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San Jose BPAC: Call for Applications

The city of San Jose Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a group of citizens providing input to city staff (mostly the SJ DOT) and city council (usually through SJ DOT staff) on issues important to people who walk and bike in the city of San Jose. Up to eleven members are appointed by the read more »

National Bike Challenge begins Sunday

TL;DR Summary: Click through to the National Bike Challenge, login or register, and link your account to Strava, MapMyRide, or Endomondo so your stats are automatically updated. If you don’t use these tracking apps, you can log your miles manually. It’s easy, and it’s kind of fun. Keep reading for more details.

Bike school: Should people on bikes be required to use bike paths?

Happy Friday, all. I occasionally participate in the weekly BikeSchool Twitter conversation that takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 P.M. California time. A “professor” asks a series of questions to generate discussion on bike-related topics. Last night’s guest professor, Matthew Dyrdahl, is the Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator for the city of Minneapolis, MN. read more »

Celebrate Earth Week 2016 with San Jose Bike Train

You have two opportunities during Earth Week this week to join San Jose Bike Train for a morning ride from downtown San Jose, California to destinations north while enjoying the trees on the Guadalupe River Trail: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, and another ride on Friday, April 22, 2016. Both rides depart 8:15 A.M. from Bel read more »

Limited Edition nickel plated Brompton folder

Brompton has one of their limited edition nickel plated folding bikes on display at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. 1500 numbered bikes were made, of which 150 are available for purchase from dealers in the USA. Brompton also has new bags on display at their booth, along with their bikes. Brompton’s West Coast read more »

San Jose City Council Debate TONIGHT

We’re giving a lot of attention to the national 2016 election in the United States, but local decisions can have a more immediate and greater impact than those at the Federal level. Elections for five of the ten city council seats in America’s third largest city take place in June. Most candidates focus on three read more »