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Dozens Come Out for First “Women Bike Imperial Beach”

Approximately 100 people came out for the first annual “Women Bike Imperial Beach” hosted by The San Diego County Bike Coalition. “We’re just trying to get people – women – outside. It’s women-focused, but not exclusive,” Skii Fleeton, new membership and marketing coordinator with the coalition, told NBC 7. “We’ve got a dad here with...

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...

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,...

Bike-share locks meet industry standards, but were no match for Baltimore thieves, manufacturer says

The manufacturer of the $2.36 million Baltimore Bike Share system said his company has never experienced the level of theft that caused officials to announce a temporary shutdown of the program to allow additional locking devices to be installed to the bike docks.The original locks on the bike stations were overwhelmed by thieves ripping the bicycles...

After Thefts, Maintenance Issues, Year-Old Baltimore Bike Share Program Temporarily Shutting Down

After less than a year, Baltimore’s Bike Share program is taking a break.The Baltimore Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it will be suspending the program for maintenance and upgrades.Several bikes from the program have been stolen, and DOT says better locks will be installed on the bikes to prevent theft.Bikes will be unavailable starting September 17, but...

Bike shop donation replaces stolen rides for PJMS students

 Two Palmer Junior Middle School students who had their bicycles stolen while attending classes are now hitting area trails and bike paths with new Trek mountain bikes thanks to a word-of-mouth donation from Backcountry Bike and Ski Shop in Palmer.The bikes were stolen while parked in the school’s bike racks. The first incident occurred...

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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