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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bicycles in Parks, Bicycle Parking: Good News on Separate Issues in San Francisco

Bicycles in Parks, Bicycle Parking: Good News on Separate Issues in San Francisco

Recent bike news is all about parks and parking. Srangely, the two seldom overlap. On parks, the news is very exciting indeed: The Board of Supervisors OK'd in-park bike rentals last Tuesday. Because of this, starting this summer, you'll be…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Book Project Seeks Cycling Photographers

Book Project Seeks Cycling Photographers

This is the season for bike contests. Have a look: Contest No. 1 Submit a photo for inclusion in the upcoming book Where to Bike San Francisco, and you might win a couple of hundred bucks.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francycle: Car vs. Bike Violence Continues, Yet Some Say Critical Mass Is Unnecessary

San Francycle: Car vs. Bike Violence Continues, Yet Some Say Critical Mass Is Unnecessary

A bit of a grab bag this week for cycling news, from bloody violence to wishful thinking to bike party successes.Let's start with the bloody news first, because, hey, blood! This week a driver, fed up with Critical Mass, revved…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francycle: City Aims to Turn Mean Streets into Fabulous Cycle Tracks

San Francycle: City Aims to Turn Mean Streets into Fabulous Cycle Tracks

Because we can't all just hop on a plane and fly to Amsterdam, let's instead bring Amsterdam to us. Cycle tracks are the wave of the future (or of the past few decades, if you live in Europe). They're like…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francycle: How to Not Die from Riding Your Bike in the Rain in the City

San Francycle: How to Not Die from Riding Your Bike in the Rain in the City

Oh man it is nasty out, eh? This dreadful weather is almost enough to make you lock up your bike in the garage and take Muni. Almost. Riding in the cold and wet is uncomfortable at best and truly scary…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francycle: The Safety Dance and the Blame Game Over City Bike Accident Trends

San Francycle: The Safety Dance and the Blame Game Over City Bike Accident Trends

Have you crunched your way through Zusha Elinson's excellent analysis of the city's data on bike accidents? There's lots of neat facts and figures, but the really grabby parts are the accident-porn: stories of people flying over their handlebars or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francycle: Bike-Friendly City Could Divide the SF Bicycle Coalition

San Francycle: Bike-Friendly City Could Divide the SF Bicycle Coalition

Brace yourself: things may get a bit testy this year as the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition pushes its Connecting the City plan, designed to make bike trips more attractive to more San Franciscans.Who could object to more cyclists on the…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: Ed Lee and Bikes from the Bay to the Beach

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…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: What Can Cycletracks Bike Data App Tell Us About S.F. Cycling Habits One Year Later?

San Francycle: What Can Cycletracks Bike Data App Tell Us About S.F. Cycling Habits One Year Later?

When you ride your bike, you ride with Billy Charlton. He's the deputy director for technology services at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (a city agency that's sort of like Muni's cousin, twice removed), and he oversees Cycletracks. Remember…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: City Responds to Bike Coalition's 2011 Hopes/Dreams

San Francycle: City Responds to Bike Coalition's 2011 Hopes/Dreams

Last week, we spoke to the SF Bike Coalition's Renée Rivera about her plans and predictions for 2011. We asked her what New Year's resolutions she hopes the city has. "Commit to completing all of the bike plan projects…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: Supercharge Your Body with Anatomy 101 for Bicyclists

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…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: The Bicyclists' Holiday Gift Guide

San Francycle: The Bicyclists' Holiday Gift Guide

Got some cyclists on your holiday gift list? Well, you're in luck -- San Francisco's ever-expanding bike mania means that you've got a ton of great shopping options. We've put together this handy gift guide for your last-minute holiday needs,…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: Local Gems at SF Bike Expo

San Francycle: Local Gems at SF Bike Expo

Hey, I have an idea. Let's convene a vertigo-sufferers convention in the Swiss Alps. Then we'll hold a family picnic in an Alaskan timberwolf preserve. And finally we can organize an ocean cruise to Kansas. But first, let's hold…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: How SF's Impending Bikeshare Will Work

San Francycle: How SF's Impending Bikeshare Will Work

Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work. Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting…
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News, The Snitch San Francycle: What Went Wrong With Bike Parking at Hardly Strictly?

San Francycle: What Went Wrong With Bike Parking at Hardly Strictly?

Everyone who heard about the bike situation last weekend at Hardy Strictly Bluegrass had the same thought: "what went wrong?" What was supposed to be an upgrade in bike parking turned into a repeat of last year's deficit: With…
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