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One of Travis Jensen's favorites because it is includes all of his friends and they are hanging out near Valencia Gardens.

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...
Bike mechanic Esther Cervantes helps Mission High student Yuxin Mao repair a bike. Photo by Courtney Quirin.

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...
SFMTA staff explains how the transportation agency determines suitability of locations for bike stations. Photo by Courtney Quirin.

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...
Photo originally from June 2013

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...
Photo of bike near the scene of the May 23 accident, taken by Twitter user terrapin_sf.

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! — SF Bicycle Coalition (@sfbike) January 11, 2013 Mission Mission spotted one outside the Dear Mom bar on 16th and Harrison...
A still from the video.

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...
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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.  
Bikers pedal through the night for Critical Mass.

Critical Mass Celebrates 20 Years of Cycling for Change

The 20th anniversary of the cycling phenomenon known as Critical Mass began this week with eight days of events that culminate in today’s Interstellar Critical Mass Ride. The global movement got its start on the final Friday of September 1992, when 60 bicyclists rode down Market Street in San Francisco. Since then, the leaderless ride has spread to over 300 cities...
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Report Spotlights Risky Intersections in the Mission

Aaron Thornton was walking north on Valencia Street when a white van turned left onto Duboce Avenue, nearly striking the 41-year-old as he crossed the street. Thornton threw his hands up as he shouted to the driver, then took off running, hoping to catch the vehicle. “I almost got him after he almost got me,” said Thornton, who works two...