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Alternate transportation: Santa Cruz to Sea Otter

I’m once again looking at my car-free transportation choices for traveling to the Sea Otter Festival at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey.

The audio in this is lousy, but in this video from 2009 Sea Otter, Gary Fisher tells my buddy Erik how Sea Otter at Laguna Seca is a monument to our auto addiction. He suggests the Sea Otter Classic should take place at somewhere like San Francisco instead.


This weekend: Streets Alive, racing, and more

San Diego Custom Bicycle Show starts today and runs through the weekend.

This Sunday Streets Alive San Mateo County. Cities across San Mateo County will transform public streets into car-free outdoor spaces for people to walk, bike, run, roll, play, and enjoy being active and healthy. (San Jose will hold a similar event on Saturday, May 15.)

Saturday April 10: Titus MTB Demo ride at Soquel Demo Forest, Santa Cruz. Note this was originally scheduled for Sunday but moved because there’s a good chance of rain.

Sunday April 11: Velo Girls Presents the Hippstar Menlo Park Grand Prix.

Napa Valley Dirt Classic

Don’t forget: The Sea Otter Classic begins next week. I’ll be there for sure on Friday and Saturday, maybe on Thursday as well.

Monday morning report

I’ve lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California for almost four years now. When I ride from home, I usually hit the mountain roads and go straight up to the summit, or I shoot down to the Coast Highway and go north towards Half Moon Bay. Believe it or not, I’ve never gone south through Aptos by bike before this last weekend. Soquel Road is pretty nice, especially once you get past Cabrillo College.

What are your recent bike ride discoveries? (more…)

Santa Cruz Metro considers Highway 17 fare increase

The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District board voted in favor of a fare increase on the popular Highway 17 service to “maintain an optimal farebox recovery ratio.” Most fares will increase 25%. A public hearing and second vote is required before the fare increase, scheduled for June 10, takes place.

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