Word to the wise: Ride your bike.
Download a PDF of bike routes from Civic Center BART at SFBike.org. There’s complimentary valet bike parking along John F. Kennedy Drive, courtesy of Levi’s Mobile Bike Shop — for easiest access, use the entrance at 30th Avenue and Fulton Street. If you’re not biking, though, Esurance offers a shuttle from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which is right next to Civic Center, and there will also be free pedi-cab rides along John F. Kennedy Drive to the Stanyan Park and 8th Avenue entrances, as well as the Crossover Bridge. Muni runs multiple bus lines from downtown San Francisco to Golden Gate Park; Outside Lands’ website refers you to the routes on 511.org, though we’d suggest taking the #5 from Powell Street to 25th Avenue. Festival producers offer a fairly comprehensive list of local bike rentals and taxi services at SFOutsideLands.com, under the “Getting There” section; they also suggest the website Zimride for carpool options. One cautionary note: Parking is always scarce in that part of San Francisco, and this weekend it will be virtually nonexistent.
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