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Drew Perkins with the City of Santa Cruz reports that the next Pogonip workday will be Sunday, December 2nd. You don’t have to have experience. Just know how to shovel dirt, rake leaves and follow directions. That’s what I did and you can read about it here when I made my debut at trail work recently. Here’s the story from my monthly Spin City cycling column.  Keep reading for details on the next trail work day on Sunday, December 2. To make a donation to the trail, click here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/147116

— Karen Kefauver

“This trail will connect U-Con to Golf Club Drive and is designed to be a sustainable, beginner friendly, and fun way to get from downtown Santa Cruz to Henry Cowell, the upper UCSC Campus, and Wilder Ranch State Park. We had a great workday last Saturday with almost 30 volunteers and we have now logged over 2,000 volunteer hours for this project, awesome!” said Drew Perkins, the trail work organizer.

Meet at the bottom of the U-Con singletrack at 9 a.m. and working three to four hours. We will work rain or shine, but high winds may cancel due to safety concerns.

We will have a pizza lunch afterwards sponsored by Caletti Cycles. We will have very tasty coffee to get us started provided by Verve Coffee Roasters.

Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

To make sure there are enough tools and pizza, sign up in advance at www.trailworkers.com.

 

In an effort to reach out to farmworkers, youth, homeless and anyone else who may be in need of a used bicycle, the Watsonville Bike Shack will host a Big Bike Sale on Saturday, October 13,  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Keep reading for details. — Karen Kefauver

The event will also feature a “Tianguis Graits” (free market) where farmworkers and homeless can take home up to six items of clothing, household items, etc. free of charge. A turquoise Fuji road bike will be raffled off: $5 per ticket. All of the proceeds from this event support the Bike Shack program.

The Watsonville Bike Shack is 100% community driven and sustained.

About the Watsonville Bike Shack

Bike Shack’s normal operating hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays at the Farmers’ Market. We also offer service hours to youth who want to learn more about bike maintenance and repair, and to work in exchange for a bike, or get credit for high school graduation or community hours towards probation. At the Bike Shack, youth learn useful skills, focusing their energy on something creative and productive, and get mentoring from lead mechanics who share similar life stories.

Event Details
Who: The Watsonville Bike Shack

What: Big Bike Sale

When: Saturday, October 13 12- 6 p.m.

Where: at Warehouse located behind the Ramos Furniture Store at 555 Main St.

Contact: Lorenzo Holguin, Phone: 831-206-2955 Email: lorenzo757@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElBikeShackBrownBerets

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Cyclists for Cultural Exchange (CCE) will choose one design to use for the 2013 Strawberry Fields Forever Ride bicycling jersey. An eye-catching design that reflects the CCE mission to promote peace, understanding and friendship among peoples around the world through our common interests in cycling.

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Three elements are required in the design:

The name, “Cyclists for Cultural Exchange”
The event title, “Strawberry Fields Forever XXIV”
The CCE logo

Past bicycling jersey designs for Strawberry Fields Forever Bike Ride

Submit up to 3 designs by email to JERSEY DESIGN by the deadline of 1 November 2012 to be considered.

Designs must be in vector art format. If you have a good idea but can’t produce vector art, consider teaming up with someone who can.

CCE will consider using a second place design for the 2014 event and  a runner-up award of $500.

info about the 2013 event  will be posted around New Year’s.

— Karen Kefauver

Organizers of the 23rd Annual Sea Otter Classic are announced the Sea Otter Classic 2013 event dates. Slated for April 18-21, 2013, the event will take place again at Laguna Seca Recreation Area. Organizers will offer 11 different cycling disciplines for professional and amateur athletes. Sea Otter also presents the largest consumer expo in cycling, hosting more than 350 exhibitors featuring nearly 600 active outdoor and cycling brands.

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A four-day “Celebration of Cycling,” Sea Otter Classic is regarded as the world’s largest cycling festival, and features both race and recreational events in mountain biking and road biking, among others.  The events draws nearly 10,000 professional and amateur athletes and 50,000 fans. The 23rd Annual Sea Otter Classic takes place April 18-21, 2013 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California. For more information, visitwww.seaotterclassic.com or call (800) 218-8411.

— Karen Kefauver 
2013 Sea Otter Classic calendar listings

CYCLOCROSS
4/20 2013 Sea Otter Cyclocross: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey.
‘Cross racers will experience the thrill of starting and finishing on the
Laguna Seca Raceway while thousands of fans cheer them on. The course will
snake through the Sea Otter Expo and Laguna Seca Lakebed area, and will
include off-camber and “kitty litter” sections, a high-speed barrier section
located near the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, and other yet-to-determined
obstacles. For more info, go to http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

ROAD BIKE RACES
4/18-21 2013 Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey. Road
events: Road racing, Criterium, and Circuit races on Laguna Seca Raceway.
For more info, go to http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES
4/18-21 2013 Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey.
Mountain Bike events: Cross country, dual slalom, short track, and downhill.
For more info, go to http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

GRAN FONDO
4/20 2013 Sea Otter Classic: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey.
This year’s offerings include a Gran Fondo around Salinas Valley-Carmel
Valley, mountain bike routes. For more info, go to http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

OFF THE BIKE
4/18-21 2013 Bike Play Zone, Kids’ Races, and BMX Demos. The traditional Sea
Otter Egg Hunt for the youngest participants will be held on Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, April 19-21. For more info, go to
http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

FESTIVAL
4/18-21 2013 The Sea Otter Classic hosts the largest consumer bike expo in
North America. More than 300 vendors with new products, free samples, and
great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an
international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and
carnival activities for children. For more info, go to
http://www.seaotterclassic.com <http://www.seaotterclassic.com&gt;

Here’s a fun event  coming up March 21 at Bicycle Trip. Val Vanderpool from Liv Giant (the women’s side of Giant Bicycles) will host a ladies night at the shop from 6-8 p.m. — Karen Kefauver, Sentinel Spin City Columnist, @KarenKefauver on Twitter

Bicycle Trip: 1001 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062, (831) 427-2580

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