Andrew Casteel —

Rock out on your bike – literally. Come to the Cal Academy of Sciences Thursday, May 13, 2010, and learn about the science of cycling. Take a turn pedaling the power into Nightlife’s bike-powered blenders: Fender Blender Bike Blenders. Rev-up the DJ station at the Academy’s bike-powered DJ stage: the Biker Bar. Watch musical guest, Fossil Fool, rock a mic while he rides his bike! He is the inventor and producer of the Soul Cycle, an on-board audio system for bikes. Finish off the night with a spectacle of bike-powered art. Finally, you can take a breather -- this part of the evening doesn’t require any spinning of pedals to function! 6 – 10 PM Thursday May 13, 2010, The California Academy of Sciences, East Pavilion, 55 Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park

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Share Your Photos for a Chance to Win a Free Bike to Work Day T-shirt


This Thursday, May 13th is Bike to Work Day and we can't wait to see how much fun everyone has on the big day.  Share your Bike to Work Day photos with us and you could win one of 5 free Bike to Work Day t-shirts we're giving away to the best photos, which will also be featured on our site. 

To Enter, Submit Your Photos by 5pm May 17th:

Tag your Flickr or Twitter photos with #btwd2010

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Email your picture to photo@youcanbikethere.com

SFBC and MTC Debut New SF Bike Mapper

Andrew Casteel —

Not to be outdone by Google Maps for bicycles or Ride the City, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, SF Environment and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) launched a new online bike map this week that they hope will be the most useful of the various mapping tools available to cyclists. The SF Bike Mapper is built on a Google Maps platform, but combines many of the elements cyclists in San Francisco have come to expect from the Bicycle Map, including a very helpful layering feature that shows street grade by color. The SF Bike Mapper also allows users to add layers for transit and real-time traffic.

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Andrew Casteel —

Cyclists who routinely ride on Market Street from Gough Street eastbound have no doubt noticed a steady stream of changes to the bicycle lanes as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has been adding safe-hit posts and creating the impression of greater safety and dignity for cyclists on the corridor. Over the weekend the SFMTA took that process a few giant leaps forward by adding vibrant green paint to the protected lanes to further distinguish the bicycle-only space. The lanes are part of the SFMTA's Sustainable Streets division, which has secured permission from Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to experiment with various pavement colors and treatments in bicycle lanes, the Market Street Calm the Safety Zones, and other areas of the city.

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President of Clif Bar Shares Bike Commuting Tips

Andrew Casteel —

Being that the idea for Clif Bar began on a bike, it seems only fitting that I would meet up with the current president of the company, Kevin Cleary, on the last leg of a bike commute to the office. Legend has it that the lack of a palatable energy bar during an endurance bike ride back in the early '90s inspired the company's founder, a baker by trade, to tinker in the kitchen to create the Clif Bar. Looks like his experiments paid off, no?

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