In the early 1970s, young hippie bicycle enthusiasts from Marin County to Los Angeles began riding old Schwinns down mountain trails and fire roads. Read story.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
My dream: a shiny red Huffy Radiobike with motorcycle-style horn tank and built-in AM radio, headlight, two blinders, white sidewall tires, two blinkers, battery power-pack on the rear rack, and more. Read story.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Three years of bike love, excitement, style, and, most of all, fun. Read story.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Few things demonstrate the power of people coming together better than Ciclovía (pronounced “see clo vee ah”), a type of event now happening on a regular basis around the world. Read story.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Some basics: Be sure that you are securing your bike to a fixed object that cannot be easily broken, cut, or removed. Chain link or wooden fences can easily be cut or broken. Read story.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Recycling is important, but re-cycling is where things really get interesting. Read story.
Monday, December 26, 2011
It’s time to talk about giving. Maybe it’s the holiday spirit — no, not hot rum drinks, but the spirit of caring people who create a bike-friendly community. Read story.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Taking stock of bicycling here in Santa Barbara, we have much to be thankful for: pleasant weather year-round, diverse riding terrain, and a community of thoughtful, fun-loving people. Read story.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Teaching children to bicycle is not only a timeless tradition but an empowering experience. Read story.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
You, too, can begin to look forward to riding through the winter by following some of these tips. Read story.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Learn the tao of mountain biking. Read story.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This is a story of a stolen bike — one of few such stories starring good people, a lot of luck, and a happy ending. I learned important lessons about what to do should my trusty steed get stolen again, and how to prevent that from happening. Read story.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Four simple repairs that any rider should be able to wrench at home. Read story.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I was a young boy in the mid-1960s riding my blue Schwinn Sting-Ray with chrome monkey bars and a banana seat through the woods and fields that were our backyard. We didn't know it but we were dirt BMX-ers, one of several different styles of BMX that you see right here in Santa Barbara. Read story.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Our love affair with bicycling usually starts far from the menace of rushing cars, out on a bike path, where our biggest worries are avoiding speed walkers, baby strollers, and sunburns. Read story.