News Articles

YELP Reviews

+Burning Man's, "GodFather of Skate" keeps the party rollin' at the Black Rock Roller Disco - The Guardian -  8-26-2016

 +Godfather of Skate’ graces Golden Gate Park - S.F. Chronicle - 10-30-2015

 +San Franciso's "GodFather of Skate" fosters skate club in Kenya - NBC Bay Area -  6-9-2015

 +Crazy in love with a dying sport in GG Park - SF Chronicle - 5-28-2015

 +Church of 8 Wheels - Best of the Bay - SF Bay Guardian - 10-15-2014

 +Holy Rollers Ride Again - S.F. Chronicle - 8-1-2014

 +Roller Skating Lessons @ the Church of 8 Wheels - S.F. Chronicle - Roller Skating Lessons 7-16-2014

 +Church of 8 Wheels - Best of the Bay - San Francisco Magazine - 7-1-2014

 +Church of 8 Wheels - Best of the Bay - S.F. Weekly - 6-1-2014

 +There's a Roller Disco in an old San Francisco Church - The Bold Italic - 4-18-2014

 +Shake Your Groove Thing: Q&A with the GodFather of Skate, Church of 8 Wheels Founder - SF Weekly 4-17-2014

 +S.F. Chronicle Old Sacred Heart Church site now a roller-skating sanctuary - S. F. Chronicle - 4-4-2014

 + Holy Rollin' - Skate Nights Are Wheely Fun - Bay Area Reporter -  3-27-2014

 +Secretly Awesome: Roller Skating in an Abandoned Church - Hoodline - 11-20-2013

 + Holy Rollers: Skaters overtake S.F. church tonight - SF Gate - 11-20-2013

 + Napa Valley Inline Marathon and Half Marathon - Front Page - Napa Velley Register - 7-10-2011

 + David Miles Jr. Reigns As The Park's Skating Mayor - S.F. Chronicle - 4-5-2011

 +When Roller Skating Ruled The Bay Area - 3-9-2011

 +Sunday Streets Could Spawn Skating Worlds Record - S.F. Bay Guardian - 4-7-2011

 +Sunday Streets Kicks Off in the Embarcadero - S.F. Examiner - 3-17-2011

 +Inline Skaters Rock Valley - Napa Valley Register - The Sports Page - June 29, 2009

 + Slip Sliding Away - Napa Valley Inline Marathon - Front Page - Napa Valley Register - June 29, 2009

 + Napa Valley Inline Roadskate Sunday - Napa Valley Register - June 26, 2009

 + Healthy Obsession - Dancing, Skating on Wheels - 3-2-2009

 + Sunday Fun on the Streets of San Francisco - SF Chronicle - 9-15-08

 +Skating, Boat Tours added to Sunday Streets Schedule - S.F. Examiner -  9-12-2008

 +The City Exposed with the GodFather of Skating - San Francisco Chronicle - 8-3-2008

 +Skating For A Cause - The Skate Against Violence - Santa Monica Daily Press - 4-18-08

 +INLINE ACTIVISM -  Skate Against Violence SF to LA - Front Page - Oakland Tribune - 4-15-08

 + Just Skating By - St Helena Star - 7-19-07

 +Skaters Turn Out for Annual Inline Marathon - Front Page - The Weekly Calistogan - 7-19-07

 +Out of Downtown - Front Page SF Bay Guardian - May, 2007

 +Just Rollin' With It - Heathy Sunday in Golden Gate - S.F. Examiner - 12-18-06

 +Heart of the City - Healthy Sunday in Golden Gate Park - S.F. Examiner - 12-4-06

 + High Roller - ANG Newspaper Group - 8-3-06

 + Healthy Saturdays - Ming Pao News - 7-16-06

 +Board Approves Saturday Car Ban on JFK Drive - Front Page - S.F. Examiner -  4-26-06

 +A Vote to Shut Park's Roads on Saturdays - Front Page - S.F. Chronicle - 4-26-06

 +Test Likely on closing Park Road - S.F. Chronicle - 4-15-06

 +Closure plan creates major showdown - FRONT PAGE -SF Examiner 4-15-06

 +Heart of the City - SF Examiner - Greg LeVien 50K Memorial Race - 4-10-06

 +The GodFather & Healthy Saturdays - S.F. Chronicle "Outdoors" 3-16-06

 +Napa Valley Inline Marathon - Skatin' The Trail - Front Page - Napa Valley Register - Aug. 8, 2005              

 +Spreading the word in an effort to hold off middle-age spread - SF Gate - 3-16-2006

+Rollerskaters Celebrate 25 Years of Grooving In The Park - Front Page - S.F. Indepentent - Mar. 13, 2004

+Rolling Through Time In Golden Gate Park - S. F. Examiner - March 8, 2004

+Hear That Disco Thump? - S.F. Chronicle -  Fri. Dec. 26, 2003

+The Calistoga Roadskate - Front Page - Napa Valley Register - June 15, 2003

+It's All Downhill From Here - S.F. Chronicle "Outdoors" - May 8, 2003

+Skaters, Drivers Battle For Golden Gate Park - S.F. Chronicle - Feb. 25, 2003

+"Save The Echos", Say Tunnel Lovers - S.F. Chronicle - January 20, 2003

+The Calistoga Roadskate - Front Page - Napa Valley Register - June 20, 2002

+The Calistoga Roadskate - Front Page - Napa Valley Register - June 14, 2002

+The Calistoga Roadskate - St. Helena Star & The Weekly Calistogan - June 13, 2002

+Battle Of The Network Stars - S.F. Bay Guardian - Feb. 13, 2002

+Golden Gate Road Closures Ahead? - S.F. Independent - Feb. 5, 2002

+Wheel Sports at a Crossroads - S. F. Chronicle "Outdoors" - Oct. 18, 2001

+Star Spangled Skaters - S.F. Chronicle - October 15, 2001

+Wheeling And Dealing At The New City Hall - S. F. Magazine - May, 2001

+Signature Day At City Hall - Front Page - S.F. Independent - July 11, 2000

+MORE JFK DRIVE CLOSURES - Front Page - S. F. Independent - April 15, 2000

+The Mild Ones - Forbes Magazine - April 3, 2000

+Contest on Wheels - S. F. Examiner - July 25, 1999

+The Skate Police - Boy's Life Magazine - March, 1999

+Brother Arrested in Death of Woman - S.F. Examiner - Dec. 4, 1998

+Search For Missing Woman - S.F. Examiner - Dec. 3, 1998

+San Francisco Skate Transit Pilot Program - Sept. 17, 1998

+Inline Skaters May Join Traffic Crush - S.F. Chronicle - Sept. 16, 1998

+Surviving the Inline Shakeout - S.F. Chronicle Outdoors - July 2, 1998

+Many In S.F. Would Rather Skate To Work - Front Page - S.F. Chronicle - June 1, 1998

+Rockin' and Rollin' In The City - Sunset Magazine - March, 1998

+People In Technology - S. F. Chronicle - Feb. 5, 1998

+Lining Up To Combat Violence - San Jose Mercury News - Oct. 22, 1997

+The Greening of Golden Gate Park - State of the City - S. F. Chronicle - Oct. 16, 1997

+The Napa to Calistoga Roadskate - Front Page Napa Valley Register - Sept. 28, 1997

+Golden Gate Park Traffic Plan Irks Bikers, Skaters - S.F. Chronicle - Aug. 7, 1997

+New Plan Would Let deYoung Stay Put - S.F. Examiner - August 6, 1997

+Best Of The Bay - S.F. Bay Guardian - July 30, 1997

+Kristi Yamaguchi Skates in the Park ll - S.F. Chronicle Datebook - June 15, 1997

+Changing The Skate Laws - City Sports Magazine - May, 1997

+S.F. Supervisors Delay Vote on Lifting Skate Ban - Article from the S.F. Chronicle, April 18, 1997

+Skaters seek share of the Streets - Article from the S.F. Chronicle, April 16, 1997

+Why Skate Against Violence - Ev'Ready - Los Angeles Times April 6, 1997

+ I Don't Know, I Just Follow The Crowd - Fitness and Speedskating Times - March, 1997

+Keeping 'em Rollin' in Golden Gate Park - SF Weekly - NightCrawler - March 26, 1967

+Skaters Seek Green Light From City - Article from the S.F. Chronicle, Dec 18, 1996

+The Bladerunners of San Francisco - from the S.F. Chronicle "Outdoors" Jan 17, 1996

+Skaters Feel Vindicated By Supervisor's Award - Article from the S.F. Chronicle, Nov 2, 1996

+Moses Leads the Way across San Francisco - Halloween Night Skate from the Skate City Press

+Police crack down on Friday skate - Article from the S.F. Examiner, Oct 24, 1996

+More People Take Up Skating By Starlight, Twilight Tennis - the Wall Street Journal, September 5, 1996

+Amish Going Modern, Sort of, About Skating - Article from the New York Times, Sunday Aug. 11 1996

+Inline Magazine - San Francisco's Friday Night Skate - Summer, 1996

+Nightskaters claim streets as their own - New York Times, 1996

+Midnight Rollers set New Record: Skating with the Olympic Torch

+The Skate City Press - 1996

+The Napa to Calistoga Roadskate  - Southwest Airlines "Sprit Magazine" Jan, 1996

+The Blade Runners of San Francisco: article from the S.F. Chronicle, Wednesday, January 17, 1996

+Inline Magazine - Nov. 1995

+Why Skate Against Violence? -  Pat Hourican - Aug. 31, 1995

+The Bridge to Boardwalk Roll - Front Page - San Jose Mercury News - July 20, 1995

+When Irish Feet Are Skating - S.F. Examiner - March 13, 1995

+Friday Night Fever - San Francisco  Independent, 1995

+Rollerskaters devoted to midnight mass: article from the S.F. Examiner, Thursday, April 13, 1995

+The Napa to Calistoga Roadskate  - S. F. Chronicle Apr. 28, 1994

+Skate Patrol Under Attack - Front Page - S.F. Independent - April 5, 1994

+Shooting Victim Friends Mourn  - S. F. Examiner - Nov. 4, 1993

+Invasion of the Rollerbladers   San Francisco Chronicle Nov. 4, 1993

+Inline Skaters Move To The Music - S.F. Chronicle Outdoors - Sept. 2, 1993

+Bay Area Gets A Day To Dry Out - Front Page - S.F. Chronicle - January 11, 1993

+Skating Away - Front Page - Tri Valley Hearld - Dec. 13, 1992

+Skating Enthusiasts Roll Into Pleasanton - Valley Times - Dec. 13, 1992

+On A Roll - Long Beach Press Telegram - Aug. 21 and Aug 24, 1992

+A Champion of Skating's New Look - S.F. Chronicle Aug. 1992

+California Lawyer Magazine - Front Cover - August, 1992

+Why Leave It To The Sharks? - Sunset Magazine - Nov. 1991

+Enjoy Blading Without Skinned Knees - The New York Times - Sept. 13, 1991

+Rolling For The Gold - Long Beach Press Telegram - June 30, 1991

+Whiz! Zoom! Crash! Ouch! - Time Magazine - June 10, 1991

+Long Day's Roll Into Night - Sports Illustrated - June 3, 1991

+Blade Runners of the 20th Century - S.F. Examiner - May 29, 1991

+Worlds Longest Skate Race - Front Page - Bakersfield Californian - April 14, 1991

+World's Longest Skate Race - Front Page - The Fresno Bee - Apr. 14, 1991

+From the White House and President George Bush - March 20, 1991

+Skating On The Freeway - S.F. Chronicle - Feb. 23, 1991

+S.F.'s Coldest Christmas - Front Page - S.F. Examiner - December 26, 1990

+Roller Revolution - S.F. Chronicle - Feb 22, 1990

+Bay Area Skaters Let The Good Times Roll - Oakland Tribune - December 14, 1990

+FRISCO ROCKS!!!! - Skate Express Magazine - Fall, 1990

+Sleight of Hand - And Foot - San Mateo Times - Aug. 13, 1990

+A Day In The Park - S.F. Independent - March 27, 1990

+Racing Down The Great Highway - S. F.Chronicle Outdoors - Mar. 19, 1990

+Cover of Exploring Magazine, Boy Scouts of America - Spring 1990

+Skate Crusaders - S.F. Examiner - Jan. 9, 1990

+"SkateFest" in Golden Gate Park - S.F. Chronicle "Outdoors" -  Aug. 21, 1989

+The Park's Real Wheeler Dealer - S.F. Chronicle - March 25, 1989

+Fly Like An Eagle - S.F. Progress - Nov. 22, 1987

+S.F. Skaters Keep Golden Gate Park Smooth - Skate Express Magazine - Fall, 1987

+Inside San Francisco - S.F. Independent - August 28, 1987

+Roller Workout - S.F. Chronicle "OUTDOORS" -  May, 1987

+Skateboarding's Fatal Attraction - S.F. Chronicle - April 14, 1987

+A County Fair San Francisco Style - The Golden Gator - September 9, 1986

+S.F. Fair Ends With Big Ideas For 1997 - S.F. Chronicle - Sept. 8, 1986

+The San Francisco Urban Fair - S.F. Chronicle "Datebook - July 24, 1983

+Freestyle Skating Draws Freewheeling Folks To The Park -  S.F. Examiner - June 7, 1982

+Taking it to the streets - Roller Skating Magazine - October, 1980

+The Good Skates of San Francisco - S. F. Chronicle - Aug. 11, 1980

+Skaters' Day In The Sun - Front Page - S.F. Chronicle - March 24, 1980

+Go O.J. Go - Sure-Grip Skates Ad - July, 1979

+And Now They Want Music Too - S.F. Chronicle - June, 1979

+Sunday Skaters Take Over The Park - S.F. Chronicle "People"  March 15, 1979

+It all began with this photo - S.F. Chronicle/Examiner Sunday Punch - Aug. 21. 1977

 

Hit Counter