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Key to the City

Noah Guy Shares the Best Places to Bike to in All of San Fran

Key to the City BY carrie neill 03/20/2013


For Noah Guy, traveling through the streets of San Fransisco on his custom eighties bicycle—American-made, just like his bags for Joshu+Vela—is oh-so-much better than driving his truck. And that’s only partially because of his bike’s rad graphics. For Noah, an ideal trip starts out in the Mission and ends up at the coast—with the stops below on the way. 




Adobe Bookshop
(3166 16th St.)

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"Its such a beatiful and calming haven and I am addicted to their waterlemon juice at breakfast. They also have Marmite, which I have a weakness for."
of Joshu+Vela



The Wiggle to the Conservatory of Flowers
“Then I’d take the Wiggle—SF’s mile-long, zigzagging bike route—into Golden Gate Park, and check out the Conservatory of Flowers. They’ve recently painted bike lines and bike symbols on the roads. It seems like there are more bikers in San Francisco per capita than anywhere else.”
(Conservatory: 100 John F. Kennedy Dr.;




Happy Bakery to de Young Museum
“At Happy Bakery, just south of the park at 24th and Irving, you can get the best vegetarian steamed rice buns. I’d grab a couple of those and then head to the de Young museum, which is a really interesting building. I saw the Vivienne Westwood exhibit there a few years ago. It was cool to look at the things she was doing right out of art school, when she was just making things with her buddies, and to think that years later, those pieces ended up in a museum.”
(Bakery: 2253 Irving St.; Museum: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.;




Trouble Coffee Company to Ocean Beach
“After that, I’d head out to Ocean Beach, stopping for some cinnamon toast from Trouble Coffee. The surf at the beach is a bit rough, so the surfers there are really good. It’s a very relaxing place—a real stress-reliever.”
(Coffee: 4033 Judah St.;





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