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How green is your bike ride?

Mr. Green is the Sierra Club’s answer guy. He has a column about all things green that he updates weekly. In honor of Bike to Work Day, he’s put out this discussion of the carbon emissions of biking vs. driving. He puts to rest the myth that fueling a bike (by feeding a person food read more »

Free coffee for bike commuters

Attention San Jose bike people: I put $40 in the pot just for you at Bel Bacio Il Migliore Caffè in Little Italy, and there’s still at least $30 available for you to spend. Please spend it today. Show up with a bike, ask for a “sospeso for bike train” and get a free coffee read more »

Friday bike news roundup

Happy Friday, all, and happy 12 days until Christmas. I’m working up my list of top bike stories for 2013. I’ll mention Armstrong’s appearance on Oprah, Levi Leiphiemer’s retirement, California bike politics, and, of course, Roubaixgate, along with several other stories. What else should I mention? More bike news below.

San Fernando Street green lane bikeway ribbon cutting in San Jose

1200 people ride bicycles on San Fernando Street each day. The city of San Jose will have a ribbon cutting on 8 A.M. Wednesday morning at Diridon Station for the newly paved and painted San Fernando Street bikeway. I’ll be there with my cameras and bike. If I can find something green to wear I’ll read more »

Thrilling ride

Picture me riding downhill on a fixed gear bike, kicking to skid to a stop when the chain snaps. There’s just a thrilling second of freewheeling. Before I can even think of reacting the broken chain wraps itself between the rear fork and the spinning wheel. Suddenly, the wheels locks up tight, and I skid read more »

Santa Clara green lanes, Melbourne commuter challenge, and the lingering scent of bike saddles

City of Santa Clara CA is painting new buffered green lanes on Calabazas Boulevard. Photo from Ron.