Safety

Five top tips to keep your bike running smoothly

Whether you’re commuting a few times a week or burning miles on the weekend, keeping your bike running smoothly is really important.Not just because it means you’ll enjoy the ride so much more, but because taking care of your bike now will definitely save you time and money in the long run.Maintaining your bike...

DFW’s Bike-Sharing Companies Deal with Bike Litter and Sequestering

Earlier this summer, bike sharing programs hit DFW with gusto. Orange, yellow and green bikes now dot the streets, duking it out in a colorful turf war for two-wheeled supremacy. In Dallas, there are so many bikes that a ride seems to be no more than a few steps from wherever you might be. On the...

Cycling fatalities are up, and average age of victims is 45

Other than riding a bicycle, they seemed to have very little in common beside the fact that they died on the same weekend this month and that their deaths got minor mention in the local press.Ronald Michael Peter Hill, 30, died at the scene when he was struck by a car in Tulsa, Oklahoma,...

Girl with no arms gets custom bike so she can ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_81Ln6mLUg4 Five-year-old Ruth Evelyn (R.E.) Pranke wears a shirt that says, "My ability is stronger than my disability," and her attitude reflects that message everyday. The little girl was born without arms, but she doesn't want prosthetic arms for now, because she does everything with her feet. “There’s no ‘can’t’ in her vocabulary,” says her mom, Karlyn...

Which Chicago neighborhoods are the most bike and pedestrian friendly?

Chicago has made huge investments in mass transit in recent years and this trend will have to continue if the city wants to see continued economic development and growth throughout its many community areas. Most recently, a brand new “superstation” which replaces two previous Loop ‘L’ stops opened two weeks ago at Washington and Wabash. And...

‘Next time you steal a bike, use a different lock!’ Angry cyclist leaves string of hilarious notes after spotting their stolen bike tied up at a nearby rack and...

A cyclist managed to get revenge on the thief who nabbed his bike after spotting it chained up and stealing it back - then leaving a hilarious 'passive aggressive' sequence of notes. Tom Cridland, 33, spotted the four notes on Tuesday night on Shoreditch high street while looking for a spot to lock up his...

Here are the plans for a bike lane on Seattle’s Fourth Avenue — and how it may affect traffic

A two-way, low-speed bicycle lane, protected from other traffic, would be carved out of Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle under new concepts revealed Thursday night by local transportation planners.The lane would be on the west side of the street, and planters, posts or curbs could divide bicycles from motorized traffic heading north.Currently, Fourth Avenue...

Bike Tips: Protecting your bike from theft

In Billings, Montana, 230 bicycles were stolen in 2016. This year so far, about 180 bikes have been reported stolen.Administrative Lieutenant Neil Lawrence said there is no particular season in which they see the highest amount of stolen bikes. He said they get reports of bikes stolen all year round.Lawrence said that at times,...

Maine paper carrier’s bike is stolen and a kind stranger comes to his aid

Tom Floyd is a man of few words.Floyd, a Morning Sentinel newspaper carrier in Skowhegan for many years, didn’t say much after his delivery bicycle was stolen during the Skowhegan State Fair. A woman who said she saw him delivering newspapers every morning – in all weather – got all the recent attention on...

Bike Rodeo Held in Eureka

 Saturday, the Marshall Family Resource Center in Eureka hosted a rodeo, but this event is far from your typical run around the arena. The emphasis was first and foremost on safety.Saturday’s “Bike Rodeo” was an opportunity for Eureka’s pint sized residents to practice navigating on two wheels, learn about traffic laws, get fitted for a free...
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