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Bay Area Bike Share is Almost Here

Warehouse of Bay Area Bike Share kiosks. Photo by Bay Area Bike Share

For those of you have been desperately waiting for San Francisco to join all the other cool cities in launching its own bike share program, it seems your wait is almost over.

Five Bike Routes Every San Francisco Rider Should Know

San Francisco’s bicycle network makes up hundreds of miles of city streets. These are the streets the City has deemed best for biking. San Francisco bike routes are designated by green bike route signs with numbers on them. East/West bike routes are even numbers and North/South are odd—just like the highways. But that’s all really wonky and insider-y, and requires a lot of looking up and down to find the often obscured signage.

Here’s what you really need to know:

This Video Will Make You Want to Ride a Bike in San Francisco!

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It may be chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until September to hop on your bike and pedal to the beach. Ah, ironic San Francisco seasons!

San Francisco Riders Show You How to Carry Anything on Your Bike

Wondering how to carry a crock-pot, case of Rainbow bulk food, or even a 20-pound Corgi on your bike? San Francisco bike riders show you how in a great video called "The Art of Carrying Things by Bike," on how to carry everything on two wheels.

Bike the Strike: Combining Your Bike and Other Transit

The BART strike is well underway, and causing chaos for a lot of commuters. But those with bikes seem to be faring the best in the BART shutdown. 

Four Reasons for Bike Riders to Celebrate This Week

There’s a lot to celebrate in San Francisco this week! So let’s keep it going.

Where to Stay in Sayulita

Looking for the perfect surf vacation? Look no further than the small seaside town of Sayulita, just north of the party scene in Puerto Vallarta. With its dozens of surf breaks (some very remote and hidden), Sayulita is an adventurer's dream.

Say Hello to Bay Area Bike Share

New York City launched a massive bike share program last month, and the whole city is a buzz with bike talk. The Wall Street Journal calls bike share the worst thing to happen to New York City, and part of a totalitarian takeover. But the general consensus from non-NIMBYs is that bike share is amazing, and the greatest transportation change since the subway was built.

New York isn’t the only city with bike share. It’s now in dozens of cities around the world, including a booming system in Paris and Mexico City. And there’s one coming to San Francisco as well.

A Guide to San Francisco's Bike Symbols and Infrastructure

San Francisco streets are changing.

Inside Clif Bar’s Sporty, Eco-Conscious Office

If you’re an outdoor adventure fan, Clif Bar’s Emeryville office is a dreamland. Vintage bikes, kayaks and surfboards hang from the vaulted ceilings, and a 40-foot rock-climbing wall fills the back corner.

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