Has it really already been a year? We're more than excited to tell you that San Francisco Design Week is back and better than ever!
With an opening night waterfront party taking place June 7th at Pier 27 and a plethora of events running through the week till the 15th, your inner-designer will find no shortage of things to do.
Whether you're a student, professional, or even a hobbiest, this is an excellent opportunity to get a firsthand look at what makes our design community in San Francisco so vibrant and diverse.
Think of it as a week to gain both the insights and inspiration for sparking creative new ideas in your personal fields of interest, whatever they may be.
The big question: What does Mission Bicycle have planned this year?
The answer: First, we've collaboratively designed a bike we'll be raffling off (get your tickets here.) Second, third, and fourth, we've also curated the following events for your riding, drinking, and viewing pleasure...
6.9 Design Cycle Ride
Join the Mission Bicycle Staff for a relaxed educational bike ride through San Francisco, on a tour of some of the city’s most iconic architecture and public art.
Our ride begins at Mission Bicycle Company HQ, traverses city streets down to Embarcadero, and finally ends at Black Hammer Brewing in the SOMA for a post-ride afterparty. Grab your ticket for the afterparty here.
Meeting: Saturday, June 9th, 12:00 pm at Mission Bicycle HQ, 766 Valencia Street
Distance: 9ish mellow miles
Duration: 3.5 hours from start to finish (Accounting for time to stop and look around.)
BYOB (Bring our own bike) or check our rental availability here: http://bit.ly/MBC-Rental
6.9 Design Cycle Party
After traversing San Francisco by bike, there’s little more satisfying than a cold flight of beers. That’s why we’ll be ending the Mission Bicycle “Design Cycle” group ride at Black Hammer Brewery in the SOMA.
We’ll be raffling off growlers, gift cards, apparel and cycling goods. A $5 presale ticket for the event gets you 10 raffle tickets. Alternatively, you can purchase 1 for $5 at the event if you prefer to walk-in on the night of.
We will also be selling separate raffle tickets for the official SFDW x Mission Bicycle collaboration bike to be raffled off later in the week!
Local food vendor(s) will be on site to ensure nobody goes hungry, and we’ll be spinning tunes into the night.
You need not participate in the “Design Cycle” ride to attend the afterparty, but if you do, we will be providing ample bike parking right in front of the brewery.
6.15 Studio Crawl Tour
Meeting inside our Valencia St. flagship store, visitors will get a firsthand look at our workshop where all Mission Bicycles are built one at a time.
The tour will include Q&A with our design team, insights to our collaborative design process, and a live demo of a bike we’ve developed featuring seamlessly integrated safety lighting.
We’ll also be drawing the winner of our raffle for a Mission Bicycle that we've designed in collaboration with Office design studio, who is responsible for the creation of all of this year's eye-catching SFDW visual assets.