The 9/11 bicycle tour

What inspires Don Boehly to keep pedaling?

The 49-year-old handyman from Grayson, Ky., is cycling through all 50 states to raise awareness for the families of the victims of 9/11.

He began bicycling Sept. 1, 2003, and so far has …

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Lance Armstrong is hungry to race

Already scheduled to return to the bicycle peloton next Tuesday for the Paris-Camembert, Lance Armstrong actually will begin competition on Sunday in Belgium.
“He called me this afternoon and said he feels great in the training and is hungry to race,”

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The “best bicycle bill in history”?

(Updated July 30, 2005: See “Money for Cycling in Transportation bill passed by Congress.”)Bicyclists could benefit when Congress rolls out the pork barrel this year.

A highway funding bill includes more than $242 million for building bike and hike paths and trails in the US. It also includes an ambitious safe-routes-to-school program to get school kids out of their parents' cars and encourage them to ride bicycles or walk to school.

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Deadlines coming up for multi-day state bicycle tours

The deadline to apply for that rolling bicycle party called the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is coming up on April 1.

So many people want to ride, that the Iowa event organizers limit participation to 8,500 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/23/deadlines-coming-up-for-multi-day-state-bicycle-tours/

Bellevue, WA: West Lake Sammamish Pkwy improvements a step back for bicyclists?

An analysis concludes that Bellevue's plan for improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway could actually make the road more hazardous to bicyclists than it is today.

The city's proposal for improvements to the 5.5-mile, two-lane road calls for no bikes …

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Lance Armstrong is looking for a few good cyclists

Lance Armstrong is looking for 20 bicyclists who can ride their bicycles — relay fashion — day and night for nine days from San Diego to Washington DC. Along the way, the cyclists will be called on to share their …

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A summer's worth of cycling in Washington

Starting in early April, bicyclists in Washington State can find an organized cycling event to ride in just about every weekend through October.

The list I compiled over this past weekend starts with a colorful ride through the tulips and ends …

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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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/03/17/no-bicycle-lanes-planned-for-busy-west-lake-sammamish-parkway-in-bellevue-washington/