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Love Makes the Wheels go Round

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Santa Cruz

February 13, 2015
There are lots of known benefits of bicycling, including getting in better shape, protecting the environment and enjoying the outdoors. But there’s another, lesser-known perk: You might just meet the love of your life.

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Ken Foster's Passion for Pedal-Powered Permaculture

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Santa Cruz

January 16, 2015
If you're headed south along the coast next Tuesday, there's a chance you'll spot Ken Foster, 57, bicycling from Santa Cruz to Monterey County on Highway 1. He'll be traveling at a leisurely pace, soaking in the scenery and pedaling his recumbent bike.

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Karen Kefauver: Why I Ride

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Santa Cruz

December 19, 2014
’Tis the season for me to bike to holiday gatherings — at night, in the rain, wearing my favorite cycling superhero outfit: my head-to-toe purple rain suit.

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Murphy Mack

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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