The Road Less Traveled 

Just a few years after learning how to ride a bike, Oakland's Beth Newell is quickly turning into one of the new stars of the cycling world.

Beth Newell's rise to stardom began as all great sports stories do: behind a Dumpster in back of a Safeway. Her car had just died. It wasn't much of a car, but without it, she was going to be late, or absent,…

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