Showing posts from October 25, 2009

Missouri? Progressive bicycle legislation - story from Missouri Bicycle Federation

News organizations across the state are writing about a new law, set to take effect Friday, August 28th, that will allow bicyclists and motorcyclists to proceed through a red light that won't change for them. Motorcycle advocacy groups proposed the law because motorcyclists often have the same problem bicyclists have--too many traffic signals just don't detect them. Unless a car comes along to trigger the light to change, you can sit literally forever waiting. MoBikeFed then worked to have bicyclists included in the law as well, since they face the same problem even more often than motorcyclists. Every sensible bicyclist or motorcyclist in that situation will wait until it is clear the light is not going to change, then wait until it is safe to proceed, and then go. And now, thanks to this new law, you can do that without fear of getting a ticket for running a red light. It is thanks to your ongoing support of MoBikeFed that common-sense changes like this are taking p

Friday Night Ride Follow-up - 10/30/09

We rode from the Yay Bikes offices north on High to Walhalla. Up Walhalla to Indianola and south to Hudson. Hudson to Summit to 5th. 5th all the way to 670 and back into town on the trail. South on Cleveland to Spring. Spring to Marconi. Marconi to Broad. We stopped at the COSI scale on Washington. Out Broad to Rhodes Park. Through the trail back to the city streets and then McKinley to 5th. When we climbed the hill into Grandview it started to rain. Back to Neil Ave and up to campus. 25 miles. Mid 70's and clear, until the end of the ride.

City puts bicyclists directly in the path of motorists - USA Today

In one of the busiest shopping districts in  Long Beach, Calif ., bicyclists are kings of the road in an experiment that turns frustrated motorists into serfs. The seaside city south of Los Angeles is encouraging bikers to get right in front of cars. It painted a five-foot wide green stripe down the middle of one of the two lanes in either direction of the Belmont Shore section of the city. Even though cars were whizzing by at 30 miles an hour yesterday, bikes were free to ride right in their path. more...

Thursday Night Ride Report - 10/29/2009

We started out with six people and headed over to CSCC to pickup Adam. We headed south to Rich St and as we turned the corner Adam blew out his rear tire. He decided to call it a night and walked home. We continued west on Rich and admired the partially demoed City Center. South on High to Greenlawn. We headed west and stopped for a few minutes at the Greenlawn Abbey. Up Harmon to Fton. We rode through the side streets until we hit Sullivant. Over to West Park and then onto Broad. We then turned into Rhodes Park and up the trail to the Valleyview area. Down to McKinley and over to Shrum Mound. We were going to Jonnies Tavern, but the grill closes at 9, so we went to Marshalls on 1st in Grandview. Back into town after food and drink for 19 miles. Great weather and great company.

From the Mailbag: B1 Bicycles Update

Hello all, It has been a super long time since the last mailing and much has happened since then.  Peletonia, COP rides, silent rides, Bike the C Bus, the Columbus Marathon, and Bumshuffle Alley cat  to name a few.  A truly great year for central Ohio cyclists is coming to an end.  Sooo You know what that means!  Time to put everything on sale!!! So all remaining Bianchi bikes are marked down 20-30% All other 2009 bikes are marked down as well Accessories, components all on sale 15%- 25% Winter apparel, commuter gear, rain jackets, tights, SPIN shorts all marked down cycling shoes, pedals,wheels Socks, Glasses  almost EVERYTHING! Check out our new high zoot website if you haven't already at   in addition: B1 Bicycles will be holding weekly trainer rides starting Nov 4 at 6:30 PM USC coach Luanne Murray will be class instructor We have a limited number of trainers so contact Casey for a reservation B1 will supply drinks and snacks Call with any

Biking 150 miles for a cause -- in a dress and heels (CNN)

(CNN)  -- Amidst the sea of jerseys and bike shorts at New Jersey's City to Shore -- a 150-mile bike ride to benefit multiple sclerosis research -- one unlikely rider stands out. A tiny 84-year-old woman wears a neat, green turtleneck dress and an embroidered jacket. On her feet is a pair of high-heeled pumps. Her salt-and-pepper hair peeks out from the helmet that indicates she is, in fact, a participant in the bike ride. Her old-fashioned one-speed bicycle is purple, with a large wire basket on the front that carries her belongings and her number for the ride. more...

Dreams on Wheels

A dream comes true - Danish bicycles comes to Budapest – “Dreams on Wheels” The Royal Danish Embassy, The Danish Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and various cycling organisations is presenting the cycling exhibition, “Dreams on Wheels” in response to Denmark is hosting COP15 – the UN Climate Change Summit – in December 2009. The exhibition will be on show in VAM Design Centre,Kiraly utca 26, from 4-25 September. Dreams on Wheels is an exhibition originally created by Thomas Ugo Ermacora- and is a conceptual arena for promoting urban cycling as a viable transport alternative The exhibition is a showcase for the Danish cycling tradition, bicycle design, and urban planning, and has among other places been shown at The Danish House in Paris, harbour-front Toronto, Danish Design Centre and in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. The intention of the exhibition is to promote cycling as an alternative form of transportation and to show

Oregon Manifest - How to celebrate the cycling community the right way!

Oregon Manifest celebrates the art, craft and community of bicycling. Our mission is to engage a wide audience with cycling lifestyle through innovative, influential events around the bicycle. OREGON MANIFEST CONSTRUCTOR’S DESIGN CHALLENGE We’re looking for the next-wave transportation bike! OREGON MANIFEST has challenged frame builders from around the country to design and build an innovative, modern transportation bike in this technical trial of engineering dexterity and fabrication mettle. Over 30 custom bike builders will be developing considered, integrated, and spectacular solutions for the everyday rider. The top 12 winners will be displayed at the OM Bike Union for our full 6 weekend run! OREGON MANIFEST CONSTRUCTOR’S RACE Presented by Rapha. 77 miles of epic on-and-off road challenges inspired by classic day races; Design Challenge builders (or their designated riders) will brave dirt, gravel, elevation climbs, and urban technical trials on the route to Bike Victory.

Bikeracker - Portland, Oregon

Proudly serving the Portland, Oregon metro area, we deliver, setup, breakdown, and remove our proprietary, secure parking racks for self-service use during an event. We cater to both small and large events, especially those that can't justify the logistics of a bike valet corral. The core benefit to our racks and service is to be able to locate parking as close to the center of activity, allowing for quick transition from parking to event without searching for a corral or empty rack. Additionally, our racks can be a great supplement to corrals, and gives event participants the flexibility to come and go as desired. the site...

Dawes Arboretum Loop Ride

Got out by myself to ride and think... Rode from my house in Blacklick out to Dawes Arboretum. The first 30 miles I averaged 17mph. Rode through the park and stopped to take pics. Total of 60 miles and I averaged 16mph overall. Beautiful weather in the low 60's.

Stolen Bike Alert - 2 bicycles stolen in Victorian Village, Columbus Ohio

Specialized cross roads XC elite.  55cm '05 model.  Charcoal gray.  Bright pink twist bell.  Rear removable SKS fender (black with orange attachment) Old flat pedals.  Silver water bottle cage.  Serial number PZ417341 Schwinn Super Le tour. Red.  Black handle bar tape.  Brand new wheels (Weinmann 27" wheelset) SPD pedals  Black water bottle cage Please contact the police if you see the bikes on the street or for sale.