Tag Archives: Bike Week

Roads could be slow & go this week for projects, Bike Week

Drivers countywide will have to pay extra attention to the roads and their travel routes this week as several events, including a sewer project, highway work and Bike Week, take to the streets. First, in Santa Cruz, the city will … Continue reading

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Improvements coming to River Street parking garage entrance, exits

Dear Street Smarts, Q: When trying to enter the Santa Cruz Lot No. 10 – the River/Front street garage – lately, with the new ticket machines and gates in place but not yet operational, I found it almost impossible to … Continue reading

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Bike Week Festivities kick off today at the MAH

The 26th annual Bike Week kicks off at 5 p.m. today with First Friday at the Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. (map) Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to First Friday for participatory events, … Continue reading

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Manhole covers’ ‘slap, slap’ sound annoys reader

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live along Soquel Drive in Aptos, between Cabrillo College and State Park Drive. Last summer, the road was repaved, for which I am very grateful because the road surface was crumbling. However, when the manhole … Continue reading

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Tracking bicycle commute helps transportation planners improve cycling on Central Coast

The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments is calling on bicycle commuters to tell transportation planners how to make the tri-county region  — of Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties — a better place for cycling, whether its via … Continue reading

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Bicycles dust cars in sixth annual ‘Commuter Race’

Bike to Work hosted its sixth annual Commuter Race Tuesday. During which, I and my borrowed hybrid bicycle competed against a Toyota Prius hybrid, a Zenn all electric car, a regular bicycle and a tandem bike duo. All the bikes … Continue reading

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Dust off the old bicycle; it’s Bike Week

This week is Bike Week. To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Bike to Work is holding a plethora of events. In case you haven’t seen the posters and brochures plastered all over town, here’s a quick rundown of the events … Continue reading

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