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Saveagallon and Bike Loopalooza

Saveagallon Contest.

Do you remember “Saveagallon”? Does your child log miles on the Davis schools contest on the Saveagallon website?

Last fall we reported on the contest open to all Davis Joint Unified School District students to “save a gallon” and earn prizes by logging their alternative transportation miles to school and elsewhere in the city on the website www.saveagallon.org. Though the contest has loyal followers, we’d like to see more participation, as our numbers are lower than last year’s. It’s not too late for students to enter the contest and be eligible for monthly prizes, ranging from ski and snowboard rentals to bike computers, bike glow lights and comic book collections. Continue reading ‘Saveagallon and Bike Loopalooza’

Gear up for Davis Tandem-onium

Last Friday (1/15) Robert Alverson wrote a great piece for our Davis Bicycles!
column in The Enterprise.  It captured the fun and function of tandems. Robert’s going to amass the Davis tandem community for a spring ride, perhaps doing the bike loop for good measure on this first annual tandem peleton.  We’ll see.  To get on the list to learn about the when and where of the tandem-onium ride, write to Robert at rmalverson@gmail.com.  As the organizer of the column, I sought out a tandem article because I have just never shaken a video from my mind that we chose and showed at the first annual DB! Film Fest (Oct. 2008).
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP8TOfjQrDs[/youtube]
That’s the video in this post.  With this in mind, I saw Robert on his tandem on campus, rode up and pulled him over (what was he thinking I was doing) and asked him if he’d write a column and he did a great one.  Okay, now that I have written all of this, I’d better just drop the column below or risk being rude.  I think the DB! columns are going to get posted as a set soon, but here’s this one.  – Joe Krovoza

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A bicycle built for two: a better way to travel

Submitted to: The Enterprise for January 15, 2010

By: Robert Alverson

For years I rode all over Santa Cruz, including on to the UC campus every day, which is about 900 feet above the city. As a result, I am a reasonably athletic biker, certainly not in the realm of competitive cycling, but I enjoy going fast and I don’t balk at hills. During my days in Continue reading ‘Gear up for Davis Tandem-onium’