S.S. Lucia Shipwrecks into Ritual Coffee

This afternoon Ritual Coffee hosted a grand opening party to debut their new parklet, the S.S. Lucia, run aground by Captain Concordia pictured below.

The parklet includes a custom bike rack designed by Boor Bridges (same guys that designed the Four Barrel bike rack) with collaborative input from Ted Gon at Muddy Orange Fabrication.

The rack comfortably accommodates 6 bikes in a space only 4 feet wide.


Bike Justice in the Mission

At 10:30 AM this morning the Bike Index sent an alert that a stolen Mission Bicycle appeared on Craigslist last night.

Less than 2 hours later, thanks to a total stranger and the SFPD, justice was served.

We posed as a potential buyer and asked the seller to meet us in a public spot. Thanks to the SFPD Twitter account @SFPDBikeTheft the police were just around the corner, texting “we see you” (usually creepy, this time helpful). As soon as the seller arrived the police stepped in and took over, confiscating the stolen bike.

This is how it’s supposed to work: citizens using social media for good, technology working for us, the SFPD helping reunite people with their bikes.

Here’s the blow by blow of how it went down.

To register your bike on Bike Index, click here. It’s takes about 5 minutes, it’s free, and it’s worth it.


Jefferson McCarley

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I used to sell beer, now I sell bikes. Been living and riding in the Mission since 2007. Find me at work at Mission Bicycle, Taqueria Cancun or on some committee making trouble.