We rode our bikes over Golden Gate Bridge and into Golden Gate Park. Gary Fisher helped start the ride in a sharp plaid suit.
yellow shirt dude had some loud speakers
Some traffic found its way into our parade driving too fast. I was smiling and waving to drivers in an attempt to lower their speeds. A police officer on a bike was much more successful.
We chatted for a moment and it felt GREAT to have an officer in uniform on a bike regulating dangerous drivers right in front of me!
half of the festival parking lot
When we returned Gary was quickly pulled on stage during a faux-French comedy routine entitled "American Stupid". At one point Gary's bicycle horn stopped working. Have no fear, I jumped into action and handed Mr. Fisher my bike horn from the crowd.
talking bikes with locals
The music was great and I danced a bit. My favorite part is always meeting other transportation cyclists. We shared stories about our frustrations on the road and our optimism for the future.
"Bikes Belong Foundation is leading a fact-finding trip to the Netherlands to bring home European transportation best practices. Eleven city leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area will spend a week in four Dutch cities."
San Fran, San Jose, and Marin County are represented in the 35 delegates nationwide.