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The CN&R’s Bike Issue.
This article was published on 04.23.09
Locals sound off about whether Chico is deserving of its bike-friendly rep.
By Melissa Daugherty
Here are Chico spots where bikes and cars don’t tend to mix.
Riders and drivers jockey for position on the streets of Chico, where they truly can coexist without clashing—or crashing.
By Ryan Laine
Keep these thoughts in mind while navigating the streets of Chico on a bike or in a car.
A bicycle weighs only about 25 pounds, but it can propel a person through space at a remarkably quick clip. It’s also healthful and fun. What’s not to like?
By Robert Speer
Avid cyclists Christina and Bob Aranguren undertook a five-day trek from Chico to Fort Bragg. Here’s a travelogue.
By Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
Ed McLaughlin shares the history of the Wildflower Century race—and the “quasi-organized group of folks” that became Chico Velo.
Carroll Pickett, a former death-row chaplain in Texas who’s visiting Chico, shares what he’s seen—what’s shown in the documentary At the Death House Door.
With dueling 4-3 votes, the Chico City Council endorses a Lower Park site for the short course, then decides to reconsider moving the course from Upper Park at all.
By Evan Tuchinsky
After months of build-up, Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson doesn’t disappoint.
By Sarah Hubbart
General Growth Properties, which owns the Chico Mall, files for bankruptcy.
EPA says Koppers site safe, but groundwater pollution remains.
Forest Avenue supercenter plan’s EIR is up for public comment.
There are no more excuses not to ride to work.
At 84 years old, bike enthusiast Bill Gibson proves that age is just a number.
By Alastair Bland
Chico provider is first Butte County site to receive environmental endorsement.
Chico State’s Associated Students promote recycling, reducing and reusing during RecycleMania 2009.
Chico State students can show administrators that they want to eat locally.
Newly built California Academy of Science goes the sustainable distance.
By Lori Brown
Flora fans can brush up on varieties with this word-find puzzle from the Bureau of Land Management.
For a real-life example of good reporting, check out the story behind the Sandra Cantu story.
Here’s a simple, clear way to solve the state’s budget problems.
Global warming skeptics energized by the Heartland Institute’s convention should wipe the soot from their eyes.
By John C. Callaway
Our always-sharp readers let us know what they think.
Hugh Kern of Peregrine Bicycle Works finds success peddling (when not pedaling) recumbent tricycles.
Contemplating the ultimate life-or-death decision.
By Anthony Peyton Porter
Council’s disc-golf decision invokes immortal words: “Well, there you go again…”
Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven visits Chico for series of performances and workshops.
A.D. interviews Joe Lally; Gary Snyder’s poems get set to music; new Chico bands, and CN&R-organized music benefits.
By Jason Cassidy
Looking back at Kurt Cobain’s life 15 years after his suicide.
By Danny Cohen
Aye Jay follows up his gangsta rap, indie rock and heavy metal selections with one for the punks.
Classic Pearl Jam, reimagined and with new old songs.
By Meredith J. Cooper
Lost ’60s bands reunite for Up From the Grave compilation and CD-release show.
By Mark Lore
Bagels—doughy and delicious—have a long, interesting history in Chico.
Star-studded murder mystery works despite a couple twists too many.
A quick and easy nugget of film goodness or badness.
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