Today was my first time riding my bike to work! Yeah!
It also happened to be Bike To Work Day throughout the SF Bay Area.
Because I’m a cautious cat and highly sensitive to inner city pressure, I had waited for this very day to make the leap from casual biker to urban commuter.
Prior to this, I even made sure to attend an urban bicycling safety class provided by the SF Bike Coalition. Yup.
I mean yeah, I’ve ridden bikes in traffic before. But never in a city like San Francisco. With all the hills and the trams and the freaking cars, cars, cars everywhere.
Bike To Work Day is perfect for first time commuters like me.
I was glad that Oliver was cool enough to ride with me 😉
We woke up at the crack of dawn and met up with a convoy from our district, which we almost missed!
We started out with 10 people, and as we biked closer downtown, more and more cyclists joined us.
Pictures from SF Bike To Work Day – May 14, 2015
Adorbs. Each year, San Francisco is becoming more and more bike friendly for families and commuters alike thanks to the efforts of the SF Bike Coalition.
I saw all different kinds of commuters.
Some wearing high heels, others going bare foot!
We stopped at several energizer stations placed throughout bike routes offering water, coffee, fruits and other free goodies.
We made it to City Hall!
And got a little lost on the way…
Helmets are not mandatory.
But why wouldn’t you wear one?
A confederation of cyclists.
Mayor Ed Lee and his helmet.
That chick with the red shades and purple tights. Swag.
Stay cool and bike on.
And remember, share the road.
It feels a lot safer when there are more people biking with you.
And I think the more people bike, the more people will learn how to share the road and how to be considerate with each other.
For you drivers and first time bikers, if you remember nothing else, just remember this…
Bicycles have the right to take the lane!
Visit sfbike.org for more info.