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On a weekend drive in and around Morgan Hill, you’re probably no stranger to the sight of a group of cyclists coasting down the same roads many residents drive to get to hiking and winery spots. Bicyclists often head off the beaten path to favorite spots, along roads such as Uvas, Oak Glen, Croy and Redwood Retreat, just to name a few. With numerous bucolic back roads, parks and trails and lots of open space, Morgan Hill is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, especially bicyclists, from all over the south bay and beyond. It doesn’t hurt that superstar company Specialized Bicycle Components, known internationally for its high quality bicycling products and racing support, is based here, but there’s little doubt that riders would still be taking advantage of the miles of road here regardless. While there are undoubtedly more riders in Morgan Hill than twenty years ago and further back, there is no census that collects this data at the city or county level. According to Todd Munk, President of the San Jose Bicycle Club (there is no Morgan Hill Bicycle Club, and a good number of its 300+ members live in Morgan Hill), the numbers might have actually been declining in the last seven years, since Lance Armstrong and the 2010 Tour de France prompted a brief upsurge in riding. However, the love of this sport isn’t going away any time soon. Biking Morgan Hill Written By Jordan Rosenfeld 72 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 gmhtoday.com O n a weekend drive in and around Morgan Hill, you’re probably no stranger to the sight of a group of cyclists coasting down the same roads many residents drive to get to hiking and winery spots. Bicyclists often head off the beaten path to favorite spots, along roads such as Uvas, Oak Glen, Croy and Redwood Retreat, just to name a few. With numerous bucolic back roads, parks and trails and lots of open space, Morgan Hill is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, especially bicyclists, from all over the south bay and bey BBFW6( @W'BFB7WW'7F"67V6ƗVB&76R6VG2vখFW&Fǒf"G2vVƗG&76Ɩr&GV7G2B&6p7W'B2&6VBW&R'WBFW&^( 2ƗGFRFV'BFB&FW'2vVB7F&PFrGfFvRbFR֖W2b&BW&R&Vv&FW72vRFW&R&RVFV'FVFǒ&R&FW'2&vFGvVGV'2vBgW'FW"&6FW&R26V7W2FB6V7G2F0FFBFR6G"6VGWfV66&FrFFFBV&W6FVB`FR66R&76R6V"FW&R2&v&76R6V"@vBV&W"bG23V&W'2ƗfR&v’FRV&W'0֖vBfR7GVǒ&VVFV6ƖrFR7B6WfVV'266R6P&7G&rBFR#FW"FRg&6R&FVB'&VbW7W&vR&FrvWfW"FRfRbF27'B6( BvrvFR6&p&vw&GFV'&F&6VfV@s t$( "$t( "4%D4UDT$U"5D$U"#pvևFF6