Happy Bike to Work Day! Thousands of people, including the Mayor, are pedaling to the office today. In celebration of San Francisco's biggest biking day of the year, I decided to forgo my usually wordy diatribe on how great biking in SF is (it is!), and instead let the numbers do the talking. Here are a few stats to get you excited about the big bike day. Happy pedaling!
Next Thursday, May 10, is Bike to Work Day, San Francisco's biggest bike day of the year. On last year's Bike to Work Day, bikes accounted for 75% of morning traffic on Market Street, and this year even more people are expected. If you're new to biking, thinking about trying biking in SF, or even if you're a seasoned commuter, Bike to Work Day is a great day to pedal. Here are four ways you can get involved in the big bike day:
If you don’t have kids, you might not know that today is Bike to School Day in San Francisco. Earlier today, hundreds of kids across the city pedaled their way to class. The inclement weather didn’t seem to slow them down (SF kids are tough like that!). If you have a kiddo and missed the event today, no worries, there are still plenty of opportunities to get you and your little one pedaling:
Birders, grab your binoculars and your bikes because this Sunday is the ever-popular Birding by Bike citywide tour. Now in its twelfth year, this ride is a favorite among ornithologists, ornithologist wannabes and birding neophytes, like myself.
San Francisco’s food by bike business is booming. All across the city, bike-loving chefs are pedaling their tasty wares to hungry, mostly late-night customers. The latest bike chef to join the pack is Rose Johnson, of the catering group Apothocurious, who just launched her latest venture: Hot Bike, a mobile bike kitchen where she whips up delicious, organic, California-style tacos.
Daylight Saving Time is here, and with it the return of the post-work bike ride. For working folks, this extra hour of daylight means there’s now enough time at the end of the day to bike to some gorgeous lookout and still be home in time for dinner.
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