Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News – 4/9/12

RHA working to prevent bike overcrowding
The State News (MI) – 4/8/12
Computer science junior Raymond Heldt locks up his bike Thursday afternoon outside of the Main Library. An RHA committee has conducted a bike census to examine bike issues on campus, including how to prevent overcrowded bike racks and bike thefts across campus.
Bike overcrowding, not a bad problem to have. – Tom

Fixie bicycles not for newbies
Asia One – 4/9/12
Fixed-gear bicycles are popular with the young and trendy, but veteran cyclists and health experts caution that they may not be suitable for novice riders.

Now that it has built the bike lanes, the city is waiting for the riders to come
Indy Star – 4/7/12
As prime cycling weather takes hold — and as motorists grapple with what the sometimes-confusing markings and symbols all mean — now comes the test for the city’s newly expanded 64-mile network of on-street bikeways: Will bicyclists start using them?

Despite costly bids, bike lane completion deadline still stands
Columbian Missourian – 4/8/12
The original Dec. 1 completion deadline for adding bike lanes to Route K still stands, despite the state Highways and Transportation Commission’s rejection of all the contractors’ bids in January.

Bikes To Fit Every Budget at Zippy’s
Cape May County Herald – 4/8/12
Scott and Michelle know that prices can make or break a sale, so they carry bikes priced as low as $25, which fits in every budget .They also offer a “Buy Back Program” that if you purchase a bike priced at $50 or more from them they will take it off of your hands when you are finished riding.
Yes, it’s just an ad for the store, but it’s a store with cheap used bikes. That’s something I can get behind. – Tom

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