About the Event

We're inspired by the Béret Baguette, an extremely picturesque bicycle ride that takes place in Paris every summer. Think of it as the French answer to the Tweed Run

Don't you think it's about time that San Francisco had a Béret Baguette ride of its own? Bike Handsome and I had a wonderful time organizing the SF Tweed Ride last year. So we thought "Hey, why not do it all over again, but in French?"

We're planning on making this an easy, sociable ride where style is more important than speed. And of course there will be a picnic party at the end. RSVP on Facebook and join us for all the fun!

Join us for a leisurely 5 mile bike ride from Dolores Park to a French-themed picnic in Hellman Hollow (Golden Gate Park). See and be seen with Parisian flair as we celebrate this fun tradition of berets, baguettes, and bikes!

You can enter to win a bike from Schwinn Bicycles! We'll also have prizes for best-dressed, best picnic, and prettiest bike, plus more great giveaways.

Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, and plenty of good cheer.


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Win Prizes!

At the picnic, you can enter to win this free bike from Schwinn!

There will also be prizes for:

  • Best Dressed
  • Prettiest Bike
  • Best Picnic
  • and more giveaways!
Prize for Best-dressed provided by PUBLIC Bikes: PUBLIC Farmers Market Twin Pannier

Prize for Best-dressed provided by PUBLIC BikesPUBLIC Farmers Market Twin Pannier

PUBLIC Bikes is also sponsoring the prize for Best Picnic: a PUBLIC Woven Bike Basket

PUBLIC Bikes is also sponsoring the prize for Best Picnic: a PUBLIC Woven Bike Basket

Prize for Prettiest Bike is provided by our friends at Timbuk2: Alamo Convertible Backpack Tote 

Prize for Prettiest Bike is provided by our friends at Timbuk2Alamo Convertible Backpack Tote 


Bike Ride

Distance: 4.7 Miles

Estimated Time: 1 hour at a leisurely pace.

11:00 am - Meet at Dolores Park

12:30 pm - Picnic at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park

Turn List

Start Location: Dolores Park Playground (11:00am June 7th)

Turn left onto Dolores St

Turn left onto 18th St

Turn right onto Sanchez St

Wiggle left onto Duboce Ave

Wiggle right onto Steiner St

Turn left onto Waller St

Turn right onto Pierce St

Turn left onto Haight St

Turn right onto Scott St

Turn left onto Fell St

Slight left into the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park

Turn left toward Ashbury St

Straight onto Ashbury St

Turn right onto Haight St

Turn right onto Cole St

Turn left onto Page St

Continue into Golden Gate Park

Cross street and follow bike path parallel to John F Kennedy Dr

Turn right toward John F Kennedy Dr at Conservatory Dr.

Turn left onto John F Kennedy Dr

At Transverse Dr. cross into the crosswalk on the left (pedestrians always have the right of way!)

Follow bike path into Hellman Hollow

Picnic Location: Hellman Hollow (12:30pm)