Health & Fitness

Take a Joiner Parkway-Sunset-Twelve Bridges-Joiner loop ride today

Today, we start our ride in the parking lot of the Lincoln Hills Community Church at the intersection of Joiner Parkway and Del Webb Boulevard. After checking your bike, make sure ...

Annual Run Rocklin adds half-marathon and new fundraising opportunities

 New to the 11th annual Run Rocklin on Sunday, April 6 will be a half-marathon (13.1 miles).  Run Rocklin offers rolling hills and challenging terrain. The race st ...

Cars and bikes - they’re all traffic

I was hit by a car once, back when I was in college. The driver made a left turn in front of me.  I had the right of way and was probably traveling 20 MPH. I flew over the ...

This week, it’s a Lincoln Boulevard, W. Wise, McCourtney loop

And here we go again, fellow bike riders. Today, we start at McBean Pavilion. As usual, check your bike, put on your helmet, check your cell phone and have some water with you. T ...

Looking back at bike columns

I thought I would start the year with a look back. During this past year (since November 2012, to be precise), I have had 46 articles in The News Messenger pertaining to bicycle r ...

Should cyclists be licensed?

If you have been reading this column for the past few weeks, you know cyclists have as much right to the road as drivers.  A bike may occupy the entire lane of a street that ...

Start new year riding with the Beermann Plaza-Sierra College-Turkey Creek Loop

I hope one of your New Years’ resolutions is to ride your bike on a regular basis. To start off 2014, we begin our ride at Beermann Plaza on 5th Street between F Street ...

Set a good example by not splitting your head open

As adults, we need to set a good example for our children. When my buddies and I are out on our bikes, we often spend some time on the bike paths around Roseville, Rocklin and Fol ...

Bicycle laws drivers should know

One of my goals for writing this column is to help cyclists and motorists better understand each other and share the road more safely. Following are a few laws pertaining to bik ...

McCourtney-Gladding-North Lincoln route is about 9 ½ miles

We begin our ride today at McBean Pavilion. Do your usual check of tires, have water with you along with a charged cell phone. Put on your helmet and let’s start. Take East ...

When is a cyclist impeding traffic?

According to the California Vehicle Code, riders have every right to the traffic lane as long as they are going with the flow of traffic and not impeding traffic.  There are ...

Hither and yon in north Lincoln

Before starting, remember our regular bike check prior to riding. Remember to have water with you and a cell phone. Put on your helmet and let’s go. From McBean Pavilion, ta ...

Football head-trauma concerns tackled in Auburn

Growing awareness of sports-related concussions is resulting in both more concern and more precautions in the Auburn football community. From the 7-year-old just starting out in M ...

Bike lanes help drivers, too

We were on the home stretch of a ride, not too long ago. Eight or 10 of us on Wildcat at Whitney High School.  You know the spot. At a stoplight, a woman in a VW Beetle pulle ...

A bicycle column for drivers, too

I guess I qualify as an avid cyclist.  Oh, I’m not very good but I’m out there about three times a week on an old bike, riding to Folsom, Auburn and Meadow Vi ...