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Kristin Smith

Ladies, Get on Your Bike and Ride!

Women on bicycles, 1898 from Victoria and Albert Museum

When I first started biking in San Francisco eight years ago, I was one of only a few women riding. On a morning commute, I’d recognize and often know every other lady pedaling downtown. We were a small, tough group who battled the much less civil streets.

Four Fun Bike Events This Week

Bike to the Theater: ACT Theater and the SF Bicycle Coalition are back at it again for their second round of Bike to the Theater Nights.

First of Five SoMA Light Sculptures Unveiled Tonight

Over the next six months, the area around 5th and Mission Streets will be transformed with five simple words: Who, What, Where, When, Why.  With a combination of light and sculpture, the 5W Project will fill the normally grey and cement areas with illuminated questions.

How to Change a Flat Bike Tire: Tips from the Pros

On March 16, Presidio-based bike shop and team, Roaring Mouse Cycling, will be hosting an advanced class on fixing flat tires. They’ll teach tips from the pros on how to change it faster and more efficiently so you’re off and pedaling in just a few minutes.

But most of us aren't ready for pro tips yet. We need basics.

Send Your Sweetie One of These Adorable Bike Valentines

Remember how great it was to get valentines in elementary school? You’d walk through the classroom and put a valentine on everyone’s desk and come home with a bag full of cards. The cards were always so awesome, with witty phrases—like a Star Wars one that says “Yoda one for me” or a Batman one that reads “I’m batty for you.” Ah, memories.

Three Romantic San Francisco Bike Rides

Happy almost Valentine’s Day, lovers. Last night was Love on Wheels, the dating game for bicycle lovers. There were so many bike/sex innuendoes that I was glad for today’s rainy commute to wash me clean. Just kidding, I’m totally going to use some of those lines on my sweetie.

Local Cyclist's Bike Ride Turned into National Commercial

Payam Rajabi Verizon Commercial

Last February, Payam Rajabi’s 27-mile bike ride around San Francisco made him famous in the local cycling community. Now it’s put him on the national stage.

Sign Up for San Francisco's Dating Game for Bike Lovers

Love on Wheels 2012 contestants

Forget online dating, try looking for love the old fashioned way: In a panel of three people vying for a date with the same sweetie. Pioneered in the 70s with The Dating Game and continuing on in reality TV, it’s a tried and true way of finding love—or at least drama.

Bike to the Theater Nights with ACT and the SF Bike Coalition

4,000 Miles at A.C.T.

This month, the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are teaming up for two special “Bike to the Theater” nights. On January 17 and January 24, pedal-powered theatergoers will be treated to discount tickets (starting at just $10) to the show, and red carpet treatment in the form of bike valet at the event.

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