Articles by Curt Hentschke

Saluting Cyclists

It’s summer! If you’re like me, you’re crawling out of your soon-to-be-sunburnt-skin. Sure, you’re still riding, but you’ve totally missed the Tierra Bella, the I Care Classic, and your other favorite event rides. Fear not, CalBike is offering up its Dream Ride Summer [...]

An austere anniversary

In recent columns, I’ve shared that many of the spring rides (like the Solvang Century, Primavera Century and Tierra Bella) have understandably been cancelled. The Sea Otter Classic, that amazing April mainstay, has been moved to October, so hopefully it’ll be a reality in [...]

Valentine’s, Velocipedes and Verdant Ventures

Sweet! The 14th falls on a Sunday this year! Be sure to take your sweetheart (or your family of sweethearts) out for a St. Valentine’s Day spin! Oh, and don’t forget the face masks. How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Smooth sailing? Riddled with roadblocks? Keep [...]

Cycling through wishes

This blessed season, I wish to… 1. Heartily congratulate Bicycle Pedestrian Commission Chair Zach Hilton, on his recent election to the Gilroy City Council! 2. Strongly encourage teen riders (especially girls) to join the South County Composite High School Mountain Bike Team! [...]

More safe cycling suggestions

The latest? Many of your favorite charity rides are going virtual, so check out their respective websites. Everyone’s favorite bike festival, the Sea Otter Classic, recently scrubbed their rescheduled dates. Fear not, they will be hosting a number of virtual ride challenges [...]

Safe summer cycling

Ever since April, I feel that I’ve been sharing nothing but rotten riding reports. This event has been canceled; that ride has been postponed. Through it all, I’ve also been trying to give the good news. We can still ride, as long as we follow the approved safety precautions [...]

Take advantage of spring with upcoming rides

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Have y’all heard? The Amgen Tour of California has unfortunately been placed on hiatus for 2020. It was always a real treat watching the pros race through our neck of the woods! Organizers maintain that a change in “business [...]

Checking in and riding out

It’s February! Have you planned a Valentine’s bicycle ride with your sweetheart yet? Come on, get busy! Pedal to your favorite restaurant; you’ll burn off the calories from the meal. Speaking of calories, thanks for all of the feedback concerning last month’s column. [...]

Happy New You

Happy New Gear! Was Santa good to you and your bicycle? Awesome! Were you able to join in Bike Therapy’s Jingle Holiday Lights Ride five days before Christmas? Super! Is it too cold to ride? Never! Just add an extra layer (or two) and enjoy. Some of my all-time favorite spring [...]

Cranking at Christmas

Did you hear what I heard? Morgan Hill’s Bike Therapy was recently honored as one of America’s Best Bicycle Shops! Fewer than 200 stores qualify for this honor, which is bestowed by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. Congrats to Doug, Jodi and the crew! All they want [...]
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