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Bikers congregate at the finish line after completing their races. Photo taken April 24 by Mason Tovani

Wildflower Century brings together Chico’s cycling community

Noah Herbst and Mason Tovani // May 8, 2022

My experience from behind the handlebars — Noah Herbst The chilly, morning breeze tickled at my face, blowing through the holes in my helmet as the occasional truck sped by. I clung to the narrow...

Stephanie Kraker, age 20, a junior hospitality major, rides her bike home at night.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

University Police adopts bike light program

Yessenia Funes // January 26, 2014

Starting this week, University Police officers may choose to provide free bike lights instead of citations for unlit cycling. With the loss of Chico State nursing student Kristina Chesterman and Butte...

A painted white bike is propped where Kristina Chesterman was struck on the 300 block of Nord Avenue. Chesterman died at Enloe Medical Center after two days in critical condition. Photograph by Carter Caldwell. Photo credit: Carter Caldwell

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Benjamin Mullin // December 17, 2013

As a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, Katie Boerner has seen many people injured in bicycle collisions. And she's had a few close calls herself when reckless motorists nearly sideswiped her...

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