Tag: bicycle

BIKES: Science on Two Wheels at Pittsburgh museum

The Steel City has a long-time love affair with the bicycle. It started before local cyclist Frank Lenz left on his tragic global bike ride in 1892 and continues to this day with Pittsburgh as one terminus of an off-road bicycle route that stretches 335 miles to Washington, DC. So it’s not surprising that the …

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Thousands of welded bicycles create unique sculpture in Toronto

The simple, yet efficient, design of the common bicycle is repeated again and again — 3,144 times — in the sculpture Forever Bicycles on display in Toronto for the next couple of weeks. The sculpture is the work of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, an internationally renown artist who is not allowed to leave his home …

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Georgia legislators abandon bike registration-license plate bill

That didn’t take long. Three state legislators from northern Georgia say they will withdraw their bill — HB 689 — that would have required bicycle registration, license plates and new rules of the road for bicyclists. The three — Republicans Carl Rogers, Lee Hawkins, and Emory Dunahoo — from the Gainesville area made their decision …

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Bicycle registration, license plates and single-file riding pushed in Georgia

Update: Oct. 9, 2013 — Legislators abandon bike registration bill Oct. 4, 2013 — The really bad idea of requiring bicycle registration and license plates has made it into a bill submitted to the Georgia legislature. The bill by the three Georgia lawmakers doesn’t stop with registration, however. It puts new limits on how bicyclists …

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Bicycle theft strikes gold-medal winner Kristin Armstrong

When Olympic gold-medal winner Kristin Armstrong of Boise opened on Tuesday two bicycle boxes used to ship home her racing bicycles she used in the Summer Games in London, they were empty. One — the Felt DA time trial bike — is valued at about $30,000. The other — a Felt F1 road bike — …

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Tour de Peaks cyclists tour de valleys

The mostly quiet rural roads of the Snoqualmie Valley were busy with hundreds of bicyclists riding the North Bend-based Tour de Peaks bike ride on Sunday.

The bike ride features routes that criss-cross the Snoqualmie and Tolt river valleys. Above, cyclists pass each other on the Tolt River Bridge near Carnation.

It great to see so many people out enjoying the clear skies and summer temperatures on Sunday. …

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Two new road bicycling route guides for Washington and Oregon

Some of you who have just finished up the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic this weekend might be looking for new road biking routes to tackle in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find them in spades in two new bicycle route guides published this summer by Mountaineer Books. “75 Classic Rides Washington: The Best Road Biking Routes” and …

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Wildfire could reroute Ride the Rockies and Bicycle Tour of Colorado

See June 14 update: New route for Ride the Rockies will avoid fire zone Five high mountain passes and 24,937 vertical feet of climbing can’t stop the 2000 cyclists on the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour this week in Colorado, but a wild land fire can. The High Park Fire has burned about 43,000 acres …

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Is that a bike commuter or touring cyclist on new stamp?

The US Postal Service gives a nod to exercise and fuel-effecient transportation with its release of four postage stamps depicting different styles of bicycling.

The set of “forever” stamps were released officially in Minneapolis last week. That stung some folks in Portland, where they were still celebrating after taking over the No. 1 spot from Minneapolis in Bicycling magazine’s list of top cities for bicycling.

Commuter or bike traveler?

Now I don’t want to stir up controversy here, but …

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Xiao Sa — the small dog adopted on China bicycle tour

The amazing journey of Xiao Sa is no shaggy dog story.

The small stray dog latched onto a group of touring bicyclists in central China and followed them all the way to Tibet, a distance of some 1,000 miles.

The little fella ran all day with the bicyclists after they fed him. They named him Xiao Sa, and now he’s famous…

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