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Karen's Spin City Bicycling Column

Karen Kefauver is a freelance sports and travel journalist based in Santa Cruz, California. Her Spin City bicycle column rolled out in 2009 and appears monthly in print and online in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and frequently in its sister publications, the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times.

Santa Cruz Sentinel Spin City Columns 2015 by Karen Kefauver

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

November 20, 2015
When I moved to Santa Cruz 22 years ago, an important factor in my decision was that I could easily ride my bike around the city and its outskirts.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

October 16, 2015
... Suddenly, a cyclist came flying around the corner. He could see and hear us, but didn’t slow down. Terrified, we jumped off our bikes and scrambled out of his way. He passed within inches of us.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

September 18, 2015
If I don’t have time to jump on my bike for a noon ride, I can still bump up my heart rate just by clicking web links and reading about futuristic­ sounding bike technology

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

August 21, 2015
It’s the time of year when hundreds of cyclists throughout the Bay Area are itching to kick off the cyclocross race season, which traditionally rolls out in fall and winter

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

July 17, 2015
For cyclists looking for a leg­busting, lung­burning adventure, there’s no need to travel to the famous mountain passes in the Pyrenees.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

June 18, 2015
Watsonville resident Jenni Olson calls herself an “occasional bike commuter,” but next weekend she’ll be riding her bike purely for fun.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

May 14, 2015
I’ve lived and biked in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years and I’ve never put my bicycle on a bus. I admit that it was not on my “bicycle bucket list.”

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