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This week in cycling

Monday night in San Luis Obispo: Monday Night Mountain Bike Ride, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 1422 Monterey Street, San Luis Obsispo, CA 93401. 805-543-1148 for details. Thursday in San Francisco: Bike Ed Day One from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. This is the “day 1″ course for League of American Bicyclists’ Bike Ed Road read more »

Three days of pro cycling in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle road race will pass through the several cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Friday, with a final stage out of San Francisco on Sunday.

Santa Rosa cycling weekend

Cycling fans in Santa Rosa have many options to view or participate this weekend. Velove Winter Bike Festival this Saturday, February 14 is Santa Rosa’s new winter bike festival with a Cyclocross race (11 AM to 5 PM). A marching band (!) provides live music. Velove continues on Sunday, February 15 with the West Coast read more »

Social media and cycling advocacy

Yesterday, we learned how Barb Chamberlain became director of Washington Bikes, the cycling advocacy group for the state of Washington. I first met Barb online; both of us actively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus to interact with other cyclists and advocates. I asked her how she and Washington Bikes read more »

2013 year in review for bicycling

Happy Holidays, faithful readers. Each year I try to track bicycle news of note for the year. You might notice a regional focus. How many of these items do you remember? What have I missed?

Winter cycling tips for Santa Cruz, California

Last Saturday, I was just riding along in beautiful 68 degree sunny weather on Brommer Street in Santa Cruz when I shot a photo of Jamie Bianchini towing his son Luca in a bike trailer. I uploaded the photo to Google Plus. Google then applied “autoawesome” to the image to overlay animated snow flakes over read more »