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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

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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Crazy eBike race at Sea Otter, 2nd Edition

Bosch eBike Systems invites racers to participate in the 2017 Haibike eMTB Race epowered by Bosch, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21st at the Sea Otter Classic. This year’s eMTB race looks to be bigger and better than ever, with a new race course that will test even the best read more » Continue reading »

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Secure bike storage in the garage or shed

Bike theft from a garage, shed, or the back porch inside of a fenced yard is a fairly common problem around these parts. One solution is to install a floor anchor to which you can cable your bike. Later this week at the Sea Otter Classic, Hiplok will introduce another option: the “Airlok,” a secure read more » Continue reading »

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My Kickstarter rules and a GPS bike

When Kickstarter became popular shortly after its 2009 launch, I and many of you were amazed and thrilled with the awesomely creative crowd-funded bicycle projects available. Before long, however, we began to see funded projects that failed to deliver, and I cringe at some projects from folks with little to no obvious background in bicycles read more » Continue reading »

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Faster and farther on the MVMT Carnelian

Taishan Sports manufactures bikes for several second tier bike brands, and they designed and manufactured carbon-fiber bicycles under the Pardus brand for the 2016 Chinese Olympic team. They’re now launching a new, direct-to-consumer brand — MVMT (pronounced “movement”) — for the North American market, launching models for road and mountain enthusiasts on April 15, 2017. read more » Continue reading »

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