A sure sign of spring is the migration of thousands of cyclists to Monterey for the 23rd annual Sea Otter Classic, one of the world’s largest bicycling festivals.
April 12, 2013
Joh Rathbun and Kathy King have never competed in a dirt jump competition, but the two mountain bike riders may soar skywards this weekend during the fourth annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday in Aptos.
March 7, 2013
As I stood on Ocean Street yesterday, along with hundreds of others, watching the solemn motorcade head to San Jose for the memorial of Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler, I felt profoundly sad about the loss of these two City of Santa Cruz police officers.
February 14, 2013
When Lilly Ann Popken first mentioned she planned to do a bicycle tour in the Middle East, I smiled and nodded politely.
January 17, 2013
Following Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he finally publicly confessed that doping propelled him to his astonishing victories, it’s natural to feel disgust and distrust for professional athletes.
December 13, 2012
After all these years of bike riding, I still find it amusing that cyclists, during a group ride, may not know one other’s names even after hours together in the saddle.
November 15, 2012
When it comes to mountain biking, I am bold, but not reckless. I love going downhill really fast, exploring new trails and trying to keep up with my more skillful friends.
October 18, 2012
Mud bogs, fallen logs, steep hills and heavy rain are beloved by fans of cyclocross, a type of bike racing that requires a combination of road and mountain biking skills.