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  • Trek bikes recalled
    Trek recalls almost one million bikes
    Trek Bicycles issued a recall this week on their nearly one million bikes with front disc brakes, model years 2000 through 2015, in the U.S. and Canada. This action is a result of a rider was left quadriplegic this month and two others injured,...
  • Houston's third bicycle fatality of 2015
    HPD cruiser hits, kills man on bicycle in early morning hours
    Metropolitan Houston’s third fatal bicycle-car accident occurred early Thursday morning, leaving a southeast Houston man dead and an officer of the Houston Police Department shaken up. According to news reports, the officer driving the...
  • Cycling in Europe
    Bike tour operators offer river and road cruising
    Two of the leading American guided bicycle tour companies now offer two kinds of cruising on their adventures.Backroads, which says it“offers the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active travel industry,” has...
  • The Boob Ride is Coming!
    Last call for Boobs
    The 2015 "Boob Ride" takes place this Saturday, April 18, and the last day to sign-up is tomorrow, Thursday the 16th. If you haven’t heard of this event, you're not alone. Since it's inception most people have found...
  • Mike Dion
    Director's third film premiere is a hit
    The release of the film featuring Mike Dion's epic depiction of the Trans-Am Trail has finally arrived. http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/transamerica-trail. Inspired to Ride (2015) is being shown...
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    Burke-Gilman Trail and the UW Multi-Modal Connector
    If you haven’t ridden the Burke-Gilman Trail through the University of Washington recently, maybe you should check it out. Construction continues on the UW Burke-Gilman Trail Multi-Modal Connector project. The progress is impressive. Though...
  • Houston suburb to get another ghost bike
    Crosby teen struck and killed while cycling to school
    Students at schools in the Houston suburb of Crosby were shaken Friday morning by news of metropolitan Houston's second cycling fatality of 2015. Officials from the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) say that a thirteen-year-old boy, a...
  • Roads were not built for cars
    A startling new reality for car drivers
    Book review: Roads Were Not Built for CarsBy Carlton ReidiBooks, Kindle and in paperback, Island Press; 360 pages; $22.99, $16.66 and $30.00Roads were not built for cars. This is the thesis of Carlton Reid’s iconoclastic history of the...
  • Stromer ST2
    The next big thing in cycling
    In front of us stood a gleaming new bike that had drawn a crowd made up of mountain bikers, an ex-road stage racer, a lifelong fixed-gear rider, several tech weenies, Peninsula commuters: people from all corners of the cycling world.This mixture...
  • Laporte cyclist remains critical, victim of hit-and-run driver
    Houston-area hit-and-run driver flees leaving cyclist critically injured
    After cyclists in the Houston metro area suffered more than fifteen fatalities in 2014, 2015 has been quiet since an early January death. For one cyclist in suburban Laporte, southeast of the city, the calm period came to an abrupt end on Friday,...
  • Cycling
    Finding a race that is perfect for you
    Hold on to your helmets, the list for competitive cycling races is here and so is the warm, Spring weather. If you need to give your bike some "love," stop at your nearest bike shop. Be sure to get an appointment early. The Saturday...
  • Back Bay Drive, reinvented
    Back Bay Drive, Restriped
    After months (if not years) of political wrangling, innuendo, accusations, enforcement initiatives about who could, would, or should have access to Back Bay Drive—and how they could, should or would use this access— a plan was...
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    2015 Seattle Bike Show enters new era
    Seattle Bike Show offered eye candy for all from the moment show-goers entered the front door. There were beautiful wheels as well as beautiful bikes. Local bike shops like Alpine Hut and handmade bikes such as Davidson, previously of Elliott Bay...
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    Sunny weather makes the day for Chilly Hilly bicyclists
    Much to the delight of easily 6000 bicyclists bound for the Chilly Hilly, February 22 dawned clear and sunny. Though early riders felt the chill of Seattle’s 37-degree temperature as they left their homes pedaling for Coleman Dock, they...
  • Citi Bike station in winter
    Citi bike planning NYC expansion soon
    Citi Bike is about to grow. The popular bike-share program, now under new leadership, has targeted new docking stations this spring for Long Island City, Greenpoint and additional ones in Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy.Meanwhile, if you have noticed...
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