Large-scale events proposed for San Francisco’s public parks could receive more public scrutiny under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Supervisor John Avalos.
Avalos wants the Recreation and Park Commission to hold special informational hearings for any event that would occupy 25 percent of a park and run for more than 48 hours. Read More
It was the first trick of his final run, and Garrett Reynolds thought he was going to crash it.
He almost did.
“Even when I landed it, I was so loose. I like barely, barely got it. I almost hit the filmer,” Reynolds said of his 540 bar spin during his last run of the BMX streetstyle final. “I got lucky. After I got away with that, I was just having fun.” Read More
A mere day into the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships in San Francisco, and scores of extreme athletes — who rank among the best in the world at what they do — were eliminated from competition Thursday.
But Ryan Nyquist wasn’t one of them.
The Los Gatos-native was just good and gutsy enough to earn a No. 11 in the BMX dirt prelims, sneaking into the semifinals today. The top 15 advanced. Read More
Civic Center Plaza has been shut down to host large-scale events for extended periods during the past two months, prompting a San Francisco supervisor to complain about the Recreation and Park Department’s stewardship of the space.
Since last week, the plaza between City Hall and the Main Library has been closed down for preparations leading up to the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and freestyle motocross event that will begin today. Read More
A haven for action sports it may be, but San Francisco — despite it’s association with high-flying skaters and bike riders — has never hosted a Dew Tour event.
Thursday through Sunday, the heavyweights of skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross will convene in San Francisco, competing at the vert ramps and skate parks at Civic Center Plaza and Harrison Street in pursuit of the coveted Dew Cup — a renowned prize in the realm of action sports. Read More
It was risky move, but Ryan Nyquist never bailed.
“It’s been a fun one,” said the Los Gatos native on his action-sports career — a career that ranked him among the best BMX riders in the world. “But it was never guaranteed that it was going to work out money-wise or career-wise. So it was kind of a bit of a gamble. But it’s been a real fun ride, and I’m trying to continue that ride for as long as I can.” Read More