Unstated “Bicycle Hazard” at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Bans Bikes from JFK, the Biggest Road in Golden Gate Park

Cyclists are banned from using part of JFK Drive this weekend, owing to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Either there is some hazard to bicycles or the bicycles are the hazard.

See? The signs are all over, like the Burma Shave used to have:

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This year, you’re much better off just driving in if you can get a Friends and Family pass for your car. Not sure how you’d get one but lots and lots of people seem to have them.

Another Lexus makes it past Checkpoint Charlie and into a free parking space. The yellow pass is key:

Oh well.

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4 Responses to “Unstated “Bicycle Hazard” at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Bans Bikes from JFK, the Biggest Road in Golden Gate Park”

  1. so cars are allowed but bikes aren’t that hardly makes sense

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Walkers and joggers are allowed but not bikes.

    All I saw was lots and lots of cars getting waived through. Seems as if they gave out hundreds and hundreds of Friends and Family parking/access passes.

    Cyclists don’t seem to be all that welcome at this year’s show. There was that whole deal with parking last year.

  3. Jody MacKenzie says:

    There are parking lots for bicycles near entrances to the festival, because the bicycles clogged the walkways last year. The cars get no closer than the bikes.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Understood, but the parking lots are full, hence the tree parking. Compared with the amount of effort it takes to put on the whole show, placing more metal racks about would be trivial.

    It was worse last year. Agreed.

    Cars get way closer to the stages than bikes…