One of our super volunteers, Candice, organized another fun community ride for SVBC on November 30th. Her recap of the Day by the Bay ride is below.
Thirty cyclists pulled out from the Mountain View Caltrain station and headed for San Francisco Bay. It was a glorious day. Lots of sun. Lots of smiles. Some acquaintances that would become new cycling buddies. And not single flat tire... read the whole note.
Pedal through San José to Veggielution Community Farm and enjoy learning about organic agricultural techniques as well as bicycle maintenance.
It is a short 4 mile ride to the farm where everyone will have a chance to get their hands dirty. End time is approximate.
9:00 AM: Meet up at City Hall to gather cyclists. 9:30 AM: Hit the road to Veggielution. 10:15 AM: Arrive at... read the whole note.
On Movember 23rd, SVBC member Dave Jones is hosting the First Annual Mustache Ride, a fun bike ride starting in Sunnyvale in support of Movember. Movember is a nonprofit organization that aspires “to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health,” through awareness and fundraising for a variety of men’s health issues. The ride will be an easy 14-mile flat route that will use many... read the whole note.
Please visit https://svbc-day-by-the-bay.eventbrite.com/ to register for this event
Pedal along San Francisco Bay on a beautiful paved and flat trail. Great for experienced cyclists and beginners.
10-mile and 20-mile options are available. End time is approximate. Paper tickets are not necessary, just register here to get on our RSVP list.
Take your bike on Caltrain! Meet... read the whole note.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining volunteer Janet Lafleur's Art Lovers' City Cruise and Picnic at the Stanford Rodin Garden. Essentially, it was a public art tour by bike through the scenic roads of Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Palo Alto. Along the way, we stopped to see the Palo Alto Arts Center, the public art of California Avenue, and finally the Rodin Garden at Stanford's... read the whole note.
Our enthusiastic appreciation goes to our member Candice for organizing a women's ride along the Guadalupe River Trail earlier this month. Her wrap-up of the ride is below.
Fifty experienced cyclists and women who dusted off their bikes for the event found their way to Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose to check in for the casual women's ride along the Guadalupe River. Weather was... read the whole note.
Pedal along the Guadalupe River on a paved and almost completely flat trail. Ride with old and new friends to historic Alviso, where South Bay residents were once able to board steamboats bound for San Francisco!
Route: We'll take the Guadalupe River Trail from downtown San José to Alviso and back. Lunch at Rivermark Plaza. Participants can enjoy the whole 22-mile ride, or turn back at... read the whole note.
On a recent ride from San José to a meeting in Palo Alto, I was checking out the different facilities in each city along the way. Every city has distinctive signage and street markings; It's really fascinating. I found myself thinking that it would be wonderful to have a better understanding of the actual conditions on the ground--so to speak--in all of the communities that SVBC serves.... read the whole note.
ROMP (Responsible Organized Mountain Pedalers) is riding the levees of the South Bay to see the wildflowers and birds and enjoy spinning the flats. This ride starts at the Mountain View Castro train station, then catches the Stevens Creek Trail to the dirt Bay Trail. No fancy kits or carbon road bikes needed, in fact old school hardtails and crossbikes are best as they'll be on dirt and gravel... read the whole note.
Registration for the Silicon Valley Time Trial Charity Challenge presented by Splunk, SunPower, Suffolk Construction, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is now open. To register for this special cycling event, click here.
This year, this charity event is being hosted in conjunction with the Amgen Tour of California's professional Time Trial event held in San José. The Time Trial... read the whole note.