Happy October; I hope you’re enjoying the cooler weather! You have all kinds of outdoor opportunities this week in the South Bay and Santa Cruz areas.
San Jose Bike Train rolls Wednesday morning 8 AM from Diridon Station, with a quick stop at Bel Bacio Cafe in Little Italy. There’s apparently a misunderstanding about the cafe stop that I only became aware of recently. We swing through there only to pick people up who are already at the cafe. If you want coffee, go to Bel Bacio by 8, order your caffeinated beverage and wait for Bike Train to swing past. We’re generally out of there by about 8:10 or 8:15 unless the ride conductor knows to wait for you.
Santa Cruz Bike Party ¡Tropicalismo! Ride on Friday night, beginning at the Bike Church at 7 PM. Event info here.
Week 2 of the Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge continues this Saturday and Sunday. What is the Coffeeneuring Challenge? Read here to learn the details.
Speaking of closed streets: Many people have enjoyed the portion of Highway 9 that was closed for construction all summer between Felton and Santa Cruz. It became a de fact bike-and-hike park and provided easy access for people biking to Santa Cruz from the San Lorenzo Valley on the weekends. The construction is now mostly complete and Caltrans re-opened this portion of Highway 9 a couple of weeks ago.