Hump Day bikes in the news: flooding, smog, and electric bike share

Happy Hump Day, all. I have a pro-tip for those of you who load bikes onto front-loading bike racks on public transportation before I begin this edition of bike photos in the news. Those bus bike racks have a spring loaded arm that’s used to secure the bike in place. Sometimes, the lock pin used to secure this arm falls out, so ensure that swing arm is secure. This morning, I lost this arm for the second time in about 300,000 miles of riding the bus with my bike. The bike stayed on the tray both times, but it doesn’t hurt to ensure the lever is in place ahead of time.

Bike news photos December 2 2015

An Indian labourer pushes his cycle trishaw through floodwaters in Chennai on December 1, 2015, during a downpour of heavy rain in the southern Indian city. Heavy rains pounded several parts of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and inundating most areas of Chennai, severely disrupting flights, train and bus services and forcing the postponment of half-yearly school exams. AFP PHOTO/STR

A woman wearing a face mask stands at an intersection with her bicycle as the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building stands shrouded in haze in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, Dec. 1. 2015. The round of air pollution that began last week is the heaviest of 2015, the Beijing environmental protection bureau said on its official microblog Tuesday. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Velib bike share in Paris, France piloted electric assist bikes during the COP21 Climate Change Summit.

SF Bay Area cyclists — another day of rain is on the way for Thursday. Watch the Santa Clara County trail status page for trail flooding information.

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