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September 2016 Cycle California!

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Early Wheelwomen

By Bob Marr

In 1896 Susan B. Anthony reportedly told the New York World that bicycling had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world." I can't go into the full meaning of her words, but in short, the new "safety" bicycle sparked a craze for cycling that crossed racial, gender, and economic boundaries across the country. The bicycle, while expensive, was affordable to most people, easy to operate, and was fast.

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On the Rim: A Crater Lake Ride

By Bo Crane

One of many Lake Tahoe circumnavigation rides is "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" or AMBBR for short. I can say that the ride around Crater Lake in southern Oregon could also argue for that same title, or at least for "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride Around An Out West High Mountain Lake."

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the country, officially 304 feet deeper than Tahoe, the second deepest.

Calmar Cyclery

A look ahead: Party at the Castle?

On September 10 the iconic Hearst Castle hosts the Best Buddies Challenge. This is one of the more unique events in the area, with 15, 30, 62 and 100 mile routes that start at different points. The longer routes are challenging coastal rides with climbing along the Highway 1. This year there also is a 5K run/walk led by Olympic Track & Field champ, Carl Lewis. The Best Buddies ride is a rolling party on wheels, but it doesn't stop at the end of the ride: The party is at Hearst Castle with music by the Beach Boys.

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