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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What is your favorite bike shop in Columbus? and why?

Let us know what bike shop you like, and why.

Flaskbak light in action - Thanks Dylan!

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Milwaukee - Sheriff's deputies ticket bike polo players

Jan. 11, 2010  

The parking structure in O'Donnell Park was a safe haven from the elements, but not the law, for eleven local bike polo players, who reportedly were arrested and ticketed for trespassing on the county-owned property Sunday night.
Jacob Newborn, one of the leaders in the Milwaukee Bike Polo Club, reported that sheriff's deputies broke up a game about 6 p.m., then took the participants and players to jail for ticketing and processing. They were released in the wee hours of Monday morning, according to Newborn.
The tickets carry fines of $263.50.
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The Last Mile - Newsweek (a story about the GAP and C&O Trail)

Gerald Herbert AP
Cyclists ride on the C&0 Canal towpath near Cumberland, Md.

The Last Mile

It's been 250 years since the French and Indian War, when George Washington, a young colonial officer, made his way from the eastern seaboard past the forks of the Ohio River, where Pittsburgh now stands. It was a dangerous journey and a miserable return trip—shot at by Indians, knocked off his raft into the icy Allegheny River—lasting 78 days. Today Washington's route (or close to it) has been tamed, turned into the 334-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath–Great Allegheny Passage. Starting in Georgetown, the C&O–GAP rolls across Maryland and through Pennsylvania's Appalachian Mountains to create the longest unpaved bike path in the East. Yet unlike Washington, you won't be able to complete the tour no matter how warm the weather (or how nice the natives). The British are standing in the way.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Folding Handlebars for tight storage


Due to the space constraints experienced by urban living and the likelihood of bike theft it is desirable but difficult to store bike indoors. These handlebars were designed to be attached to both new and existing bikes. by folding the handle bars a bike can be conveniently stored in a hall way.
By locking the bar ends together it provides an additional level of theft deterrent when parking the bike outside. A secondary advantage of locking the steering is it significantly stabilises the bike when locked to street furniture. As a result the problem of buckled wheels due to bikes being knocked over and stood on is reduced.
Further info and Video:

Report Lists Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Related Links

Click herefor a map of the region’s top 10 pedestrian and bicycle high-crash locations and corridors.
Click here for a list of the region’s pedestrian and bicycle crash locations and corridors by city.
Click here for a table of pedestrian and bicycle crashes by city and village.

Mark your calendars - Bike the C-Bus 2010 is scheduled for Saturday September 4.

Check out the website in the coming months as we release more details!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bicyclist Recounts Being Attacked, Beaten During Ride Home

Thursday,  January 14, 2010 7:05 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jason Wilson doesn't own a car, so he bicycles everywhere he needs to go.

But Wilson issued a warning Wednesday after he was brutally attacked last week by a group of people on the city's east side.
Each day, Wilson rides a bike to The Ohio State University, where he's attending graduate school.  Then he rides to his job in Grandview, and back to his home in East Columbus.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Follow the construction of a custom bicycle on StanRidgeSpeed's blog