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Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition gets in gear

Repost: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | Posted by Dani Burlison Cyclist Chris Jones with his son, Trevor. Photo courtesy of SCBC  After the February announcement of departure of Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s long term executive director Christine Culver, many Sonoma County cyclists were concerned about the  future of the organization. [...]

By | April 6th, 2011|0 Comments

Why the bleep do they (bicyclists) do that?

Dear Cyclist: Why do cyclists ride 5’ away from parked cars? -Frustrated motorist Gentle motorist, The door-swing zone next to parked cars is one of the most dangerous places cyclists can be.  People often open their doors without checking for or seeing cyclists.  The door can not only injure or [...]

By | November 30th, 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

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

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

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

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