7 Ways to Bike Around San Francisco in Style
Because you might as well look good doing it
The city’s bike lanes are getting better (while MUNI service seems to be getting worse) and bike-sharing stations are on practically every corner. If you’re not riding around on two wheels yet, now’s the time to hop on the trend. Here are seven stylish ways to get started.
Available at 815 Market St., 415-501-0100 or levi.com
Perfect for the impending El Niño, Mia Melon’s Commuter jacket ($199) is made of weatherproof cotton with a micro-fleece lining to protect you from both wind and rain. Plus, it has useful features like fold-over reflective cuffs, a detachable hood and underarm vents (because, hey, it gets sweaty in there).
Available at shopmiamelon.com
Looking for a daily commute that won’t leave you a sweaty mess? Hop on the SF-made Faraday Porteur (starting at $3,500), which has an electric-assist feature so you can ride the old-school-looking cruiser like a normal bike or get a little boost up those unforgiving hills.
Available at Huckleberry Bicycles, 1073 Market St.; 415-484-6575 or faradaybikes.com
Pull those pant legs down, throw your helmet into your stylish new satchel and step into your date-night restaurant without a trace of having biked there. The Closca Fuga ($100) easily collapses for storage in your bag after you’re done riding. A Spanish bike enthusiast designed it for his wife, and the award-winning design is available for delivery now.
Available at Closca.co
You can’t go wrong with a classic handwoven basket, like this one from Public Bikes ($42), to tote everything from fresh flowers to farmers’ market goodies. It’s crafted by Peterboro Basket Company in New Hampshire, which has been handcrafting baskets for more than 150 years.
Available at Public Bikes, 549 Hayes St., 415-688-4000 or publicbikes.com