It's been said that raw statistics do not lie. But what happens when only one out of 10 bike thefts get reported? You would think crime statistics would be important for our sometimes fair city to get a handle on, but when a greater majority of its citizens would rather forget what just happened to them, it's time to change the communication lines of the most telling of all statistics: crime. After several conversations with law enforcement about bike crime and about a recent bike theft from a few of our local bike shops, I’ve reached the conclusion that our police force is weary and stretched out. Bike theft is very painful as most of this readership will tell you. But most all bike t
This Friday evening starting at 8:30pm join Jim Brown from CBC for a moonlight ride with a pot luck desert finish at William Pond Park Although Mr Moonlight will be shinning bright lights for your bike ar in order. The ride starts from Temple Coffee on 28th and S. https://www.facebook.com/events/475090439177047/ This will be a casual ride so leave your skinny tired bike behind so you can enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings of the American River Bike trail.
Edible Pedal, a bike shop with a delivery service is having a bike swap today in the alley parking lot next to Cheap Thrills at 17th and L. It is free to the puplic and there will be a $10 fee to vendors that goes to the Sacramento Bike Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides help educating its public on bike mechanics and self reliance via the bicycle. The swap has a slant toward the bicycle commuter and tourist with the purpose of increasing their numbers and to encourage current commuters to bring a friends who are contemplating bike commuting and touring. TheBikeswap goes from 9am to 2 pm. The CBC (California Bike Coalition) will also have a booth explaining the new and improved 3 foot
They come into the bike shop with eyes darting from corner to corner. You can actually feel their fading hope that at any moment the stolen bike that gave them so much pleasure or secured them a swift passage to their livelihood will miracuosly show up. Then without a hello or how are you, the tragic mental record of loss unfolds. With their face quivering they often confess of the ommision of forgetting to lock up their trusty steed.The carelessness and absent mindedness is afterall a part of modern day life. If the loss makes them just plain mad the next reaction is to get another bike to make up for the loss but this time its going to be invisible to the common bike thief. the
Famed author from Carmichael Willie Weir has booked 3 shows for next week at REI. The world traveller by bicycle puts on a fine show that combines humor, drama and inspiration. The timing is perfect as Sacramento suffers through its economic woes. Willy brings answers to the dilema of how one can travel on the cheap. When Willie gets on stage its clear his objective is to create pedal powered world travelers with every breath. The fear mongering intention that makes up the Media world of today is overmatched when it comes to Willies message. We have all heard it before, the family member who tells you "oh you mus'nt go there! Its too dangerous!" Simply put Willie Weir is a native tr