Taking Care of a Piece of SF Bike History

In 1996, longtime member and SF Bicycle Coalition leader Joel Pomerantz invited Mona Caron — a young artist still in school — to be the lead artist for the Duboce Bikeway Mural. Two years and countless volunteer hours later, the mural was unveiled on Nov. 21, 1998.

Nearly two decades later, this beloved piece of biking history creatively expressing the freedom and imagination of biking from the bay to the beach needs your help. Along with Joel, the Castro Community Benefits District and local community members, we’re inviting you to join in a clean-up day to refresh the mural.


This was Mona’s first mural, and this well-travelled two-way bike route was also the first street in San Francisco to be converted into a dedicated bicycle path, serving as the gateway to the Wiggle. In the mural, the Wiggle is symbolically represented by the waterway that once carved out the path of least resistance that we now use to avoid the surrounding hills. After passing through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and Golden Gate Park, the mural ends at Ocean Beach.

Mona arrived at this idea for the Duboce Bikeway Mural through a series of brainstorming meetings with the community and saw it through with the help of your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Join us for a mural clean-up day to make sure that the community’s vision can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Duboce Bikeway Mural Cleanup
Feb. 4, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Duboce Bikeway, between Market and Church

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