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This Weekend: Earth Day, March for Science and Mission Crit Bike Race

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Events

Take advantage of the forecasted sunny weather this weekend by coming downtown to celebrate Earth Day or take in a heart-pounding bicycle race in the Mission.

Here are this weekend’s featured events.

A man and child walk barefoot in mud at the Earth Day Festival in Civic Center Plaza.
Earth Day Fest at Civic Center Plaza. Photo via BARTable

Earth Day Festival

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Civic Center Plaza

Join your fellow Earthlings at the Civic Center Plaza to celebrate this planet we call home. The Earth Day festival will feature live music, a showcase of organic celebrity chefs, panel discussions and speakers, food courts, beer and wine gardens, a clean energy zone and more.

How to Get There on (environmentally-friendly) Muni: Any Muni Metro line, the F Market & Wharves Line and the 5 Fulton, 6 Haight-Parnassus, 7 Haight-Noriega, 9 San Bruno, 14 Mission, 4R Mission Rapid, 19 Polk and 21 Hayes routes will take you near Civic Center Plaza.

March for Science

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Market Street, from Justin Herman Plaza to Civic Center Plaza

The March for Science begins with a rally at 11 a.m. at Justin Herman Plaza (where Market Street meets The Embarcadero). At 12:30 p.m., the march will make its way down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza, where a Science Fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m.

Muni service note: Muni Metro lines may see delays due to increased ridership. There will be reroutes and possible delays on the F Market & Wharves Line, 2 Clement, 5 Fulton, 6 Haight-Parnassus, 7 Haight-Noriega, 8 Bayshore, 9 San Bruno, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom-Pacific, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 27 Bryant, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary / 38R Geary Rapid and 45 Union-Stockton routes.

Mission Crit Bicycle Race

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Mission District

The Mission Crit fixed-gear bicycle race returns to the Mission this Saturday evening, pitting road racers, track racers and bike messengers against one another in an adrenaline-fueled competition. The women’s race kicks off at 8 p.m. and the men’s race begins at 9 p.m.

How to Get There on Muni: The 12 Folsom-Pacific, 22 Fillmore, 27 Bryant, and 49 Van Ness-Mission routes will take riders near the race’s starting line on Harrison at 17th Street.

Muni service note: No reroutes or service delays are expected for this event.

On Tap for next weekend: Cesar Chavez Parade and FestivalSF Deltas soccer and Sunday Streets in the Tenderloin.

Van Ness Construction Reminder

All left turn lanes on Van Ness Avenue have been removed with the exceptions of those at Broadway (southbound), Lombard Street (northbound), and temporarily at Hayes Street (northbound).

Van Ness traffic lanes have been reduced from three to two on these segments:

  • Northbound from Post to Filbert Street
  • Southbound from Filbert to Washington Street

For complete details on these changes, please our Van Ness Improvement Project page.

Temporary J Church and K Ingleside Service Changes Reminder

Due to Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvement construction work, temporary stop changes are in effect for the J Church and K Ingleside lines at Balboa Park Station through the end of April. For details, please visit sfmta.com/greenlightrail.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Wednesdays for a look ahead to the weekend.