San Francisco's Top Events: June 16-23 - Backpacker

San Francisco's Top Events: June 16-23

Our 4 favorite excursions for the week.
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1. Climbing Community Block Party
11 am-3 pm
Where: Mountain Hardwear Employee Store, Richmond, CA
Cost: Free (RSVP required)
Details: Join the Bay Area Climbers Coalition at Mountain Hardwear for the first ever block party for the climbing community! We'll be handing out highly coveted passes to the Mountain Hardwear employee store. 10% of your purchase goes to support the Bay Area Climbers Coalition. Hang out with us and other local organizations like The Brown Ascenders, Girls Who Climb, Alpenglow Collective and more. There will be Opie's GSB Truck, beer, music, games, and raffle prizes!

This event is free and open to all.

Mark yourself as GOING and you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket at the door. Just show us the RSVP on your phone.

We are an inclusive community of climbers and we welcome all, including families, kids, people of color, LGBTQ+ folx and more.

2. Volunteer Opp: Wild Forever Cleanup Day
10 am-3 pm
Where: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17, San Francisco, CA
Cost: Free (RSVP required)
Details: Celebrate International Surfing Day with us on Saturday, June 16. We’ll be partnering with Surfrider Foundation SF Chapter, Sufferfest Beer Company, Verve Coffee and more to come to house our third Wild Forever Day to honor the lovely Pacific Ocean. The day will start with a cup of Verve Coffee followed by an optional group surf, free lunch, and then an Ocean Beach Clean-up.


3. Nike Trail X Sufferfest Beer X SFRC Demo Run Tacos Happy Hour!
6:30-8:30 pm
Where: San Francisco Running Company, Mill Valley, CA
Cost: Free
Details: Whoop whoop June 19! Join Nike, Sufferfest Beer Company, and SFRC for a fun evening celebrating the Dipsea Race, The Broken Arrow Skyrace and the Brazen Racing Double Dipsea on an easy shakeout run and happy hour before Western States Endurance Run race weekend! We will have an exclusive, limited edition release of a summer Nike Trail apparel collection for Men and Women (tight supply, available till we run out).

We will be joined by Nike Trail athletes David Laney (2015 Ultra Runner of the Year) and Alex Varner (2018 Dipsea Race 2nd OA and record tie-ing 8th Fastest Time Award).

We will leave the SFRC Mill Valley shop at 6:30 PM for an easy and social 3.5 mile shakeout run. Nike will have demo shoes available to try for free on the run of the brand new Pegasus 35. Back at SFRC at 7PM our friends from Sufferfest Beer will be sampling their brand new Repeat Kolsch and Nike Trail is providing a taco truck for the Taco Tuesday Happy Hour.

This will be a fun celebration of summer races and pre-WS100 shakeout, a great opportunity to check out the new Sufferfest Repeat Kolsch, and the only chance to check out the exclusive, limited-edition Nike Trail apparel collection. Join us!


4. Swift Overnight Bike Campout — Solstice!
10 am Sat-3 pm Sun
Where: Mount Diablo State Park, CA
Cost: Free
Details: Come join us for a bike ride and overnight camping at Mount Diablo State Park for Swift Industries 2018 Solstice Campout!

Swift Campout is a global call to go bike-camping on June 23rd, 2018. For the fourth year in a row thousands of adventurous spirits will load camping gear on their bikes for a weekend adventure. As a dealer of Swift Industries’ beautiful bags and a supporter of bike-camping, we invite folks to join us for a fun evening of camping.

There will be two ride options for participants — a 40-mile ride or a 20-mile ride.

For the longer ride, join us at our Berkeley store for a 10:00am departure. We will head over the hills and ride to the Walnut Creek Bart station. Those of you interested in the shorter ride can take the Bart out to Walnut Creek and meet up with the group that left from Berkeley. We expect to be at the Walnut Creek station around 1:00pm. From there we will join up with the rest of the group and head to the campground. We will be staying at Live Oak Campground part of the way up Mount Diablo.

You can view the route here:

You must bring your own bike and your own camping gear, food, and water. We will provide some backup water and snacks at the campground.

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