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The Redwood Empire Pedalcast

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A cycling podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California

A cycling podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California


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A cycling podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California






#15: MBOSC Ante Up Program, PressCamp

We’re back after an unintended several week hiatus due to way too much travel. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz has a new trail building initiative with a cool drawing sponsored by Ibis Bicycles. We talk to Ibis President Tom Morgan about what they are offering and how the funding will...


#14: Sacramento MTB lobbying,

Patrick is back from Dirty Kanza and we’re back at it following an unplanned two-week hiatus. Jake and a number of other cycling advocates descended upon Sacramento recently for advocating on behalf or new trails for mountain bikers. The City of Santa Rosa is soliciting public input for the possible...


#13: Patrick crashes, Jake rides Jackson State Forest and local government moves slowly

This week we recorded live at Trail House, talking bikes and trails as people got their morning lattés. Patrick went down at the opening Bike Monkey dirt crit of the season and has some great bandaids to show for it. Jake went to Jackson State Demonstration Forest up in Mendocino County...


#12: Final Grasshopper of the season, trail work and Tour of the Unknown Coast

Patrick takes this week’s show solo as Jake is away on official (family) business. He’ll be back next week. We recap last weekend’s final Grasshopper of the season, King Ridge Dirt Supreme. Our man Miguel Crawford (pictured above) put together yet another amazing race, but this time with good weather,...


#11: Bike to Work Month, New Regional Parks Director, Pump Track

For the most part, Northern California seems to have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. May is national Bike to Work Month. The San Francisco Bike Coalition as well as the Sonoma County Bike Coalition and other bike coalitions are all sponsoring Bike to Work Day on May 11....


#10: Japan, Sea Otter and California Trails and Greenways

After a hiatus due to excessive travel, we’re back. Patrick is back from Japan and has tales of hot water and tiny roads. And both Jake and Patrick are back from Monterey where Jake attended the California Trails and Greenways meeting. We discuss the new Wolf Ridge from Marin as...


#9: Heading to Japan and an interview with trail builder Andrew Brooks

In this week’s Pedalcast, Patrick is prepping for a trip into the wilds of unknown Japan. Jake finds it hard to contain his excitement about more of the planning process with the Sonoma County Ag & Open Space District where the cyclists turned out to participate in the discussions. He also scored...


#8: NAHBS, Open District Meetings, FATRAC interview

Patrick is back from Salt Lake City where he presided over the awards for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. We catch up about some of the amazing bikes that were there, as well as talk about some of the NorCal builders in attendance. Jake spent some time at the...


#7: Super Sweetwater Grasshopper, Sustainable Trails Coalition, NAHBS

Just as we thought the rain was past tense, it comes roaring back for another good soaking. We discuss conditions at last weekend’s Super Sweetwater Grasshopper, which is to say wet the way the sun is bright. On the advocacy front, Tom McClintock a Republican from here in Northern California...


#6: Ted Stroll of the STC and Patrick Band of Napa Bike

In #6, we discuss some new legislation that has been introduced at the state level, including one for an Idaho stop—which would allow cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield, provided the intersection is clear. We also discuss IMBA’s new executive director Dave Wiens and some of the...


#5: The Tour de Placer Roubaix, KQED Forum and an interview with Bike Monkey's Carlos Perez

Patrick headed off to Auburn to take in the third annual Tour de Placer Roubaix, a fundraiser for the Placer Foothills mountain bike team, which competes in NICA’s NorCal League. It’s a mixed-surface event of roughly 50 miles and 5700 feet of climbing. He interviewed Dan Tebbs, the owner of...


#4: Rain, rain, rain

In this week’s show we talk about all the rain Northern California has been experiencing and how that’s creating problems not just for those who want to ride off road but even for road riders. Slides are effecting roads all over the Bay Area, rendering some descents in the Santa...


REMBA, advocacy and rain

In our latest episode we discuss the evolution in bicycle advocacy from something that was strictly about facilities on the road for commuters to the rise of IMBA and to today and the rise of advocacy organizations like Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and the...


#2: Old Caz

In our second episode we discuss the first Grasshopper of the season, Old Caz. Conditions were wet and messy and it resulted in a more difficult than usual race. Nick Nesbitt, the chairman of Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance checks in with progress on 300,000 acre Berryessa Snow Mountain National...


#1: Introductions

Welcome to a new podcast we are launching, called the Redwood Empire Pedalcast. The Pedalcast is a regional podcast that focuses on riding in Northern California. We figured that the area is rich enough and diverse enough in riding terrain, events, companies and population that it deserves its own podcast....