Archive for the ‘bikes’ Category

The Bikery

Walk into The Bikery after school some afternoon and you won’t believe the energy of love, warmth, generosity, and just generally whimsical good times. Plus, bikes, awesome youth programs, earn-a-bike, open shop, women/trans/genderqueer night, Spanish speakers night, classes, repairs, sales, etc. And plus, (a big plus), people of color, queer, trans, women, youth led. It’s a jewel.

Here’s their other website. And another! Or read more here. Or just go down there and get yourself a bike.


Eric Fischer

Eric Fischer’s twitter bio says it best: Geek of maps, failed transportation plans of the past, history of technology, computers, pedestrianism, and misspelled street signs.

Map of the Bay Area by race and ethnicity, by Eric Fischer

His cartography has been featured in Newsweek and the Washington Post, among other lauded venues, but the heart of his output (as far as I know of it!) seems to be found on his Flickr stream, a conglomeration of his personal photo documentation, innovative map making and data analysis, and scans of city planning documents of the past, present, and perhaps future.

El Taco Bike

El Taco Bike.

Tacos by bike. Oakland grown. There is nothing not to love about this. Follow for where to track them down.

Homespun Bikes

After a visit to 504 I stopped into the new Homespun Bikes. Repairs, classes, locally made bike gear and urban gardening supplies, and coming soon, bikes!