Category: Bike

Bike Tours

June 2nd, 2010

How to prepare for your bike tour

Thinkwalks bike tours are never strenuous. We travel slowly between nearby stops and never ride steep hills. I’m a hill wimp. That’s why I love the Wiggle so much!

Before coming to a ride, you’ll need to be sure your tires are firm and your bicycle is functioning reasonably smoothly. If you need assistance, please get in touch. If you need a bicycle and are between 5’2″ and 6’2″, please ask me about my loaner bike.

Thinkwalks Tours by bicycle

Outside Lands Bike Cruise
Social Justice […]

Walk the Wiggle Tour description

June 1st, 2010

This is the quintessential Thinkwalk, mixing all themes from the other tours: creeks, urban planning, social history, murals and everything else! Curious neighbors, visitors and local cyclists alike will love this two hour tour.

The Wiggle itself is now so popular it’s rapidly becoming SF’s human-powered answer to the iconic U.S. highway Route 66. The popular Wiggle bike route, zig-zagging to avoid the hills, is also a walking route—and has been for almost 5,000 years.

When you follow the Wiggle bike route, through the Lower Haight, did you know that you’re moseying […]

Outside Lands Bike Cruise description

June 1st, 2010

How Golden Gate Park reflects the big changes in society

Once a field of dunes, Golden Gate Park was built on a swath of sand called the Outside Lands. An ambitious garden the size of New York’s Central Park replaced the dunes, partly to create a refuge from city stresses of the Industrial Age and partly to boost land investment profits.

The Park’s Music Concourse was the site of the first electric light displayed publicly in San Francisco, the first childrens’ playground in the world…and many peculiar statues. The Park also […]