansen found himself out of a job. But he wasn’t going to hang his head low and sadly pedal his fixie into the sunset. Instead, he started his own bike messenger service—TCB (Taking Care of Business), a deluxe courier service aimed at bringing you anything you want, any time of day.

Bike-Loving Singles, Find Your Sweetie at Love on Wheels

Bike-Loving Singles, Find Your Sweetie at Love on Wheels

Any given Saturday at Zeitgeist or Gestalt will reveal one simple truth: San Francisco has a lot of bicycle loving singles. But have no fear, pedal lovers, you won’t have the last bike hanging in the bar stall anymore—or at least you have one good shot coming up to find your bike loving partner. Next Wednesday, February 8th, is the annual Love on Wheels event, the 1970s dating game for bike enthusiasts.

Bikers, Get Your San Francisco Giants Cycling Jersey

San Francisco Giants Cycling Jersey

While the rest of the country may be celebrating some other Giants’ win (boo!), we in San Francisco know what it really means to have a winning Giants team. Our boys in black and orange report for their first workout in less than a month, which means it’s time to shake off the football blues and get excited for baseball. I found just the thing to lift my sports spirits (and encourage my biking obsession)—San Francisco Giants cycling jersey.

Great Changes to the Golden Gate Bridge Bike Path

Great Changes to the Golden Gate Bridge Bike Path

The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 this year, and in honor of her three quarters of a century of standing strong, she’s getting a facelift, or rather a nice nip and tuck. Over the next few months, the Golden Gate Bridge will undergo some resurfacing, re-grading and mild design changes—all of which will make for better Bridge biking in the days to come.

Get Your Sandwich Fix Via Two Wheels with Banh Mi by Bike

Remember the good old days of Kozmo, where whatever your craving was would miraculously appear at your apartment door, in the arms of a sometimes smiling, often studly bicyclist? Well, Kozmo may have gone the way of other many other dot coms, but there’s a growing new movement of people delivering goods by bike. Among this pack of people pedaling their wares is Jessica Nguyen and her banh mi delivery service, Banh Mi Love You Long Time.

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