Posts Tagged ‘rollersoccer’

A Huge Success: San Francisco Sunday Streets 2010 Debuts on the Embarcadero

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Sunday Streets 2010 kicked off yesterday – it’s maturing as an event, so now it seems more organic and “natural,” similar to something like Critical Masswhich just sort of happens without a whole bunch of organization. Of course, shutting down the Embarcadero northbound involves a lot of people and organization ‘n stuff, but you didn’t see volunteers and the SFPD all over the place yesterday the way you did at Sunday Streets in the past.

Here‘s what it looked like.

These people from Ing Er Land were busking away like champs at the Northern Terminus of SS in Fisherperson’s Wharf. For a little while, they appeared to be the main attraction, but it was hard to tell if they were an official part of the festivities. Walking on a rubber ball with your sister Sporty Spice on your back:

But let’s start at the beginning of the day, when the combination of Sunday Streets and St. Patrick’s Day festivities totally pwned our pathetic, slow-on-the-uptake MUNI bus service, once again. MUNI Denial, stage four, Acceptance:  

But now we’re back on the Embarc, where shutterbugs can always get a friendly tow:

And where kids can ride a carousel contraption…

…powered by cyclists:

And here’s local reactionary and sensational writer Matt Smith at the helm:

TCHO Chocolate gave out free samples to the throngs:

Cheers for this tyke who made the best of his defective parasitic bike:

And it wouldn’t be a Sunday Streets without seeing RollerSoccer’s Kizzle and ZachDaddy putting on a display:

and seeing the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition‘s Dan Tan-Nguyen ‘s 7-seat bike rolling along:

The next SS will be in Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway near Ocean Beach – it’ll be on April 11 and in conjunction with 1000 Cities, 1000 Lives.

See you there!

Sunday Streets in the Mission District to Feature New RollerSoccer Sport

Friday, June 5th, 2009

You know all about rollersoccer, right? It’s not listed in the English language Wikipedia but the French one says it’s “un sport hybride qui consiste à jouer au football sur des rollers.” And it was created by a local - see?

“Ce sport est né dans les années 1990 à San Francisco aux États-Unis, crée par Zack Phillips.”

This Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Capp and 24th Street, you’ll be able to see a demonstration of this new sport. It’s all a part of Sunday Streets in the Mission District.

Here’s Zacharias “ZackDaddy” Phillips dribbling his way down the Embarcadero at the Northern Waterfront  Sunday Streets in April, with lovable sidekick R2D2 beeping away:

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Check the close-up featuring unique hemispheric tattoos:

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See you there this Sunday!