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Free parking on Black Friday at 49 California state parks

To avoid the mess of Black Friday shopping traffic, the Save the Redwoods League of California encourages you to #optoutside and drive your car to any of 49 California State Parks the day after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2015 with free parking passes when you sign up for their mailing list. Although the long range weather read more »

California bike politics and transportation funding

California State Senator Jim Beall, the powerful head of the California Senate Transportation Committee who happens to represent most of Santa Clara County (aka “Silicon Valley”), is well known around these parts for his long-time friendliness to bike advocates going back at least 20 years to his time serving as a Santa Clara County Supervisor. read more »

Ventura County to consider indemnity for private recreational trails

This is cool: At their next meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will consider an ordinance to provide defense and indemnification to owners of property with dedicated public recreational trails.

Attention SF Bay Area: Rain Monday

Break out your fenders and hats, kids. The National Weather Service says to expect roughly a quarter inch of rain. Wet weather on the way Sunday and Monday. #cawx #BayArearain — NWSBayArea (@NWSBayArea) October 30, 2015 I planned to get up early for a long morning ride over the Santa Cruz Mounains on the read more »

Attention Bay Area: Rain Wednesday. Maybe.

Do you remember the record 23 Category 4 & 5 Hurricanes I mentioned last Friday? One of those, the one-time Category 4 Hurricane Olaf, is now a tropical depression tracking towards the California coast. By the time it reaches us it will be a low-pressure system bringing possible rain and wind, especially along the coast read more »

Bicycles at a Brazilian Oktoberfest

Revelers ride bicycles during Oktoberfest on October 24, 2015 in Blumenau, Brazil. The city, founded in 1850 by Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau and seventeen other German immigrants, helds its annual Oktoberfest last weekend. An estimated 30 percent of the city’s 320,000 residents are of German descent. Its Oktoberfest is one of the largest in read more »