Thursday, December 3, 2009


Two big night-time events in and through NOPA: one happened Tuesday night but you can experience some of the fun here via a Youtube vid provided by Dan Nguyen-Tan. The other is on for tonight and you don't want to miss it.

Here's the set-up:
Event 1: The NOPA BIKE, MEET, & MINGLE Tuesday night was a great event with at least 20 NOPA cyclists and friends gathering at On the Corner Cafe* for drinks, sandwiches, and to share the day's excitement over the city's first new bike lane installed that morning. Plans are underway for a monthly bike ride to start and stop in NOPA with the first ride expected in the new year. By 7pm we were anxious to get to the other bike party of the night hosted by SFBC at the Duboce Park Cafe. There seventy or more cyclists and friends cheered all the work leading up to the new bike lane on Scott Street. Kudos to SFMTA, SFBC, a huge number of volunteers, DPT paint crews, and city officials.

For an inaugural group ride, dozens of cyclists flicked their blinkies and kicked off from the Wiggle from Duboce and Steiner and up to Scott Street. Deep kept the tunes coming and Dan NT plus six hearty pedal pumpers spun the Funcycle down the lane and out to Panhandle Park. Catch the action and the tunes here:

Event #2: It's tonight: The Divisadero Corridor Art Walk, 5pm to Midnight from Geary to Haight. Art * Food * Drinks * Shopping * Community. A great event, hook up with your neighbors for a stroll, check out the art, grab a bite, celebrate the tree lights (and new median trees!), enjoy the smooth streets, fill up the new bulb outs. See you all there.

* Many thanks to Rich and his staff at On the Corner Cafe; NOPA cyclists love meeting here.

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