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San Francisco Bicycle Tours

More about our bicycle and NEW walking tours

Next walking tour:
Saturday August 9, 2014:
Ten Years That Shook the City

Meet in front of La Boheme cafe, 24th Street across from BART plaza, 12 noon

Cycles of History
Historical tours of San Francisco by bicycle

Our fabulous bicycle tours are led by Critical Mass co-founder Chris Carlsson.

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NEXT TOUR » Saturday, August 23, 2014


Covering everything from literary dissenters to urban riots and protests, this tour examines sites of conflict and unrest, the social movements and upheavals, that have shaped San Francisco since its origins. It's a social, historical and critical tour through the city's contrarian past and present. Tour ends at Dolores Park. RSVP

Please email us to RSVP, less than five people cancels!


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Ecology Emerges poster art by Mona Caron

Ecology Emerges

Discussions and reflections on the history of Bay Area ecological activism, based on oral histories documenting the past 50 years.

Ecology Emerges is an oral history gathering project to explore the past 50 years of ecological activism in the Bay Area and the role that individual and institutional memories play in the development, policy proposals, and interrelationships that together make up the existing networks of ecological politics.  We document the living ecological activist movement, in their own words, but also in a larger context of urban growth and globalization.

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Comprised of over 1,400 pages, and 2,500 historical photos, the wiki-based archive is the product of hundreds of contributors, regular people who were compelled by the chance to investigate some piece of this City's past.

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