I don’t normally post things over from other website; however, I can always make an exception when it is regarding a greater cause or cycling advocacy. I may get only one or two people to sign the petition by linking this over, but it’s more than zero!
I received an email from a co-worker with a link to our Trek dealer site with a link to the petition.
Copied over from the Trek article is as follows:
John Burke: help keep the PCH a beautiful and safe place to ride
A ride like this is worth saving
California Trek retailers,
This fall I had the opportunity to ride Highway One from Santa Cruz down to Santa Barbara. I have been lucky enough to ride my bike in some great places all around the world, but I can honestly say that a couple of the days along Highway One provided the BEST riding that I have ever done. Amazing views all day long!!! Unfortunately, one of the best bicycling routes in the world has a major problem. CalTrans is starting to resurface Highway One with chip seal between Cambria and the Monterey county line, making it difficult for cyclists to ride, or in some instances dangerous. The long-term consequences of deterring tourists definitely outweigh this short-term fix. You can help make sure cyclists can continue to enjoy this amazing, iconic ride by taking action right now.
If you want to make a difference I would suggest the following to you:
- Sign the petition here.
- Post the petition on your website and share it with your Facebook fans.
- Send a letter to:
California Department of Transportation
Attn: Malcolm Dougherty, Director
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Best regards, Jb.
Access to the petition can be found here:
Join the cause and spread the word, even if you are not a cyclist – this stretch of highway would be an amazing ride on a bike and is definitely on my bucket list…
Thanks for the help and enjoy the ride!