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San Francissco CounterPulse Bicycle History Tours March 14 Eco South; March 28 Dissent; April 26 Transit; May 26 Eco North

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Bike Tour: Ecological History (South)

Sat. March 14, noon, $15-50, benefitting Shaping San Francisco

This trip through San Francisco’s lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city south of downtown and SOMA, traversing the Mission, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview, and the southeast coastline, including several new public parks. It’s a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city’s ecological past and present.

Bike Tour: Dissent

Sat. March 28, noon, $15-50, benefitting Shaping San Francisco

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 4-hour tour through the city’s contrarian past and present.

Bike Tour: Transit

Sun. April 26, noon, $15-50, benefitting Shaping San Francisco

Discover lost freeways, ghosts of train routes, and a vivid account of how San Franciscans moved around this peninsula through time. Hear about the violent strikes that shaped public transit, the graft and corruption that conquered the Outside Lands. It’s a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city’s transportation past and present.

Bike Tour: Ecological History (North)

Sat. May 17, noon, $15-50, benefitting Shaping San Francisco

This trip through San Francisco’s lost sand dunes, ponds, creeks and coastline will focus on the city from downtown north, covering the heart of the city, the waterfront and Yerba Buena cove, Telegraph Hill, Black Point, and Crissy Field in the Presidio… It’s a social, historical and critical 4-hour tour through the city’s ecological past and present.

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