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Cycling Santa Cruz, California

One of the last group of riders I saw heading down the hill before I got drenched.

Orange-yellow California Poppies beckoned brightly through the greenery edging the trail, while beyond the sparkling blue Pacific ocean shimmered, delighting my eyes. The smell of Eucalyptus wafted up as I pedaled along.

High Bridge Talk in March

The High Bridge will be converted to a pedestrian and cyclist bridge this summer!

Go hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the High Bridge renovation, speak about the bridge and its conversion to a pedestrian and cyclist walkway this summer. He’s speaking this Friday, Feb. 13 at 7 P.M. at Hunter College for free.

Catching up with New UIV President Peter Rengel

Peter Rengel become president of the Union Internationale de Velodromes, here with outgoing president (right) Henrik Elmgreen.

“We would appreciate it if there were in the United States a new race. Madison or Americaine started in 1899. It is a part of US sports history. Let the dream come through … but also one day or more day races are welcome.”

Snow Causes Biggest Shut Down Ever in Northeast

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Authorities will be shutting down more roads, bridges, tunnels, and transportation systems than ever before in anticipation of a large storm heading towards the New York-New Jersey area. All Hudson River crossings including the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel,…

Lance Armstrong Says He’ll Tell All

Armstrong in 2010 Tour de France (C) Benepe

The previous seven-time Tour de France champion told BBC News that he is speaking openly and candidly with the U.S. based cycling organization, and he’s not going to protect anyone anymore.

Live in Manhattan? Get on the Board!

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, issued an invitation to residents to apply to their community boards.

The Manhattan Borough President’s Office is currently accepting applications or Manhattan Community Board membership with a January 30 deadline. In a message from Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, she said “Community Boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues ranging from real estate…

Trial and Guilty Verdict by NY Post of Cyclist in Pedestrian Death

Jill Tarlov died of her injuries after a collision with a cyclist last Thursday in New York's Central Park.

The NY Post wasted no time in serving as jury, setting the trial and announcing the guilty verdict against a cyclist in a collision with a pedestrian last week. To bait the backlash, writers Larry Celona, Erin Calabrese, Kirstan Conley and Bruce Golding wrote like prosecuting attorneys drafting their brief to sway all New Yorkers that Mr. Marshall was a killer at large, and withheld certain evidence in their reporting that would have made the collision appear more like an accident. In creating their report, the NY Post stirred up a hatred and venom against cyclists from New Yorkers –you guessed–who don’t ride bicycles.