Bicycling

North Bay Bike Sharing Seeks Grant Funding

Jun 27, 2017

Bicycle sharing hubs could be installed at central points, from Santa Rosa to Larkspur, under a bi-county proposal being submitted to the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Bruce Robinson takes a look ahead.

Details about how the program will work will depend on which one of several vendors is selected to operate it for the counties. But Bjorn Greipenberg of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition says there are two primary models currently in use.

Biking and Talking Through All 50 States

Apr 21, 2017
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

Riding a bicycle through all 50 states is a good way to get acquainted with America. And talking with folks, in depth, everywhere along the way is an even better way. Today we meet a man who is doing both.

Register, who lives in Houston, Texas when he is not exploring America's back roads, explains why he decided to undertake this multi-year project.

SMART’s Pathway Progress Questioned

Oct 30, 2015

The voter-approved SMART train project includes a paved pathway for pedestrians and cyclists along the rails. But the Bicycle Coalitions of Marin and Sonoma County charge the transit agency is not fulfilling that part of their mandate.

Marin Museum of Bicycling Set to Open

Jun 3, 2015
Marin Museum of Bicycling

 

   A new and specialized “cultural center” opens Saturday in Fairfax: The Marin Museum of Bicycling, which will also be the new home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

This flyer has information about the new museum's June 6th Grand Opening. Find a full schedule of activities here.

Sonoma County's Heritage Roads

Feb 10, 2015

  The rural two-lane roads that wind through Sonoma County’s landscapes are a resource worth protecting. Designating them “heritage roads” is one way to do that.

Planning a Sonoma Valley Bicycle Trail

Sep 23, 2014

  What would it take to create a bicycle and pedestrian trail running from Santa Rosa through the Valley of the Moon to Aqua Caliente? Sonoma County Regional Parks has such a route in their master plan, and this week they’re beginning a series of public meetings to find out what people in the area would like that trail to be.

VeloMed Watches Out For Injured Cyclists

Sep 15, 2014

   No one is in a better position to aid an injured bicyclist than another rider—especially when that other rider is also a doctor or nurse. So that’s what Velo-Med was created to do.

  From concept to active reality, Velo-Med is less than a year old. And founder Dr. Stephen Meffert says it has been a definite learning curve for both organizers and participants.

One of those learning areas. Meffert adds, has centered on managing the scene when a fall or accident has happened.

Racing Across America on Two Wheels

May 28, 2014

  How’s this for a challenging bike ride:  3000 miles, including 32 miles of ascents. And one more thing—it’s a non-stop race that has to be completed in nine days or less.

  Why would anyone want to undertake such a daunting challenge? The answer is a little different for each of the Albers.

Climate Riders Heading for North Bay

May 16, 2014

  Bicyclists from all over the country are converging on the Bay Area this weekend for a new regional Climate Ride. In past years, the group has passed through Sonoma County on the way from Humboldt County to San Francisco; this year, they’re starting in the city and heading our way, then looping through the Napa Valley on the way to finish at the state capitol. Bruce Robinson has more.

Classic Bike Rides in Northern California

Apr 20, 2014

  Northern California offers an abundance of scenic and challenging routes for bicyclists.  Now a local rider and writer has collected 75 of the best between the covers of a new guidebook.

  When it came time to winnow down the possible rides to just 75 (a number not strictly adhered to, if you count the various multi-day rides and those with several options), Oetinger says that one occasional criterion was the condition of the roadway itself.

Are We Seeing a Spike in Santa Rosa Bike Thefts?

Apr 17, 2014
KRCB

Jim Keene, partner at The Bike Peddler and NorCal Bike Sport in Santa Rosa, says he's seen a spike in bicycle theft in Santa Rosa and he's grown tired of responding to 3 a.m. burglary alarms. 

"Santa Rosa seems to be becoming the bike theft capital of the Bay Area," says Gary Helfrich of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. Now, Keene, Helfrich and other members of the local cycling community are forming a task force to address the problem. 

Operation Bicycle Gears Up for Christmas

Dec 9, 2013

  Operation Bicycle, at Sonoma Valley Teen Services, offers a “repair to ride” program to encourage more kids to start cycling. And they’ve got a little Christmas bonus opportunity now as well. Bruce Robinson chatted with the guy behind it all.