Posts Tagged ‘bike to work day’

Texting While Riding: Celebrating Bike to Work Day 2012 on the Sidewalks of Market Street

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Maybe soon, you’ll get a fat ticket from the popo when you do this kind of thing.

Market Street USA, outbound, Financh, May 17th, 2012:

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And here’s the message, probably:

“I ts bi le 2 wolk d ay,, d awg!! !”

 

Here’s How the SFPD Reacts When a Bunch of Bike Riders Blow Red Lights on Market on “Bike to Work Day”

Friday, May 11th, 2012

I don’t know, cyclists have the choice of stopping before the busy crosswalk near the Powell Cable Car turnaround or just blowing on through.

But what you shouldn’t do is stop in the middle of the crosswalk right when you happen to notice all the cops around, as one person does here.

And oh, at the beginning of this short video, dude coming south on Cyril Magnin (aka North Fifth Street) gets yelled at by a city worker in a white pickup for waiting to illegally turn left to get to inbound Market:

The reaction, of course, is no reaction.

 

Bike to Work Day Continues into the Evening – CalAcademy’s Bike-Themed NightLife Tonight!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Oh, it’s on. It’s on tonight at our California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. It’s another NightLife. Deets below.

Parking will be at a premium tonight at the Music Concourse, you’d think:

Pedal the power into a special NightLife event combining two SF loves: DJ’s and bikes!

WHAT:              Rock out on your bike – literally. Come to the Cal Academy of Sciences Thursday, May 13, 2010, and learn about the science of cycling. Take a turn pedaling the power into Nightlife’s bike-powered blenders: Fender Blender Bike Blenders. Rev-up the DJ station at the Academy’s bike-powered DJ stage: the Biker Bar. Watch musical guest, Fossil Fool, rock a mic while he rides his bike! He is the inventor and producer of the Soul Cycle, an on-board audio system for bikes. Finish off the night with a spectacle of bike-powered art. Finally, you can take a breather — this part of the evening doesn’t require any spinning of pedals to function!
 
WHO:                Performances by Fossil Fool, aka “The Bike Rapper”
                              Featuring DJ Jeff Stallings
 
WHEN:               6 – 10 PM Thursday May 13, 2010
 
WHERE:             The California Academy of Sciences, East Pavilion, 55 Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and world-class research and education programs—all under one living roof. Admission to the Academy is: $24.95 for adults; $19.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID; $14.95 for children ages seven to 11; and free for children ages six and younger. The Academy is free to the public on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission fees include all exhibits and shows. Hours are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Academy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For further information, please contact the California Academy of Sciences at: www.calacademy.org. (415) 379-8000.

See you there!

San Francisco Bike to Work Day 2009 – War Declared on NIMBYs

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Look out NIMBY‘s - the San Francisco Bicycle Plan is coming to YOUR neighborhood, whether you like it or not. That’s the conclusion you’d come to had you made it this morning’s Bike to Work Day rally on the steps of City Hall. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition put on quite a show for a couple hundred-something in the crowd, most of whom parked their colorful bikes thusly:

The mise-en-scene:

SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum MC’ed the rally, speaking of NIMBYs and the Bicycle Plan. The battle is joined, or it will be starting next month, probably. Get up to speed with the 2008 San Francisco State of Cycling Report put out by the SFMTA.

Lots of Supes were there:

District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar briefly addressed the crowd, talking about improving cyclist safety, mentioning the lower Haight Wiggle he uses to get back and forth from the Richmond District.

District 3 Supervisor and Board President Davis Chiu doesn’t think changes should stop with the proposed Bike Plan. He wants to Go Further. Lots of cheers for that.

District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu showed off her fashionable fuzzy white helmet to the delight of the crowd.

District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi always makes these events - he hasn’t really gotten much sleep since the recent birth of Theo Aureliano Mirkarimi.

District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty cited recent changes to the streetscape, including Pavement to Parks.  

District 9 Supervisor David Campos was pleased to see the outreach to people living in the Mission.

District 11 Supervisor John Avalos gave a shout out to District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly. He also said, “Bikes Rule.”

The “Big 56” will go somewhere in here. Click to expand to see a much larger version: 

 One Less Car, One More Bike. A young scion amused the pols.

What’s that on City Attorney Dennis J Herrera’s shirt?

“One Less Lawyer in a Car.”

O.K. fine.

2009 is shaping up to be the Year of the Bike Plan.

To Be Continued…

This Thursday is Bike to Work Day – Presidio Offers Free Lunch, Bicycle Drawing

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 14, 2009, of course, but you already knew that. Here’s the news: Those cyclists who find their way to the Presidio might get an extra reward or two.

How about winning a bike in the free drawing? Or a free BBQ lunch at the Acre Cafe? Or a quick bike tune-up from the Sports Basement? In short, it’s going to be ON. Just get over to near the Fire Station at the corner of Halleck and Lincoln between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

The giant endangered parking lot of the Presidio Main Post. You’ll need to bring your bike to get the goodies. If you drive, then No Soup For You. Click to expand

All the deets below, and after the jump.

See you there!

 
Bike to Work Day – May 14

On Thursday, May 14, thousands of people will put their car keys aside and hop on their bicycles to commute to work. As always, the Presidio Trust will sponsor an Energizer Station near the Fire Station at the corner of Halleck and Lincoln between 6:30 and 9:30 am. Ride in to get FREE refreshments and goodies, and to sign up for a raffle to win one of two bikes, courtesy of Sports Basement and Honest Tea. Sports Basement mechanics will also be at the Station to offer quick bike tune ups. Riders who register at the station will enjoy a free BBQ lunch at Acre Café that day. Questions? Contact Chris Weeks at the Presidio Trust at (415) 561-5474. Visit the web to find out what is happening for Bike to Work Day throughout the Bay Area.

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