Cyclists in Utah get 3 feet of space; bicycle traffic lights in California

(Updated March 21) Motorists in Utah will have to give bicycle riders 3 feet of clearance when they pass, according to a bill that Gov. Jon Huntsman was expected to sign on Friday.

The signing of the bill is only a partial victory …

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Win a Maryland bicycle shop in 25 words — or more

The owners of a bicycle shop on the C and O Canal in Hancock, Maryland, are offering their business to the best essayist. The business includes the shop, a general store, and bunkhouse for folks bicycle touring on the 185-mile trail along the Potomac River.

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No bicycle lanes planned for busy West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Bellevue, Washington

Bicycling advocates are fighting for the addition of bike lanes to proposed improvements to the dangerous West Lake Sammamish Parkway in Bellevue. Currently, the city's staff is proposing a multi-use trail on the southbound shoulder that forces northbound and southbound bicycle riders and pedestrians to share the same 8- to 10-foot space. Bellevue City Council meetings on the issue are coming up.

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TransAmerica bicycle route's unforgettable Cookie Lady

When I set out to ride by bicycle cross-country 21 years ago, I didn't expect to meet so many helpful and remarkable people along the way.
There was Lazy Louie in Missouri, the preacher in Elk Garden, and a Navajo Code Talker in Arizona. But the first, and most memorable, person I met was June “The Cookie Lady” Curry.

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Bicycle route's Cookie Lady doing “remarkably well”; needs help

June “The Cookie Lady” Curry, who suffered a stroke in February is doing “remarkably well,” according to close friend Joyce Cooke.

June lives in Afton, Virginia, a town on the TransAmerican bicycle route. She has provided refreshments and a place to stay …

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Lance Armstrong interview at CyclingNews

CyclingNews conducted an interview with six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong last week that it just published today.

The timing of the interview is interesting …

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Recall: Roark titanium bicycle frame

Road cyclists who bought frames from Roark Custom Titanium Cycles need to check for cracks.

Roark, in cooperation with Consumer Product Safety Commission, said frames on 422 bicycles produced and sold between January 1997 and December 2004 could crack and …

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Mom and pop frame makers future of US bicycle industry?

Schwinn, Murray, Huffy … the names of bicycle makers that have closed factories in the US or moved overseas goes on and on. Although most of the big operations have packed up and left, small frame builders are making a resurgence.

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Bobby Julich — first American cyclist to win Paris-Nice

With all eyes on Lance Armstrong this spring, fellow American Bobby Julich quiety trained for the beginning of the European pro racing season. And as Armstrong sat at his home in Girona, Spain, nursing an illness that knocked him out of the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday, Julich took the podium as the first American to win the week-long bicycle race in its 63-year history.

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Bicycle tour repeat: 38 years later

A 62-year-old cyclist from Kentucky is embarking on a cross-country bicycle trek this summer to teach kids a lesson. Joe Bowen is cycling 14,000 miles to retrace the route he took 38 yeas ago. Along the way, he'll file reports aimed at schools in eastern Kentucky.

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