Registration is now open for the first-annual CycleSF that invites thousands of bicycle riders of all stripes to cycle around the city on a fun-ride that will raise funds for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Twenty-four miles of San Francisco streets will be open for cyclists to create the city’s largest cross-town bike parade.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 28th with a fundraising goal of more than $100,000. Funds raised will go towards new bike racks in San Francisco’s parks, as well as the Recreation and Parks Department’s scholarship fund that supports recreation programming for low-income children and families.
The ride will start at 7am near Mission Bay, navigate around the city, and end in Golden Gate Park. The course will be monitored by the San Francisco Police Department during these times. As the ride is not a timed race, there will be designated traffic breaks staffed by SFPD and SF MTA officers where vehicle crossing will be directed at critical points. There is also an “Elite” Rider option for riders to pay an extra $35 to ride in an escorted pace group, ahead of the main event.
Interested organizations and individuals should get involved by supporting the cyclists along the route, riding in the event, donating to support the work of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, or by celebrating at the Finish Line Festival in Golden Gate Park. The Finish Line Festival is open for the public to enjoy the food truck station and beer garden, a costume contest, yoga, live music and more! Registration is open at www.cyclesf.org.