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Growing up and growing old biking in San Francisco

Andrew Casteel —

Years from now I will reminisce about my sons learning to ride their bikes during San Francisco's Sunday Streets. Jonah, aged 7, was nervous and had to be bribed with Star Wars legos, but soon was riding beautifully. Orion at 3 years old was desperate to do what his big brother was doing and barreled ahead. He will probably be riding his two-wheeler by the end of this Sunday Streets season. And we can all hardly wait for this week's (April 11th) Sunday Streets.

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Andrew Casteel —

With a burgeoning market for bicycles made for practical urban commuting, a new company based in San Francisco has a vision for bridging the divide between the cruiser market and high-end racing models and possibly change the perspective about the role bicycles can play in American cities. Public Bikes, founded by designer Rob Forbes, has positioned itself as a manufacturer of bicycles that are more practical and durable than the carbon-fiber rockets used solely for recreational riding and more stylish and functional than beach cruisers. The target rider, according to the company, is the everyday urbanite who might be inspired to ride a bicycle for most trips if it met their city mobility needs and had a stylish flair.

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