The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has held their annual Winterfest fundraiser at the rooftop Cityview of the Metron. Rock the Bike was rocking the booty shaking beats and more importantly, keeping the cyclist pedaling up a sweat as all the electricity for the DJ booth was all pedal powered! There was bicycle powered spin-art (remember making a mess with that record player thing in your garage and the neon squeeze paint?), make your own silkscreen SFBC logo on your very own beer cozy and pin the tail on the bicycle. More food and drink sponsors this year included New Belgium Brewing (makers of Fat Tire ale, a huge supporter and all beer proceeds went to SFBC), homemade ginger beer, Bahn Mi Love You Long Time (Vietnamese sandwiches, if you didn’t guess), Hooker’s Sweet Treats (they need to change their company name to Salted Carmel Nutty Chocolate Mouthfuls of Love, in my humble opinion.) Bicycle themed art and custom bikes (including a sweet electric assist Bionix from Brett and Karen at The New Wheel) were sold off during the silent auction as well as great raffle prizes from our local Rickshaw Bags and an adorable red and gold 50’s style cruiser from Fat Tire ale (which sadly I didn’t win and would have loved a very long time.) Leah Shahum, Director of SFBC, enthusiastically spoke about the 71% ride in bike ridership in the city since 2006 as well the plans (and hurdles) for Fell Street to finally have a safe separated bikeway. Sunday Streets was also represented, which I’ve been an enthusiastic volunteer for many years and this year photographing a wedding in the middle of Sunday Streets in the Mission. There’s nothing more romantic to me then cycling and community coming together.
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