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Why Winning Gold Matters ­ Santa Cruz Wins Cycling Award

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November 20, 2015
When I moved to Santa Cruz 22 years ago, an important factor in my decision was that I could easily ride my bike around the city and its outskirts.

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Miss Manners for Mountain Biking

October 16, 2015
... Suddenly, a cyclist came flying around the corner. He could see and hear us, but didn’t slow down. Terrified, we jumped off our bikes and scrambled out of his way. He passed within inches of us.

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Geekin’ Out on Two Wheels

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Online

September 18, 2015
If I don’t have time to jump on my bike for a noon ride, I can still bump up my heart rate just by clicking web links and reading about futuristic­ sounding bike technology

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Cyclists Get Ready for Annual Century Ride

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Santa Cruz Mountains

July 17, 2015
For cyclists looking for a leg­busting, lung­burning adventure, there’s no need to travel to the famous mountain passes in the Pyrenees.

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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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