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moderated 9/22/18 Calaveras CCW ride

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

The Calaveras CCW ride on Saturday, Sept 22nd, is now a Show & Go.  

Ride Safe, 
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


moderated Tuesday Tour de Hills M PACE

Amy
 

Take advantage of Calaveras' closure to cars and ride out to the false summit!   Noah's/Starbucks in Milpitas for coffee/lunch.

39 miles, fun climbing - including the Wall!

Meet 8:45am    Bob Time (rolling) 9am
Old Mission Park at Pine and Iberra:
1000 Pine St. at Ibero Way
Fremont, CA 94539

Tom and Amy
510-209-5764, 224-0829


moderated Lighthouse Registration Available

Becky Smith
 

Hi All,

I have a registration available for the 75 mile route. The cost is what I paid for the early bird pricing: $75. This includes a t-shirt. Let me know ASAP as the transfer form must be submitted by Thursday, Sep. 20. Please email me privately if interested.

Becky Smith
metalcowgurl@gmail.com


moderated Re: [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]

Andreas Kadavanich
 

The Sunol Citizens Advisory Council will be discussing this project at their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Agenda item 7.

There’s a group in Sunol that is pushing for adding bike lanes to the bridge, as well as roundabouts at either end (which would help slow down vehicle traffic when it’s not congested).



On Sep 9, 2018, at 20:45, Michael Graff <michael.graff@...> wrote:

I noticed all of the alternatives have tiny shoulders...

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Michelle Powell map117@... [Niles_Canyon] <Niles_Canyon@...>
Date: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Subject: [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]
To: Niles Canyon <Niles_Canyon@...>



Hello Niles Canyon Fans,

Caltrans recently held a meeting in Sunol regarding their proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge project. The notification for the meeting was sent August 1, 2018 for the August 2 event - see below for original notice text:

  • The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to invite the public to a  scoping meeting to discuss and provide input for the proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge Project. The purpose of the proposed project is to mitigate bridge scour, improve the bridge’s structural integrity by providing seismic improvements, and improve safety by upgrading the bridge rails to meet current safety standards.

Many citizens were quite unhappy with the extremely short notice, leading Caltrans to extend the deadline to comment on the proposed project to October 2, 2018. 

Please consider learning about the proposed project and commenting on the planned options. Below is the link to Caltrans’ Niles Canyon webpage - Arroyo de la Laguna is number 4 on the list at the top of the page - if you click that link, you’ll see info on the project. A PDF of the presentation from the Sunol meeting is attached. Two of the options to be considered involve widening the bridge.

It's good to be aware of all proposed Caltrans project activity in the canyon. The cumulative effects of all of these projects will surely affect traffic density and flow as well as quality of life for all who love this scenic, historic resource.


Snail mail and email addresses for commenting:

Comments will be accepted until October 2, 2018, via postal mail to:

California Department of Transportation
District 4
Office of Environmental Analysis
Attn. Brian Gassner
P.O. Box 23660, MS 8B
Oakland, CA, 94623-0660

Or via email to ArroyodelaLagunaBridgeProject@...


Sincerely,

Michelle Powell
Steven A. Wilson
Founding Members
Save Niles Canyon
<final-arroyo-de-la-laguna-project-2018-0802.pdf>


moderated A spare rear wheel

Tony DD
 

Hi, I was wondering if anyone have a rear wheel they're not using and looking to donate? 
I need to replace my wheel for the trainer, the one I have is constantly causing a puncture to the tube. I can't figure out what is causing it and it's puncture about 5 tubes already.
Thanks in advance.


moderated Beware of fake helmets

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Counterfeit bike helmets sold on Ebay.  This is an informative article.
Dennis

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/647377213/fake-bike-helmets-cheap-but-dangerous


moderated Volunteer at the Canary Challenge bicycle event 9/29

Yahoo-Julie
 

Hi FFBCers-
My coworker is Captain of the rest stop at top of Tunitas Creek and is looking for volunteers. Unfortunately I’ll be out of town or I would help - I think it would be a nice ride up Kings Mtn with a full rest stop at the top in exchange!  I promised to pass on her request for help. 
If you can help, her contact info and more info on the cause is below. She’s a lot of fun and just the right combination of being organized and hands off!
Julie Gilson
Begin forwarded message:
From: Diana Gilbert <dgilbert@...>
Hi everyone,
Sending out my call for volunteers again to help support the Canary Challenge bike ride on September 29th and volunteer with me at Rest Stop #3 (the most important rest stop on the ride - top of the mountain!)
The first shift is 6-11:30, and the second shift is 11-4. 
This event raises money for research for early detection of cancer - additional information below.
Thanks for any and all support!
Diana Gilbert


Registration to Volunteer at 2018 Canary Challenge Event is Open!          

At last year’s challenge, we were lucky enough to have volunteers like you help make the event such a success. Over 1200 riders registered and 250 volunteers participated in the event and raised $800,000 for the Canary Foundation. We invite you to volunteer again this year for an incredible experience benefiting cancer early detection research.  The location will be the same as last year, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto. 
 
All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, food and beverages on the day of the event! Please note if you are under 15 years old, an adult must sign the waiver form that we will send you via email prior to the event after you register. 
 
2018 Challenge Goals:
This year, Canary Challenge cyclists will ride with the goal of raising $1.2 million for the Canary Foundation and cancer early detection research programs. Unlike many other organized charity bike rides, the Canary Challenge ensures 100% of all funds raised are directed to the event beneficiary. Since we hope to have approximately 1,500 riders this year, we will need more volunteers. We cannot do it without you and your support.
 
About the Ride:
The Canary Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto, CA. It continues to be a fully supported bike ride, offering a 5km walk/ride/run, 50km, 50-mile, 75km, and 100-mile rides — all with multiple food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, and plenty of SWAG. The rides cater to all levels of cycling strength — from children, to fixed gear bikes and tandems, to time trial champions, the Canary Challenge is a ride for everyone!
 
Feel free to contact me should you have any questions regarding volunteering for the 2018 Canary Challenge! Please forward this email on to any other interested parties. I encourage you to invite your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to volunteer and help make this year’s Canary Challenge a success.
 
Once again, thank you for supporting the Canary Foundation's mission to advance cancer early detection research. 

Thank You, 
Sadaf 

--
Sadaf Osmani
Operations Manager
Canary Challenge
Work: 650-646-3197
Cell: 510-304-8083



moderated Short Notice Ride - Sunday Sept 23 - M Pace "Pre-Picnic Palomares Pedal" 31 mi/2,800 ft elev

Yahoo-Julie
 

Join me in burning some calories before the FFBC picnic next Sunday. 
Meet: 8:30 am at downtown Niles start location (Parking lot across from H St on Niles Blvd) for sign-in
Depart: 8:45 am
Route: Ride over Palomares hill with a goal of riding up Schaefer Ranch Road to the Donlon Park Staging area (bathroom and water), then return to start or ride on to the picnic at Quarry Lakes (I will be riding to the picnic).


 The picnic starts at noon, so route will be shortened if required. This is considered a '4' terrain in the FFBC ride classification system.

You must sign up for the picnic AHEAD of time using the form in the link below from President Dave Walker:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:55:41 PM PDT, David Walker <dbwalker0min@...> 

Below is a form for the FFBC Club Picnic. It will be held on Sunday, September 23 at 12:00 noon (sorry for the late notice). The location will be the same as last year. I'm still working on finding a caterer, but we will be able to offer a vegetarian option. I hope y'all can make it! (Free if you were a Primavera volunteer; otherwise $5.00).


moderated Sat Brisk Show and Go Suggestion

Tim OHara
 

Hi All,

I was trying to think of something creative and then I saw Mike's Moderate Portola Loop Ride.  Why not just do a brisk version of that?  He even has a route sheet!

Tim and Robin on the tandem


moderated Portola Loop CW - Sat 9/15 - M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

We will have the Portola Loop CW ride this Saturday.   Should be great weather and I hope you will be there for the ride.

Meet at Sprouts parking lot in Newark at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

M Pace
~43 miles with ~1400 ft elevation



Mike


moderated Re: Lighthouse Century

Randy Fewel
 

Meanwhile, while you all are having such a good time, Sat the 23rd we will be having the club picnic. 
Randy


On Sep 12, 2018, at 8:28 AM, Lori Sommer <lorimsommer@...> wrote:

Hi,

The Lighthouse ride is coming up quickly on Saturday, September 22.  

If you heading down for the ride and want info on when FFBC peeps are rolling out please send me an email offline.  There will also be plans for Friday dinner.  Saturday dinner plans will be made in advance so let me know if you are interested in driving to SLO after the ride.

Lori Sommer


moderated Reminder - Walt's Birthday Ride

Lori Sommer
 

Good Morning,

The much anticipated day is tomorrow!  

The ribbons are cut and tied. Vicki will chalk the top of the Nike Hill today and I will finish up the route sheets.  I hope to see you in the morning: large parking lot at Don Edwards, 9AM.

Lori 

Thursday, September 13
9:00am
 
WhenThu, September 13, 9:00am – 1:30pm
WhereVisitor Center, 2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA 94555, USA (map)
Description
Miles: 27
Elevation Gain: 530ft

Walt is turning 87! He continues to inspire us and will make his annual birthday trek up "Nike Hill". The climb is optional for everyone else. This year we will keep the celebration simple.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28516017

Meet at the large parking lot (left at the stop sign on Marshlands at the top of the hill, don't descend to the Dumbarton Bridge) above the Don Edward Visitor Center (restrooms) for helmet ribbons and lots of pictures. Then we will head to Coyote Hills to get the hard part done early as per Walt's request before taking the Alameda Creek trail to Isherwood, then the streets into Niles with a few regroups along the way. We will grab some ice cream, coffee and snacks at various locations and regroup at the Niles Plaza to relax and enjoy the day. There two choices for ice cream (a micro-creamery and a more traditional shop), a pour-over coffee shop and a taco truck. With so many sweets available we will forgo cake (no worries, he will have one at the Tour de Fuzz potluck).

https://www.yelp.com/biz/devout-coffee-fremont pour-over coffee and desserts
https://www.naturesandsoul.com micro-creamery and food
https://www.yelp.com/biz/niles-ice-cream-sweets-and-eats-fremont-2  traditional ice cream and desserts
https://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-negris-fremont taco truck

I sure hope you can come celebrate with Walt!

Extreme temperatures, construction or the whim of the ride leader may modify the route. Rain cancels, check https://ffbc.groups.io/g/info/topics, email or text me.

Lori Sommer lorimsommer@... 510-693-8624
     


moderated Bicycle video cameras - Castro Valley Town Hall Meeting

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Several FFBC members have purchased the Cycliq video cameras (Fly 6, Fly 12).  Craig Davis of CyclistVideoEvidence.com will be holding a town hall meeting at the Castro Valley Library in Castro Valley on November 1st (Thursday) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  The topics discussed will be the best way to use the video cameras, reporting near miss incidents, and working with law enforcement.  Since this subject matter is new to almost all of us, I recommend that members attend this meeting.  I also will be attending this town hall meeting.  

Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator



Hi Dennis,

 

Below is the email that you can send to all FFBC members, and every other list you participate in, to hopefully get them to attend our upcoming town hall.  Please let me know if there are any changes you would like to make or if you would like to discuss it before sending.

 

On 6/14 www.CyclistVideoEvidence.com held our groundbreaking town hall "Enforcing Laws For Cycling Safety," cosponsored by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.  This innovative town hall brought together key Alameda County stakeholders from the legal system, law enforcement, government agencies, the cycling community and the Ride of Silence for a respectful and groundbreaking conversation.  This was the first time that all of these groups have been brought together to publicly state, and discuss, the importance of cyclist video evidence for cycling safety.  It was a powerfully educational discussion for all attendees and it resulted in two groundbreaking outcomes:  Groundbreaking Town Hall! Positive Driver Identification NOT Required In Cyclist Video Evidence! andGroundbreaking Town Hall! Cyclists’ Incident Reports Provide New Data For ATP Grant Applications!.

We have another town hall coming up on 11/1, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the Castro Valley Library, which will focus on best practices for cyclists riding with cameras.  We plan to feature the four groups that just bulk purchased Cycliq cameras.  The Fremont Freewheelers and the Benicia Bicycle Club have committed to attend.  The Grizzly Peak Cyclists have been discussing technical issues and best practices using their Fly 6 and Fly 12 cameras, and we have other members using YI Technologies and other cameras.  We plan to have a technical roundtable on best practices for using videos cameras, reporting Criminal Near Miss incidents and working with law enforcement and the legal system.  As discussed during our first town hall, criminal near miss incident reports submitted to our free Incident Management System also generate criminal near miss data that can be powerfully leveraged in grant applications to fund road improvements for cycling safety. 

Up till now, only collision data has been explicitly requested in grant applications. We believe that collisions are a lagging indicator of safety: when a collision occurs it signifies the failure of all of the forces arrayed for public safety. We believe that criminal near misses are a leading safety indicator that can identify, educate and in some cases prosecute egregiously dangerous drivers, before collisions occur.  CNM data, combined with objective cyclist video evidence, also provides government agencies with the most accurate picture of the experienced and perceived risks causing cyclists to stop cycling and preventing others from cycling.

Please help us make your community safer for all cyclists by participating in our free town hall and getting everyone who cares about cycling safety to attend as well.


moderated Lighthouse Century

Lori Sommer
 

Hi,

The Lighthouse ride is coming up quickly on Saturday, September 22.  

If you heading down for the ride and want info on when FFBC peeps are rolling out please send me an email offline.  There will also be plans for Friday dinner.  Saturday dinner plans will be made in advance so let me know if you are interested in driving to SLO after the ride.

Lori Sommer


moderated [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]

Michael Graff
 

I noticed all of the alternatives have tiny shoulders...

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Michelle Powell map117@... [Niles_Canyon] <Niles_Canyon@...>
Date: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Subject: [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]
To: Niles Canyon <Niles_Canyon@...>



Hello Niles Canyon Fans,

Caltrans recently held a meeting in Sunol regarding their proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge project. The notification for the meeting was sent August 1, 2018 for the August 2 event - see below for original notice text:

  • The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to invite the public to a  scoping meeting to discuss and provide input for the proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge Project. The purpose of the proposed project is to mitigate bridge scour, improve the bridge’s structural integrity by providing seismic improvements, and improve safety by upgrading the bridge rails to meet current safety standards.

Many citizens were quite unhappy with the extremely short notice, leading Caltrans to extend the deadline to comment on the proposed project to October 2, 2018. 

Please consider learning about the proposed project and commenting on the planned options. Below is the link to Caltrans’ Niles Canyon webpage - Arroyo de la Laguna is number 4 on the list at the top of the page - if you click that link, you’ll see info on the project. A PDF of the presentation from the Sunol meeting is attached. Two of the options to be considered involve widening the bridge.

It's good to be aware of all proposed Caltrans project activity in the canyon. The cumulative effects of all of these projects will surely affect traffic density and flow as well as quality of life for all who love this scenic, historic resource.


Snail mail and email addresses for commenting:

Comments will be accepted until October 2, 2018, via postal mail to:

California Department of Transportation
District 4
Office of Environmental Analysis
Attn. Brian Gassner
P.O. Box 23660, MS 8B
Oakland, CA, 94623-0660

Or via email to ArroyodelaLagunaBridgeProject@...


Sincerely,

Michelle Powell
Steven A. Wilson
Founding Members
Save Niles Canyon


moderated Tour De Fuzz

Jan
 

Hi All, 

I'm not going to this event, is anyone looking for a registration?  I have one.

Jan


moderated Pioneers at the California Transportation Commission's Technical Advisory Committee

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

Interesting info; check out the "Free Incident Management System".  It sounds like a valuable tool.
 
Dennis Dong
Pioneers at the California Transportation Commission's Technical Advisory Committee

One week ago Matt Turner, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Craig Davis, Founder of www.CyclistVideoEvidence.com, presented to the California Transportation Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee on “Criminal Near Miss Data for Inclusion in ATP Safety Scoring Rubric.” Currently, only collision data is explicitly requested in the Active Transportation Program funding grants. We believe that collisions are a lagging indicator of safety: when a collision occurs it signifies the failure of all of the forces arrayed for public safety. We believe that criminal near misses are a leading safety indicator that can identify, educate and in some cases prosecute egregiously dangerous drivers, before collisions occur. 

Consistent with Craig's recent presentation at the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C., no one in the room had ever heard of the term criminal near miss, or of a driver being charged with assault or reckless driving, actual criminal near misses, using cyclist video evidence, as in our Glendale and Castro Valley legal precedents. Audible gasps could be heard when we showed this condensed version of our California cyclists’ video evidence of criminal near misses. 

After our presentation a key TAC member called us pioneers in this work.

There was a great deal of audience interest, and we successfully introduced these important concepts, but we have significant work ahead of us to get criminal near miss data explicitly included in the ATP grant safety scoring rubric. In the mean time, we have been told that CNM data can be included in ATP grants. 

All cyclists need to keep submitting their criminal near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System for their own safety, the safety of their cycling community and to generate criminal near miss data to fund local road safety improvements without requiring collisions. CNM data, combined with objective cyclist video evidence, also provides government agencies with the most accurate picture of the experienced and perceived risks causing cyclists to stop cycling and preventing others from cycling. 

We need to work with the CTC to make sure all government agencies are aware of the critical concept of criminal near misses and to promote these legal precedents for the safety of all California cyclists.


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Interesting info; check out the "Free Incident Management System".  It sounds like a valuable tool.
 
Dennis Dong

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: CyclistVideoEvidence <info@...>
Date: Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 17:04
Subject: Pioneers at the California Transportation Commission's Technical Advisory Committee
To: Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>


Pioneers at the California Transportation Commission's Technical Advisory Committee

One week ago Matt Turner, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Craig Davis, Founder of www.CyclistVideoEvidence.com, presented to the California Transportation Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee on “Criminal Near Miss Data for Inclusion in ATP Safety Scoring Rubric.” Currently, only collision data is explicitly requested in the Active Transportation Program funding grants. We believe that collisions are a lagging indicator of safety: when a collision occurs it signifies the failure of all of the forces arrayed for public safety. We believe that criminal near misses are a leading safety indicator that can identify, educate and in some cases prosecute egregiously dangerous drivers, before collisions occur. 

Consistent with Craig's recent presentation at the National Bike Summit in Washington D.C., no one in the room had ever heard of the term criminal near miss, or of a driver being charged with assault or reckless driving, actual criminal near misses, using cyclist video evidence, as in our Glendale and Castro Valley legal precedents. Audible gasps could be heard when we showed this condensed version of our California cyclists’ video evidence of criminal near misses. 

After our presentation a key TAC member called us pioneers in this work.

There was a great deal of audience interest, and we successfully introduced these important concepts, but we have significant work ahead of us to get criminal near miss data explicitly included in the ATP grant safety scoring rubric. In the mean time, we have been told that CNM data can be included in ATP grants. 

All cyclists need to keep submitting their criminal near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System for their own safety, the safety of their cycling community and to generate criminal near miss data to fund local road safety improvements without requiring collisions. CNM data, combined with objective cyclist video evidence, also provides government agencies with the most accurate picture of the experienced and perceived risks causing cyclists to stop cycling and preventing others from cycling. 

We need to work with the CTC to make sure all government agencies are aware of the critical concept of criminal near misses and to promote these legal precedents for the safety of all California cyclists.


We invite you to add your words of support and comments below the post.

You will first need to register using our free membership. Once you have registered you can login below to add your comments.

If you agree that our work helps increase cycling safety, please help back our work by donating. We are entirely donation and sponsor funded.

Please use our Contact Us form if you have any questions.

Wishing you safe cycling!

www.CyclistVideoEvidence.com

PO Box 750692, Las Vegas, NV 89136, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.

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moderated Los Altos/Purissima/Elena Ride this Sat 9/8 M Pace

mbrasseur00
 

Louis and I will lead a ride to Los Altos through Purisima and Elena. Coffee break in Los Altos at Le Boulanger. 

M Pace

~44 miles, 1365 feet elevation.

RideWithGPS URL: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27862076

Meet you at Sprouts in Newark at 8:30am with wheels rolling at 8:45am.

Hope to see you there.

Mike and Louis


moderated CANCELLED - Sat hills ride

Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...>
 

The Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills ride this Saturday (9/8/18) has been cancelled.

Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018, 17:10 Dennis Dong <ronincopp@...> wrote:
Peter Holst, President of the Board of Directors for the Meals on Wheels in Alameda County, would like to co-host the Saturday Tour de Fremont Hills ride.  In order for the ride to happen, I need someone to volunteer as the FFBC ride leader.  I will have to cancel the ride if we can't get a ride leader.  Please help.

Ride safe,
Dennis Dong
Ride Coordinator


moderated Available - 2018 Tour de Fuzz Pass

Michelle Dudley
 

Hi All,

I have a Tour de Fuzz pass that I need to get rid of. Is anyone looking for a pass? I have a medical issue that came up suddenly and I will not be able to attend. Please email me mdudley13@... or text/call 408-230-5209.

Thanks!
Michelle

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