Bike the Block!

"Join North Panhandle neighbors for an SFBC-sponsored all-bike, car-free splurge for kids and adults featuring the SFBC’s Freedom from Training Wheels, YBIKE’s skills training course, bike decorating, bike service station, electric bike demo, bike trailer show’n’tell, the irresistible fun-cycle for rides through NOPA, and free raffle for Mojo Bicycle Café t-shirts. 3-hours of non-stop bike fun!"

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Balance Bikes and Licenses for Kids

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Balance bikes are getting ever more popular and from most accounts they are an excellent way to help kids learn to be comfortable and get them riding bikes faster than with training wheels. So when we got a press release recently announcing a promotional gimmick between a company called Balance Bikes 4 Tots and Picturoo.com […]

The Great Debate: Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels

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Kids Skuuting during Mission Sunday Streets last year. Photo: SF Bike. (This story originally appeared on the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s blog) There are two factions in this city as polarized as Republicans and Democrats, and the debate is taking place on playgrounds across San Francisco: training wheels, or balance bikes? For those of you […]

A Rose By Another Name: San Jose’s Bike Party

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A crowd assembles at the beginning of San Jose Bike Party, April 16, 2010. Let’s just say right away that Critical Mass is a bike party, and the San Jose Bike Party has a lot more similarities to Critical Mass than differences. A half-dozen San Francisco and Berkeley Critical Mass veterans took a field trip […]
A bike commuter high-fives an advocate for protecting him on the southbound Valencia bike lane during a May protest. Streetsblog/Rudick

Safety Vigilantes Strike Again on Valencia

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Some 30 cycling advocates, wearing bright yellow t-shirts, stood along the southbound bike lane on Valencia Street between 16th and 17th streets and prevented Ubers, Lyfts and other cars from blocking this popular bike route during Friday evening’s rush. The protest, which emulated an earlier action on Golden Gate, was intended to ratchet up political pressure for […]