Night with the Archivist — Bicycling

From the SF Bicycle Coalition:

Join our staff archivists for a special peek into the CHS collection. May is National Bike Month and to celebrate, materials on bicycling and California bicycling clubs will be pulled from the collection for this one night only viewing. View colorful and creative flyers, postcards, advertisements, maps of bicycle routes, and historic photos on cycling California

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The following is being republished from the monthly newsletter of the California Bicycle Coalition. When bicycling facilities help people feel safer, more people of all ages and abilities ride bikes. Yet the current statewide design standards keep California cities from building the kind of facilities envisioned by the Urban Bikeways Design Guide released earlier this […]
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Yesterday, Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced a bill in the California legislature that would require all bicycle riders, including adults, to wear a helmet, and to wear reflective clothing at night. Senator Liu has been an ally for active transportation and bicycling, including supporting the three-foot law that took so long to get […]
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Family Bike Touring Along the California Coast

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My wife Carrie, our three-year-old daughter Maeve, and I bike-toured the central California coast last week. We took an Amtrak train from Los Angeles to Salinas, then an Amtrak through-bus to Monterey. From Monterey we biked down the coast through Big Sur and to San Luis Obispo, where we caught the train back to Los Angeles. […]