Fight, Bike, Run, and PAR-TAY

>> Tuesday, February 3, 2009

San Francisco, Part 3, Events. It is without a doubt that there's always something going on in the city. There is probably no other place in the world that has the same amount of diverse events. Here's a few of my favorites:

Bay to Breakers- An annual 12k run from one side of town to the other through the heart of the city. I was lucky enough to run in this race for the first time last year. Never have I seen such craziness, fun, costumes, and yes...nudity in a footrace. Some highlights on the course for me are: running through Golden Gate Park, hitting Hayes Street hill, listening to the all the bands on the road, pre-run tortilla toss, and being filmed on TV looking like a dork. I might just go back for round 2 this year.

Critical Mass- Though not an "official" event in any way at all, this mass bike ride takes place on the last Friday of each month. Hundreds of bikers swarm the Embarcadero with no particular leader and they ride. It takes place in the late afternoon and I heard its awesome to go in the summer. Recently the "idea" of critical mass has been spreading around the world with many bikers hitting the streets. I am planning to eventually go one summer.

Pillow Fight- Yes you heard it right. People get together and smack each other with pillows. This is a new independent event that started up in the past couple years. Friends have said it is quite...fluffy yet fun. Where else could you stand in public and knock out total strangers with a pillow? It usually takes place in February, around or on Valentines Day. watch here.

Honorable Mentions: (ones I've never been to or failed to write about) Love Fest, Gay Pride Parade, Mac World, Chinese New Year Parade, Halloween in the Castro, countless sports and music gigs, and many more I am sure.

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