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Seattle adds new protected bike lanes downtown

Seattle is about to add two protected bike lanes on two of the busiest downtown streets. Starting in September, six blocks of Pike Street and Pine Street between 2nd Avenue and 8th Avenue will be changing.The Department of Transportation said the streets will be reorganized to allow biking on the left hand side, separated...

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...

Four LA bike rides: See the city from a new angle

With fall just around the corner, it’s cooling off to temperatures that make being outside pleasant again. This is just the time to pump up your tires and expand your repertoire of bike rides. To find some new additions, we reached out to a few local bike experts who shared some of their favorite...

This city wants to keep bicyclists safe. Its solution? Plants

Can a box of flowers keep bicyclists safe?Coral Gables leaders hope they can. The city is installing protected bike lanes that will be separated from automotive traffic by planter boxes filled with pentas and purple queens. Temporary two-way bike lanes will replace existing curbside parking on Salzedo Street and one lane of traffic on...

Citi Bike is looking to go dockless

If you can’t beat ’em….Citi Bike is looking at ways to incorporate dockless sharing into its system so it can compete with and stave off a slew of competitors who are trying to muscle in to the five boroughs, company officials said on Tuesday.The company is looking at how dockless bikes could work with the...

Passionate about Cycling in Chicago? Here are the Best Routes

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...

Great Britain Is Trying To Figure Out If Cycling Helmets Are Necessary

Cycling campaigners say they would strongly oppose any move to make helmets compulsory following comments by transport minister Jesse Norman.Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman insisted that helmets do not provide a major boost to safety, while charity Cycling UK claimed there was no justification for making their use mandatory.Speaking at a walking and cycling...

BMW Wants To Build Elevated Bike Paths

IN ITS FIRST century as a company, BMW has made industrial engines, motorcycles, Steve Urkel’s Isetta, and a whole lot of cars. Now, it wants to build something altogether new: an elevated bike path.This week, the automaker’s somewhat redundantly named Research, New Technologies, Innovations division, based in Mountain View, Tokyo, and Seoul, revealed its idea of...

Why Cycling Is Better Than Running

There's a lot to love about running. It's cheap to get started, great for torching calories, and works well with nearly any cross-training regimen you may have. But in the ongoing bar bet of which sport is best, we believe cycling is still the overall winner. (And, we think we can prove it.) Here's...

Western America Mountain Biking: Must Hit Trails!

I am an Upstate New Yorker and I love it.  My mountain biking terrain is rugged, mountainous, usually cold and very very coniferous.However, I've been curious to see what my fellow mountain biking maniacs trail terrains looked like and in the interest of expanding my horizons; here are some of the most beautiful places...
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