Santa Cruz is arguably the #1 bike town in US

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    As what is the smallest multi city county in the state of CA, San Francisco is a city and a
    county, Santa Cruz has, most arguably, the most intense concentration of bicycle activity than
    anywhere in the world. As per the Santa Cruz Bike Scene http://www.bikeroute.com/SantaCruzBikes ,
    Santa Cruz has:

    - More bike shops (11) per capita (52,000) than anywhere in US
    - More national bike businesses (13) than any city in the US
    - Full time city bike coordinator
    - More Miles of bike lanes per mile of road than anywhere in US
    - Most beautiful bike roads in the world within minutes
    - County sponsored electric bike program
    http://www.ecoact.org/transportation/assets/ebike_program.pdf
    - Home to largest electric assisted bike store in the US! Electric Sierra Cycles
    http://www.electricrecbikes.com
    - 2nd largest Bike to Work program in the US http://www.bike2work.com
    - Home to many bike celebrities
    - Active bicycle email list
    - Home of National Bicycle Greenway http://NationalBicycleGreenway.com
    - Home of Santa Cruz Hub http://www.santacruzhub.org which includes: People Power (model bike
    advocacy group) Bike Church (model volunteer run bike repair) Ped Ex (model bicycle
    delivery service)
    - Virtual Tour of Santa Cruz http://www.BikeRoute.com/SantaCruz
    - Most miles of mountain biking trails per mile of road than anywhere in the US
    - Home of largest Greenway festival in the US - the Santa Cruz NBG Bike Fest
    http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/Events/Festival

    Is there any disagreement to the above contention?? If you don't want to answer in this forum, my
    email is [email protected]

    MARTIN KRIEG: "Awake Again" Author c/o BikeRoute.com 79 & 86 TransAms, nonprofit Nat. Bicycle
    Greenway CEO Ever wanted anything so bad U were willing to die for it? Really die? By moving thru
    clinical death and reversing paralysis, *I saw God* when I answered that question.
     
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