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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bike to Work Challenge Sponsorship Brochure is out! Become a sponsor, contact me.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Momentum Magazine Issue 44 is out!


Featured Articles

Trailblazers: How Bicycle Advocates Defined North American Cycling Culture

An in-depth look at the people and organizations that made North America’s transportation cycling movement what it is today. [more...]

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday Night Ride - a Yay Bikes! event - It's for a good cause this Tuesday


Tuesday Night Ride - a Yay Bikes! event

Do me a favor, ride with me to Pizza Hut for the fundraiser, "Do us a favor, eat some pizza!"
Type:
Date:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Time:
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:
Goodale Park
Street:
Buttles and Park
City/Town:
Columbus, OH

Description 

We will be riding to Pizza Hut for some pizza to help raise money for a service trip for AmeriCorps volunteers.

Type: Causes - Fundraiser
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Pizza Hut, 1397 W. Lane Ave
Description
Columbus volunteers for Katrina Relief will be running the Pizza hut on Lane Ave on March 9th and will be collecting some of the profits and all of the tips to put towards a service trip to New Orleans.

Five years after the hurricane, the disaster is no longer in the news and as a result is also no longer in minds of most people. This results in much less support provided for New Orleans. That is why service trips and volunteers are crucial components to the revitalization of New Orleans.

On March 9th, print off the attached flier and show it when you purchase your pizza at the Lane Ave. Pizza Hut and our service trip will receive 15% of your purchase. Also if you wish to eat in at the restaurant, our volunteers will be waiting the tables and all tips collected will go directly to the trip as well.

Remember pizza hut is having the $10 any pizza, any size, any topping deal going on right now, so go grab a large pan crust supreme pizza on the 9th and you'll donate a whole $1.50 towards our trip!! Thats almost a whole gallon of gas! But please consider eating out at pizza hut on the 9th and help fund our trip, every $1.50 helps!

Thanks

**To donate the 15%, you must bring the flyer (in the 'photos' section) with you when you purchase your pizza. Directions for printing are on the photo.**

League of American Bicyclists courses this Spring from Yay Bikes


Traffic Skills 101 Course

Improve your bicycle handling and traffic skills to become a competent cyclist for Bike to Work Week or spring recreational rides. Topics include: bicycle & clothing selection, traffic laws, practice cycling safely in traffic & on multi-use trails, crash types & handling skills to avoid them, group riding and flat tire repair. Course is taught in classroom and on Columbus low & medium traffic streets.
Participants bring their own bicycle and must wear a bicycle helmet.
Ages: 16 and older, ages 14-15 may enroll if a parent/guardian also enrolls in the same class.
Fee: $60 for 12 hours instruction
Wednesdays, March 17 & 24 @ 6:30-8:30PM
Saturdays, March 20 & 27 @ 10AM-2PM 
Randy Dull, rdull@columbus.rr.com 614-313-2471
David Jeffords, djeffords@att.net 614-476-9093
Location: Greenovate, 9 East 2nd Ave, Columbus

Women Only Class
Sundays, April 11 & 18 @ 1–6PM both days
Meredith Joy, meredith@yaybikes.com
Juana Sandoval, juana@alum.mit.edu
Location: OSU area

Saturdays, April 24 & May 1 @ 10AM-5PM
Ken Cohen, ken@subverita.org 614-538-0595
Mike Reed, mike@yaybikes.com 614-348-9800
Location: OSU Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd, Columbus
To register: Contact instructor for class session to request registration form.

Ride to Hills Market on the Olentangy River Greenway - March 13th

From Hills Market;
Ohio Market Day - March 13 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | FREE

Oh me oh my oh, look what's from Ohio! Meet the people who make your food. Find new (and delicious) Ohio food products to put on your shelves and in your fridge. Taste new treats and learn about what makes local food (and local markets) so great!

Join us for Ohio Market Day on Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event features dozens of our favorite vendors, more than 100 prizes, free hot dogs from Boar's Head (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) workshops and a day-long midwest beer sampling in the Wine Department.

Demoing Vendors include:

2 Silo Eggs
Ben's Mustard
Blue Jacket Dairy
Buckeye Brittle
Buckeye Mustard
Buckeye Magic Rub
CrimsonCup Coffee
DNO Produce
Gerber Chicken
Garlic Expressions
Gold'n Krisp Potato Chips
Buffalo Brill's
Integration Acres
Little Rosie's Filipino Dressing
Lucky Penny Farm
Luna Burgers
Madisono's Gelato
Oakvale Farms Goudas
Sparky & Spikes
Smith Dairy
Spilio's Candies
Stan Evans Bakery
Stephen's Pies
Zapico Sauces



Facebook Event Page is here...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

YiPsan Bicycles


YiPsan Bicycles offers made to measure bicycles by Renold Yip. YiPsan builds road, cross, track, randonneuring and off road bicycles and specializes in steel.
Frames by YiPsan are simple, traditional, fit well and ride great.
Click picture to learn more about YiPsan.
Read YiPsan Bicycles' blog or see latest framebuild pictures.

Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 NAHBS Award Winners


2010 Shimano NAHBS Award Winners

Posted on 28. Feb, 2010 by Paul Skilbeck in 2010 NewsFeatured
Ellis Cycles – Best of Show
ellis-best-of-show
Dave Wages, owner of Ellis Cycles, would like first and foremost to thank his wife for putting up with the hectic schedule completing his Best in Show-winning bike. “I had a similar bike in mind before last year’s show, but couldn’t finish it in time.” This year’s entrant and eventual winner was built for a customer from San Francisco, and the proud owner-to-be flew into Richmond to see his machine take top honors.
Asked for the secret of the bike’s success, Wages said, “It’s shiny but understated. I keep a classic look to my bikes and there’s no one element that draws attention to itself. The beauty is integral.”

Porterbike - UrbanVelo with integrated storage


MOBILITY IN AN EXCLUSIVE DESIGN
PORTERBIKE – the innovative bike concept for urban use – was developed over a period of more than three years in close collaboration between designers and engineers in Germany. The exclusive bikes are well-engineered products which meet the requirements of modern, urban environments. 

INTEGRATED LUGGAGE SYSTEM
A feature shared by all the bikes is the luggage space integrated into the vehicle concept, producing a new overall aesthetic look in terms of more than just form. Also with regard to the construction, the positioning of the case in the middle of the frame results in a centring of the masses, which contributes to a very balanced riding experience.
The cases fixed to the frame are made of a light yet stable compound of refined visible carbon fibre and GRP, have a volume of approx. 11 to 12 litres and are, of course, lockable. Whether netbook or mobile telephone, documents, waterproof clothing or bike lock, with the PORTERBIKE you can transport your utensils practically and safely in the city. Should you ever have to carry your bike, a small stay between the top tube and the seat tube serves as a practical handle for lifting. 

INDIVIDUALITY
As mobility is subject to extremely individual requirements, we have developed different bikes to suit different needs. 
The PORTERBIKE is available as an UrbanVelo or HybridVelo with innovative hybrid drive in two frame sizes – in the trekking version it comes exclusively in the more agile frame size M.  
The PORTERBIKE is completed by high-grade equipment which enables you to move quickly and safely in the urban environment.  

PORTERBIKE – move your style.

Fla. deadliest state for walkers, cyclists - USA Today


MIAMI, Florida — Florida is the deadliest state in the U.S. for pedestrians — and bicyclists don't fare any better.
In 2008, the most recent year for which federal statistics are available, 11.1% of pedestrians and 17.4% of bicyclists killed in the U.S. died in the Sunshine State, which has 6% of the nation's population.
The top four of the 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas for walking are in Florida, according to a study last fall by twoWashington, D.C.-based non-profit groups. The state has been in the top three in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities every year since 2001, federal data show.

Peterboro Bike Baskets

100% American Made Bike baskets since 1854. Made of white ash in Peterborough, NH.. Our bicycle baskets hold up to 70 pounds, great for beach cruisers, hybrids. Inclusive 8oz. shoulder leather straps, with zinc coated buckles. Wholesale to dealers available also.


see their selection here....

Introducing: The Bike Porter

By integrating the basket into the handlebars, the bike porter offers a transport option which works as part of your bike, not an awkward addition like a regular basket. It also offers an evolution in style. Most baskets are twee, woven creations or cheap looking wire or plastic constructions.

Old-school basketweave is fine if that's your thing, but what real choice is there if you care about how your bike looks, and your style is more Manhattan than country cottage? What if you ride a stylish single-speed but you also want to carry bags and groceries?

By making the basket part of the bike, we've made life a fair bit harder for the would-be basket thief.



more here...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Investing in Biking and Walking Could Save Lives Says Report - Alliance for Biking & Walking



Posted: 01/28/2010

States with the lowest levels of biking and walking have higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease

Washington, DC - January 28, 2010 - A new report released today by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. imageBicycling and Walking in the United States: The 2010 Benchmarking Report reveals that in almost every state and major U.S. city, bicyclists and pedestrians are at a disproportionate risk of being killed, and receive less than their fair share of transportation dollars.
While 10% of trips in the U.S. are by bike or foot, 13% of traffic fatalities are bicyclists and pedestrians. Biking and walking receive less than 2% of federal transportation dollars. Seniors are at an even greater risk. While adults over 65 make up 9% of walking trips and 4% of biking trips, they account for 19% of pedestrian fatalities and 9% of bicyclist fatalities.