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Feedback wanted for new Bike Beacon

A request from City of Santa Rosa staff: We just unveiled a bike project we completed on Montgomery Dr that I’d like to get the word out about.  It is an actuated bicycle warning beacon.  The idea is similar to the “bikes in tunnel” warning beacon, but in this case [...]

By | September 14th, 2010|15 Comments

IN HIGH GEAR: Pine Flat challenge

PD reporter Bob Norberg tackles a very 'nasty' Pine Flat Road in his GranFondo training. Follow along.

By | September 14th, 2010|2 Comments

The Gutter Bunny: A Sad Story

Guest Blog: Martin Clinton Once upon a time in the woodland city of Santa Rodent there lived a rabbit who loved to ride his bicycle. But his friends called him the Gutter Bunny! Because he was afraid of cars and trucks, that's where he rode  -  as close to the [...]

By | September 13th, 2010|3 Comments

Bike Monkey call for volunteers: Annadel 2010

A call from the folks at Bike Monkey: Many of you are aware of the quickly approaching event "Annadel 2010" organized by Bike Monkey. This two-day festival is in collaboration with State Parks, Regional Parks and the Agriculture and Open Space District. It is being kicked off Saturday by the [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|0 Comments

Trail Work: N. side of Santa Rosa Creek Trail closed Sept. 13 – Oct. 1

Stream Maintenance Work to Commence in Santa Rosa Creek, Prince Memorial Greenway North side of Santa Rosa Creek Trail to be closed September 13 - October 1 (Santa Rosa, CA)  Sonoma County Water Agency work crews on September 13 will begin stream maintenance work in Santa Rosa Creek between Santa [...]

By | September 7th, 2010|0 Comments

We are to pedestrians what cars are to us

Hello fellow bike riders, I know most of you know this and are very considerate. But, I have been getting some feedback about bike riders on multi-use paths.  Example: I heard today about some impatient and rude cyclists on the trail. A walking group with very young kids experinced both recreational and training [...]

By | September 3rd, 2010|6 Comments

Traffic Lights and Bikes

Guest blog by Sherry Adams and Don Costa Why some signals are unresponsive to bikes, what the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is doing about it, and how you can be a part of improving signal detection of bicycles in Sonoma County Why are many signals unresponsive to bikes? [...]

By | August 30th, 2010|7 Comments

Bike Expo, Swap and Ride! Aug. 22, 2010

Sunday, August 22nd, Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition presents the first-ever Northern California Bike Expo. Start the day riding one of five awesome courses in the Nimble Break the Cycle Ride (a benefit for Sonoma County YWCA and SCBC!).  Register today at www.nimbletraining.com/breakthecycle The Expo begins at 10:00, but you can [...]

By | August 20th, 2010|1 Comment

Trail Work: Joe Rodota between S. Wright Road and Sebastopol city limits

Regional Parks has been working on sections of the Joe Rodota/West County trail West of Wright Road. There are two sections that they are working on, the one from Wright Road to Merced has a detour; Chico Ave is south of  HWY 12 and the trail and  pretty much runs parallels all the [...]

By | August 5th, 2010|3 Comments

Don’t tell ME what to do!

Guest Blog by Martin Clinton If you think about it, most of the time drivers of trucks, autos, or bicycles are trying to GUESS what all those other road users are going to do. Usually the best guess is that someone will keep doing what they’re already doing, until they [...]

By | August 3rd, 2010|1 Comment