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Bicycling

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Report: San Francisco Is a Great Place for Cyclists

    The Alliance For Walking and Biking just released a monster of a report that looks at just about every statistic that you could gather on walking and biking in the city. And guess what: San Francisco actually has one of the lowest rates of cyclist fatalities, and one of the highest rates of commutin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    MASH SF: A Very San Francisco Cycling Team

    MASH SF is not just a cycling team. It's also a shop in Duboce Triangle. But before that, MASH started as a crew of people that made videos of themselves riding track bikes fast through the city starting six or so years ago -- they probably had something to do with the mass popularization of the tra ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2013
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    August 23, 2013

    Amelie Le Moullac: Cyclist's Death Highlights the Need for Safer Streets

    Last week, 24-year-old Amelie Le Moullac died when she collided with a big rig in SOMA. She isn't the first cyclist to be killed in that neighborhood this year: Dylan Mitchell, 21, was struck and killed by a garbage truck as he pedaled along 16th Street and Van Ness Avenue in May; and Diana Sullivan ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Bike Lanes: What Everyone Not-So-Secretly Wants

    Everybody's got something to say about bike lanes. The funny thing about bike lanes is that they actually make life better, not just for cyclists, but for everyone. So while the Better Market Street project wants to move bikes over to Mission Street, the SFMTA revealed what almost everybody who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Bike to Work Day Is Really Annoying for Those Who Always Bike to Work

    If you typically bike to work, then Bike to Work Day is probably when you avoid your usual cycle-friendly commuting route because it is now clogged with clumsy inexperienced cyclists. Or, you're one of those clumsy inexperienced cyclists who has just mustered up the courage to drag that neglected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    S.F.'s New Bike Counter Could Help Resolve Transportation Fracas

    Take a look at the available evidence and the conclusion is inescapable: San Francisco either is or is not a city of cyclists. Really, it depends on who you ask. Consult the number-crunchers behind the 2011 Census figures, the SFMTA bike count, or the seasonally-adjusted number cited by the Mayor's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Q&A: Green Lane Project Explains How Bikes Are Actually Good for Business

    No matter the grade of the street, getting a separated bike lane installed anywhere in San Francisco is always an uphill battle -- literally. On Polk, local businesses have stalled an MTA proposal that hinted at the possibility of a cycle track, decrying the plan's removal of parking as an attack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Crash Course: Here's How to Drive With City Cyclists Without Killing Them

    Last week, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill that would require drivers in California to officially recognize that cyclists exist. Reading from Assembly Bill 840: This bill would require the [driver's license] examination to also include a test of the applicant's knowledg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    How to Fix a Dangerous Intersection So Cyclists Don't Get Killed

    Good news for all cyclists who would really like to not get hit by a car this year. The notoriously menacing intersection at Octavia Boulevard and Market Street will finally get an automated traffic camera so catch those speeding drivers. After years of lobbying, legislative wrangling, and legal d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Here's Why You Should Pedal Through the Last Critical Mass of 2012

    Tonight will be the last Critical Mass of 2012 -- and my first ever. Maybe it's not so surprising that I've never joined the amorphous, self-propelled fray. Because though I am a biker -- in that biking is my preferred method of getting around -- I do lack a certain militancy when it comes to my ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    What Makes a City Cycle Friendly?

    I have a friend who is a very serious cyclist. His name is Alejandro. Next week, Alejandro will take part in the Festive 500, a biking challenge put on every year by the high-end cycling outfitter Rapha in which spandex-clad masochists world-wide compete to see who can clock the most kilometers on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Who Can Help San Francisco's Cycling Conditions? The Dutch

    ​According to HG Wells, "After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go." As Arthur Conan Doyle saw it: "When the spirits are low, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    San Francycle: Your Bike to the Future

    ​Oh, sure, you may think that the fantasies of municipal infrastructure bureaucrats are boring. But allow us to shatter your misconceptions with just five words: Two-Stage Turn Queue Boxes. National Association of City Transportation Officials is a sort of national clearinghouse for transportat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    San Francycle: Riding to Work Doesn't Make You an Athlete

    ​If you're like us, you spend an hour or so on your bike every day, from home to work and then back, then maybe to the supermarket, and occasionally over to a friend's house or up to Corona Heights to watch the sunset. Wouldn't it be neat to keep track of your rides so you know how far you've gone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    San Francycle: Get Your Fixie Fix

    ​Fixies! Dangerous and insane, right? Well, yes, but only if you don't know how to ride them. In the right hands (and legs), a fixed-gear bike is graceful and glorious.Fixed-gear enthusiasts are a proud bunch. We'll never forget the first time we walked into Mission Bikes and chatted with Jefferso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    S.F. Asks Kids to Bike to School: Is This a Good Idea?

    Look out for bad drivers!​Later this week watch for those youngsters -- some 3,000 little ones -- to saddle banana seats and pedal their Huffys to the schoolyard as part of the third annual Bike To School Day.Think: Critical Mass with handle streamers and less aggro hipsters.Wait a minute -- is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    San Francycle: Ed Lee and Bikes from the Bay to the Beach

    ​ What does an Ed Lee mayorship mean for bicycles? Well, for one thing, you may see more bike moustaches around town. But what will Mayor Lee do to make biking safer, comfier, and more popular? The Bike Coalition didn't waste any time asking him just that. No sooner was he sworn in than they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    San Francycle: Supercharge Your Body with Anatomy 101 for Bicyclists

    ​Ever get a weird pain in your back after riding your bike? Or feel really really hungry? Or feel your heart pounding as you mount McAllister towards Diviz? There's a lot of stuff going on underneath your skin -- a whole hodgepodge of muscles, tracts, and veins. You couldn't ride a bike witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    San Francycle: Can Treat Street Become Mission Bay's Bike Superhighway?

    ​ First, it was a stinky marsh. Then it was a railroad. Now, Treat Street faces a new lease on life with a vision to transform it from a dilapidated, weirdly diagonal alleyway into a sparkling green bike corridor. It would be a pretty amazing accomplishment: a smooth path that curves up from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    San Francycle: Tour de Fat and a Sewer Ride

    ​Welcome to San Francycle, a new SF Weekly series that celebrates the craziest and bestest way to get around town. Ride a bike in San Francisco? Are you crazy? The breaking point came sometime early this year. Remember when Muni was talking about cutting service? Again? I was shelling out fi ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2010

    Path to Civility

    Cyclists jumping lights and drivers blocking bike lanes need to get cited.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Wiggle Me This: Google Cycling Directions Snub Famous San Francisco Bike Route

    ​We bike commuters here at SF Weekly have eagerly awaited the launch of Google's bicycle-directions feature on its maps site. As of today, the wait is over. Along with suggested routes by car and public transit, Googlers in 150 cities can now query the best way to get from Point A to Point B under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Last Night: Joyride Art Show at Market Street Gallery and Ever Gold Gallery

    The Bicycle Film Festival in San Francisco Multiple locations: See here. Joyride Art Show: Market Street Gallery - 1554 Market Street Ever gold Gallery - 441 O'Farrell Better than: Critical Mass Also see: The Film Festival Trailer It's the stuff of nightmares: A clear fall afternoon in Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Urban Outfitters Fixie: $400. Achieving Hipster Chic: Priceless.

    Meet 'Aristotle'They sucked the hip out of ironic T-shirts, singer sewing machines, and hamburger phones. Now Urban Outfitters has a new trend-killer in stock: The fixed-gear bicycle. Fixed-gears are the gazelles of the bicycle world: simple, elegant, and more than a tad dangerous for the inexperien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Bicyclists Pack City Hall -- No Spandex in Sight

    Anna McCarthyValet?Bike parking was scarce at a City Hall hearing this morning as bike advocates arrived downtown in droves donning helmets and fluorescent pink identification stickers reading, "Double the number of bike lanes." Although helmets, U-locks, and other bicycling accessories abounded, ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 22, 2009
  • News

    May 7, 2008

    Can't We All Just Roll Along?

    There is a way bike riders and car drivers can more safely coexist, and help the environment.

  • News

    September 26, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 19, 2007
  • News

    September 27, 2006
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    August 16, 2006
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    April 26, 2006
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    April 5, 2006
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    January 22, 2003

    Bent Outta Shape

    San Francisco bike messengers hit some nasty economic potholes as they struggle to unionize

  • Summer Guide

    June 19, 2002
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Bike Path

    Old Railroad Grade on Mount Tamalpais

  • News

    December 13, 2000

    Breaking the Cycle

    Marin County has a program to protect bicyclists. In S.F., we keep killing them.

  • News

    September 22, 1999

    Pedaling the Vegan Message

    Cycling chef hopes to win over a few stomachs, and hearts

  • News

    April 28, 1999

    Road to Redemption

    Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.

  • News

    July 8, 1998
  • News

    June 24, 1998

    Art on Two Wheels

    There are reasons for building and owning extremely expensive, not especially speedy one-of-a-kind bicycles. The appreciation of craftsmanship. The satisfaction of owning something absolutely unique. The comfort of a perfect fit. The joy of true obsession

  • Calendar

    February 11, 1998
  • News

    July 30, 1997

    Recycling America

    As the millennium approaches, the country is engulfed in a bicycling craze that's reminiscent of our last fin de siecle. A Bay Area street kid named George Mount helped start it all. Savior on Wheels

  • News

    September 11, 1996
  • News

    August 28, 1996

    Spokes of Destiny 12

    The true and tragic tale of SF Weekly's Bike Messenger Dream Team

  • News

    May 8, 1996

    Mercury Falling

    For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.

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