A Michigan jury returned a guilty verdict on Tuesday against the driver who two years ago plowed into a group of bicyclists — killing five and seriously injuring four.
Charles Pickett Jr., 52, of Battle Creek was found guilty of five counts of second-degree murder, five counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, and four counts …
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A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.
A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.
.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq
— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …
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Update: Charles Pickett Jr., 50, of Battle Creek was charged Thursday on five counts of 2nd degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment. MichiganLive reports he could face live in prison if convicted or the murder charges.
This is hard to take. Our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and …
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Traveling bicyclists can follow more than 8,000 miles of signed bicycle routes around the country after an association of state highway officials approved more than 2,000 miles of corridors in 2014.
The latest round of approvals in December by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials comprises 1,200 miles added to the U.S. Bicycle Route …
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Michigan is fast becoming a major destination for bicycle touring, and one of its major draws is its wide-ranging network of rails-to-trails.
Abandoned and out-of-service railroad corridors criss-cross the state, and local governments and “friends of the trail” groups are transforming these into paved and gravel trails for bikes and other non-motorized users.
In fact, Michigan leads the nation in upgrading railroad corridors into bike trails. Its 126 rails-to-trails stretch for 2,379 miles around the state …
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