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In the news: Gran Fondo in Davis

Nice article on sacbee.com and in the Living Here section of The Sacramento Bee today on the Legends Gran Fondo on May 6 in Davis, sponsored by the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. The article, penned by Blair Anthony Robertson, takes a look at the growing interest in gran fondo rides.
“A mass-start bike event with origins in Italy, gran fondos, or big rides, are a booming new style of cycling activity in the U.S.,” Robertson writes.

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Transportation bill explained and the bike summit begins


 If you’ve been looking for an article that gives a broad overview of what’s going on in Washington D.C. with the transportation bill and bicycling, check out the excellent piece on the UTNE Reader’s website. Written by Sam Ross-Brown, the short article cites ten various sources, gives some historical perspective and explains clearly what has been going on since February when the House voted on a transportation bill that would have stripped funding for bicycling projects.
 “This year is a critical one for transportation funding, as benchmark legislation enacted in 2003 is set to expire soon. And unfortunately for cyclists, it’s also a big year for fiscal conservatism. As Huffington reports, The February House bill was only the latest in a series of barebones transportation proposals that have sent biking infrastructure to the chopping block,” Ross-Brown writes.
 The article is well timed because today is the start of the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.

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Another lovely morning on the bike trail


It was a particularly lovely morning along the Sacramento River Tuesday as a full moon dropped over the horizon with the ziggurat and CalSTRS buildings reflected in the calm river water. According to an article on sacbee.com this morning, we have had nine straight days of of daytime highs reaching 60 degrees or higher. Hard to believe it’s January.


Posted from Sacramento, California, United States.

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