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BIKE FUN

Keep It Local on Bike to Shop Day

There's more to practical cycling than bike commuting on Bike to Work Day on May 8. The whole month of May is National Bike Month and you'll find a full calendar...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by sakshi, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:59 am | 106 comments | 58819 Views

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Adventures in Bay Area Bike Share

It's been just over a week since the Bay Area Bike Share pilot program opened for service in five cities: San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City, Palo Alto and Mountain...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by IP Detective, on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | 34 comments | 35959 Views

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A Resolution for a Century (or Two)

According to a recent poll, the top five New Year's resolutions for 2014 are: lose weight, get organized,...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Sneha, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:10 am | 32 comments | 15218 Views

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Ready or Not, Bike Share is Coming

When I walked out of the Caltrain station in downtown San Jose this morning there it was: a long row of empty bike docking stations for Bay Area Bike Share. The...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:24 am | 28 comments | 7613 Views

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Planning Your Route: Secret Bike Passages

The best way to get around town on a bike is probably not the same way you'd go by car. A route that's convenient by car may be very stressful on a bike. Fortunately,...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Fou du vélo, on Jun 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 18 comments | 15618 Views

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The No Sweat Way to Bike to Work

It's the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area, celebrated this year on Thursday, May 8. For two decades, casual riders have pumped up their tires...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by RH, on Aug 3, 2017 at 1:17 am | 17 comments | 27633 Views

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Hitting the Dirt on Mountain Bike Trails

Did you buy a mountain bike because of the big fat tires and easy riding comfort, but the only times you've ridden it off-road were on the levee trails along the...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bex, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm | 14 comments | 11606 Views

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What Does 3 Feet for Safety Mean?

Last month Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1371, a three foot passing bill that...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 14 comments | 6286 Views

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Family Bikes: The Minivans of Bicycles

In the morning it's school or day care drop-off. In the afternoon it's pick-up then soccer practice, swim lessons or dance class. On the way or in between there's...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ralph, on Oct 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 13 comments | 13031 Views

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All Aboard! Taking your Bike on Transit

My bike alone can only take me so far so fast, and sometimes I'd rather arrive somewhere without looking like I've been pedaling for hours. That's when I turn to...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 11, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Jul 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 12362 Views

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Head to Toe Comfort for Rainy Day Riders

Years ago, when I first told people I intended to ride my bike to work every day, I often got the response, "Even when it rains?" I wasn't sure what to say. I honestly...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Mar. 1, 2014
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Mar 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm | 12 comments | 10364 Views

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The Rolling Romance of a Bike Date

A few years ago my husband Dick and I were in a dining rut. Unlike when we were dating, we just didn't go out anymore. We decided that we needed a standing weekly...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by MiguNupboure, on Sep 25, 2017 at 10:17 am | 12 comments | 7437 Views

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Bright Lights, Dark City

Spring forward, fall back. When you remembered to turn back your clocks did you remember to clip on your bike lights? Now that we're back on Standard Time, sunset...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by ItinerantRick, on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:56 am | 12 comments | 6448 Views

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Standing Tall with Kickstands

The lowly kickstand is the Rodney Dangerfield of bike parts. It doesn't get no respect. "A kickstand? Why would you want a kickstand?" I've heard that more times...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Aussiehendo, on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:53 am | 11 comments | 21085 Views

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Big Box Store, Little Bike Trailer

For the vast majority of my shopping trips, my bikes do a great job. Between a pair of oversized panniers in the back and an ample basket in the front, I can carry...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by mark diesta, on Oct 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm | 10 comments | 14092 Views

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All Day Fun for an All-American Holiday

Parades, picnics and fireworks, and everything decked out in red, white and blue. That's what the Fourth of July meant to me as a kid and it's what I look for to...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Omg , on Jul 6, 2013 at 9:39 am | 9 comments | 4763 Views

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Going the Distance on Bay & River Trails

Last Thursday was Independence Day, a day to celebrate freedom: breaking away and being in control of your destiny. As a child I found my freedom through my bicycle....

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 6, 2013
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:39 am | 8 comments | 5398 Views

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Gear Up Your Ride: The Grocery Getter

When people think of bicycling for practical reasons, bike commuting usually comes to mind first. But since work commutes are often the longest trips we make all...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Shapely Legs, on Jun 6, 2017 at 1:10 am | 7 comments | 9478 Views

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A Rolling Art Tour in Palo Alto

Public art can awe-inspiring, moving, perplexing or shocking, sometimes all at the same time. It can be the pride of a community or a target of scorn from critics....

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 7 comments | 14079 Views

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A New Bike for Christmas

It's such a traditional Christmas gift that it's almost a cliché: the new bike. I don't remember ever waking up to find a bike under the Christmas tree, but I do...

Original post made by Janet Lafleur on Dec. 25, 2013
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Dec 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 6 comments | 11654 Views
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