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Car free and happy in Silicon Valley

I didn’t mean to become car-free in Silicon Valley. Like luck or love, it happened, literally, by accident – a glorified fender-bender at that. Rather than repair the twisted nose of my aging Ford Focus last March, the insurance company gave me a check for $6,800. I had three choices: 1) Buy another car. 2) read more »

Movers and Shakers ride report

Today is Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we make a pretty big deal out of it. I joined this morning’s downtown San Jose VIP ride of city and county officials. Besides bike advocates like you and I, the usual crew of avid cyclists showed up, including San Jose Mayor read more »

Free bikes, Earth Day, and more

Happy Earth Day, you bike riding hippies. Did you know today is also the birthday of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (pictured to the left with a bicycle)? He was an enthusiastic cyclist and photographer, combining both of these hobbies while traveling before beginning his second career as architect of the Red Terror. More bicycle news Free read more »

Happy Friday Bike News

Last night I ran into Carlos Babcock (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition), Pat Giorini (Bike San Mateo County) and Shirley Johnson (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition) at a Caltrain station handing out bike tags and taking photos of people boarding the train bike car. Carlos seems amazed that he’s seen me all around Silicon Valley and the read more »

Happy Friday

Actually a hot issue popped up at work and there’s a good chance I’ll be working over the weekend, but I’ll try to get some riding in over the weekend. In the meantime, here’s a quick collection of news and tidbits for you. Attention SF Bay Area Road Riders: Organo crunchy vegans Bill & Christine read more »

Re-thinking the commute for bike promotion

Happy World Bike Day, USA Bike Month, and (for much of Northern California) Bike Week. Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region takes place this Thursday. I love the bike celebrations associated with these events designed to encourage the bike-to-work trip, but is it possible that we focus too read more »