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Santa Cruz surfer and filmmaker Kyle Buthman’s third installment in the Get Rad series, “Get Rad 3,” is scheduled to premiere at the Rio Theatre at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

Buthman’s “Get Rad” films use comedy to break the traditional surf-film mold, while highlighting local talent at area breaks. Nat Young, Austin Smith-Ford, Noi Kaulukukui, Darshan Gooch, Noah Wegrich, Kyle Thierman, Bud Frietas, Adam Replogle, Shaun Burns, Miles Clanton and Nic H’dez all show off their surfing — and also some stellar acting as they perform short skits — in “Get Rad 3.”

See the trailer here.

“I’m really stoked to make another episode of the ‘Get Rad’ series,” Buthman said in a press release. “I wasn’t sure if we were going to pull it off this year, but it all came together.”

Tickets are $8 at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under are free.

Santa Cruz filmmaker and surfer Kyle Buthman recently released the trailer for his up-and-coming (and third) “Get Rad” video, which was shot all around Santa Cruz. For more from Buthman, check out his YouTube channel here.

The Bike Dojo’s Project B.I.K.E (Believe in Kids’ Exercise) is kicking off the holiday season by giving away 20 bikes to children in need.  Bike Dojo is hosting the celebration event Saturday, December 15, from 12-2 p.m. — Karen Kefauver

Bike Dojo will be the hub of activity with kids showing off their new bikes and helmets They can enjoy special treats and cookies from Pacific Cookie Company, pizza from Woodstock Pizza and goodie bags from New Leaf Community Markets.

“We are excited to help make this holiday season special for children.  We can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces when they get their bike,” said Rob Mylls, Bike Dojo owner.

So far this year Project B.I.K.E has donated over 75 bikes with their charity partner Beach Flats, a program of Community Bridges.  Bike Church, CASA and UCSC Co-op have also received bikes as part of Project B.I.K.E’s outreach.

At the beginning of the year Mayor Don Lane did a proclamation naming it Project Bike Day and Bike Dojo plans on continuing the great tradition of giving away bikes to children in need.

“It has been an extraordinary year and we have loved giving away bikes and contributing to the community and local charities,” Mylls said.  “We have built great partnerships and want to thank our sponsors for helping us make a difference.  We are looking forward to keeping up a great tradition of getting kids riding.”

Project B.I.K.E sponsors include:  Spokesman Bicycles, New Leaf, Woodstock Pizza, William Ow Properties, By Marisa and Good Times.

For more information call Kim Mylls at 602-432-4940.

1101 Pacific Ave, Suite G, Santa Cruz
Entrance behind Pacific Ave. in the
farmers market parking lot off of Cedar and Cathcart


Scotts Valley mountain biker Felipe Walker won the Central Coast Downhill Series “Super-D” junior 18-and-under race at Toro Park in Salinas on Sunday.

Walker [Monster Energy/Scotts Valley Cyclesport] sped down the course in 4 minutes, 57.68 seconds for the win. He was followed by Matten Erbentraut of Navato [Matin Bikes] in 4:58.91 and Todd Renwick of Soulsbyville [CCCX] in 5:04.93.

Walk was one of two winning junior riders from Scotts Valley. The other was Ryan Simonovich [Santa Cruz Mountain Cycling], who won the boys 14-16 age division in 5:26.66.

Also from Santa Cruz County, Aptos had two winners. Devin Kjaer [Yeti/Fox/Family Cycling Center] won both the junior boys Cat 3 18-and-under race in 5:04.39 and the junior boys 13-and-under race in 5:13.55, and Bob Barwick [Family Cycling Center] won the single speed division in 5:13.92.

And from the City of Santa Cruz, Elli Freibrun [Spokesman] won the women’s Cat 2 division in 5:57.87, Michael Ryan [Bike Station Aptos] won the men’s Cat 3 45-54 age division in 5:22.13, James Bradley [unattached] won the men’s Cat 2 45-54 age division, and Bjorn Temple [Family Cycling Center] won the man’s Cat 2 19-34 age division in 4:59.46.

The downhill series finale is scheduled for Dec. 9.

Results included in this report are from the CCCX website.

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:



The 14th Annual Event Offers FREE breakfast for cyclists. That’s one of my favorite parts. Here’s a list of breakfast sites. — Karen Kefauver
Ecology Action announced the 14th annual Santa Cruz County Fall Bike to Work/Bike to School Day will take place Thursday, October 4.
“It’s time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and ride your bike to work or school,” said Nick Mucha, Ecology Action program specialist. “Fall Bike to Work and School Day continues to provide a fun, safe and inviting event to encourage Santa Cruz residents to ride their bikes to work, to school, to shop, to go out to eat or go to the beach.”
Started in 1988, the Bike to Work/School program is the largest sustainable transportation program in Santa Cruz County. To date over 83,400 participants have bike commuted to school or work through this program.
On Bike to Work Day, there will be 15 public breakfast sites from Watsonville to Santa Cruz, as well as locations in Felton and Scotts Valley, where bike commuters can receive free breakfast, basic bike maintenance, acupuncture and massages. The event will also include 44 schools that will celebrate Bike to School Day and reward theirs students who walk or bike to school. In 2011, over 7,000 people rode their bikes for Bike to Work/School Day, the largest turnout since the inception of Bike Week in 1987.
The fall Bike to Work Day activities provide businesses, commuters and public agencies the opportunity to engage in active, healthy, cost-saving and pollution reducing transportation. Transportation is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions and riding a bike provides a direct, healthy and cheap way to reduce your carbon footprint.
About Bike to Work/School Day
Bike to Work/School Day is coordinated by Ecology Action and is funded by numerous local businesses, public agencies and community groups. Major funding is provided by the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, City of Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, The Bicycle Trip, City of Watsonville, Fox Racing Shox, Odwalla, Whole Foods, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jamba Juice and UCSC TAPS.
Learn more:
About Ecology Action
Ecology Action, a California-based non-profit founded in 1970, is passionately driven to empower individuals, businesses and communities to take actions today that achieve environmental and economic sustainability. Ecology Action delivers marketing and engagement services statewide to serve consumers, businesses, public utilities, government agencies and community partners through numerous programs, some of which include Energy Upgrade CaliforniaRightLightsLodgingSavers,CasinoGreenEarth Day Santa Cruz and Bike-to-Work.

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.


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, or call (800) 218-8411.

— Karen Kefauver 
2013 Sea Otter Classic calendar listings

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 <;

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 <;

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 <;

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 <;

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 <;

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 <;

Santa Cruz resident and wheelchair triathlete Erik Edmonds finished the Ironman California 70.3 in Oceanside on March 31.

Edmonds, who is paralyzed from the middle/upper back down but swims without aid, used two three-wheeled racing chairs (one for running and another for cycling) for the hilly land portions of the triathlon, crossing the finish line in 8 hours, 14 minutes, 11 seconds.

In overcast conditions and some light drizzling, Edmonds finished the 1.2-mile swim in 1:05:42, the 56-mile bike in 4:36:41 and the 13.1-mile run in 2:16:11 for sixth place in the physically challenged division [2,082 overall], according to results.

But his race, which was his first half-Ironman, was not without incident.

“Pretty close to the beginning of the run, I crashed and blew a tire. So I did most of the run with a flat,” Edmonds wrote in an email, noting that the challenge was also one of the biggest highlights of his race, along with finishing.

Next up, Edmonds plans to do the Wildflower tri in May and an Ironman down the road.

Also from Santa Cruz County, pro triathlete Eric Clarkson placed 29th overall [4:17:00], Stephanie Shonnenshine placed 1,741 [6:56:18], and Nickola Losee placed 1,767 [6:59:51], Alice Gallup placed 2,106 [8:23:00].

Andy Potts of Colorado Springs was the overall winner, finishing in 3:54:03, and Canadian Melanie McQuaid was the women’s winner in 4:19:13.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

NOTE: An earlier version of this post said Edmonds competed in the wheelchair division. He actually competed in the physically challenged division, which had two wheelchair racers. Also, a reader pointed out that earlier the post and headline made it sound as if Edmonds was physically bound to his wheelchairs, which is not the case. He just gets around with them. This post has been updated to reflect those changes.

This bit about Soquel High grad Maggie Vessey comes from Liz Smith, an entertainment writer at the Chicago Tribune:

Hal Lifson reports his new client, Maggie Vessey, a world-class middle distance runner now training for the London Olympics, has real “crossover” possibilities. She’s blonde, sexy and clever. She runs like the wind and wants to win some gold or silver for the sport she loves. But an athlete’s life is short. There are possibilities beyond the track, especially these days with reality TV dominating the airwaves. Hal says, “Maggie is a stallion. But she needs to be a show pony as well as a runner to get into the mainstream media!”

Lifson, who also promotes Kara Goucher — known as “The Julia Roberts of runners” — feels certain Miss Vessey will soon earn similar nicknames.

— Julie Jag

  1. Share
    Disappointed that strong team like @KendaProCycling with local riders and great climbers did not get invite to @AmgenTourofCali #atoc
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:53:31
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    @MomCycFan @ajmiac @amgentourofcali @kendaprocycling how can there be no team Jelly Belly?! The only team to throw things to the crowd?
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:53:17
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    RT @jenfairfax: Dear @AmgenTourofCali, I want to see @ajmiac @KendaProCycling @jeremypowers & @JellyBellyTeam at the Tour of Cali. Sincerely.
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:51:59
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    Dear @AmgenTourofCali, I want to see @ajmiac @KendaProCycling @jeremypowers & @JellyBellyTeam at the Tour of Cali. Sincerely,
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:51:55
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    RT @emily_baker: @AmgenTourofCali Would sure like to see @KendaProCycling race this year’s tour. How about it?
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:49:59
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    RT @MomCycFan: @ajmiac @AmgenTourofCali I already told them. Our family is disappointed to know see @KendaProCycling in the race.
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:49:52
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    RT @Stage17Racing: We are dissapointed that @KendaProCycling did not get invited to @AmgenTourofCali, they were very aggressive last year.
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:49:49
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    RT @jn56: BUMMED that @KendaProCycling was left out of @AmgenTourofCali . NorCal will miss chance to cheer/heckle @ajmiac & @RKilun …
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:49:38
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    RT @mmmaiko: as a california girl, i wish @AmgenTourofCali had more local cali talent represented, like @KendaProCycling. come on, #ATOC. how ’bout it?
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:48:40
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    #yellownose LS team keeps out another good one RT @mmmaiko: as a california girl, i wish @AmgenTourofCali had more local cali talent…
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:47:01
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    We are dissapointed that @KendaProCycling did not get invited to @AmgenTourofCali, they were very aggressive last year.
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:36:34
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    RT @janibrajkovic: very disappointed @AstanaTeam didnt get in @AmgenTourofCali
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:35:31
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    RT @ajmiac: So send @AmgenTourofCali your notes, saying you’d like to see the local guys like me in the race. YOU are their customer, what do u want?
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:35:04
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    @ajmiac @AmgenTourofCali I already told them. Our family is disappointed to know see @KendaProCycling in the race.
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:33:46
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    RT @ajmiac: So send @AmgenTourofCali your notes, saying you’d like to see the local guys like me in the race. YOU are their customer, what do u want?
    Tue, Mar 13 2012 14:29:17
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