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

IN HIGH GEAR: The training really gets going

Go from zero miles to 65 miles over 10 months, and throw in a steep climb over Coleman Valley Road for good measure. Press Democrat reporter Bob Norberg's training for the GranFondo. Follow along with his dispatches from the road.

By | September 3rd, 2010|2 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

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