Bike Camping in the Bay Area

Andrew Casteel —

Bike camping is this simple: What do you need to spend a night outside? Food, clothes, shelter, flashlight, harmonica, book, pen and paper - everyone's list is different. Just put it on your bicycle and ride somewhere nearby to sleep out. On my first trip, I brought all the gear I owned - a sleeping bag. My pal and a group of his friends rolled me over the Golden Gate Bridge, down through Sausalito and up into the Headlands. As dusk settled, I was on a dirt path in a meadow, following road bikes and cruisers as the people riding them debated if skunks were stalking or avoiding us. Soon we arrived at a dark campground, where we had the place to ourselves, and we ate and drank and talked and laughed. I had no idea where I was.

Google workers saddle up for daily commute

Andrew Casteel —

Instead of making the hour-long commute in his car from San Francisco to the Google campus in Mountain View every day, Scott Crosby found a better way to travel: his bike. The Google employee said he first began riding the 42-mile journey down U.S. Highway 101 in 2005 to lose weight and get back into shape. “After getting oriented [at Google] the first few months, I realized I needed to get on the bike again,” he said. “And commuting on the 101 is really demoralizing.”

Bike to Work Day Commercial Soon to be Released

Andrew Casteel —

The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition has completed filming the 2010 Bike to Work Day Video. The video will highlight the Team Bike Challenge, transforming a team of office workers into bicycle heroes. Check back soon to see the commercial.

Guy Bikes 11 Miles to Work (CNN)

Andrew Casteel —

 
Andrew Casteel —

When Dr. Bill Bradford lived in Cow Hollow, he'd bicycle to work in Brisbane. It took an hour, which wasn't long enough, so he moved his family over to Marin County. This way he gets a two-hour ride covering 30 miles and three mountains while touring through the towns and cities of Ross, Kentfield, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, San Francisco, Daly City and on to Brisbane, where he is at his desk by 8 or 8:30 a.m. "I wasn't sure how the commute was going to work out until I started doing it," he says of adding a bay to cross. "Then I thought, 'This is even better.'"