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Saturday Excitement

My fellow bike safety advocate, Mark Goodley, joined the Boy Scout ride yesterday; it was his second time taking up the rear. He’s a former Eagle scout himself and remembers earning Cycling merit badge, too. For safety, I’m psyched to have as many adults along for the ride as possible. Yesterday’s ride was a good […]

Memorial Ride Draws Hundreds

Tragedy struck Newport Beach last month in the form of deadly traffic collisions involving women on bikes. Today the community gathered to remember and to pledge their commitment to safety. For more photos visit bikeNewportBeach.org.

Councilwoman Leslie Daigle

She’s the second term City Councilwoman for District 4 in Newport Beach; meet Leslie Daigle. At 8am on Sunday October 28th she’ll lead a Memorial Ride around Fashion Island dedicated to the memory of Sarah Leaf, 29 and Dr. Campion, 57, who were killed in one 24 hour period in September. Leslie’s well suited to […]

This Latest Fatality

A Facebook friend wrote this on my timeline; I’ve been pondering a response… I am pretty sure the Bicycle Safety Committee has failed. A 22 year old girl killed on her bike at an intersection already identified by the committee as being dangerous. I know you guys have been trying but this is so tragic […]

Barbara Takes A Tumble

At first I was reluctant to pen this post; no, not for the sake of my wife’s privacy — she knows I can’t help but find something to write about from this. Instead it was my anticipation of the feedback I’ll hear from my bike riding pals — that I was riding on the sidewalk! […]

Seaview @ Goldenrod Needs a Crosswalk

This is the pedestrian corridor, from town to the beach. People come off the charming Goldenrod pedestrian bridge then must brace themselves for this crossing. These parked cars block the sight lines of oncoming traffic, which during the busy summer season, is distracted and frustrated as they look for parking.

Off-Road Ride to Sunset Beach

Mark Knaeps has a son in Boy Scouts, too; that’s how we met. We teamed up to get a bunch of the boys through Cycling merit badge. He emailed last week looking for a pedaling partner for a lunch time ride, with one condition. Not everyone wants to ride in traffic and most days that’s […]

Bold Face Names Attend Sunset Soiree

Bike advocates from across Orange County gathered last night for a Sunset Soiree in support of the Orange County Bicycle Coalition. Co-host and OCBC Executive Director Pete Van Vuys invited the assembled to contribute to the non-profit and by the end of the evening $3,000 was raised to support better biking in Orange County. I […]

Commission Recommends Clean Air

In Newport Beach last night a divided Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission voted to recommend to the City Council the removal of all beach fire rings. It was a raucous session with several residents interrupting Commissioner Roy Englebrecht at one point as he proposed converting the wood burning fire rings to natural gas; the clean […]

Ride up the Coast

Most days I sit at my desk for too many hours. Sound familiar? But his week was different; I was ahead of schedule on my projects. That gave me time to ride. My goal would be to ride 100 miles this week. Most people would add a little variety to their rides, but lately I […]