On Sunday, April 28th 2013, the inaugural CycleSF will invite thousands of bicycle riders of all stripes to cycle around our city on a fun-ride that raises funds for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.

The mission of the event is to promote cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle, and to highlight and celebrate the role of our city’s Recreation and Parks Department in providing a healthy living environment.  CycleSF aims to build civic unity through an event that invites bicycle riders of all levels to traverse our city together, and communally experience San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods from the seat of a bike.  Thousands of bicycle riders will raise funds to support the programs and infrastructure of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.  We are excited to have San Francisco join other cities around the nation and the globe that also host city-wide, community supported cycling events.

CycleSF is not a race, but rather a fun-ride.  The ride will start at 7am in the China Basin/Mission Bay area, make its way around the city, and end in Golden Gate Park with the last rider coming in at 1pm.  The course will be monitored by the San Francisco Police Department during these times.  As the ride is not a race, there will be traffic breaks staffed by SFPD and DPT officers that will allow some vehicle crossing at critical points.

We encourage interested organizations and individuals to get involved by supporting the cyclists along the route, joining us by riding in the event, donating to support the work of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, or by celebrating at our post-party in Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park.

“Bicycles transcend most social and cultural boundaries.  The event has the potential to provide a basis for people of all walks of life to intermingle.  Also, I believe this is a worthy cause because the parks are one of the things that make this city feel like home to me.”

-Cyrus Wong-Weissman