"Our Federal government may be shut down, but our local government is still working," Supervisor David Campos said, kicking off the Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee hearing yesterday morning. And that's a good thing, since on the agenda was the issue of police protocol for investigating cy ... More >>
It's bike to work day, lazy! Go to your basement, dust off that bike seat and start pedaling your way to the office -- at least do it today. Besides it won't kill you to bike a little more (assuming you dodged that Muni bus) and drive a little less. If you can't do it for the environment at least ... More >>
With all the animosity between cyclists and drivers and cyclists and pedestrians (and pedestrians and drivers for that matter), the Bike Coalition thought now might be a good time to try to sweet talk our two-wheeled friends into being a little, well, sweeter on the road. And what's sweeter than s ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
This year, no pick-your-own bike farm The San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks has taken steps to prevent a repeat of one of the most distinctive features of the 2009 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: Tree branches festooned with hundreds and hundreds of bicycles left by concertgoin ... More >>
Brian Yaeger"Remember, this is a bicycle festival with beer, not the other way around." Sure.What do a 6-foot-tall carrot, Sasquatch, and a gang of nuns on bicycles have in common? Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's annual lovefest for all things bicycle (and yeah, some beer). The Tour pedals ... More >>
Brian B./YelpShow Dogs has been a force to make Mid-Market more appealing. The sausage spot regularly hosts fundraisers, even managing to rope Mayor Newsom into the space. This Thursday, Show Dogs is teaming up with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to showcase the group's efforts at improv ... More >>
Cyclists jumping lights and drivers blocking bike lanes need to get cited.
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You can plaster San Francisco with all kinds of (fitting) labels: It's a Culinary Town. It's a Gay Town. It's a Literary Town. And it's definitely a Bike Town. So Bike to Work Day is always a big deal, but this year is special. Cyclists finally saw long-awaited improvements to their commutes: Muc ... More >>
Just like Thanksgiving or a family reunion: On San Francisco's streets, everyone hates everyone elseOn the eve of Bike to Work day, the city put out an analysis codifying what we already knew: Drivers hate cyclists; cyclists hate drivers; cops hate cyclists; and cyclists hate cops -- though they ... More >>
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition executive director Leah Shahum, a key figure in the push to spur city workers to paint the new bike lane network you're now seeing around town, just announced she's taking an eight-month sabbatical in Amsterdam.Is this how bike lanes are planned? During that time s ... More >>
Peter Mel at Mavericks This is a big weekend if you're into surfing, pillow fighting, swapping spit (and/or records), and other cheap activities. Here's our to-do list. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down & The Thermals @ Sproul Plaza (Fri.)(We posted this one earlier in the week, but here's a r ... More >>
AJ FarkasMatmos, at SFMOMA on SaturdayOur apologies for the shorter list this week. We came down with the N-Flu (you know how it goes, sick folks ride the N to work and infect the whole Muni line). So there's only 5 Things on our list for cheap weekend entertainment. But they're good things. To m ... More >>
Is this elf even unionized?Rock! Roll! Real estate! Are you ready for a news quiz? Well, here it is anyway. 1. What San Francisco rock musician unloaded his Pac Heights mansion for nearly $9 million? A. Mickey Hart, Grateful DeadB. Carlos SantanaC. Les Claypool, PrimusD. Kirk Hammet, MetallicaE. ... More >>
What might a developer, city contractor, union leader, or other person with a financial stake in the decisions of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pay for a one-on-one night on the town with the president of the board? It can cost millions to go through the political hoops necessary to get a b ... More >>
Tesla's next endeavor? Fresh off the revelation that the company's top publicist is an avid fan and participant in San Francisco's Critical Mass monthly bicycle parade, Tesla Motors announced it will be opening an electric car store in America's top bicycling city, Boulder, Colorado.Last mo ... More >>
Following an explosion of social media outrage at a British car columnist who delighted in using a Tesla Roadster to silently run cyclists off the road, self-identified San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member Rachel Konrad stepped in to quell the storm."It's the most severe of the sort of comments ... More >>
Following last month's screening of BMX cult classic flick Rad, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will host a free screening of the mountain bike movie Klunkerz on Wednesday, August 19 at 8 p.m. in the parking lot across the street from Good Hotel (112 7th St. at Mission). Not only will there be fr ... More >>
With recent events such as the Ice Cream Sunday Ride, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has truly clued in to the wondrous crossover potential between cycling enthusiasts and noshing. We've learned via eavesdropping on the Twitter feeds of some of our favorite street food vendors that SFBC h ... More >>
Humphry Slocombe's Tin Roof sundaeOn Sunday, July 12, beginning at noon, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will host the Ice Cream Sunday Bike Ride. Riders will meet at Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.) and proceed to another five (or more) ice cream shops during the 10- to 12-mi ... More >>
The French are jealousGluttonously creative San Francisco's answer to the Tour de France, the Tour de Fromage is sure to be the highlight of the numerous "chain of events" hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition."The ride will be moderately difficult: Around 10 to 15 miles, but at a leisurely ... More >>
Party smarter, not less, in 2009.
By Peter Jamison An interesting scene awaited anybody who happened to be passing by 8th and Howard in SOMA last night after dark: Bright lights, lots of bicycles, and a speaker system blaring Max-A-Million's reggae remix of "Sexual Healing." I know what you're thinking, and yes, the mood was unusua ... More >>
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