Grown-ups Get Down San Francisco Kid-Style in Massive Potrero Hill Bigwheel Race

Yesterday was Easter Sunday for everyone else, but you know what that means for San Franciscans? Yep, another edition of "BYOB: Bring Your Own Bigwheels!" Contestants line up at the BYOB Starting Line Showcasing three official rounds of "racing", where waves of adults took to the steep streets of Potrero Hill and held on tight as they crashed, slid, and bounced their way to the bottom—then hoofed it back up to the top for yet another round of madness! We witnessed every form of bigwheel possible, including some favorites: the recycling can on it's side, the 4-man bobsled, the tandem bigwheel, and the wheel-less wagon. Potrero Hill Bigwheel RacePotrero Hill Bigwheel RacePotrero Hill Bigwheel Race There was probably a 10-to-1 ratio of onlookers-to-bigwheelers, and with close to 50+ people barreling downhill... it made for a packed little course and an extremely fun day. Potrero Hill Bigwheel Race ContestantPotrero Hill Bigwheel Race ContestantPotrero Hill Bigwheel Race Contestant Potrero Hill Bigwheel Race ContestantPotrero Hill Bigwheel Race ContestantPotrero Hill Bigwheel Race ContestantPotrero Hill Bigwheel Race Everyone who walked away without major injury could be declared a winner, but no doubt by the end of the races everyone was smiling and wishing the street could be kept closed longer. And as the sun set on the top of the hill, hippies strummed folk songs in the park, contestants held their rides high with pride, trash-collectors scoured the course in costume, and couples rode the remains of their plastic vehicles into the sunset.

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