Can you believe we took bike party up Twin Peaks!? If you can’t, you must not have been there, because it’s exactly what we did with about 150 of our closest Bike Party friends on Friday, August 3rd. San Francisco is all about hills, and we knew there was no better way to get after them than by climbing one of our fair city’s tallest peaks. The ride from Glen Park BART station is quite gentle, with a continuous, even grade all the way to the top. The view would have been spectacular in the mid summer sunset too, if the weather had cooperated! Along with San Francisco’s hills comes San Francisco’s fog, so instead of glorious vistas we got a lovely, ethereal view of Bike Partier’s blinkie lights in the myst.
The mood was light and bright at the start, despite the already slightly ominous weather, with several music bikes and even a few sets of twins!
The Glen Park Neighborhood sits on the southern slope of Twin Peaks, so our ride started with a bit of a leg up. Thank goodness, because 922 feet is no joke! Some partiers had to walk a bit, but many made it to the summit where the tunes and the wind were bumping and grinding. Even though it was rather wet and wild at the top, we managed to party it up a bit before heading back down hill.
Riding over to Potrero del Sol park was a breeze after the peaks, and we are thankful to all the volunteers who helped out on the downhills (And the uphills, we know it was cold and windy up there!). Many people waited in the fog to make sure no one got lost and we still had a great group ready to party by the time we arrived at our last stop!
Thanks to everyone who makes San Francisco Bike Party so fabulous and for trusting us to take you up the peaks. Stay tuned for info on our next Bike Party on Friday, September 7th. It’s going to be trippy!