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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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Norcal bike news update

I’m cancelling the San Jose Bike Train ride for tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Sorry! The city of Burlingame, CA in San Mateo County will host its second community meeting to discuss a Complete Streets redesign of California Drive. The aim of the project is to improve bicycle, pedestrian and motor vehicle access on California read more » Continue reading »

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Road and trail closures, open streets, and a good cause

Big Basin Highway in Santa Cruz County: Caltrans began a three month, 17-mile resurfacing project on Highway 236 / Big Basin Highway near Boulder Creek last Monday between Pine Street in Boulder Creek and Old Mill Road near Castle Rock State Park. A full closure of upper Highway 236 begins this Monday, September 19, 2016 read more » Continue reading »

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Bicycles on a car-free Champs-Elysees Paris

People showed up by the zillions to enjoy a walk and a bike ride on car-free Avenue des Champs-Élysées on Sunday, May 8, 2016. More photos below. Embed from Getty Images Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo closed the iconic thoroughfare to motor vehicle traffic partly to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and to “bring Parisians read more » Continue reading »

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Bicycles on a car-free Champs-Elysees Paris

People showed up by the zillions to enjoy a walk and a bike ride on car-free Avenue des Champs-Élysées on Sunday, May 8, 2016. More photos below. Embed from Getty Images Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo closed the iconic thoroughfare to motor vehicle traffic partly to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and to “bring Parisians read more » Continue reading »

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Sad bikes of Fort McMurray, AB

The charred remains bicycles sit in a demolished residential neighborhood in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where wildfires burn out of control, forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents from the area. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images The massive wildfire has also halted an estimated one third of Canadian oil production, forcing British read more » Continue reading »

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The Richard Nixon of Brazil rides a bicycle

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, rides a bicycle around Alvorada Palace in Brasilia accompanied by her security detail. Embed from Getty Images The Lava Jato scandal has embroiled her presidency, when a young prosecutor investigations into corporate corruption at Petrobras and other large companies began revealing high level political involvement. The National Congress is considering read more » Continue reading »

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Nancy Reagan rode a bicycle

First Lady Nancy Reagan rides a tandem bike with son Ron Reagan on the south grounds of the White House in Washington DC on April 22, 1981. Photo from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. Even if you’re not a fan of Reagan, the Presidential Library is a fascinating place to visit read more » Continue reading »

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Race Face

Embed from Getty Images Russia’s Daria Shmeleva and Russia’s Anastasiia Voinova cycle to gold in the Women’s team sprint final during the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London on March 2, 2016 / AFP / Eric FEFERBERG. Continue reading »

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