31 August, 2013

Dias Ridge

Today Heather and I rode the headlands with the fog keeping us cool.

a big climb up Coastal Trail

mid-ride snack at Pelican Inn

30 August, 2013

Bak2School, BikShare

Kent MS back to school night was great to attend.  We're offering a free after-school bike class to 5th and 6th graders in a few weeks.

our booth was rockin'

I'm always appreciative of my bike and path along the east Sir Frances Drake Blvd. where commuters sit waiting to cross the Richmond Bridge.

through traffic is not an amenity

It's here!  Well, some of it.  Bay Area Bike Share launched a modest 600 bikes, but that doesn't mean it can't grow like DC or Boston.

SF officials ride next to trucks after recent deaths.

More evidence that unemployment doesn't explain the decline in driving.

27 August, 2013

Hoo Koo E Koo

Quick ride on the side of Mt. Tam.  I felt good on the bike today.

24 August, 2013


A late afternoon ride in Briones with Heather.  Enjoying summer as it winds down.

I went back out by myself the next day for a Briones single-track attack. GPS Map.

23 August, 2013


Another great meeting of our Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

On a related note, join us Monday at a meeting that will decide the fate of bicycle and pedestrian access around Hwy 101!  Here's the info.

21 August, 2013

Oat Hill, Old Vee

I'm gonna log some miles, though I shortened this ride to keep the pace high.

Oat Hill Road feels so remote, I love the serpentine rock.

19 August, 2013

Coast View Trail

My loop today reminded me that I haven't been spending hours in the saddle.

I went up Deer Park to check out the climb for the Dirt Fondo, toughest climb?

A neighbor donated these bikes!

17 August, 2013

Biking 1984

 My mom found these photo's of my sister and me pushing pedals in 1984!

Who would have known then that I would work to ensure today's kids have the same rights to bike and walk their streets. 

15 August, 2013

Safe Routes Conference Final Day

My last two session of the conference were about a Chicago bike education program that recently toured Copenhagen and the Kidical Mass movement.

After that we took to the capital for some good ol' lobbying for healthy kids!

14 August, 2013


Another fun day at the Safe Routes to School National Conference.  I was inspired to hear from programs that insist on bringing "A" quality teachers into the schools.   

Today I rode 35 miles on the American River.

scenic path

Old Town Sacramento with plenty of parking for covered wagons.

13 August, 2013

4th Safe Routes to Schools National Conference

Another great day at the Safe Routes conference.  I love the mix of advocates ranging from concerned parents to members of congress.  Walking and biking is healthy!

My presentation was about the learning experience, emphasizing youth.*

Great work from Elizabeth Stretch's students in Minneapolis.

32 miles of peddling bliss, American River Trail

 resting after an exciting day

*Active Minds: Safe Routes to Schools in the Classroom: Learn how to engage students and adapt for the unique brains and diverse needs of young students from a credentialed classroom teacher from Marin County, California. Explore successful instruction strategies that accommodate the cognitive development, learning styles, and special needs found in today’s elementary classrooms. 

12 August, 2013


I'm attending the 4th Annual Safe Routes to Schools National Conference in Sacramento.

So far it has been great hearing about the movement nation wide!

07 August, 2013


Heather and I hiked up the Four-Mile Trail and down Panorama Trail.

This scenic loop is 14 miles and 4,000' elevation change so bring poles!

05 August, 2013


Glorious switchbacks from the Merced River into Stanislaus National Forest.

looking into the Yosemite Valley on a hazy day

bird's eye view of Heather swimming

02 August, 2013


Back in a week.  Ride on!