Hump Day Communique

Rick and I will announce 1st/2nd/3rd place winners soon for the alleycat, which continues until next Monday morning for those who bravely continue to slog along.

I’m sure the checkpoints are getting harder to find, but we still have the DFL prize. Good luck to the remaining racers!

Bicycle news

FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 07: Journey Skierski (7) chooses a new bicycle and helmet during the Christmas tree lighting event at Texas Motor Speedway on December 7, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. Speedway Childrens Charities, Chalmer McWilliams and Texas Air Systems provided 100 children's bicycles to selected families at the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

The vast communist bicycle conspiracy comes out of the closet.

Speaking of commies, many areas have holiday bicycle programs where donated bikes are distributed to underprivileged children. Volunteers repair, clean and deliver bikes. My pals in Longmont, CO, for example, reconditioned nearly 500 bicycles and delivered the bikes to families last Friday. And in Bakersfield, CA, a group of foster children lucked out when the cast and crew of “NCIS: Los Angeles” bought new bicycles for them. Via Bicla Romania.

NYC defends Propsect Park West bike lane with data.

Australian cycling activist Rachel Smith details how a city can transform itself into a ‘cycling city’.

Copenhagen Cycle Chic Does Down Under.

Foxy women in skintight body suits can make any recumbent look sexy.

Cap’n Transit on minimum parking requirements.

Parking is kind of like dark matter in the universe. Via CBB.

CBB: What to do in a bicycle collision.

Reasons to bike: rock star parking.

More from Cap’n Transit: A gift from Randal O’Toole.

Fun project for the kids and bike partiers: convert soda bottle into bicycle “exhaust” noisemaker.


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