Extreme Biking: dangerous, dirty and tons of fun

on September 3, 2010

Cutting your gas bill, your carbon footprint, or your waistline: these are some of the reasons to bike more. And in San Francisco, biking has increased by more than 50 percent over the past three years, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. But how about extreme bicycling only for bikers in-the-know? That’s the goal of one Bay Area group that organizes secret, competitive rides covering varied terrain – from highways to steep dirt trails to mountain roads with hairpin turns.

This story previously aired on KALW’s Crosscurrents radio show.

Extreme biking: dangerous, dirty and tons of fun

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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