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Bikes, blogs and the news: Monday roundup

Today: An Afghan women’s cycling team, maybe a bike bridge across the USA-Canada frontier, bike lane parking, adventures, rides, obstacles and opportunities.

Houston police ride bikes to enforce 3 foot passing rule

Houston, Texas has a three foot passing rule, which is apparently not well observed by local drivers. Police officer Stephen Klein bought a bike from a garage sale for $45 and began riding. “You’ll stay to the right but motorists will come by and rev their engines,” he says. “They’ll honk, or they’ll try to read more »

Bike train fun and a round up

We welcomed some newcomers to the San Jose Bike Train this morning, which is our casual morning bike commute from San Jose Diridon Station to destinations north along the Guadalupe River Trail. Photo of the ride start courtesy of San Jose DOT bike coordinator John Brazil. More bike stuff under the photo. And remember, California: read more »

Friday bike news roundup

Happy Friday, all, and happy 12 days until Christmas. I’m working up my list of top bike stories for 2013. I’ll mention Armstrong’s appearance on Oprah, Levi Leiphiemer’s retirement, California bike politics, and, of course, Roubaixgate, along with several other stories. What else should I mention? More bike news below.

San Francisco Supermarket Street Sweep and Santa Cruz Cranksgiving

Registration for the Eight Annual Supermarket Street Sweep in San Francisco closes this Friday, so do it right now if you plan to participate, especially if you’d like a free t-shirt (limited quantities!). Last year, 119 racers participating in the Supermarket Street Sweep collected over three tons of food and $7400 for food banks in read more »