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Eric Constantinides —

The 2010 Bike Commuter of the Year nominations are now open! Click the link and nominate away!

Andrew Casteel —

Last September, Stephanie and Tim Reed biked out their Oakland front door and pedaled to the Bay Trail, a 21-year effort to create a continuous, 500-mile hiking and biking trail along the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, linking the area’s nine counties. With 298 miles completed, the trail is a work in progress with pieces added in chunks, each addition attended by some civic hoopla. Last November, a deal between Chevron and the East Bay Regional Parks District will add two more miles along Point Molate in Richmond, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Take 511 Survey - Win iPod Touch!

Andrew Casteel —

511 wants to know what bicyclists think. Take the survey and have a chance at winning an iPod Touch.

Bike Camping in the Bay Area

Andrew Casteel —

Bike camping is this simple: What do you need to spend a night outside? Food, clothes, shelter, flashlight, harmonica, book, pen and paper - everyone's list is different. Just put it on your bicycle and ride somewhere nearby to sleep out. On my first trip, I brought all the gear I owned - a sleeping bag. My pal and a group of his friends rolled me over the Golden Gate Bridge, down through Sausalito and up into the Headlands. As dusk settled, I was on a dirt path in a meadow, following road bikes and cruisers as the people riding them debated if skunks were stalking or avoiding us. Soon we arrived at a dark campground, where we had the place to ourselves, and we ate and drank and talked and laughed. I had no idea where I was.

Google workers saddle up for daily commute

Andrew Casteel —

Instead of making the hour-long commute in his car from San Francisco to the Google campus in Mountain View every day, Scott Crosby found a better way to travel: his bike. The Google employee said he first began riding the 42-mile journey down U.S. Highway 101 in 2005 to lose weight and get back into shape. “After getting oriented [at Google] the first few months, I realized I needed to get on the bike again,” he said. “And commuting on the 101 is really demoralizing.”