Taking it to the Streets…
14 December, 2010
We love dirt, there is no denying it. However, we must often traverse the city streets to get to the dirt. This is not an easy task when you have freeways and cars everywhere. With a few exceptions, most all mountain bikers are faced with this challenge. Imagine if you could ride a “bicycle freeway” to your local trail, school, office, or pub.
On December 10th, 2010, we celebrated the reopening of the Cal Park Tunnel, connecting San Rafael to Larkspur in Marin County, California. I say reopening because the tunnel was first opened in 1884 for trains. Now it is open for cyclists and pedestrians. WTB and it's non-profit affiliate TAM (Transportation Alternatives for Marin) led by WTB President, Patrick Seidler, played a crucial role in reopening the tunnel. We are very proud of this accomplishment and believe this is the first step in making the “Bicycle Freeway” a reality.