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Superman planking on a brakeless fixie

Update: Video here on Instagram, which also shows cyclist Michael Guerra slowing his brakeless track bike by rubbing both shoes against the rear wheel before clipping back in. This GIF of a guy pulling a superman while rolling downhill on a track bike is making the rounds on various social media. Not sure who I'm read more »

Job: Spanish language bike promotion for Santa Cruz County

Join Ecology Action’s Transportation team and fulfill a key role in delivering school-based bicycle and walking safety education and encouragement efforts at over 50 schools throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Ecology Action hopes to hire this position in late August with a start in early September. For those of you familiar with their programs, read more »

Bike Santa Cruz County seeks Executive Director

Bike Santa Cruz County’s Executive Director is moving on, so this bike advocacy group seeks a new director to continue the work of making this coastal California community a premier cycling nirvana.

Why land use matters for cycling advocacy

Stephen and Kate Downing live in Palo Alto, California, where they split the rent with Stephen’s sister and her family. Kate works as an attorney in Santa Clara, while Stephen is a software developer in downtown Palo Alto. They probably have a combined income well north of a quarter of million per year, but they read more »

Throwback Thursday: American pro racing in 1989

Make America great for East Coast road racing again! Who remembers the Tour de Trump, which was going to be even greater than the Tour de France? Believe it or not, when race organizer Billy Packer proposed naming this bike race after Donald Trump, Trump initially refused because he was worried about the media reaction. read more »

Caltrans studies bicycle crash risk

Alert: Wonky stuff ahead. Although the absolute numbers of bicycle crashes in California have long been available through the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), evaluating crash risk has been difficult because of poor exposure data — we don’t track the number of miles people ride on a daily basis like we do for automotive read more »