Tour de Menlo

"The Tour de Menlo helps raise funds to support nonprofit agencies like
Shelter Network, Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Anthony’s Dining Room
that provide food and housing for the less fortunate in our community.
Take the beautiful ride down the Peninsula with route options that range
from moderately hilly to nearly flat. The 100k route is a good workout
for experienced rides, while the 60 and 75k courses are appealing to
beginning and mid-level riders.

Tour proceeds help provide materials for volunteer Rotary tutors who
teach English at Garfield Elementary School in Redwood City and
contribute to the nearly $70,000 in need-based scholarships awarded to
more than 20 students from Menlo-Atherton, Eastside Preparatory, Sacred
Heart, Menlo School and East Palo Alto Academy high schools every year."


This Week in Livable Streets Events

Take it easy during the work week and prepare for an action packed, free-wheeling, rustic dining, advocacy supporting weekend. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Wednesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: New BART expansions. Guests from BART and VTA will discuss their goals and strategies for connecting South and East Bay hubs to the BART […]

Menlo Park Fire District Opposes Protected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real

Menlo Park’s proposal for protected bike lanes on El Camino Real is meeting resistance from the top brass at the city’s Fire Protection District, who would rather see the road become wider and more dangerous. In a recent letter to the Menlo Park City Council, Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman completely missed the point of installing protected bike lanes — to make […]

Initiative to Slow Downtown Menlo Park Growth Lands on Ballot

On Tuesday evening, Menlo Park’s City Council reluctantly forwarded to the November 4 ballot an initiative that would reject two proposed developments that would replace largely-vacant auto dealerships with walkable offices, retail space, and apartments, and slow or stop future development along El Camino Real. The proposed developments would boost transit ridership by bringing thousands […]

San Mateo County Bike/Ped Safety Projects Starved for Funding

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