Author: hallie

Fulfilling a Vision: Biking 250 Miles of the Bay Trail in Five Days

Last September, Stephanie and Tim Reed biked out their Oakland front door and pedaled to the Bay Trail, a 21-year effort to create a continuous, 500-mile hiking and biking trail along the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, linking the area’s nine counties. With 298 miles completed, the trail is a work in progress with pieces added in chunks, each addition attended by some civic hoopla. Last November, a deal between Chevron and the East Bay Regional Parks District will add two more miles along Point Molate in Richmond, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. More info:  NY Times: Fulfilling a Vision: Biking 250 Miles of the Bay Trail in Five...

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Bike Camping in the Bay Area

Bike camping is this simple: What do you need to spend a night outside? Food, clothes, shelter, flashlight, harmonica, book, pen and paper – everyone's list is different. Just put it on your bicycle and ride somewhere nearby to sleep out. On my first trip, I brought all the gear I owned – a sleeping bag. My pal and a group of his friends rolled me over the Golden Gate Bridge, down through Sausalito and up into the Headlands. As dusk settled, I was on a dirt path in a meadow, following road bikes and cruisers as the people riding them debated if skunks were stalking or avoiding us. Soon we arrived at a dark campground, where we had the place to ourselves, and we ate and drank and talked and laughed. I had no idea where I was. More info:  SFGate: Bike camping in the Bay...

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Google workers saddle up for daily commute

Instead of making the hour-long commute in his car from San Francisco to the Google campus in Mountain View every day, Scott Crosby found a better way to travel: his bike. The Google employee said he first began riding the 42-mile journey down U.S. Highway 101 in 2005 to lose weight and get back into shape. “After getting oriented [at Google] the first few months, I realized I needed to get on the bike again,” he said. “And commuting on the 101 is really demoralizing.” More info:  SF Examiner: Google workers saddle up for daily...

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Bike to Work Day Commercial Soon to be Released

The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition has completed filming the 2010 Bike to Work Day Video. The video will highlight the Team Bike Challenge, transforming a team of office workers into bicycle heroes. Check back soon to see the commercial. More info:  Last year's...

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