About Cycling

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Be vocal about your bicycle: Make yourself heard, Guest Blog

I know what you’re thinking. You think I am going to tell you to go to meetings about bicycling facilities, and write to the city council, the newspaper editor, and ... ? Well, I do want you to do all those things, but this column is about something else. Stop [...]

By | July 23rd, 2010|3 Comments

Bicycle People, Guest Blogger Miranda Ward

Miranda is the grown child of two friends (who tucked me under their wings when I was 18 and taught me what mountain bikes were all about). What I knew before I was old enough to know anything properly was that my parents were bike people. I knew this in the [...]

By | July 8th, 2010|0 Comments

Highlights in Safe Routes to School

Guest Blog A note from SCBC Safe Routes to School staff person Sarah Hadler: Some Bicycle Highlights in Safe Routes to School this Week On Monday morning, I attended Park Side Elementary to award a certificate for a new bike to a lucky student who had kept track of how [...]

By | June 15th, 2010|1 Comment

French bike fun

27 years of bikes, 27 years of avoiding old French bikes. Why, oh why did I let myself get sucked into that can of worms this weekend. The purpose of this project is to put my Xtracycle back together. Previously I had used my Salsa cross bike for this, but I [...]

By | June 1st, 2010|2 Comments


PRESENTED BY 511.ORG AND KAISER PERMANENTE AND CAMELBAK May is National Bike Month, and Thursday, May 13th marks Sonoma County’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day, a celebration of bicycling as a healthy, fun and viable form of everyday transportation. “Whether you want to save money, improve your health, or [...]

By | May 11th, 2010|3 Comments

Bike Lanes Serve all

GUEST BLOG: Bike Lanes Serve all   By Yvonne Bambrick Bike lanes are a non-partisan issue because they serve all. These inexpensive pieces of infrastructure are an important component of the changing realities of urban transportation — not, as many attempt to paint them, a pet project for a small [...]

By | May 10th, 2010|5 Comments

MacGyver Bike Repair

Tips and Tricks to get you limping home Repair tips for when you are on the road and don’t have what you might need to get home.  Of course a well maintained bike is the key, don’t ignore noises or clunks they are usually telling you that something isn't right. SLASHED [...]

By | May 7th, 2010|0 Comments

Mutual Respect on the Road

Guest Blog by Jerry McKinley - I am fairly new to cycling. Before I took up cycling a few years ago I was one of those people who saw cyclist riding down the road with those colorful logo enriched outfits and spandex shorts and thought “what’s the heck’s the attraction”? [...]

By | April 23rd, 2010|2 Comments

Crashes Are No Accident

That’s what the sticker on my office door says and I agree. I see and hear the word used every day: accident. We all tend to say it when we really mean “crash.” A fatality caused by a drunk or distracted driver or a cyclist riding on the wrong side [...]

By | April 21st, 2010|1 Comment

North Pacific Coast: The Cyclists’ Ally

Guest Blog by Allen Tacy When the “safety bicycle” married up with the Dunlop pneumatic tire in 1889 a transportation revolution emerged. A cycling craze swept America and Europe. Personal mobility dramatically expanded. The Bay Area, with its passion for weekend picnicking, adopted the two-wheeled wonder as its particular friend. [...]

By | April 8th, 2010|1 Comment