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April 2015 Cycle California!

Death Ride Training: San Juan Bautista's Fremont Peak

By Bo Crane

Every year that my bike group has trained for the Death Ride, we've always included biking up Fremont Peak, outside of the mission town of San Juan Bautista, between Gilroy and Salinas. And every year, it's kicked our butts. Want to know what the Death Ride is like? Go bike 3,000 foot Fremont Peak. The ride up from the Highway 156 stoplight compares to the Death Ride's Monitor Pass. Doing five round-trips would give you comparable mileage and ascent to the Death Ride's five passes, minus the Sierra altitude.


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Celebrating 20!

By Tracy L. Corral

    20 years ago:
  • Was the last year the San Francisco 49ers won a Super Bowl
  • The Grateful Dead played their last concert
  • Forest Gump won Best Picture at the Academy Awards
  • Miguel Indurain won his fifth and final Tour de France
  • The Prairie City Mountain Bike Series fired off the line for the first time

Guess which one this article's about?

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Silicon Valley Bikes!

By Tracy L. Corral

May blooms bright with promise as National Bike Month rolls out and bike history is on display at the Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show on Sunday, May 3. The one-day event features local bike luminaries, food trucks, a bike show with pretty, shiny things, and family activities.

A collaboration between History San Jose, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Gooseneck Bicycles and Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers, the festival takes place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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