I drive from Oakland to San Jose on Tuesdays to spend the afternoon with my son. I’ve been using Zipcar to make the weekly trip for the past few months, and It’s working well for me. My trips are usually uneventful. The end to last Tuesday’s trip was an exception.
“Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun
on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10 am – 5 pm at Jack London Square.
Pedalfest is for everyone –from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist– to share in the joy of riding.”
Take your bike on the East Bay Ferry to get there, and your Ferry ride is free!
A full schedule of events and activities promises something for everyone. I’m especially looking forward to the trials demo and the vintage bike exhibit.
Opportunities for those interested in volunteering are still available.
I’ll be taking the Ferry from Alameda to attend this much-anticipated East Bay bicycle event. If you see me there, be sure and say, “Hi!”
I’m takin’ the day off Sunday, June the 26th, so I can attend the esteemed Mr. Gordon’s ABSHWDD (Another Big Stinkin’ Handbuilt Whoop-de-Doo) in Petaluma.
One of my favorite destinations, for so many reasons.
“San Francisco has too many hills and too much traffic to be enjoyable and safe for cyclists.”
Or: “The Urban Myth that desperately needs to be exposed for what it really is: a myth.”
San Francisco has long been a great place to ride, and broad-spectrum bicycle infrastructure upgrades have made it even better in the past few years. Miles and miles of new, clearly-marked bike lanes, traffic calming measures, bike boxes, and designated routes that avoid busy streets and go around the steepest hills are just some of the things cyclists in the City by the Bay are smiling about.
The city of Alameda, California, is known for its flat topography, low traffic volume, a near city-wide 25 MPH speed limit, and bike-friendliness. Alameda is my home, and I feel quite safe riding around town with my 9-year-old son.
My sense of safety is shaken today.
The life of Brandon Sorensen, a well-liked student at Lincoln Middle School, came to a tragic end at the intersection of Santa Clara and Everett yesterday afternoon. Reporter Peter Hegarty’s full report can be read here.
I’ve gone through that intersection thousands of times on my bicycle in the past 20+ years. Riding through it will never be the same. My heart goes out to family and friends of the young man.