Lots and lots of bicycle news to catch up on, which should be (mostly) celebrity-free...
Levi Leipheimer in Sports Illustrated
. Okay, so he's a celebrity.
Bicyclist tackles bike thief. The bicyclist is the mayor of Ogden, Utah
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (of which I'm a member) to provide free bike parking
at Webcore King of the Mountain.
Salon magazine somewhat accurately reports on what Bay Area bike commuters talk about
These prodigiously well-informed and hugely calved men and women do not confine themselves to disputing quantitative criteria -- price, brightness, battery life, and so on. Fuzzier issues are also in play: the differing lighting requirements for mountain bikers and road bikers, the possibility that bike lights can be too bright (distracting other bikers or drivers), the question of whether red taillights should be set to flash or remain constant ... Seriously. I have witnessed grown men grow heated over the propriety of flashing tail lights.
Bike advocacy Done Right
: Safety instruction and a Bike Buddy program in Bellingham, WA. See Everbody Bike
for more details.
South Florida bike lanes: Build it but they don't come
South Africa: Fury over bicyclists first plan
. Landowners are mad over land seizure done to widen a highway. Meanwhile in Jakarta, commuters are encouraged to ride their bikes
to reduce traffic congestion.
Wellington, New Zealand says "we need cyclists
" for the Cycle Mad challenge. New Zealand cyclists also want bike racks on buses
. Are the United States and Canada the only countries that have the bike racks on the front of city buses?
Road Cycling in Marin County
California. Bike Hugger writes about cycling in adjacent Sonoma County
Call for filmmakers: 8th Annual Bicycle Film Festival
. Deadline is February 19, 2008.
Strida folding bicycle review in Business Week
, of all places.
Bicycle blogs This is the article
I was writing: The bike commute as training. Treadly wrote what I already had in mind.
St. Louis: Cyclists fight back
A new blog: Bikes For the Rest of Us
Chicago snow biking
. And tips for cold weather cycling
Guitar Ted: Tubes vs No Tubes
debate. Again.Fixing a folder
History: Fausto Coppi