Showing posts from February 1, 2009

WAD Bikeway - Light Rail and Bike Trail - A true RAIL-TRAIL

I think I talked with Brett about this particular subject on a ride not too long ago. We joked about pushing the WAD trail as a light rail solution and have the bike trail off to the side. Well, Charlotte has done exactly what we were talking about. From the RTC website Trail of the Month: February 2009 North Carolina's Charlotte Trolley Trail Charlotte's new light rail transit line purrs right alongside it. Apartment complexes and condominiums have opened up within feet of its pavement. Famous restaurants and stores are right across the street. North Carolina's professional sports stadiums and arenas are only a few wheel turns away. In fact, about the only convenience the Queen City's newest 3.3-mile rail-with-trail doesn't offer yet is an official name. But this oversight is not for lack of love. In designing and building this complex urban trail, the city drew on the efforts and insights of numerous agencies, including Charlotte's planning, engineering and

STOP, SWAP AND SAVE - Bike swap coming to Washington, PA February 22nd

IT'S ALMOST HERE!! Once again we’re gearing up for the STOP, SWAP AND SAVE, the mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor bicycle swap and consumer expo series! If you’ve never made it to the SWAP don’t miss out in 2009! This year we’re thrilled to announce our new event in Chesterfield, VA along with our Westminster, MD SWAP that started it all! Click here for complete event info. The site...

Trashing the Fridge - Columbus-ite in the NYT - Go Duncan!

Duncan Campbell was highlighted in the New York Times in a story about living without refrigeration. You may know him from his business or from seeing him out on the streets of Columbus on his bike. I met Duncan on a night ride. The story...

Critical Mass Bangalore

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Amsterdam to Vladivostok

A bicycle ride across Eurasia Why a bicycle ride across Russia? I have enjoyed bicycle touring over the past 25 years and done a variety of tours. Touring is the right mix of pre-planned activity and day to day adventure. Touring is an interesting way to experience a country and meet locals. In the early 1990s, like some other US bicyclists I had dreams of cycling all the way across the USA. I had an opportunity to bicycle across the USA in 1992. I really enjoyed that trip, and particularly the chance to ride from day to day combined with the accomplishment of making it all the way across a continent. I enjoyed it so much that five years later, in 1997 I took three months off in order to bicycle across Canada. On the Canada trip, I felt like I learned a little more about the variety of the country by seeing the different provinces, reading history and following daily news and events. It was another great trip. After Canada, I took a many smaller trips but also was hooked enough to star

Motorbicycling law for Ohio...

Ohio Motorized Bicycle law (2nd try) ELECTRIC ASSISTED POWER BICYCLE ABSTRACT : It appears that Ohio does not at this time have any State laws covering Electric Assisted Power Bicycle. The only problem may be with local laws . They may not allow an Electric Assisted Power Bicycle to be operated as a bicycle. Ohio moped laws do not qualify because the electric bicycle does not meet the qualifications of a motorized bicycle. DISCUSSION : The following is an itemized listing of E-Mails that were sent to Mr. Carl Lynch, Public Inquiries Officer, Deputy Registrar and Title Support Services , Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles , Columbus, Ohio. The E-Mails are listed in ascend order by date and time. (first/first) First E-Mail to Lynch 1/23/09 8:35PM What paper work do I need, to legally operate an electric assisted powered bicycle on public roads? Also what is the maximum power (watts) that I can have and what is the maximum speed that a electric assisted power bicycle can go. I am assuming that


They say there is a website for everything. And now the motorbicycling forum. This Motorized Bicycle Forum Community offers the latest information, guides and tips for motorized bicycle engines. the site...

Chicago Cycle Center - Wow! Did I say wow?

McDonald's Cycle Center offers the following services: Secure Bicycle Parking The Cycle Center offers 300 secure bicycle parking spaces. Lockers, Showers and Towel Service To make your bicycle commute comfortable we provide lockers and showers so you may refresh before you go to work. Click Memberships for details. Bicycle Rental Bikes are available for rent by the hour, day, or week. Click Rentals for more details. Bicycle Repair Shop Professional bicycle mechanics are available full time at the bicycle station during the summer from 10am to 6pm and part time during the winter. Guided Bicycle Tours Memorial Day to Labor Day, guided bicycle tours are offered daily at 10:00Am and 1:00PM. Click Tours for more details. Bicycle Camp June-August, Ages 9-14. Join us for a 2 hour lakefront fun ride. Call 888-BIKE-WAY for details. IGO Car Sharing IGO cars are available for rent from Millennium Park. IGO is a non for profit car sharing program, developed by the Center. Visit: www.i-go-cars.

Update: Cyclist Struck, Killed By Van

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man riding a three-wheeled bicycle was killed Sunday evening after he was struck by a car on the city's north side. Dave Hines, 70, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital as a result of the collision that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. near the corner of Karl Road and Sandlewood Boulevard, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. According to police, Hines was riding his three-wheeler southbound on Karl Road when he was struck by a van. The driver stopped after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Neighbors said Hines relied on his three-wheeler for transportation. "It was his life because he couldn't drive," Mary Vaccariello told 10TV News. Vaccariello said Hines peddled everyday for coffee to a nearby White Castle. Vaccariello said Hines usually traveled on the sidewalks. The icy conditions may have caused Hines to use the road. "I'd tell him, 'Don't bike in the street. Be careful where you cross,' " Vac

ECT Pedicabs

Our mission at ECT is to provide Environmentally Conscious Transportation. We plan to achieve this by operating an emissions free, human powered, short-haul taxi service that is unlike anything currently available in the capitol city. We strive to create a safe and efficient means of transportation while emphasizing the fun and novelty of a pedicab. Through the hard work of our drivers and staff we hope to create a service that will benefit downtown Columbus for years to come! site...

Phil Wood Hubs - Mmmmm Hubs!

Phil Wood site is here

Keyless Wheel Locks from Zefal

Keyless antitheft system for wheels and saddle Easy and quick mounting, no tool required. The wheel antitheft substitutes the quick-release of the wheels The saddle antitheft substitutes the quick-release of saddle clamp Patent concept : in the horizontal position, the quick release lever is automatically locked, to unlock the bike has to be lifted-up to the vertical position. A special washer makes the unscrewing impossible even with a tool. The bike must be turned upside down to unlock the wheels! Set Wheels & Saddle: 156 g Set Wheels: 116 g Saddle: 40 g

Bicyclist Critical After Being Struck By Van

Sunday, February 1, 2009 6:02 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man was in critical condition Sunday evening after he was struck by a car on the city's north side, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. near the corner of Karl Road and Sandlewood Boulevard. According to police, the man was riding a bicycle southbound on Karl Road when he was struck by a van, Landers reported. The driver stopped after the crash and was cooperating with investigators, police said. Neighbors said they ran out of their homes after the crash and found the man lying face down in the road, Landers reported. No other information was immediately released by police. Stay with 10TV News and refresh for additional information.

SINGLE SPEED Coaster Brake Bike

Sizes are 52cm (inseam 31" ht. 5' 6'; 54cm (inseam 32" ht 5' 8"); and 56cm (inseam 33" ht 5' 10"). The price is $595 plus $40 shipping. You may also purchase an optional front brake for $38. The brake must be purchased with a bike and will come inserted into the same box as the bike. Bikes can only be shipped to the 48 continental states. For more information on front brake point mouse The Osobike is equipped with a Shimano coaster brake which is easy to use and almost maintenance free. This brake is intended for use on fairly flat terrain with occasional small hills. If you are intending to go down a lot of long downgrades that require frequent or constant braking for extended periods of time, you should purchase a bike with caliper brakes because in these situations, a coaster brake may overheat and seize or fail. Having said this, in all my years of riding bikes with coaster brakes, I have never had one fail. The Osobike requires th

Ruff Family Bike

We ran into the Ruff family as we neared the end of TOSRV 08. They took the mechanical issues and sicknesses with their family members in stride. They were what I consider hardcore cyclists and were very inspirational. Got an update about their bike recently. We will for sure be in TOSRV 2009. The Quad will be customized so the 2nd seat(right behind me) will have a kiddie crank installed so my 5 year old daughter can ride/pedal. The third seat will continue to be my 9 year old son's spot, and the stoker(4th seat) will be my 13 year old's. My wife will be riding a single bike for the first time, and if she can't complete the entire ride by herself will jump on the back of the quad and my 13 year old will ride the single bike. It will, God willing, be my 30th TOSRV, my 13 year olds and my Wife's 7th one, 9 year olds 3rd one, and daughters 3rd one but 1st one riding.(will still pull the Burley Trailer just in case needed for at least a year or two more.

Artbike is in Indy!

Where is ArtBike!? ArtBike! is in galleries in the Mass. Ave. area; and in galleries and on the streets around Fountain Square. Each participating gallery will receive one handmade, custom painted bicycle from a North American Handmade Bicycle Show exhibitor. Fountain Square is the headquarters and focus point for the installation art, and we encourage artists to decorate the area with attractive and fun bicycle-themed exhibits. That's right: all art has to have a cycling theme. We rather liked Picasso's Bulls Head. Then at the NAHBS there will be a 20' x 20' display area for selected contributing artists to show their art in a commercial setting in front of a crowd numbering in the thousands. Website is here... Thanks Dylan for pointing this out...