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Buyer beware on those cheap “super bright” bicycle lights

I have always purchased bicycle lights from well-known, recognized brands, and over about the past decade I’ve favored American brands such as Nite Rider (based in San Diego) and Light and Motion (which does manufacturing outside of Monterey, California). Made-In-America from an established brand with a reputation for quality translates into a premium price, and read more »

National ad features Santa Cruz niche bike builder

Some outtakes from the shooting of the Amex ad with @SHAQ and the #dirtysixer #36er bike! #36inchwheels #36inchtires #36inchbike #madeinusa #nba #nbrpa #7footer #custombicycle #tallpeoplesolutions #tallpeopleproblems A photo posted by David (@dirtysixer) on Dec 1, 2016 at 6:28pm PST David Folch of Santa Cruz, California designs large bikes around thirty-two and thirty-six inch wheels for read more »

GIS help: How to make a map of these election results?

Sorry for the wonkiness of this post, but perhaps somebody can help!

SF Bay Area, Monterey Bay Region approve transportation self-help taxes

Voters in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties approved sales tax increases to provide local funding for transportation, while Contra Costa County voters rejected their county’s proposed tax to fund transportation improvements.

Driver kills man on bike in Soquel, California

The Santa Cruz County California Highway Patrol responded to a fatality traffic collision after an 18-year-old man drove his vehicle into the back of a westbound 31-year-old man riding a bicycle on Soquel Drive near Rosedale Avenue at 8:30 P.M. Wednesday night. Update: The cyclist has been identified as Kevin “Jack” Meehan, who moved to read more »

Calling Silicon Valley quaxers (and wannabes!)

The totally FREE Second Annual Cargo Bike Festival takes place Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Armory on North 2nd Street in San Jose, California from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.