Bay to Breakers is Back: Everyone’s favorite moment to dress up in crazy costumes and parade through San Francisco with a bunch of other like-minded people arrives on Sunday, when the City hosts its annual Bay to Breakers footrace. The race, in which competitors sprint from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean (hence the name), features some of the top mid-distance runners in the world. It also features a supporting cast of thousands, many of whom leisurely walk through the city in zany getups, far behind the leader pack. For Bay to Breakers fans coming from the Peninsula, Caltrain will be offering special pre-race service, to make sure folks can get to the starting line in time for the 8 a.m. race.
Use Pedal Power to Get to Work: Cyclists will be out in force on Thursday for the Bay Area’s 22nd annual Bike to Work Day. Local bike coalitions have set up Energizer stations across the region as a way to encourage commuters to get out of their cars and on their bikes for this special event. The stations will be stocked with energy bars, water bottles, and other nutritious goodies, plus the depots will have information pamphlets with details on the Bay Area’s bike network. Caltrain will be hosting these stands at 16 different train stations from San Francisco to San Jose. Now with an additional bike car on all of its Bombardier trains, Caltrain and biking is a great way to get from home to work and vice versa.
Make it Your Time to Shine in Daly City: Here’s hoping the sun comes out this weekend to usher in the annual Shine Family Day festival in Daly City. The free event, now in its third year, will feature a children’s mini- carnival, antique car displays, live musical performances, food competitions and raffles with a bunch of great prizes. The free event will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jefferson High School. SamTrans Route ECR stops directly in front of the high school, so families heading to the Shine Family Day can skip the hassle of parking and traffic.