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Watsonville is on a roll with new bicycling event

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Watsonville CA

June 18, 2015
Watsonville resident Jenni Olson calls herself an “occasional bike commuter,” but next weekend she’ll be riding her bike purely for fun.

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On the bus to Open Streets Watsonville

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Watsonville CA

May 14, 2015
I’ve lived and biked in Santa Cruz for more than 20 years and I’ve never put my bicycle on a bus. I admit that it was not on my “bicycle bucket list.”

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'Bicycle Built for Two Billion’ a Santa Cruz man’s 8-year odyssey

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Santa Cruz

March 26, 2015
Jamie Bianchini never imagined that his business going bankrupt and his girlfriend leaving him would lead to his bicycling around the world — to 81 countries in eight years.

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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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