October 11, 2013
Though the daylight hours are shrinking, October is a favorite season for year-round cyclists here because the weather is still warm and the air is crisp. This weekend is exceptionally full of fantastic events for riding and spectating in Santa Cruz County.
Glacier National Park in Montana is one of America’s oldest national parks.
September 13, 2013
At Wilder Ranch State Park, next to a grove of towering eucalyptus trees, with the Monterey Bay stretched far below, a group of 18 women mountain bikers gathered last Sunday… Our goals were to be safe, ride casually and get back in one piece. But we also had another priority: have fun!
August 9, 2013
Nothing beats the thrill of whitewater rafting — not even speeding downhill on my mountain bike, though it sure comes close. Envisioning a wild ride on whirling rapids instead of twisty trails, I sacrificed my Saturday cycling ritual and surrendered to the siren call of the American River.
July 12, 2013
Right now, the world’s strongest cyclists are suffering through the 2,115-mile course of the Tour de France, cranking hard on their pedals until they cross the finish line on July 21. But you’re not in the Tour de France, and you don’t need to be in top-notch shape to enjoy cycling. Here are a few free cycling events…
For road cyclists who enjoy lung-busting, leg-burning workouts, the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is a must-do.
June 16, 2013
As much as I love bicycling, I am not a true bike geek. When friends talk about what gear ratios they use to climb hills or what new components they have purchased to improve their performance, I nod enthusiastically, but then I start to zone out.
May 9, 2013
Next time I feel too lazy to ride my bike around town and am tempted to drive my car instead, I’ll think about Courtney Dimpel, George Janour, Nils Tikkanen and a handful of other Santa Cruz County cyclists whom I consider “super commuters.”