30 Days of Bike Train

Hi all, tomorrow’s regularly scheduled San Jose Bike Train has been cancelled. Feel free to show up, but the ride leaders won’t be there so bring a friend. Perhaps a little ironically, I have to cancel this ride because so much wonderful bikey stuff is going on. Details of these bike opportunities below the photo.

Teen Spirit


Several Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition BikePool rides happen Wednesday, April 15, 2015. You have the opportunity to join a group ride to downtown San Jose from these locations:

  • BikePool from Almaden meets 7:30 AM at McAbee and Almaden Expressway (Sonoma Chicken Coop parking lot). No ride leader this time but you can expect to find a couple of regulars; post a note to the Facebook event page to let them know you’ll be there.
  • BikePool from Willow Glen meets 7:45 AM at Lincoln and Curtner. Facebook event page. Martin Delson normally leads this ride.
  • BikePool from Berryessa departs 7:45 Hostetter Light Rail Station. Facebook event page. SVBC Deputy Directory Colin Heyne leads this ride.

BikePool plans a big push for Earth Day next week on Wednesday, April 22, with several routes converging into downtown San Jose.

Bike To Shop Day Challenge

The Silicon Valley Bike To Shop Day Challenge continues. Submit your photo of your bike on a shopping trip for a chance to win prizes. It’s that easy! Your shopping trip can be as simple as a donut, or as ambitious as stocking up at a warehouse store.

Sea Otter

I’m making my annual 52-mile trek to the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, which begins Thursday, April 16, 2015. I’m told the Sea Otter Festival is the largest consumer bike show in North America. I’ll bike there and back from Santa Cruz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You’re welcome to join me; be warned the final mile to the event grounds at Laguna Seca looks like this.

Final mile: 16% grade

Alex of the Box Bike Collective in Santa Cruz says he plans to bike up that hill with his cargo bike.

On Saturday, I’ll record a special edition of The Spokesman Cycling Roundtable podcast with Carlton Reid, Gary Fisher, Paul Skillbeck, Chris Smith, and Julie Kelly from the Sea Otter Media Center.

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