• Amgen Tour of California Stage 7 start

    Here are some photos from the starting area, followed by a video of one of the formation laps.

  • Amgen Tour of California Stage 7

    The biggest bicycle race in the United States has a stage in our backyard this Saturday, May 21st. And it’s not just any stage: Stage 7 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California will be the ultimate test of the riders’ resolve to capture the yellow jersey.

  • Apple Valley road work

    The Town of Apple Valley has been doing a lot of slurry seal work. Bear Valley Road, Outer Highway 18, Thunderbird, and a bunch of smaller streets are getting the treatment.

  • New start times for the A and B rides

    The Victor Valley Bicycle Club is changing the start times of its A and B rides, thanks to the longer days and warming mornings. As of May 14, both the Saturday and Sunday rides will start at 7:00 AM instead of 8:00 AM.

  • Crit practice

    There will be another criterium practice on Wednesday, May 11th, at 6:00 pm.

  • Crit practice

    Members of the Victor Valley Bicycle Club will be holding a criterium practice on Wednesday, May 4th, at 6:00 pm.

  • Ride for bike lanes wrap-up

    The 2011 Bike Ride for Bike Lanes along Bear Valley Road from Victorville to Apple Valley went smoothly this afternoon, thanks to organizers Pat and Chuck Hanson, with the able assistance of Apple Valley town councilmember Barb Stanton.

  • We’re now mobile-friendly

    We’ve made a small modification to the site that makes it easier to navigate when visiting with a mobile device such as an iPhone. So, now you can still be in the know while you’re on the go.

  • Apple Valley BMX Skate Park grand opening Saturday

    The Apple Valley BMX Skate Park at James A. Woody Park will celebrate its reopening Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and a pro demonstration at 11 a.m.

  • Bike ride for bike lanes

    The High Desert Cyclists invite you to join the Bike Ride for Bike lanes, Monday, May 2, 2011.

  • HDC bike lane?

    The powers-that-be behind the proposed High Desert Corridor (HDC) held another community-outreach meeting last night at the Apple Valley town hall to report on the progress being made in this, the environmental impact, portion of the project.

  • Wrightwood to Newcomb Ranch ride

    Aaron Christoffersen and the Victor Valley Bicycle Club are putting together a ride from Wrightwood to Newcomb Ranch for Saturday, April 23rd. It should run from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

  • BMX allowed at James A. Woody Park

    The Victorville Daily Press (Sunday, April 30th) reports that James A. Woody park re-opened Saturday after remodeling the facilities there to allow BMX bike riding. Congratulations to the local cyclists that kept after the Town Council until this got done, and thanks to the Town of Apple Valley for making this a reality.

  • High Desert Corridor community meeting

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and CalTrans will be holding a meeting April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town of Apple Valley to update everyone on the High Desert Corridor (HDC).

  • Cycling tips for those getting back on a bike

    The weather’s finally getting nicer, so the local news is running stories about cycling.

  • Bike lane inauguration

    About a dozen brave folks gathered tonight’s bike ride to inaugurate the bike lane on Dale Evans Parkway. We had a great time despite the late hour, chilly weather, and the even chillier wind. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Healthy Apple Valley, and cycling in the high desert.

  • CalTrans clean-up on Hwy 18

    CalTrans has a crew out power-sweeping the “bike lane” on the south side of Hwy 18 through Apple Valley — finally. With any luck, they’ll do the whole thing, both sides, through Apple Valley, so those of us with skinny tires don’t have to venture into the traffic lanes to avoid all the debris in the emergency/bike lane that’s been there since the last resurfacing.

  • Sample letter in support of the new bike lane

    There’s now a new deadline of March 17th to submit letters in support of the new bike lane. Here’s a sample letter:

  • Help support a new bike lane

    The Town of Apple Valley needs community support to build a new bike lane.

  • Apple Valley Road cleaning

    The street cleaner was out on Apple Valley Road yesterday, so the piece of gypsum board is gone from the SB bike lane, as is the “lick” of sand, rocks, and gravel on the NB side of the intersection with Keota. They seem not to have cleaned all the way down to Bear Valley Road, so there is still some debris and the odd section with broken glass, but overall, riding conditions are now much better.