SFBC Treehouse Talk: Taming the Bike Commuter Beast

From SFBC:

Taming the Bike Commuter Beast, a presentation by Timbuk2 CEO and Marin to SF commuter Mike Wallenfels. Riding to work can be a daunting endeavor for newbies, but Timbuk2 CEO Mike Wallenfels has learned how to make it work. Learn about his 38-mile commute from Novato to San Francisco’s Mission District. Mike will share his secrets to bike commuting success that will get you off the fence and on your bike.

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Cops ticketing a cyclist for rolling a stop on The Wiggle. Subject of last week’s protest: http://t.co/xq1euSM4QQ pic.twitter.com/rTovDhLp5d — Kale Williams (@sfkale) August 5, 2015 SFPD Park Station Captain John Sanford has made good on his promise: Officers were out this morning ticketing bike commuters who failed to comply with a strict application of the […]