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Kristin Smith

A Bike Light Thieves Can’t Steal

Gotham Defender Bike Light

In 2011, two MIT engineers had a dream: build a theft-proof bike light. Earlier that year, their friend was hit by a car at night after his bike light was stolen and they wanted to make sure that no more unnecessary crashes happened because of the all too common bike light theft.

A Perfect Post-Holiday 20-Mile Bike Ride: SF to Tiburon

Like most of us, the week between Christmas and New Years is spent eating cookies, lounging on the couch, watching movies, and drinking a lot. You know, having fun! But it’s probably time to get moving. 

Here’s a perfect post-holiday bike ride to pedal off the pounds and take in some of the Bay Area’s most gorgeous scenery. This 20-mile ride is filled with ocean vistas, rolling hills and a lovely ferry ride back. And don’t worry, if the ferry isn’t coming for a bit, you can always grab a Bloody Mary or ice cream in Tiburon. Hey, no need to give up the holidays that fast. It’s not even New Years yet.

Are You Ready for the Holiday Bike Challenge?

Winter Riding by RAPHA

For most of us, our workout regimen goes out the window during the holiday season. Long bike rides are replaced with more couch time and TV watching; sprint workouts with cookie eating.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Or so says Rapha Cycling Club.

Stylish Gifts for the Bike Lover on Your List

Atomic 22 Phil Wood Set

It’s not easy to find a gift for the bike-obsessed person on your holiday list. Chances are, if they wanted it they already got it for themselves. But with so many bike shops in San Francisco, and the bike industry exploding with new stylized gear, there’s still a lot that the gear head in your life may not even know about. I searched the city to find some of the coolest, most stylish gear gift ideas. Here are my picks:

 

Is This the Best San Francisco Bike Photo Ever?

Bike Photo

Last weekend brought torrential rains to San Francisco, and the busy intersection of 18th and Dolores street seemed among the hardest hit. All the rain from the surrounding hills pooled at the low-lying intersection and created: Dolores River.

Giant Bicycle Party This Sunday!

Winterfest 2012

Bike lovers, grab your favorite steed and your wish list for all things bicycle, and pedal on over to Winterfest, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s giant bike party this Sunday.

10 San Francisco Bike Improvements to be Thankful for This Year

If you ride a bike in San Francisco, you’ve probably noticed that the landscape looks a lot different than it did even a year ago. Bike lanes and projects have been added from the Bayview to Outer Richmond and everywhere in between.

Here are ten bike improvements I’m most thankful for this year:

New Site Helps You Track Down Your Stolen Bike

Bike Theft

There’s nothing worse than coming out of a restaurant or shop and walking toward the bike rack or parking meter where you left your shiny, beloved bike and seeing the spot empty. Bike theft is heartbreaking. And frankly, way too common.

But thanks to the fine and geeky folks at San Francisco-based Pricenomics, you don’t have to spend your days obsessively searching every Craigslist in the Bay Area looking for your precious ride. You can search for it in one spot: Racklove.
 

Everything Bike You Could Possibly Want—Under One Roof

SF Bike Expo

Looking for some fun two-wheeled adventures this weekend? Head on down to the Cow Palace for one of the biggest Bay Area bike events of the year: The 2012 SF Bike Expo.

Four Great Bike Events This Weekend

Critical Mass 20th Anniversary Ride

The Giants' season may be over, but the bike fun has just begun. This weekend brings a whole slew of events for the two-wheeled lovers. From bike art shows, to foodie group bike rides to biking classes and group rides, there are plenty of activities to satisfy any bicycle enthusiast. Here’s a look at a few.

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