A quick trip to San Francisco to cheer on my friend running the marathon reminded me of the remarkable drive of amateur athletes. Yet of course, my attention was also caught by a few cycling highlights.
|Wardian (center) on pedal-powered stage|
At the post-race festival along the bay, the center stage was set up by Rock the Bike, an advocacy group out of Berkeley that aims to promote biking culture by showing, not telling. The stage was powered by passers-by who took turning riding stationery bikes. This pedal power generated enough energy for a lively band and presentation of the race winners.
Surrounded by runners, I will still find the bikes!
Rock the Bike web site: www.rockthebike.com
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798 Arguello Blvd. (at McAllister)
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