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13th annual Tour de Lincoln offers four courses
Wednesday Mar 26 2014
The 13th annual Tour de Lincoln, a benefit bike ride for the Lincoln Volunteer Center, on May 10 offers riding the scenic back roads of South Placer County. The tour has four co ...
How to make a right turn
Wednesday Mar 19 2014
Driving to the store, you approach an intersection and notice a small group of bike riders headed the same direction. They are properly in the bike lane but arrive at ...
Sky Harbor, Venture Drive and Cemetery Loop and a few parks along the way
Wednesday Mar 12 2014
Hello fellow bikers. Today, we start our ride at the McBean Park Pavilion. After the usual bike inspection, put on your helmet, check your water and cell phone, and let&rsqu ...
Local bicyclists anticipate Amgen tour
Thursday Mar 06 2014
When the Amgen bicycle tour comes to Lincoln in May, local bicyclists will be on the sidelines cheering them on and ogling their $15,000 bikes, said one Lincoln resident. The nint ...
Ten reasons cyclists don’t like drivers
Wednesday Mar 05 2014
1. Some drivers get impatient. In most situations, bike riders will slow down a driver only a few seconds. Bike riders are just as anxious for a car to pass as a ...
Try the Nicolaus - Nelson Lane - Sorrento - Ferrari Ranch loop
Thursday Feb 27 2014
We begin at McBean Park Pavilion for this flat ride through the western part of Lincoln. Remember to check your bike and tires and have water with you. Put on your helmet and take ...
Top 10 peeves drivers have about cyclists
Tuesday Feb 18 2014
1. They are jealous because they don’t get to wear a snazzy outfit. I know the Lycra shorts and neon jersey look funny, especially if one ...
Take a Joiner Parkway-Sunset-Twelve Bridges-Joiner loop ride today
Thursday Feb 13 2014
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
Monday Feb 10 2014
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
Wednesday Feb 05 2014
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
Tuesday Jan 28 2014
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
Thursday Jan 16 2014
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?
Tuesday Jan 07 2014
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
Tuesday Dec 31 2013
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
Monday Dec 23 2013
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 ...
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