‘Safe and scenic’

APPLE VALLEY — The air may have been chilly early Saturday morning, but things heated up quickly along the Victor Valley Bicycle Tour routes, says rider Dane Redmond.

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Status report on the SR-138 (East) realignment

CalTrans crews are hard at work “realigning” State Route 138 east (A.K.A. Highway 138, A.K.A. Rim of the World Highway) from 1.9 miles east of Interstate 15 (A.K.A. I-15) to just west of Post Office Road. Apparently, “realignment” is CalTrans-speak for scrapping the previous road and replacing it with something completely different.

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AB 1103 stop as yield update

Dear AB 1103 supporter,

I intend to update you monthly on what’s happening related to the bill.

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Apple Valley to vote on bike lanes upgrade

The Apple Valley Town Council will be voting at the September 22 council meeting to award a contract to All American Asphalt for the Townwide Class II Bikeway Upgrade – Project No. 2016-03.

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Bicycle safety signs installed

APPLE VALLEY — Bicyclists on the road should be a lot safer after the Victor Valley Bicycle Tour donated hundreds bike safety signs to three High Desert municipalities and the county.

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Support AB 1103 (Stop as Yield Bill)

We have an opportunity to pass Stop-As-Yield in California. Here is a letter I received from Walt Seifert at Sacramento TrailNet, and a sample letter to send to the chairman of the California Committee on Transportation in support of this measure.

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Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7 start in Wrightwood

The start of Stage 7 of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California in Wrightwood seemed to be very poorly attended.

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Median barrier project in Apple Valley set to begin next week

SAN BERNARDINO — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Sully-Miller Contracting began work on a raised curb median project on State Route 18 (SR-18) in Apple Valley. The construction area is approximately .75 miles, with the project limits from Navajo Road to Kiowa Road. The $1.1 million construction plan was identified as a necessary safety project.

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Q&A about the Bear Valley Road bike path

After the opening of the Bear Valley Road bike path, I reached out to Richard Berger and Kathie Martin at the Town of Apple Valley for more information. This is what I received from Kathie Martin:

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Second Annual Victorville Road Race

Majestic Cycling is putting on the Second Annual Victorville Time Trial, Road Race, and Criterium April 7th-9th 2017. There will be SoCal Cup Points for PRO 1/2 Cat 3 and Women Pro 1/2/3.

As with last year, the time trial and road race will be held at George AFB. Sunday’s criterium course will again be at Victorville Civic Center.

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