Fat Tire Friendships

Recently I got a call from Tawn Kennedy of the local bike-advocacy group Greenways to School asking if I’d like to join the Mission Hill Bike Club for a Wednesday ride. Heck yeah! Bike Club is amazing. It’s a chance for about 20 students to get together and pedal locally while interacting and challenging each … Continue reading Fat Tire Friendships

An MBoSC Challenge – Dig, Donate, or Advocate

There are few sensations that beat blasting down singletrack in complete control (or perhaps on the ragged edge). The trees that take so long to pass on the way up blur into benign gates as I consume all that hard-earned elevation at a rapid clip. The annoying drivetrain creaking and clicking of the derailleur ceases … Continue reading An MBoSC Challenge – Dig, Donate, or Advocate

Pumptrack Rewards

Wow! That’s all I can say after The Ride Guides first week teaching pumptrack skills to youth in Santa Cruz. The stoke from our crew, both coaches and students, is palpable and the rewards have been huge. The Westside Pumptrack project was spearheaded by Another Bike Shop (ABS), designed by Kyle Jameson and opened in November … Continue reading Pumptrack Rewards

How the West Was Won at Wilder Ranch

This past Tuesday, The Ride Guides teamed up with Cannondale Bicycles for an exclusive demo day of their newly released Trigger mountain bike. Realizing the importance of a debut, this Connecticut headquartered brand utilized our guiding service in Santa Cruz to showcase their best bike offerings. Participants consisted of Cannondale's top selling dealers from across … Continue reading How the West Was Won at Wilder Ranch

Dig, Donate, Advocate

There are few sensations that beat blasting down singletrack in complete control (or perhaps on the ragged edge). The trees that take so long to pass on the way up blur into benign gates as I consume all that hard earned elevation at a rapid clip. The annoying drivetrain creaking and clicking of the derailleur … Continue reading Dig, Donate, Advocate