Bike to Work Day

Back in May the City of Temecula hosted their first ever Bike to Work Day. Well over twenty people participated in the ride. I was excited to see a bike to work ride in Temecula and happily participated. Some participants rode bikes that were loaned from The Bike Shop Temecula.¬†Those loaner bikes have sparked some … Continue reading

Biking Around Temecula

Once again Downtown Temecula was alive with bikes this Saturday. Many of the local cycling clubs ride through Downtown Temecula on their way to the gorgeous hills west of Temecula, but all bikes that I see Downtown are the sporty racing type. It doesn’t take long to see someone riding for their local Temecula Farmer’s … Continue reading

Is Biking Only for the Able Bodied?

Of course it isn’t, but that doesn’t stop some people from framing biking as a leisure activity that only the most able bodied among us can participate.¬†When I first started riding a bike it was due, in large part, to a couple of knee surgeries. I was an avid runner…if there is such a thing. … Continue reading

Under Five Thousand Miles

This year I set a goal for our family to drive less than 3,000 miles in 2012. While we didn’t quite make our goal, we did come close. If you consider that public transit is horrible and family biking is almost nonexistent it’s pretty amazing that we didn’t rack up 10,000 + miles. For 2013 … Continue reading

Week 18 Mileage

I feel like I drove to the moon and back this weekend. I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer at the Idyllwild Spring Challenge. Rick from The Bike Shop volunteered me and I wasn’t about to turn it down. Idyllwild is about 50 miles from Temecula and is beautiful this time of year. … Continue reading

Week 17 Mileage

We came really close to our mileage goal for the week. I’ve averaged our miles out for the year and we need to average around 58 miles a week. This week we drove 61.4 miles. I’m hoping that the nicer weather will get us on the bike more and out of the car. We did … Continue reading

Week 16 Mileage

This week’s theme is bike parking and car (not where you should be) parking. On Saturday I headed for the farmers market in Old Town Temecula. I’ve been seeing more and more people on bikes in old town. Bike parking that rarely has one bike in it now have two regularly. I hope people, especially … Continue reading

My Madsen Has A New Home

A couple weeks ago I sold my Madsen Cycles cargo bike. I really wanted to keep the bike local and luckily I did. Check out the happy family rocking out the Madsen. SoCal has one more cargo bike family now. Let the cargo revolution begin!

Week 15 Mileage

Have you seen the new bike bridge over the Santa Gertrudis Creek? Really loving this bridge already. We often ride to Harveston and now we have a much safer route! No more trying to merge through two lanes of traffic just to make a left turn into Harveston. You can access this bridge directly from … Continue reading

Week 14 Mileage

Final Voyage

This past week was a fun bike week. We spent some time at Hurkey Creek near Idyllwild. What a beautiful place! Was very cold when we woke up. It warmed up quickly and we hit the trail. We also did a little cargo biking this week. I had our Madsen up for sale and had … Continue reading