I just read this article:
The last paragraph is disturbing:
Although the city views bicycle lane safety as an important issue, commission chairwoman Brigitte Ballingall is not sure they even belong on the road. "I think it's an idiotic sport to do on the road - it's just insane," she said.
I know many of you ride through Saratoga, you should send her an email with your thoughts on her comments. Here is her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org