Extremely tall pink bikes, decorated beach cruisers, twin bikes and even a Scandinavian model took over the streets of Old Oakland Wednesday evening and clustered at the Happy Hour Bike Party as Oaklanders celebrated the end of the 20th East Bay Bike to Work Day, organized by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC). “With Bike…

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The first rule of bike party is: Have fun during bike party. On Friday night, 300 cowboy-costumed cyclists rolled through three East Bay Cities, bringing the party with them. Listen to Oakland North Radio’s sound report of the happy biker pack out for the night.

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Every Tuesday evening, dozens of roadies suited up in spandex and cleats head down to the Port of Oakland for the “POO ride.” This ride is not for the everyday bike commuter or even avid weekend rider. It’s as close to a bike race you can get without being in an official race — there…

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Yes, the elusive wheelie (is that the right word to describe wheelies? Probably not, but just go with me). A while back, a friend sent me a YouTube link to a video of a group of guys riding bikes with quick release front wheels — they’d get pedaling to top speed then do a wheelie…

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The City of Oakland has been hard at work installing bike racks this last month in Oakland’s commercial districts, including 40th Street, Piedmont Avenue, College Avenue and the Grand/Lakeshore area. This project started when the city got rid of parking meters and so unintentionally also removed 4,300 on-street bike parking spots. To read more about…

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Last night the Parkway Speakeasy Theatre hosted a “ride your bike to the movies night,” charging only four dollars to get in. The admission included free indoor attended valet bike parking. The Parkway does this the last Thursday of every month. So, next month, hop on your bike, cruise down to Park Boulevard, and kick…

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