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Biking In Brooklyn

Written by Nick Moore One of the benefits of finding travel accommodations through the burgeoning peer-to-peer system (which includes organizations like CouchSurfing and Airbnb) instead of through the more established system of hotels, motels, and hostels is that you often get more than you pay for (and you almost always pay less). This notion was […]

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Scenic Bicycle Tour of Calistoga in the Beautiful Napa Valley

Written by Cheryl Carmo For a fun, casual bicycle ride, Calistoga, CA, offers a varied terrain for all riders, from the quaint downtown and surrounding area with smooth roads and little traffic, to mountainous hard-core trails.  There are routes designed for the entire family.  Our first stop in the morning was Calistoga Roastery for coffee […]

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It’s Not All About the Bike (Lane)

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Written by Nick Moore According to Bicycling.com, San Francisco is the 8th most bike-friendly city in the country. Oakland, where I live and bike, ranks 40th. As with many such lists, miles of bike lane is the primary criterion. San Francisco has many more miles of it, but, having ridden around both cities, the comparison […]

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My First Time

Monday, March 12th, 2012

I remember some very distinct details of my introduction to two wheeled velocipedaling. The learning process was set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding alpine environment. Perhaps the grace of this natural setting encouraged my enthusiasm through the inevitable artless stages involved in harnessing enough balance to keep my rubber side […]

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Pre-Super Bowl at Point Pinole

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Last Sunday, I knew I would be facing an onslaught of high calorie beer coupled with savory smoky meats. I went to sleep the night before with the intention of waking up early enough to go for a decent ride, as a way to sort of pay forward some health karma in anticipation of the […]

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The Town

Monday, February 6th, 2012

On a lovely day this past summer, my friend and I decided to bike to Lake Merritt. The comfort level of riding was amazingly different as soon as one crosses the border from Berkeley into Oakland. The space that bikers have to work with becomes narrower and the cars drive faster. Luckily we rode without […]

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Congratulations, Berkeley!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

The City of Berkeley has secured $4.5 million to expand the current bike path system! The expansion will include a bridge over Highway 80 near the Marina, paving of previously unpaved sections, and expansions to link existing sections of path. The paths will link parts of town that cyclists could previously only get to by […]

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Wow! A New Bike Lane in San Francisco!

Friday, December 4th, 2009

They say it’s one step forward, two steps back, right? Well, having just posted about the two steps back in the world of Bay Area bike lanes, it’s time to write about that one step forward. San Francisco got a new bike lane! It’s the first new bike lane in the city in three years, […]

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Traffic Calming Features Contribute to Bicycle Boulevards’ Success

When I did my first post about Bicycle Boulevards in East Bay, I really only knew they were dedicated streets for cyclists. I was mostly riding around the routes that connected Berkeley to Emeryville and Oakland, and these are really just quiet streets that have been marked as Bicycle Boulevards. But then I started riding […]

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Bicycle Boulevards in the East Bay

I’m sure it didn’t escape your notice, but this site is named after the Bicycle Boulevard system that’s found in such East Bay cities as Berkeley and Emeryville. The reason it’s such a great name for a site is that a Bicycle Boulevard is intended to make a path for cyclists, a place where they […]

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