Getting around Bay to Breakers

Naked Christmas is upon us, my fellow San Franciscans. Whether you’re running last-minute errands to perfect your costume (pro tip: you can’t have too much glitter) or need help grabbing out-of-town friends from SFO, Uber can ensure that your weekend is a smash success. Here’s our 2013 guide for getting around the course and beyond:

  • Stand out… literally. If you request in a crowded area, walk a few blocks away to an easier pickup spot. Call your driver and let them know where you’ll be and how to identify you, e.g., “Hey! I am wearing a bikini and a unicorn ski mask and carrying an enormous water gun.”
  • Persistence is key. You might not be able to get an Uber on your first attempt, so keep trying. Surge pricing may also be in place to make sure Uber stays reliable during such a busy time, so look out for (multiple) notifications to that effect. We know your vision might be a bit hazy, so in addition to seeing the surge screen before you confirm your trip, you’ll also receive a text message about the increase in price.
  • Verify your driver’s identity.  There are lots of Ubers on the street during Bay to Breakers, but only one of them is yours. You can see your driver’s name, car make, and license plate number in the app.
  • Be a good sport. Follow all race rules and regulations (including the new backpack restrictions at this year’s event) and, if you’re embracing the *true* spirit of the holiday, please bring a towel to put down on the backseat. No ifs, ands, or butts!

Still haven’t ridden Uber? You can use the code B2B2013 to get $20 off your first UBERx, Uber Black, or SUV trip.

Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, and — as always — tweet pics and any other feedback @Uber_SF.

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