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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Pushback on Caltrans proposal to close Skyline in Daly City

Caltrans District 4, which covers the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, celebrates Bike Month by banning bikes from the primary bikeway connecting the Pacific Coast side of San Francisco with the Peninsula. The hundreds of people who bike this way every week complain to the District. Let’s hope they listen. I buried the lede on read more » Continue reading »

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Tuesday night in Santa Clara: trails and other bike discussion

From Betsy M regarding City of Santa Clara council meeting the evening of Tuesday, May 17 16, 2017. There’s a council meeting tomorrow night in Santa Clara (which is a schedule conflict with the Plan Bay Area meeting in San Jose’s King Library). There’s a creek trail extension in item 13. B. 3. in the read more » Continue reading »

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Wonky bike policy, a bike train, and a bike race

Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race ended on Mothers’ Day with Olympic Gold Medalist Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands narrowly edging ahead of local favorite Katie Hall during the 4th Stage circuit race in Sacrmento. The Amgen Tour of California Men’s Race continues today with a finish in San Jose. Watch live on read more » Continue reading »

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Bike culture at Adobe Systems

Sal Pizarro writes about the 250 Adobe employees who make 1600 trips each month by bike at Adobe’s headquarters in downtown San Jose. He mentions some of the ways Adobe encourages bike commuting for their workers, but he missed what I think is the key element: Adobe’s decision in the 1990s to build a million read more » Continue reading »

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Silicon Valley: A Bike to Work Day morning alleycat with Cowgirl Bike Courier

Santa Clara and San Mateo County: Visit as many Energizer Stations on Bike To Work Day tomorrow, win prizes!

Details at the Cowgirl Bike Courier events page and on Facebook. Use the Energizer Station map to plan ahead, start early, and go!

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Festival Sunday, and more

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show takes place Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Kelly Park in San Jose, CA. $5 entry fee, car parking is available but I recommend biking there. More info at the website. Bike Week activities in Santa Cruz, CA Visit the Ecology Action Bike Week activities page for info on read more » Continue reading »

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Silicon Valley Bicycle Festival Sunday, and more

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show takes place Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Kelly Park in San Jose, CA. $5 entry fee, car parking is available but I recommend biking there. More info at the website. Bike Week activities in Santa Cruz, CA Visit the Ecology Action Bike Week activities page for info on read more » Continue reading »

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Movers and Shakers on Bay Area Bike to Work Day Thursday May 11

Hi all – remember, the nine county San Francisco Bay Area celebrates Bike to Work Day next Thursday, May 11, 2017. There’s a lot going locally and beyond; I’ll highlight the bits that interest me. For those of you who travel to, through, or near downtown San Jose, don’t miss the Movers and Shakers Ride read more » Continue reading »

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Sea Otter Stories: Hans No Way Rey

I’m standing in the shade near the GT Bicycles booth at the 2017 Sea Otter Classic when I turn around and see an old guy performing crazy flatland tricks on a 90s GT Zasker mountain bike with 3 spoke nylon wheels. A beat after he says something in German-accented English, I suddenly realize I’m standing read more » Continue reading »

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Sea Otter 2017 Stories: The Legend of Joe Breeze

I arrived early for the 2017 Sea Otter Classic with vendors still setting up at Laguna Seca Raceway. I’m getting the lay of the land in the morning chill when I see a grandfatherly gentleman by himself unloading boxes and adjusting bikes at the Breezer Bikes tent and, whoa! It’s the legendary Joe Breeze himself! read more » Continue reading »

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