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Life is a bike race for this race promoter, and whoever has the most fun wins

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Red Kite Author Patrick Brady Captures Soul of Cycling

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Santa Cruz

November 21, 2014
Author Patrick Brady recently published a collection of essays on why people love cycling. So, the question I had for him was obvious: “Why do you love bicycling?”

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Breast Cancer Ride Brings Aloha Spirit to Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz

October 24, 2014
Dani Beckerman has raced as a competitive cyclist, but she will pedal at a mellow pace — more island-style — for Saturday's fifth annual U'ilani Fund Ohana Ride for Breast Cancer.

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Jessica Klodnicki Aims to Improve Cycling Industry

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Santa Cruz

September 26, 2014
I met Jessica Klodnicki two years ago when she was pushing a big wheelbarrow filled with dirt. She was trudging uphill, on a narrow path, in a ring of redwood trees.

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No Ifs, And or Butts: Smoking ultimatum led to UCSC professor becoming a top cyclist

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Santa Cruz

August 15, 2014
Stefano Profumo was an out-of-shape, sedentary smoker. His wife told him that before starting a family, he had to quit smoking and get in shape...

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Family Tackles Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge Together

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Santa Cruz

July 24, 2014
Chip Handley set some huge cycling goals for himself before he shifted gears to focus on riding with his family. He rode more than 10 century rides (1,000 miles), completed all five mountain passes of the notorious Death Ride in Markleeville (15,000-plus feet of climbing)...

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Safety for Cyclists, Top advice: Act like a car

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Santa Cruz

June 19, 2014
Cyclists and drivers, can't we all just get along? Several experienced Santa Cruz County riders agree that the best way for fellow cyclists to stay safe on the road is to "act like a car."

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Pumped Up for the Pump Track

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Santa Cruz

May 16, 2014
For years, I have been puzzled by the appeal of pump tracks. What are they? Why do cyclists love them? And would I ever dare try the pump track myself?

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Nothing Sweet About Sugar Showdown

Nothing Sweet About the Sugar Showdown: Women's Clinic at Aptos Mountain Bike Festival

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Wheel-World Education: Mountain Charlie Challenge

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Santa Cruz

April 18, 2014
Teacher John Magliato has been putting rubber to pavement to raise money for the town's schools. He'll do so again on May 3, when he joins a pack of bicyclists at the 12th Mountain Charlie Challenge, an event that raises money for the Scotts Valley Educational Fund.

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