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Kristin Smith

Local Cyclist Rides SF Giants Logo Across the City

SF Giants Bike Ride

For most of us, Giants fever means drinking a few more beers at a bar you wouldn’t normally be caught dead at, and doing shots with strangers for every Orange and Black run. (Eight runs! How you feeling this morning?).

World-Class BMX, Motocross and Skateboarders Converge on City Hall This Weekend

City Hall has been transformed. Not necessarily the institution, but certainly the lawn—at least through this weekend. The extreme sports event Dew Tour just rolled into town and turned Civic Center Plaza into a big-tricks BMX dirt track and epic skate park playground.

Tonight! Bands and Beer Specials to Support Better Biking

Tunes 4 Tubes

Bike loving music fans, you don’t have to wait until the next Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to pedal your way to some sweet San Francisco tunes. Just head down Valencia Street tonight to 780 Café for a fun night of music with fellow bike-lovers.

Ride Your Bike This Weekend—Seriously!

This weekend is epically busy in San Francisco. With Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Fleet Week, America’s Cup races, Giants Playoff games and a 49ers home game, and a variety of other local festivities, our city’s streets and transit are going to be bursting at the seams.  

So what’s the best way to avoid all of that mess? Get on a bike!

Legal Mountain Biking You Can Get To Without a Car

Mountain Biking SF

With Santa Cruz to the South, Marin to the North and Tahoe to the East, there’s some decent mountain biking in the Bay Area. But you don’t have to get in a car or spend a full weekend away to get some good trail riding in. There are plenty of fun trails here in the city—or just a bike or BART ride away. Here are my top picks for car-free local and legal mountain biking right:

Tour de Fat’s Bike and Beer Carnival This Saturday

What are you up to this weekend, bike lovers? Easy answer: Tour de Fat. New Belgium Brewery’s fifteen-city bike and beer carnival’s tour returns to San Francisco this Saturday.

Pedal OUT to BYOQ's Queer Music Fest This Saturday


This Saturday, the annual Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) music and arts festival returns to the Bandshell in Golden Gate Park. Now in its fourth year, the daytime (12 - 6 p.m.) festival features a great lineup of DJs, live bands, a queer fashion show—and bikes, plenty o' bikes.

Video: Stunt Bike Rider Danny MacAskill Versus San Francisco

If you’re not a trials rider or a fan of X-Games biking, you may never have heard of Danny MacAskill. I hadn’t — until this video of him stunt riding around San Francisco was released this week. Now I’ve fallen into the wormhole that is YouTube trials bike videos.

Choose Your Own Adventure with Storefront Lab's Pop Up Travel Agency for Biking Trips

Thinking of taking a long bike trip? Wouldn’t it be great if someone planned the entire thing for you—from choose the best route, to booking your hotels to finding you the best bike for the trip? That’s the premise of a new pop up store in the Mission.

Freak Bikes, BMX Riders and More at the East Bay's Pedalfest

Bicycle festival season kicks into high gear this Saturday with the return of Pedalfest, the East Bay’s annual be-all bike party. From short-course BMX riding to aerial bicycle dance to a parade of freak bikes, this full day event celebrates all things bike.

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