Category: Other cycling

Pilots bicycling across the US

Five airline pilots took off on a 33-day cross-country bicycle ride over the weekend to raise awareness and funds for memorials to the flight crews and others killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Thirty-three days to cover 3,600 miles by bicycle from Los Angeles to the Pentagon in Washington DC. Along the way, the Airline Ride Across America cyclists will stop at crash sites and future memorial sites in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, New York City and the Pentagon. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2006/04/03/pilots-bicycling-across-the-us/

Cyclist dies in Great Victorian bike ride

Tragedy struck the 5,000-strong Great Victorian Bike Ride when a gust of wind forced a cyclist into a passing vehicle.

Deborah Gray, 53, of Mt. Moriac had ridden the charity bike ride for 12 years. The Herald-Sun said Gray died from injuries received in the freak accident on Murray Valley Highway near Echuca.

Harry Barber, general manager of the ride, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/11/29/cyclist-dies-in-great-victorian-bike-ride/

Toxic emissions, spills, and explosions threaten cyclists

No, this isn't the bike path to hell, although it sounds like it.

Here in the Pacific NW, cyclists are accustomed to hearing bike path objections from neighbors who don't like the idea of cyclists pedaling too close to their homes on rail-to-trails (like train locomotives are better?).

In Melbourne, Australia, it's three chemical companies who are fighting the proposed path …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/10/17/toxic-emissions-spills-and-explosions-threaten-cyclists/

Aussies' favorite bike rides in the world

What do Australians consider the top 10 bike rides?

The Escape.com.au website lists two very different rides for cyclists in the US: the week-long RAGBRAI across Iowa and the 1-day Bike New York through the city's 5 boroughs.

In its homeland, the website touts the Great Victorian Bike Ride, left, Nov. 26 to Dec. 4, as one of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/10/13/aussies-favorite-bike-rides-in-the-world/