KQED Guides

Great Ways to Celebrate Bike Culture

Updated: June 2, 2014

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San Francisco’s fixed gear cyclists are famous for climbing steep hills and navigating one-way streets while dodging our dinosaur-fueled machines. For a change of pace, these events reclaim our city’s streets and re-imagine a Bay Area without cars. Join the ranks of San Francisco’s bi-peddlers for these excellent excursions.

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Sunday Streets

Various dates, March – October, 2014
Various San Francisco locations
Free
Put on by the city of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun. Sunday Streets restricts access to stretches of different neighborhood streets so that pedestrians and bicyclists can frolic auto-free. Check out the site for the full schedule.

Urban Bicycling Workshops

Various dates & locations
Free
Learn the ways of the streets with these free and insightful workshops covering everything from emergency maneuvers to biking rights and responsibilities. Ride hard and be safe doing it!

Joshua Manongdo

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride

Monthly, every third Saturday, midnight
Various locations
Join a group of cyclists in the middle of the night on an adventure to a mystery location in San Francisco. Ride start locations are posted to their website the day of the ride.

San Francisco Bike Party

Monthly, first Friday, 8pm
Various locations
On the first Friday of every month, join Bay Area cyclists for a ride with stops to dance and socialize along the way. Riders of different ages, types and skill levels are all welcome and safety is encouraged.

- By Nicole Zeichick and Adrienne Blaine