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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 »

Old Santa Cruz Highway construction next week

Caltrans District 4 and Santa Clara County Roads issued a traffic advisory last week for a portion of Old Santa Cruz Highway (“OSC”). Road crews will have one-way lane closures with flaggers on OSC beginning Monday, October 12, 2015 during the week from 8 AM to 4 PM. Construction location is somewhere between about Holy read more »

American Community Survey: Less cycling, more driving in Silicon Valley

The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2014 American Community Survey numbers this morning. While several cites across the United States boast of big gains in bike commuters, the survey data shows the percentage of people riding public transportation and bikes to work in Silicon Valley California have dropped even as driving has grown.

Where are good road cycling routes around Santa Cruz?

I parked bikes at a street fair the other weekend in Capitola, CA where three people told me they were visiting from out of state, heard the riding was wonderful in Santa Cruz so they brought their road bikes. “Where should we ride?” they asked.