After a long day spent on the trail, in the saddle, or on the water, the best part is refueling with friends over delicious food and drinks. Fortunately for Bay Area adventurers, San Francisco’s culinary scene is a sport in itself, with a buffet of breweries, outdoor bars, and restaurants. And SF’s laid-back vibe means that you can show up to most places in your workout gear, and no one will blink an eye.
In the city, several spots are nod to the city’s rich bike culture, including Mojo Bicycle Café, a delightful mashup of café and full-service bike shop near Alamo Square and Velo Rouge, a bike-themed spot that serves up tasty lunch and breakfast dishes like the Leipheimer Breakfast Burrito. To mingle with hardcore bike messengers, head to Zeitgest, a no-frills beer garden in the Mission. Across the bay, there’s no better spot for a post-ride or (-run) pint than Sam’s Anchor Café in Tiburon.
And for perhaps the cheapest, most convenient lunch you can pop into a backpack, the almighty burrito reigns supreme in the Mission district—wherever you choose, you really can’t go wrong.
Restaurants: Mojo Bicycle Café Velo Rouge ZeitgestSam’s Anchor Café
Events: Off the Grid San Francisco Tour de Fat