Light(rail) Speed Ahead

Having trouble picturing it? This helps. Image courtesy Friends of the Rail & Trail.

The Coastal Rail Trail will allow biking, walking and wheelchair access from one end of Santa Cruz County to the other—and forever change local transportation.

Good News for Coastal Rail Trail

These West Cliff Drive riders will be able to pedal all the way to Coast Dairies soon (hopefully). Photo by Richard Masoner/CC.

Want to ride your bike from Santa Cruz to Four-Mile Beach without the sheer terror of negotiating Highway 1? Well, get ready. A 4.6-mile segment of the proposed Coastal Rail Trail is now a finalist for federal funding.

Bike Santa Cruz County: New Name, Same Goal

Piet Canin of Ecology Action addresses bike advocates gathered for the renaming of People Power. The new organization is called Bike Santa Cruz County.

People Power gets a new name—and, its leaders hope, a new big-tent constituency for its continued mission of bike advocacy.

Capitola All In for Bicycle Pump Track

Tomek Smuga-Otto works a line at the newly opened Scotts Valley pump track. Photo by Maciej Smuga-Otto.

Most pump tracks are community-driven projects. This one is a little different.

The Bicycle Trip Story

The first Bicycle Trip opened in 1973.

A Santa Cruz bike shop that helped change the world.

Bicycle Trip

Longtime store manager Aaron Jacobs joined the Bicycle Trip ownership group in January 2014.

Bike Santa Cruz County

Bike Advocacy for Santa Cruz County. Bike Santa Cruz County's mission is simple: to promote bicycling through advocacy, education and community building.