San Francisco has an abundance of amazing nature areas, and at the same time, use of these areas for cycling is limited. It’s illegal to ride on trails in Golden Gate Park and illegal to ride on trails in the Presidio. It’s such a shame considering how much bike riding promotes physical fitness and how many people avoid riding their bikes on the road in SF because of close proximity with cars. By providing more opportunities for bike riding on dirt trails, the city will show that it truly encourages people to enjoy SF’s nature spaces and truly promotes healthy citizens. I’ve been lucky to race my bike in McLaren Park and I would definitely ride down to the area from my neighborhood in the Inner Richmond if there was a bike park open year round (as opposed to just one opportunity to ride in the park a year).
Female. 94118. 3/13/2010 21:49:08