SFBC Bike Buddy Route Ride: Polk St and the Marina Wiggle

Each second Saturday of the month the SFBC Bike Buddies hit the street to acquaint new riders with common or tricky bike commute routes in San Francisco with a Route Ride. An experienced bike commuter leads these rides at an easy pace; new riders are encouraged. In June, learn the best North-South bike route through the middle of the city. Roll through Fort Mason and by the Marina Green, and learn to connect these scenic bike paths with everyday commuter routes. The ride will begin and end at City Hall. Heavy rain cancels.

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