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Want to go where your bike is welcome?

Here’s a list of events where the SCBC will be providing our free, secure, valet bike parking service! Spring/Summer of 2011, Every Wednesday Starting May 11 for 17 weeks: We’ll be back at the Santa Rosa Downtown Market! So, ride your bike there! It’s way more fun than driving. Thanks [...]

By | April 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Yes on Measure W

Opponents have argued that it is not the right time to bring our vehicle registration fee back to what previously was because people are struggling to make ends meet, or that they do not wish to “subsidize” programs that in their opinion, do not directly benefit car drivers.  However, I [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|2 Comments

Secrets of the bike lane

BICYCLE WITH CONFIDENCE by Martin Clinton Secrets of the bike lane A bike lane seems like a very simple idea, but many motorists and even experienced bicycle riders are often mistaken about the rules controlling this part of the road. Let’s play a game of True or False! 1. Any [...]

By | October 7th, 2010|0 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

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

Bike News from the California Bicycle Coalition

Legislation   Protecting bicyclists requires tougher penalties   CBC has amended its bill to protect bicyclists and pedestrians by extending protections to all roadway users and toughening penalties. Assembly Bill 1951, authored by San Francisco Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, would turn injury-causing traffic infractions into misdemeanors and increase existing penalties. The bill [...]

By | April 1st, 2010|1 Comment

You don’t pay road taxes, so…

A guest blog from: Bill Oetinger Bill is a free-lance graphic artist and illustrator (and writer). He is the Ride Director and newsletter Editor for the Santa Rosa Cycling Club as well as the Director of the Terrible Two Double Century. Bill is one of my favorite folks. He has [...]

By | March 10th, 2010|4 Comments

Bad Signals

One thing just about every bike rider encounters (I almost said "runs into") are signal lights that don't respond to bikes. What to do? So here is the scenario; you roll up to a signal and there are no cars around to trigger the darn thing for you. You are faced [...]

By | March 4th, 2010|5 Comments

Being “right”

I got a note from a SCBC member about bikes passing on the right. I sent a reply to him but thought it was good info for all of us to have. He wrote: the other day I almost killed/injured a cyclist.  I am a regular bike commuter and a member [...]

By | February 25th, 2010|3 Comments