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Bike To Work, Get Rewarded

Andrew Casteel —

Riding a bike to work comes with lots of rewards. Planet Earth isn’t doing so hot, and riding a bike to the office can make all the difference, according to Renee Rivera of the San Francisco Bike Coalition. And that’s not all pedal pushing can do for people. Rivera says riding a bike as part of the daily grind is often faster than driving in rush hour traffic, saves money on gas, and also earns rider’s a nice, firm butt since it’s an excellent way to “stay in good shape.”

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$1 shuttle over Bay Bridge

for anyone who may not know, caltrans runs a shuttle across the bay bridge during commuter hours for a mere one dollar! i just discovered this well-kept secret last week and it is definitely worth sharing. if you need an alternative to bart to get a bike over the bridge, check this out:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/shuttle.htm (scroll to the bottom for shuttle details)

this shuttle rules... thank me later ;)

Andrew Casteel —

Across the city this morning, kids and their parents hopped on bikes to get to school, many of them breaking out of a car commute routine that's no fun for either party. At Sunset Elementary School, one of dozens of schools in San Francisco to participate in Bike to School Day today, and one of just five to receive a Safe Routes to School grant, many of the children seemed eager to make it more than a one-time event.

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Kids encouraged to bike to school

Andrew Casteel —

San Francisco’s students are being encouraged to hop onto a bicycle and ride to school as a way to get healthy, have fun and promote alternative modes of transportation. On April 15, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will host the second annual Bike to School Day. Last year, around 500 students attending 25 San Francisco schools participated in the event, the coalition said. “This year we hope that 1000 students will join us along with parents on ‘Bike Trains’ to and from their schools this year,” organizers said.

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Kids on bicycles: Sunday Streets lessons

Andrew Casteel —

Watching a child zoom around on a bicycle brings back many happy memories for most adults. But turning a child loose on city streets is something many parents are not comfortable doing. You want to know that your children have basic bike-handling skills before setting out with them to ride to the park or to school, or send them out on their own. They should have an understanding of basic road rules, like how to behave at intersections and how to signal turns. Reading traffic and making safe decisions are important for a cyclist of any age.

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