Category Archive: Other cycling

A proper memorial for your revered bicycle

Wondering about a proper resting place for your two-wheeled riding partner? Consider mounting its handlebars on your wall.

There’s a rusting Fuji Dynamic 10 bicycle in my garage that is no longer road worthy and has been  replaced — several times. But I just can’t bear to part with it; we’ve been through so much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/17/a-proper-memorial-for-your-revered-bicycle/

Can you identify these historic club logos from 19th Century Washington?

Here’s a wonderful vintage bicycling photo from Washington dating from the late 1800s that found its way to me. Can anyone identify the “T” and “CCC” symbols emblazoned on some of the jerseys worn in this photo? [See the full photo inside]

The photo’s owner is a descendant of the woman on right side of the photo.

That woman is the owner’s great grandmother, Daisy Hackshaw. He says the photo was taken in the late 1800s near Olympia. Washington wasn’t granted statehood until 1889, so he figures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/10/can-you-identify-these-historic-club-logos-from-19th-century-washington/

World solo bicycle traveler to visit Issaquah

Seeking funds for conservation education in Tanzania

A bicyclist from Tanzania who is on a two-year-long solo world bike tour will be rolling into Issaquah (WA) next week.

Elvis Munis is on his way up from Portland, where he stopped as part of his quest to raise enough money to pay for college degrees in conservation studies for himself and 9 countrymen.

His ride, labelled “Chile to Kili,” describes the geographical scope of his bicycle travels. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/07/world-solo-bicycle-traveler-to-visit-issaquah/

Ride in peace, Roger Kramer

I’m very unhappy this morning to report the death of bicycle advocate, newspaperman and fellow bike blogger Roger Kramer of Belleville, Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat, where he worked for 20 years as a design editor and copy editor, reports that he died of natural causes at his home on Saturday. He was 51.

I knew …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/06/ride-in-peace-roger-kramer/

Nonprofits seek donations for Hurricane Sandy victims; bike news

The American Red Cross is seeking cash donations to help people suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

The nonprofit relief agency already has opened emergency shelters in seven states where it’s making space available for persons displaced by the storms and distributing food and other necessities.

Giving cash donations allows the Red Cross to use the money to purchase whatever it needs immediately. Donations of physical goods …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/31/nonprofits-seek-donations-for-hurricane-sandy-victims-bike-news/

New service matches bike owners with those who want to rent

Bicycle owners who want to share one of their surplus bicycles for a fee should check out a new service.

Called Spinlister.com, the service created by Will Dennis of Los Angeles, helps match bike owners with travelers who need a bicycle when they visit.

The peer-to-peer marketplace rolled out in San Francisco and Los Angeles …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/19/new-service-matches-bike-owners-with-those-who-want-to-rent/

Museum selling vintage-bicycle collection at auction

One of the world’s largest collections of vintage bicycles and bicycling memorabilia is hitting the auction block in three installments, beginning December 1.

Hundreds of bicycles — some dating back to the 1880s and earlier — will be included in the auction of items once housed at the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum in Orchard Park, New York, since 1991.

The museum owners, Carl and Clarice Burgwardt, began collecting antique bicycles in the 1970s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/16/museum-selling-vintage-bicycle-collection-at-auction/

Wrecking ball to visit another bicycle factory

The building where Eagle Bicycles were manufactured in Torrington, Connecticut, more than 100 years ago is scheduled for demolition.

When the roof of the building’s landmark tower collapsed recently, the Register-Citizen reported that historic preservation officials decided the building should be torn down before it falls down.

The company built bicycles from about 1888 to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/15/wrecking-ball-to-visit-another-bicycle-factory/

“Rising from the Ashes” by bicycle

Bicycling is the centerpiece of the inspiring documentary “Rising from the Ashes,” a story set in Africa that’s making the rounds of the film festival circuit this fall.

It tells how genocide survivors from the Rwandan civil war are helped by an American cyclist to form the Rwanda national cycling team.

As you can imagine, the story is not all about the bike.

The cyclists were all children during the Rwandan genocide…

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/12/rising-from-the-ashes-by-bicycle/

On video: Motorist harasses cyclists in Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol is now investigating this incident on Sunday in which the driver of a white SUV harassed a couple of cyclists east of Longmont, Colorado, for more than five minutes.

I have to give credit to the cyclists for keeping their cool, not allowing the situation to escalate, and catching the whole thing on video.

According to news reports, Dirk Friel and his friend were out for a bike ride this past Sunday when the motorist came up behind them and started blaring his horn. It’s a narrow road with no shoulder ….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/19/on-video-motorist-harasses-cyclists-in-colorado/

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