Bike Fashion: Party Pics From SFBC’s Winterfest

What happens when you get a bunch of bike nerds to clean up for a swanky party? Turns out, they clean up good! San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest, an annual fundraiser for the non-profit, is kinda like Bike Prom for local bike advocates. It’s the same people you see all the time, except dressed to impress.

Bike Fashion: Mikaela of SF Bike Party and Mary Kay of SF Yellow Bike

Mikaela Carolyn of San Francisco Bike Party with Mary Kay Chin of San Francisco Yellow Bike Project and SFBC

As a regular dress-to-impresser, I get a thrill seeing my bike buddies trade the hi-viz for some high(er) fashion. So I rented a fancy flash for my DSLR and did my best Bill Cunningham impression.

Bike Fashion at Winterfest: Bekki and Frank of San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

SFBC Volunteer Bekki with Frank Chan, Operations Director at SFBC

These are a few of my favorite moments from Winterfest, but I didn’t have space for all of them. Check out the rest of my party pics on the Bike Pretty Facebook page.

Bike Fashion: SFBC Staff Members Eric Turvel, Margaret McCarthy, Bonnie Walton

l-to-r: Eric Tuvel, Program and Design Manager; Margaret McCarthy, Volunteer Coordinator; Bonnie Walton, Event Planner

Bike Pretty: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Winterfest 2013

The dancefloor was totally cray. Bike nerds know how to shake it.

Bike Pretty: SFBC Executive Director Leah Shahum and Miles Epstein

Leah Shahum, Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and Miles Epstein Continue reading

Mailbag: 7 Reasons To Love San Francisco

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Hi Melissa,

There have been so many occasions where I have had to explain that bicycle fashion is more than just lycra based uniforms with obnoxious logos.  

What you are doing gives me hope that the image of cycling for women (and men) can be more broad than the aforementioned stereotypical attire.

I have always been drawn to the idea of living in San Francisco but I have no idea what it would be like out there.  Can you give me an idea of what your life is like out there?


Hi Jeremy,

Thank you so much for your sweet note. One of the most rewarding things to come out of this blog is that I feel like I’m now part of a larger community that sees cycling beyond the lycra and logos.

I always have a great time when I’m on my bike and I want to show the world how fun it can be. Hopefully we can inspire more people to ride. Especially people that don’t relate to the road warrior image.

San Francisco is absolutely my favorite city. I’ve lived in a lot of amazing places: Honolulu, Portland, Nashville, New York City, Florence, and Milan. But I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my mind it’s The City.

To answer your question, here are 7 reasons why I love San Francisco: Continue reading

SF Bike Party on National Wear Red Day

SF Bike Party on National Wear Red Day

San Francisco’s Bike Party is celebrating National Wear Red Day this Friday! On Friday February 1st we are gathering at
Fort Mason Green at 7:30 pm. Check out the planned route. Although the twists & turns might change the night of, I already know what I’m going to wear. But check this out:

Hot on the heels of SF Bike Party’s outfit inspiration post, I’ve pulled twenty-plus a few more Continue reading