Road and trail closures, open streets, and a good cause

Big Basin Highway in Santa Cruz County: Caltrans began a three month, 17-mile resurfacing project on Highway 236 / Big Basin Highway near Boulder Creek last Monday between Pine Street in Boulder Creek and Old Mill Road near Castle Rock State Park. A full closure of upper Highway 236 begins this Monday, September 19, 2016 through October 3. According to Caltrans, the full closure will only happen during the weekday between 8 A.M. and 4 P.M. One-way reversing traffic control for the entire 17-mile length of Highway 236 (from Boulder Creek, through Big Basin State Park to upper Highway 9 near Castle Rock) will be in effect when needed during this re-paving project. Read the Caltrans press release info here.

Guadalupe River Trail

Guadalupe River Trail closed for work September 2016

The Guadalupe River Trail will be subject to multi-hour closures the week of September 19 from Trimble Road to Montague Expressway. The Santa Clara Valley Water District is dredging the river bed. Hopefully, this means the lower creek trail will drain a little better during the winter rainy season. San Jose Bike Train runs during this closure, so we’ll probably detour to 1st Street north of Trimble Road.

Viva Calle San Jose 2016 on SUNDAY

It’ll be awesome. You should go. The basics:

  • It’s free!
  • It will take place Sunday, September 18 from 10am – 3pm.
  • It’s not a race, and you don’t need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate.
  • There’s no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far as you would like.
  • The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic.

Visit Viva Calle SJ for more information.

A walk to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness


And now for a personal note. Tomorrow, my wife Sara and I will participate in NAMIWalks Silicon Valley on the Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose with her team at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she works as a clinician at the Behavioral Health Unit. This walk benefits the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI), a grassroots advocacy group representing families and people affected by mental disorders in the United States. NAMI provides education, research and support for people and their families impacted by mental illness. Please consider helping by making a contribution via Sara’s online contribution page. Any amount helps. Thank you!

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