Bike column

Responsible and educated goes both ways

As I said in a previous column, no driver wants to hit a cyclist and no cyclist wants to get hit.  It is stating the obvious that cyclists want more dedicated street ...

Nicolaus, Joiner, Aviation Drive - Santa Clara loop

We begin our ride today at McBean Pavilion. Check your bike and be sure you have water and a cell phone. Put on your helmet and let’s go. Today’s ride will be ...

An open letter to cyclists

In last week’s edition of The News Messenger (Oct. 23, page A6, “Bicycle riders are also arrogant”), one letter to the editor highlighted four things non-rider ...

Gladding, W. Wise-Lincoln and Sheridan Boulevard Loop

If you want a flat, short ride, grab your helmet and let’s go. You can do this ride in an hour or less. After checking over our bikes and making sure we have a charged c ...

Us versus them

A recent column in another outlet by a columnist I enjoy (I’ve got to stop reading stuff) spent 90 percent of his writing legitimately decrying the dangers urban ...

Wise Road-Garden Bar-Fruitvale-Hungry Hollow Loop

Today, we begin our trip of approximately 11.8 miles at McBean Pavilion. As usual, check your bike and make sure you have water and a cell phone. Put on your helmet and let&rs ...

Bicyclists behaving badly

A couple of articles in out-of-town newspapers last week caught my eye. In the first, a cyclist was awaiting trial for assaulting a driver who had allegedly cut him off. The ...

McCourtney-Rioso-Lincoln- Sheridan Road Loop

We start today at the Pavilion in McBean Park. As usual, we check our bikes, including monitoring the tire pressure. Make sure you have a charged cell phone and plenty of water. ...

Unaware drivers need more information

“If those cyclists would just get over to the right far enough, I could scrape by.”  Many drivers do not realize that passing a cyclist too closely is very un ...

We all need to observe the rules of the road

Read the interesting article by Tom Frady (May 29, page A2, “That bike just ran a red light!”) concerning bicyclists and the problems with red lights.  With the e ...