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.
Registration is now open for the first-annual CycleSF that invites thousands of bicycle riders of all stripes to cycle around the city on a fun-ride that will raise funds for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Twenty-four miles of San Francisco streets will be open for cyclists to create the city’s largest cross-town bike parade.
The event will take place on Sunday,... read the whole note.
Great Streets Rengstorff Park invites you to a bike tour on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 to 11:00 am!
Enjoy a leisurely morning ride and learn about how Rengstorff Park neighborhood streets are key assets to building stronger social ties, economic success, and a healthier community in Mountain View. You’ll travel approximately four miles, with stops along the way that highlight stories... read the whole note.
Are you passionate about doing more to help combat climate change? Or maybe making our cities more sustainable, bike-friendly places to live? Or maybe you just want to ride through the epic coastal scenery of Northern California. To fulfill any or all of these desires, we have a great ride and an amazing adventure for you! Join Team SVBC for the Climate Ride California 2013.
Silicon... read the whole note.
This Sunday, SVBC member John Novitsky hosted a ride (not a date) and brunch with special guest rider, racer Alison Tetrick. This event was an auction item at our Annual Dinner last October, won by a couple of our friends in the Over the Hill Club.
Unfortunately I have the flu and couldn't join them but it sure looks like they had fun!
How did you spend your Thanksgiving morning? I was one of the hundreds of people that rode to the top of Kennedy on a beautiful Thursday morning to enjoy the gorgeous view and pre-thanksgiving feast at the top! This was my first year participating in the event and I was totally astonished by the number of participants that braved the 2500ft climb and 14-16% grade. Talk about a great way to... read the whole note.
Come along for a bicycle ride through South San Jose’s neighborhoods and valleys to explore how the city plans on growing in the next 30 years, from Caltrain transit villages to foothill sprawl. Hear from experts and delight in the beautiful landscape as we wind through city and country roads as well as the great bike paths the city has to offer.
Download a map of the route. (PDF 5.5 MB... read the whole note.
The first annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops and gardens, announces its call for coops.
The tour is designed to educate visitors about keeping hens, inspire the bike rider and gardener in all of us, and build community. Open to adults and children, the tour will feature various hen houses and breeds.
If you have a chicken coop and are... read the whole note.