Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race: Help Support This Awesome Event

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Godofredo Vasquez

The annual Big Wheel race down San Francisco's true crookedest street is scheduled to happen on Easter! There's nothing quite like celebrating Jesus's ascension into Heaven like riding that early-morning candy high while watching Jesuses, nuns, bunnies, and others, pass each other in a no-holds-bar race for holy praise. But this year -- it almost didn't happen.

Call it a divine miracle, but the organizers have decided to go on with the race, even though they're under funded. As the race site states, "Our grand total is currently $2260 and we decided we are going to make BYOBW 2014 happen, even if it means going into debt. Why? Because we love the event just as much as you."

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Bike Parkour Conquers San Francisco Streets (Video)

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Holy shit!

There are lots of cyclists on San Francisco streets, but this time they're not the helmeted business commuters or the bobbing-and-weaving messengers -- nor are they tattooed and bearded fixie hipsters. No, these are bike parkour daredevils who've declared they've conquered San Francisco.

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Throwback: Fossil Fool Digs Up Some Rhyme-Rich Deposits

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If you attended San Francisco's 6th Annual Bicycle Music Festival on Saturday, you know all about the mobile concert with a sound system entirely pedal-powered by audience members. But you still might not know about its multi-talented founder, TED-talker and environmentally conscious rapper Paul Freedman (alias "Fossil Fool"), without whom the festival wouldn't be possible. Watch him rock the oil shale in the Funky Quadricycle a throwback video and the inaugural post for BayWatch, the Exhibitionist's video of the week.

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Video of the Day: Bike Smut 6, Turning Trixxx

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Nothing exercises the hammies and knees like a brisk bicycle ride. Combined with a hearty off-trail shag or blow break, that is. If the benefits of this alterna-biathlon have heretofore escaped your notice, take a gander at Bike Smut, the anything-but-coy touring program of erotic short films. A skin-baring celebration of cycling and screwing under the sun -- this sixth incarnation is called "Turning Trixxx" -- Bike Smut offers the wittiest and most stimulating pretense imaginable for exhibitionists, voyeurs, and porn-happy environmentalists to assemble.

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Preventing Bicycle Theft: Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

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Bike theft is a constant problem in San Francisco, and while more and more people are traveling and commuting by bike, many of them still don't know how to lock their bikes safely and securely. According to the SFPD, bicycle thefts are "crimes of opportunity," and "a thief's worst enemies are time, light, and noise." This means that if you are knowledgeable, aware, and prepared for locking your bike safely and correctly, you'll never have to worry about losing it.

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Fell and Oak Intersection to Get a Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Makeover

San Francisco Bike Coalition Gives Out Free Lights for Cyclists

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San Francisco Bike Coalition Gives Out Free Lights for Cyclists

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SFBC

Daylight Savings Time ended on November 1, and while everyone most likely enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, it also means that our morning commutes are now a little lighter and our afternoon commutes are steadily increasing into total darkness as winter approaches. For those of us who commute via bicycle, this means braving the bike lanes during rush hour is even more dangerous because cars are less likely to see us. That is exactly why the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the SFMTA have teamed up once again for their annual "Light up the Night" program, a citywide campaign to distribute and install free bike lights to those riding without them.

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Fell and Oak Intersection to Get a Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Makeover

Dying on a Bike Not All that Popular, Despite Recent Report

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Could the Seven-Person Bike Save Us All? No, But It's Awesome

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Courtesy Eric Staller
Eric Staller will not have the chicken. He will have the fish.

Welcome to The Spokesman, our bi-monthly bicycle column written by French Clements, a San Francisco resident and distance cyclist who considers it pretty routine to ride his bike to Marin County or San Jose and back. He belongs to a club, the SF Randonneurs, and is active in numerous aspects of the cycling community.

Defining Eric Staller's best-known artwork is like summing up a great city: You can't do it easily. Moving sculpture? Urban interventions? Art you can lock up outside? I still don't know.

But also like a great city, there's some communal vitality that's key to understanding his work.

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Day Tripping Across the Bay by Bike: A Starter Course

Bicycles Don't Have to Be Deadly to Pedestrians

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Do This Tonight: Cyclocross Mud Race to an Art Show

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Do not be alarmed if you witness a group of guys covered in mud flying past you on bicycles tonight -- it's just a quick, in-city cyclocross race. Tonight at 5, racers will meet at Mash Transit to participate in an alleycat-style cyclocross race called Cutty Cross. Cyclocross is essentially a road bike with knobby tires, built for racing in dirt and mud, and they have been gaining a lot of popularity recently in the United States. More »

Fell and Oak Intersection to Get a Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Makeover

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One of the sketchiest and scariest sections for pedestrian and bike commuters across the city is about to become a lot safer, after the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved (7-0) the Oak Street and Fell Street Pedestrian and Bike Safety Project on Oct. 16 at City Hall.

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Take a bike tour of the S.F. sewer system

Tips for Bringing Your Bike on BART at Rush Hour


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Life Advice from S.F. Street Artist Mike Giant (Video)

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Jonas Normann

World famous for his skateboard graphics, tattooing, graffiti, fine art, and his work with REBEL8, S.F. resident Mike Giant is a living legend. He recently exhibited a collection of old Think graphics and new works for his solo show at Fecal Face Gallery, "Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder" and now he's here to drop some truth bombs on the philosophy of living.

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How Not to Be an Asshole at Skate Parks: Seven Rules

Dear Champ: Advice from a Fictitious Pro Wrestler

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