UVEX recalls 46,000 bicycle helmets

UVEX helmets recalled

Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The …

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Driver gets 15 years in prison for hit ‘n’ run cyclist fatality

A jury in Houston, Texas, chose not to “blame the victim” in a hit-and-run fatality of a bicyclist and instead sentenced the motorist to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

The defense attorney for the motorist told the jurors that the collision would have been avoided if the bicyclist, Chelsea Norman, 24, had been riding elsewhere.

“If …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/11/driver-gets-15-years-in-prison-for-hit-n-run-cyclist-fatality/

Cascade Bicycle Club ride calendar announced; season passes offered

STP cyclists on Lake Washington Boulevard, 2012

The Cascade Bicycle Club announced its 2015 lineup of event bicycle rides this week.

If you’re interested in registering, the date Tuesday, January 6 is an important one to remember. That’s when online registration opens for most rides.

If you’re not a member, you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks later to sign up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/04/cascade-bicycle-club-ride-calendar-announced-season-passes-offered/

Felt recalls aluminum cyclo-cross bicycles

Recalled Felt cyclocross bike

Bicycle distributor Felt is urging owners of F65X and F85X model cyclo-cross bikes to have the aluminum frames checked for possible replacement.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company says the aluminum frames could potentially break, although no incident or injuries have been reported. About 150 bicycles are recalled, the company says it already has located 127 of them.

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13 of Pittsburgh’s steepest hills in one bike ride

Cyclists begin climb up cobblestones. Photo by Liz Reid, WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station

Pittsburgh’s hilly streets won’t be alive with the sound of music on Saturday. What you’ll hear is the panting and grunting of hundreds of cyclists participating in the annual Dirty Dozen Bike Ride.

This is the 32nd annual running of the contest in which cyclists tackle 13 of the steepest hills in the city on …

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You can find bike-friendly communities in all 50 states

Thanks to the bike advocates and city officials in places as different as Honolulu and Fargo, there are now bicycle friendly communities in all 50 states.

The League of American Bicyclists announced its newest round of 23 communities that earned bike-friendly status last week. That makes a grand total of 325 communities across the US …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/24/you-can-find-a-bike-friendly-community-in-all-50-states/

Two giant charity bike rides collect millions for cancer research


Two of the biggest — if not the biggest — charity bike rides in the nation raised a total of $62 million for cancer research this year. The checks were presented to the beneficiary medical centers in ceremonies earlier this month.

That’s an amazing amount of support and success, especially considering that these are just …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/19/two-giant-charity-bike-rides-collect-millions-for-cancer-research/

Age no barrier on solo trans-Canada bicycle tour

Howard Dietzman pauses on his trip across Canada

Don’t tell Howard Dietzman that he’s too old to ride his bike. The 81-year-old grandfather from New Jersey completed a solo bicycle tour across Canada earlier this fall.

It was his second bike trip across Canada. He’s completed three rides across the US, in addition to a bike tour from New York to Alaska. I …

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10 ways bicycle tourism is booming; annual tour directors gathering

Biking Across Kansas bike tour stops at Happy Trails

Bicycle tour directors are gathering in San Diego this week to discuss the growth of their segment of the tourism industry and celebrate their 25th annual conference.

They’re all members of the Bike Tour Network, formerly known as the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. They run everything from one-day charity bike rides, to week-long cross-state mass …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/06/10-ways-bicycle-tourism-is-booming-annual-tour-directors-gathering/

Adding a little color to our bike rides

Cyclists on Lake Washington Boulevard

Lots of bicyclists hit the roads this weekend to enjoy the fall colors after a week-long deluge in the Pacific Northwest.

Last week I headed out to Preston in search of fall foliage along the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. This weekend I found the big leaf maples turning a brilliant yellow just a couple of miles from …

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