Bikes

Everything about bikes.

Traffic Cops Give Tips and Tickets for Safety

Officers from the San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic company appeared at a community meeting last week at Mission Station with a warning and some advice for residents. In response to a study of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths in the last two years, police have identified several problematic intersections and behaviors to root out the common causes of traffic fatalities...

How to Turn Right (and Other Mission Biking Tips)

Nearly every day on my bicycle commute home, a driver swerves in front of my bicycle into the bike lane. Sometimes they see me, other times they’re not even looking. Usually I respond with explicit indignation. But sometimes I keep silent, because I’m actually not quite sure who’s in the right. We all know that cyclists thrive on the ability...

Bicyclist and Noted Local Designer Injured in Car Crash

The man behind a car crash that injured six people is now facing 10 felony charges. Last Monday, police had attempted to stop Anthony Wisner, 25, who was in a silver minivan on Larkin and Post. When Wisner attempted to flee from the police he crashed the minivan into a taxi. The two vehicles injured six people. SF Streets Blog has reported that one...

Photographs of the Mission at Chrome’s Grand Opening

San Francisco-based photographer Travis Jensen’s photographs of the Mission will be on display today at Chrome Industries grand opening party on 962 Valencia Street.    Jensen has lived in San Francisco since he was 18-years-old and has published multiple books of his photographs living in the city. The grand opening party for the bicycle accessory and apparel store will start at...

Breaking Barriers with Bikes

The bell has already rung and Esther is nowhere to be found. Patrick Tam shifts his weight from foot to foot, standing on the edge of a workshop table. Next to an aged silver Sony boombox and a large contraption called a truing wheel stand, Patrick turns and scribbles down his name on a purple sign-in sheet, and continues to...

Big Blue Bikes May Soon Cruise the Mission

Huddled around a poster in the Rainbow Room at the LGBT Center, 20-year San Francisco resident Olof Hansen scribbled the words onto a board: “End of the ‘F’ – line, enter Castro”. To his left, a crowd of cycling enthusiasts from hipsters to the business clad placed little green stickers on a map of the Mission District, Hayes Valley, the...

Mission Left Out of Bike Share Launch

If your bike has ever been stolen near Mission Street, raise your hand. If you have ever realized you can’t take BART because you have a bicycle and it’s rush hour, raise your hand. If you have ever received a parking ticket in the Mission, raise your hand. Now leave it up. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and...

San Francisco Pedicabbers Pick Up Speed

Mission Local reporter Rigoberto Hernandez has been a pedicab operator for Golden Gate Pedicab for the past three years. Jordan Polythress came to San Francisco from North Carolina a few months ago for his dream job: ferrying tourists around on a bike taxi. It may not sound sexy, but he likes it more than his previous jobs as a Christmas...

Bicyclist Killed in Collision With Garbage Truck

Update: The cyclist was identified as Dylan Mitchell, of Clayton, and was 21 years old, the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office said. The garbage truck and cyclist were traveling east on 16th Street toward South Van Ness. The truck driver made a right-hand turn onto South Van Ness, colliding with the cyclist. The cyclist was traveling at “a high rate...

New Bike ‘Corrals’ Pop Up in the Mission

We are getting reports of bike corral sightings in different parts of the neighborhood. The bike coalition spotted one outside Atlas Cafe on 20th and Alabama streets: New Bike Corral spotted at @atlascafe_sf — 10 new spots for customers!flic.kr/p/dKpv5X — SF Bicycle Coalition (@sfbike) January 11, 2013 Mission Mission spotted one outside the Dear Mom bar on 16th and Harrison...

Mission Bicycle Co. Loves Obama With LED Lights

In a recently released video, Mission Bicycle Co. shows some love for our newly reelected president with a very nifty LED light design. Jefferson McCarley, general manager at Mission Bicycle Co. sent us this information about the design: “The display was developed by Berkeley-based Monkeylectric. There are 4 units in the spokes of a Mission Bicycle wheel with a total...

A Bike Fit for Día de Los Muertos

Mission Bicycle Company has created a bicycle in honor of Día de Los Muertos, designed by David Archard. Mission Local sat down with Archard to talk about the design, which took him about nine hours to complete. The company hopes to sell the bicycle after the Day of the Dead festivities.