• BCAR wrap-up (updated)

    There’s not enough time to do a full wrap-up, but the event went off smashingly. Last year, 88 riders. This year, around 186. Mark your calendar for next year’s ride: October 8th, 2011.

  • Amgen Tour bicycle race to hold stage from Claremont to Mt. Baldy in May

    CLAREMONT — One of cycling’s well-known races will be rolling up and over Inland Valley foothills in May.

  • Tour of California Bicycle Race Announces Route

    2 Stages Will to be in L.A. Region

  • PFB tops 100,000 pledges

    Yesterday peopleforbikes.org surpassed 100,000 pledges in support of better bicycling in the U.S. Thanks everyone for quickly recognizing the value of the movement, signing the pledge, and spreading the word! They are well on their way to showing their elected leaders and the public that people across the entire country believe that bicycling is important and should be promoted.

  • Apple Valley Parks and Rec Vision Workshop

    The Town of Apple Valley held a “vision workshop” last night (Wednesday, October 6th), with the expressed goal of help set policies for the parks and recreation department for the next 20 years. For the most part, this was a waste of two perfectly good hours, as Apple Valley has contracted with a firm called MIG to help them with their “vision,” and MIG’s representative seemed set on making the process so general as to be meaningless.

  • VVBC BCAR pre-ride

    The Victor Valley Bicycle Club will be holding a 7:30 a.m. pre-ride before the 10:00 AM start of the Breast Cancer Awareness Ride (BCAR). The pre-ride will start at Victorville Cycles, as will the BCAR.

  • VVBC ride times changing October 16th

    The Victor Valley Bicycle Club will be changing the start times for the A and B rides from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on October 16th.

  • HD Cycling website update

    We’ve changed the website over from “static” pages to “dynamically-generated” pages, using WordPress. Obviously, the site appears much different, but the main goal of the transfiguration was not appearance but functionality: With any luck the new incarnation will prove to be easier to maintain and better for visitors such as yourself.

  • Petition the AAA

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) wants Congress to cut funds that support trail, biking and walking programs in order to funnel that money to the highway system. AAA has forgotten that bicyclists and pedestrians drive, support AAA, pay gas taxes and want balanced transportation systems that provide the choice to get around in a variety of ways.

  • Signs are up for the Tour de Apple Valley

    Roadside signs have gone up advertising the Tour de Apple Valley, which is less than a month away.

  • 2010 Furnace Creek 508

    The Furnace Creek 508 offers a great chance to dip your toe (as a spectator) into the world of extreme road biking.

  • Help PeopleForBikes.org

    Peopleforbikes.org is working to gather a million names of support, to speak with one powerful voice — to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted.

  • Dale Evans Parkway update, September 23rd

    Work has definitely started. The old roadway seems to be gone completely.

  • Dale Evans Parkway update, September 22nd

    There are now “Detour” signs up at various locations surrounding and adjacent to this section of road, and there is a sign notifying drivers that work is to run from September 20th through November 17th. Other than the signs, though, there seems not to be any actual road work started.

  • Dale Evans Parkway update, September 17th

    According to the Town’s website, this work was supposed to begin on September 2nd, and be completed by November 17th. According to one of the Town’s engineers, the work was supposed to begin around September 8th and be done by the first week in October.

  • Traveltalks: Around the World in California (video)

    This 1947 MGM production by James A. FitzPatrick shows off various features and attractions of California. In this clip FitzPatrick talks about Hans Ort, Cycle King of the West, and his bicycle tours of Beverly Hills (and Hollywood?).

  • Charity ride for breast cancer awareness

    Trek Women is holding a Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on Saturday, October 9, at 10:00 a.m. There are going to be 10-mile and 25-mile casual rides, jumping off from Victorville Cycles at 12408 Hesperia Road in Victorville. The $25 entry fee all goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and each participant will receive a free gift. The first 100 to sign up even get a free lunch. Registration is on-line here.

  • Son of Death Ride

    If you have some time and want to see (or ride in) an extreme road race, check out the Son of Death Ride today. I’ll be manning SAG 2, which is just before the ranger station and the turn onto Sherman Pass Road.

  • Apple Valley to extend bike lanes on Dale Evans Parkway

    We just heard about this, so details are a bit sketchy, but word is that the Town of Apple Valley is getting ready to repave Dale Evans Parkway between Waalew at the north and Otoe at the south, adding bike lanes at the same time. This long-needed improvement of “slaughter alley” will connect the existing bike paths on Waalew and Dale Evans south of Otoe. Furthermore, we hear that this will be completed Fall 2010.

  • 2010 Tour de Apple Valley registration now open

    On-line registration is now open for the 3th Annual Tour de Apple Valley, via PayPal. Maps and elevation charts are available on-line as well for the Metric Half Century and Metric Century routes, as well as downloadable route files for those with Garmins.