Ready, Set, Zip!

San Francisco's newest adventure revealed

By Jessica Greene
|  Friday, Apr 9, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM PDT
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Strap in, clip on and zip away!

The newest adventure in the City was revealed Thursday night at Justin Herman Plaza to the delight of a crowd of eager thrill-seekers, some who waited hours for a chance to take the heart-dropping ride.

It's all part of a promotion to urge from British Columbia looking to lure San Franciscans to travel to the province this summer. The ride is modeled on a zip line set up in downtown Vancouver during the Olympics.

Olympic Gold Medalists Shani Davis and Ashleigh McIvor helped kick off the high-flying unique marketing ploy then strapped in for their own rides and signed autographs afterward.

Trips on the on the 600-foot line over Justin Herman Plaza are free and will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until April 18.

Will you be among those taking in the bird's-eye view via cable? That's OK if you're too scared to brave the line, just check out the YouTube clip for the much less physically interactive version of the ride.

Photo from Amy Widdowson via Flickr

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