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Biking in Good Company [Good Magazine]

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This post is in partnership with CLIF Bar Spend some time cycling and passion has a tendency to take over. Sometimes that passion is all about the benefits of cycling. Other times it spurs the need to participate in cycling events or to lend a voice to issues that impact cycling, like safe streets and bike paths. Don't believe us? Check out some of these awesome national and state organizations created by ordinary bike enthusiasts just like you who are making a difference in the world. [continue reading at Good] Editor's Note: Check out Yay Bikes!, the Columbus, Ohio bicycle advocacy group with members responsible for; The official  central Ohio   Bike to Work Challenge LAB Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Status for City of Columbus - Tricia Kovacs, a Yay Bikes! board member wrote and submitted the application eventually accepted by LAB. Updates to the Ohio BMV drivers test - The Ohio BMV has informed the   Ohio Bicycle Federation   they are revamping their drivers test and w

Timelapse VIDEO in a bike builder shop (MAP Bicycles)

A typical afternoon in the shop with Mitch. from Joseph Ahearne on Vimeo .

JABR (Just Another Bike Ride) Recap 06112011

Highlights 12 riders 3 blind stokers were riding on tandems! 14 or 40 mile route (I rode into town for a total of 67 miles) Temps in the 80's At least three trees were down on the Alum Creek trail from storms 40 mile route was a south loop from Three Creeks through Groveport and beyond

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 06072011

Highlights 16+ riders 25 miles Goodale Park to Hills Market for pizza and beverages Heading south Jill went off the trail and flatted Carey dressed like it was "Miami Vice" theme night. Bravo!

Woman Riding Bicycle Struck By 3 Vehicles, Dies [WBNS-10TV]

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Police said that a woman was killed early Saturday while she was apparently knocked off her bicycle by a vehicle and was then struck by two other vehicles. The crash occurred at about midnight along Morse Road, near Beech Hill Avenue on the northeast side, 10TV News reported. [continue at WBNS-10TV]

Neistat takes on the Holland Tunnel [VIDEO]

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Bike thief chopping a tree down to steal a bike [VIDEO]

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Biking in America: 2011

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High-tech cycling clothes eliminate the need for a shower and change of clothes

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By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog June 9, 2011, 1:43 p.m. Cyclists no longer have to arrive at their destination looking like a wet rag and needing a shower. As more people take to commuting and traveling by bike -- for both health and environmental reasons -- some clothing companies are stepping up, offering office-ready clothes that don't have to be wrung out upon arrival. Thank technology for the ability to create or enhance street wear fabrics that not only stretch, but keep perspiration away from the body, resist water and dirt, and retain heat with little insulation. Companies such as Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company Outlier design stylish menswear perfect for cyclists with features like pants with waistbands that are higher in back (so riders can lean forward without revealing too much) and back pockets that riders don't have to sit on while cycling. Guess who else is getting in on the action? Levi's. The venerable San Francisco compa

For the coffee drinkers: Presso

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Presso USA   brings you   Presso , the environmentally friendly espresso maker. Using only a little elbow grease and the power needed to boil a cup of water in your kettle,   Presso   has the smallest carbon footprint of any coffee maker around. What's more, the   Presso   is made of recyclable aluminium. How's that for a lean, green espresso machine! Guilt-free coffee coming up.   Buy Online   or email   usa@presso.com   or phone   (913) 735-5273 . [Presso USA]

Look Keo Power Pedal - Spindle with power meter!

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Keo Power, the latest LOOK/POLAR innovation, received an excellent welcome at its presentation at the Eurobike and Interbike trade shows in October 2010. Keo Power is the first automatic road pedal to measure the pedalling power and rate as well as the right/left distribution of the effort. The system retains all the advantages of a Keo pedal and of POLAR systems. The Cofidis and QuickStep teams were able to test the Keo Power in preview during their training courses in November and January. The runners, among which David Moncoutié, Samuel Dumoulin, Tom Boonen and Sylvain Chavanel, as well as the technical staff, were bluffed by the system so simple to use and so efficient. [Look]

Looking to ride on Saturday? Check out JABR Just Another Bike Ride.

Time Saturday, June 11 ·  10:00am  -  1:00pm Location Wolfe Park, just east of E Broad St & Nelson Rd 105 Park Dr Columbus, OH Nothing special, except that some riders have sensory or mobility disabilities. But we love to ride, so come and join us. JABR provides the opportunity to get to know people with some disabilities and other abilities.  Ride 16 miles on Alum Creek trail or 40 miles on trail and roads. Bring your lunch and money for ice cream and pie along the way.  Volunteers are needed who can loan a tandem, who can captain a tandem and/or who can provide transportation to Wolfe Park for others. No fee, but let us know (pkovacs@att.net or mary.hiland@wowway.com) by June 1 if you can volunteer or need a tandem captain and/or transportation. Sponsored by American Council of the Blind Ohio, Cycling for All and YayBikes! [Facebook Event]

Awesomefest is July 30, 2011!

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Awesomefest is about all things Awesome. What is Awesome, you may ask? Tattoos are awesome. Riding bikes for long distances, I would argue, is pretty awesome. And movie marathons are also really great in my opinion. When you combine all three you get a triathlon of sorts. A triathlon of awesome. Awesomefest is an all day event that consists of cycling, a movie marathon and tattooing. Each year the theme changes. This year's theme is Star Wars. Come out and join us on July 30th in Columbus, Ohio. All proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of the registration fee supports the non-profit organization   Asia's Hope. [Awesomefest]

NY bike lanes [VIDEO] by Casey Neistat

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Randonneuse - A photo journey by Map Bicycles

Global Bicycle Race: The longest, toughest, most dramatic adventure competition ever.

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On 18th Feb 2012, the 18,000 mile Global Bicycle Race will begin in London. The Concept: To encourage 2012’s world tourers and world record attempters to start from the same place at the same time. The riders, press, and public at large can then compare progress and experiences as the challenge unfolds. Few constraints will be put on the riders; they’ll simply follow the Guinness World Records criteria for a circumnavigation. Route choice is down to each rider, they just have to travel 18,000 miles (29,000 km) around the world carrying GPS trackers so we can follow their progress. Where and when? The start/finish will be in Greenwich Park, London – the prime meridian and home of Greenwich Mean Time. The winner should ideally finish just before the start of the 2012 Olympics (27th July). To this end the race will start 160 days before the Olympics on Saturday 18th February 2012. Who will do it? Men and women with a hunger for adventure and a background in cycling or multi-sport challeng

Woman Charged In Crash That Killed Cyclist Along Sawmill Road [10TV]

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Police announced charges on Monday against a driver who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist last year. The crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. on May 24, 2010.  [continue reading at 10TV]

Central Ohio 2011 Bike to Work Challenge Wrap-up from Yay Bikes! #bikemonth

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2011 CHALLENGE WINNERS!! Congratulations to all participants of the 2011 Bike to Work Challenge, and especially to members of our winning teams:   Flyweight =  JDM Investment Counsel   Bantamweight =  Evolved Body Art   Featherweight =  EWI   Lightweight =  Columbus Metropolitan Library   Cruiserweight =  Lazarus Government Center   Heavyweight =  OSU   For their exemplary commitment to healthful and environmentally friendly commuting, each of these teams will receive an original bike art poster from the  Pinchflat  show, and  all active members who attend the afterparty will receive 50% off tuneups and 30% off lights, locks, tires & helmets at  Paradise Garage  through July 8 !  Great job to all of you!   THE FINAL TALLY 157 teams    1,404 cyclists 38,872 miles    6,833 trips 38,095 lbs of CO2  not  spewed 1,904,728 calories burned   AFTERPARTY JUNE 8 @ KOBO Join us for the 2011 Bike to Work Challenge afterparty on Wednesday,  June 8 from 6-9pm at  KOBO . FRE

THIS IS AMERICA'S RACE. USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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A SPORT ON THE MOVE There are 1.5 billion cyclists in the world and Colorado is home to some of the sport’s most loyal participants, fans and enthusiasts. With an average household income of +$87,000 and deep avidity among decision makers, business owners and professionals, cycling delivers an important and sometimes hard-to-reach demographic. Since the announcement of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in July 2010, the event has already garnered more than 880,275,000 media impressions. With more than 1 million on-site spectators and global television distribution, media and marketing reach and impact is guaranteed to be spectacular. 16 TEAMS. 128 RIDERS. 1 LIVING LEGEND The world’s best cyclists from teams such as Radioshack, HTC, Garmin, and Liquigas will be put to the test like never before. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be a high-speed endurance test on terrain unmatched anywhere else in the world, with altitudes and downhill peaks double what riders typically face. Lance Arms

The Far and Near Road Skewers at FairWheel

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The Far and Near Road Skewers feature a titanium axle, and anodized aluminum levers and nuts to create a stylish lightweight component. The cam design uses a spherical washer with a durable brass fillet to ensure smooth hassle free engagement. Far and Near Skewers are available in: Black, Blue, Red, Gold, Green, and Silver. Weight :   44g   (per pair) [FairWheel]

Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival (Rochester Hills Michigan)

Time Saturday, June 25 ·  9:30am  -  5:00pm Location 345 John R Road, Rochester Hills Michigan 48307 The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park, Rochester, Michigan, is proud to announce the 3rd year of this ground-breaking event.   The Americane' Vintage Track & Road Bike Festival is a show and swap meet, bringing together vintage track and road cycling enthusiasts from around the country. Vintage bikes in multiple categories are invited, covering a full century of cycling. The swap meet will feature amazing collections of vint age equipment, giving browsers and enthusiasts a chance to connect over cycling gear of every kind. Look for that one-of-a-kind part at The Americane'! This event coincides with some of the highest level, most exciting racing in the nation, the NAS-Track International 3 Day Series! Schedule of Events: 9:30AM: Americane' setup begins 10:00AM: Velodrome opens – swap meet officially begins 10:00AM: “Track 101” class start. Mandat

Red Bull Mini Drome

Yelp On Two Wheels: A Taco Truck Tour! UPDATE - Ride your bike, eat tacos and support Yay Bikes!

Time Saturday, July 9 ·  12:00pm  -  4:00pm Location Goodale Park Buttles and Park Columbus, OH Rev your engines, yelpers! Er, we mean hop on your bike. We're takin' it to the streets to hit up some awesome centrally-located taco trucks! We will be riding out to the west side of Columbus and visiting 3-4 taco trucks. Bethia Woolf from TacoTrucksColumbus.com and Columbus Food Adventures is working with the trucks to make sure they are ready for throngs of hungry people. The ride will leave promptly at NOON so please be at Goo dale Park by 11:45AM! Registration for the ride is $10 (bring cash, please) and includes: - Yelp swag-filled gift bag - pint glass for use @ the after party - discount coupons from participating sponsors - guided bike tour from Goodale Park to participating taco trucks - bike support along the route All proceeds will benefit Yay Bikes!  http://yaybikes.com/ Columbus Rides will be leading the cyclists to and from the taco trucks. Mileage