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Puck rode a bicycle

Puck, published from 1871 to 1918, was America’s first successful humor magazine. This Victorian forerunner of Mad and Cracked began life as a German language humor weekly published by German immigrants in St Louis. In 1883, they published a drawing of their eponymous mascot (named for the character in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream) “going to read more »

Los Gatos Bicycle / Pedestrian Advisory Committee accepting new members

The town of Los Gatos, California has openings on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Applications are due November 18, 2016, with interviews tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 at 7 P.M. I got really long-winded on this post so feel free to skip to the last paragraph for info on the application process read more »

The American Bicycle

Before World War II, tobacco companies included trading cards in their cigarette packaging, similar to baseball cards included in some modern packages of bubble gum. In 1939, Player Cigarettes in Great Britain released a series of 50 cycling cards with the help of Mr “Harry” England, the editor of Cycling (today’s Cycling Weekly). The series read more »

Bicycles in Aleppo

Those spending their time conquering the Seven Summits or riding the Divide might ask “What is Aleppo?” Embed from Getty Images

Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit TOMORROW

I’ll be at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, California on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Registration for the event is still open and costs only $35.

Caltrans studies bicycle crash risk

Alert: Wonky stuff ahead. Although the absolute numbers of bicycle crashes in California have long been available through the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), evaluating crash risk has been difficult because of poor exposure data — we don’t track the number of miles people ride on a daily basis like we do for automotive read more »