LiveStrong bracelet fakers agree to make donations

The long arm of the law has done more than slap the wrists of eight merchants in New York who sold counterfeit LiveStrong bracelets. Meanwhile, the Internet is becoming rife with knock-offs. (Updated Feb. 18)

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Lance goes for lucky number 7

Bicyclist Lance Armstrong says he'll try for a seventh Tour de France victory this summer, ending months of speculation about his plans. He'll also defend his title in the Tour de Georgia.

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Carpenter goes out on a limb for wooden bicycle

A carpenter living in a small town in India has finished a useable bicycle made completely from wood.

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Cycling and other exercise offsets risk factors

This should be a surprise to no one, but its helps to emphasize the importance of making regular visits to your bicycle seat.

Men and women aged 55 to 75 benefit from moderate exercise three times a week, say researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The cycling, weight-lifting, running or walking can offset the risks of …

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One week to register for Bike Florida

Bike Florida's Red Hills to the Sea bicycle tour cuts off registration this Friday, Feb. 18.

The ride, which features worm gruntin' (whatever that is) and oyster shuckin' (I know what that is, yum), begins its week-long tour of the Florida Panhandle on March 19. It's the earliest multi-day state bicycle tour I have listed …

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I'm doubtful Lance will Tour de France in 2005

First we see Lance Armstrong on Oprah's TV show on Friday. Then on Sunday night he's back on TV, this time onstage at the Grammy's alongside Sheryl Crow. Is he leaving time for training?

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Bike Virginia misses the summit this year

One of my fondest memories of cycling Bike Virginia in 2000 was struggling up a narrow, winding road to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

There were about 1,100 cyclists on the bicycle tour that year, and I remember hearing a lot of fear and loathing the night before the climb about the steep grade. When we reached …

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Rescue

Traveling independently on a self-contained bicycle tour means no sag wagon, no mechanics, and no large group to look to for support.
But no matter how bad things might get, it seems that someone always shows up at just the right moment to lend a hand, offer a lift, or provide a place to stay.
Touring cyclists call this a rescue. Here's how my friend and I were rescued once while cycling the TransAmerica Trail in 1984.

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Retirement and independence on a bicycle seat

Roscoe and Ann Phillips are a retired couple who use their free time to take self-contained bicycle tours of the US and Europe. Here, they add Canada to their itinerary.

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Lance and Oprah together

No last names are needed here.

Lance is scheduled to appear Friday on Oprah's TV show. He's supposed to talk about bicycle racing and his work with cancer research and survivors. Rockstar girlfriend Sheryl (Crow) also will be interviewed.

Then Lance and Oprah will race bikes.

I've been known to videotape obscure bicycle races for …

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