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Bicycling Sonoma

The spin on riding

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 would argue that the opponents are wrong.  First, the midst of an economic crisis is the right time to launch initiatives that will boost our economy, create jobs, and create… Read More »

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 Rosa Avenue and Olive Street.  The work will include selectively thinning and removing non-native and invasive vegetation, and pruning native vegetation such as alders.  The maintenance work will improve creek… Read More »

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 cyclists roaring by with little concern about sharing the trail or giving two year olds time to get off to the side.  As you know this is a common complaint about… Read More »

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 frightening your friends. Now that the weather is getting warmer we can expect a lot more people to be using the splendid multi-use trails we have in Sonoma County, the… Read More »