David Baker Architects

CIRCLE THE CITY!

49 Mile Scenic Bike Ride


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the first Test Ride was May 23rd, 2010.
Assemble at Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia, at 9:30 am for a 10 o'clock departure.

the sign hasn't changed since 1955 when Rex May won a competition to design a logo.

Inspired by the Downtown Association's 1938 "49 Mile Scenic Drive", this epic bicycle ride circles the City, taking in many of the tourist highlights.

Start at City Hall, and finish at the Ferry Building. On the way ride by China Town, Fisherman's Wharf, Ft. Mason, Crissy Field, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Presidio, The Cliff House, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Lake Merced, the de Young Museum, the Academy of Sciences, the Panhandle Park, Twin Peaks, the Wiggle, Mission Dolores, the Mission District, Bayview, Mission Bay, and the Giant's Baseball Stadium.

And this version actually is 49 miles long!

Use this Bikely.com Google map to the right to view the route in detail.

Artist Rex May shows of the gull logo in 1955.

link here to the Chronicle article on the 49 Mile Scenic Drive

The original 1938 route is much like the one we will ride.

link here to the San Francisco Bike Blog entry

A 2007 version map.

* Civic Center - City Hall - Asian Art Museum * Union Square * Chinatown * Nob Hill * Russian Hill * Transamerica Pyramid * North Beach - Coit Tower * Pier 39 * Fisherman's Wharf - Alcatraz * The Cannery * Ghirardelli Square * Aquatic Park * Marina Green * Palace of Fine Arts - (Exploratorium) * The Presidio - Crissy Field * Golden Gate Bridge * Fort Point * Baker Beach * Legion of Honor * Lincoln Park * Sutro Baths (ruins) * Great Highway - Cliff House - Seal Rock - Ocean Beach - The San Francisco Zoo - Lake Merced * San Francisco State University * Golden Gate Park - Japanese Tea Garden - de Young Museum - Academy of Sciences - Conservatory of Flowers * Twin Peaks * Mission Dolores * AT&T Park * Bay Bridge * The Embarcadero o Ferry Building * Financial District
David Fletcher is designing a series of icon T-Shirts for each year's ride.