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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

April 10, 2015
Karim Hayat was 12 years old, sitting in a classroom in his native Pakistan, when he first glimpsed the thrilling world of mountaineering.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

March 26, 2015
Jamie Bianchini never imagined that his business going bankrupt and his girlfriend leaving him would lead to his bicycling around the world — to 81 countries in eight years.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

February 13, 2015
There are lots of known benefits of bicycling, including getting in better shape, protecting the environment and enjoying the outdoors. But there’s another, lesser-known perk: You might just meet the love of your life.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

January 16, 2015
If you're headed south along the coast next Tuesday, there's a chance you'll spot Ken Foster, 57, bicycling from Santa Cruz to Monterey County on Highway 1. He'll be traveling at a leisurely pace, soaking in the scenery and pedaling his recumbent bike.

Santa Cruz Sentinel Spin City Columns 2014 by Karen Kefauver

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

December 19, 2014
’Tis the season for me to bike to holiday gatherings — at night, in the rain, wearing my favorite cycling superhero outfit: my head-to-toe purple rain suit.

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

November 21, 2014
Author Patrick Brady recently published a collection of essays on why people love cycling. So, the question I had for him was obvious: “Why do you love bicycling?”

Spin City - Santa Cruz Sentinel

October 24, 2014
Dani Beckerman has raced as a competitive cyclist, but she will pedal at a mellow pace — more island-style — for Saturday's fifth annual U'ilani Fund Ohana Ride for Breast Cancer.

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