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Tour de France for Prisoners

Nearly 200 French prisoners will take part from June 4 to June 19 in the first Penitentiary Tour de France, a 2,300 kilometer (that’s 1400 miles for Americans, or 5 million cubits for those of you who fancy King James English) bicycle tour through the French countryside. The 196 prisoners will leave Lille with 124 read more »

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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NYPD and cyclists

NYPD officer who’s also a regular bike commuter talks about his job and the perceptions cops have of New York cyclists.

Pearl Harbor Day

We have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place now for the Kickstand Cyclery Virtual Alleycat, but prizes still remain for (1) the random winner, (2) a the best comment and (3) Lanterne Rouge, so you slow cyclists keep going. If you haven’t started yet, begin here. If you’re lost, stuck, or made a wrong turn read more »

Penitentiary Tour de France

The 15 stage Penitentiary Tour de France finishes this Friday in Paris, France. Some 200 French prisoners (of whom only a few are attempting the complete Tour), closely accompanied by more than 100 cycling guards, prison sports instructors and magistrates have set off on their own Tour de France. Unlike the usual snarky coverage seen read more »

First comes love, then comes marriage and the baby carriage

Long ago, I suggested a bicycle honeymoon to Husband, covering a route from central New York, where we then lived, to the Capital Region, where I had relatives. More in “Bicyclists bring business“. Bike Commute Tips: Pregnancy and bicycling? Constitutional… Citizen Rider: Cycling is a civil right. Bob Mionske: Is cycling a right or a read more »