Mikael's rad Halloween '09 music video

Copenhagenize Rides San Francisco Critical Mass from Copenhagenize on Vimeo.

Mikael, the King of Cycle Chic, was here last year, and little did I know until now that he made this awesome film about our Halloween Mass.

See ya on the streets tonight, SF!

Hot SF Dude at Giants Ballpark

Hot SF Dude on Bike at Ballpark
He said his name was Michael. And if his bike speaks the truth, then I know where Michael works and where to find him.



Scraper Bikes - On The Scene (pt. 2)

Check out the Scraper Bike Team on the recent Eye On The Bay Bike Episode!

The ladies know that bikes are where it's at!

These polite gents respectfully wait for green lights!

And riding in single file is all part of their style!

Sometimes the trike goes on two wheels...

but they always cast long shadows! Keep your eye on the Scraper Bike Team!

And keep an ear out for their sweet tunage: On The Scene


Guest photo: Laurie Berliner - Orange & Black Biketober

Biketoberfest, beer, and Giants playing post-season baseball: it doesn't get better than this!

Knickers by B. Spoke Tailor
Bike by Curtis Inglis
Vest by me!

Photo by Nan Easton


Guest photo: Alicia Oblander

I was wearing
Cardigan - Forever 21
Tank - Cant remember
Skirt - Thrift store in Ohio
Sneaker boots - Second hand Pumas from Buffalo Exchange
Bike - Miyata 712 road bike made in 1987. Found on orange county craigslist and in excellent condition. My beauty!

Photo and commentary by Alicia Oblander

We love getting submissions from our readers via e-mail! Ride on, Alicia!


Scraper Bikes - On The Scene (pt. 1)

The Original Scraper Bikes
The Scraper Bike Team is on the scene! I had the pleasure of filming these Oaktown gents on wheels a few weeks ago for the Eye On The Bay bike episode which airs TONIGHT at 7 pm.

At the helm is Tyrone Stevenson, a.k.a. Baybe Champ The Scraper Bike King. Champ has been inspiring Oakland youth for years to stay in school, keep out of trouble and do something positive for their community by keeping kids on their bikes - riding them and fixing them up! Here's a sneak preview of what you'll see tonight!

Awesome trike.

Hawaiian Punch bike.

Air Jordan bike.

Oakland A's bike.

And Bad Baby - the youngest member of the team!


Dolores Park Hotness

Ahhh... the beautiful Indian Summer afternoons in Dolores Park!
hot chick @ dolores

Here today...
hot chick @ dolores

gone tomorrow!
hot chick @ dolores


Authentic Giants Fan

Authentic Giants Fan, originally uploaded by Kristin Tieche.

Went to the game the other day to the tune of 3-0! VAMOS GIGANTES!!!!

For BWR: Black and Orange till I die!

Tee: Upper Playground
Mini-skirt: H & M
Tights: Shop on Haight
Mary Janes: Naot
Authentic Giants Fan sign: Giants ballpark, baby!
The latte gave the Giants the lead!
Let's Goooooo!!!


Wednesday's Dudes

Here's some eye-candy to get you over the hump!

So happy to be getting a ride home
by Steven Vance, Chicago

Cheers, Autumn!
by poetas, Portland

Red Circles
by Quiltro Elemento, Santiago de Chile

Nighttime Boys
by Mikael Colville-Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

bike +carry your art
by meligrosa, San Francisco

by Cameron Adams, Chattanooga

by 'Xander, Toronto


Liam's new bike! Rejoice!

New shoes...
liam's shoes

New pump...
new bike new pump

Liam's ready to ride!
new bike new pump
Keep your eye on the bike lane as Eye On The Bay host Liam Mayclem hits the streets on his fancy new Specialized city bike!


Giant Talisman

Don't stop believin' in our Giants! I present you some Giants fan faves for good luck!

KT's butt

Giants Fan!

Very cool Giants fan

giants fan cherry blossoms


kt + mel + giants!

La lucha naranja

Kill the Phils! Knock 'em dead!


Welcome Anne!

Anne, here, is a transplant from New York. She said she was too intimidated to ride a bicycle there, but when she moved here last year, she started to think about maybe taking it up here.

Anne The Newbie

Anne bought her bicycle just the week before I took this picture. Already a complete natural! I think she will do very well pedaling around our fair town.

New Rider

More updates for tonight's event!

Gypsy Cabaret Party Oct. 14 @ Mission Workshop

We are expecting a great crowd tonight, so please come on by Mission Workshop for an amazing evening that benefits our film!

DJ Delachaux spins Burlectro
Meg Martin performs solo belly dance
Taco Bike Timmy cooks up made-to-order tacos
Bike Basket Pies serves seasonal sweet and savory pies
Fashion photographer Daniel Chimowitz in the house!

Beverages from:
Magnanimus Wine Group wines
Numi Iced Tea

Raffle prizes include:
Mission Workshop Messenger Bag
Pedal Panties
Vima Dance Studio private dance lesson for 2
Magnolia Pub & Brewery gift card
Weird Fish gift card
The Animal House gift card

And a sneak preview of our film!

Can't wait to see you all and have fun tonight!


VV Profile: Taco Bike Timmy

Taco Bike Timmy
Name: Timothy Holt aka shaggy manatee

Occupation: restauranteur, farmer

Hometown: SF 18 years

Taco Bike Timmy
Current city/Neighborhood: 1/2 time in the mission 1/2 time in Healdsburg ca

Favorite city to ride a bike in in the world: amsterdam.

Headgear of choice? On the taco bike, headband, on a fast bike I like a Bell

Taco Bike Timmy
Tell me about the history and transformation of the Taco Bike: bought the orange Mexican cargo bike in 08' wanted to prepare and sell tacos from the bike. Figured out I couldn't do it on my own, so I asked my friend Todd Barricklow a Santa Rosa artist(killing time studios) and he accepted the challenge.

Tacos R Good
It is a one of a kind, art piece. Outfitted for any event from Dolores park to burning man. He put in a lot of time and when you see the bike, it shows. From the hot water hand sink, to the back eating area behind the seat. Truly a genius.

Taco Bike Timmy
Describe what you like best about the Taco Bike: The connection to the outdoors and the unsuspecting people who just walk by, stop, and either smile and say "that's the Weird Fish taco bike" or don't say anything and walk off and continue to find something to put down or hate-on. It is so informal and unlike the restaurant setting, I get a chance to ask people questions and get some one-on-one time. I like to talk politics, weather, and I love to describe what I am doing with our Farm and the restaurant.

Taco Bike Timmy
Any funny stories from Dolores Park to tell? Wow, many, but my favorite was the 20 year old guy who walked up, ordered two tacos and then proceeded to take out a whip-it cartridge and cracker. He cracked and huffed right in front of me. When I asked if he wanted sour cream he responded with that very deep, sluggish voice "hell yeah man"! Almost pissed myself.

Taco Bike Timmy
Tell me about the jumpsuit: I wore a jumpsuit when I was prolific in recording music in my home basement studio. It became my Mr. Rogers transformation as you will. Work all day at Boogaloos, then ride my bike home, switch into my short sleeve, blue-grey onesie and make some crazy electro-bay-freak-hop or have some gangsta's over for a "quiet" session of murder, chrome mustard and mayonnaise rims, selling drugs and life in the ghetto. Fun.

Taco Bike Timmy
What's the story behind the tattoo? The mermaid is my homage to the ocean. It is my version of Yemaya, Brazilian goddess of the ocean. Since my restaurant Weird Fish sells A LOT of fish, I feel purchasing sustainable fish isn't enough. One of the rituals I learned was to dress all in white on New Years eve, head to any ocean and dip white roses in molasses for her offering. Works every time. It is just cold as hell.

Taco Bike Timmy
What's the pirate thing about? I am a pirate of life, I like to take what is free, and make something out of it. I am not the old school pirate who pillage, rape and murder, I am an urban pirate, hustling, trying to make a living. Thinking outside the box with what we serve, to what I wear.

Taco Bike Timmy
Why blue? It is my favorite color, ocean blue. The Caribbean is my favorite place to stare at blue.

Taco Bike Timmy
Favorite time and/or place to ride: late afternoon, this time of year around 4-6pm. My manatee fins are all warmed up and I am ready for action.

Vélo Vogue tip of the day: Be different, at the same time, be yourself. Everyone knows when it is not really you.
Tacos R Good
Taco Bike Tim will be feeding the masses at my film's benefit event on Thursday Oct 14 from 6-10 pm at Mission Workshop, 40 Rondel Place! Come and behold the taco bike for yourself!