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Radio story: Extreme biking–dangerous, dirty and tons of fun

This radio story aired on Crosscurrents for KALW public radio on April 7, 2010.

Cutting your gas bill, your carbon footprint, or your waistline: these are some of the reasons to bike more. And in San Francisco, biking has increased by more than 50 percentĀ over the past three years, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. But how about extreme bicycling only for bikers in the know? That’s the goal of one Bay Area group that organizes secret, competitive rides covering varied terrain – from highways to steep dirt trails to mountain roads with hairpin turns.