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Trails ARE Important – Bike News 4/22/12

City supportive of bike lanes
The Star Press – 4/21/12
The city’s efforts to be designated as “a bicycle-friendly community” got a boost last week from Ball State University students, who studied locations for bike lanes.

Bike polo tournament held in Fresno
Fresno Bee – 4/21/12
Teams from all over the state gathered at Fresno’s Cary Park to compete in bicycle polo, a sport like polo except on bikes instead of horses. Dubbed the “Smack in Da Middle,” the host Pedal Junkies team from Fresno held their first-ever invitational tournament.

New bike paths and bus service to cut congestion
ABC Online (Australia) – 4/22/12
Under the plan, $47 million will be used to improve the city’s public transport network along with the construction of new bike paths.

Teens: Let me ride my bicycle in peace
Inside Bay Area – 4/20/12
Gas prices have been steadily rising, but what do I care? I get around by bicycle. My main mode of transportation may be old-fashioned, but it’s free, it’s healthy and it’s eco-friendly. Much to my disappointment, it’s also socially unacceptable in the “Danville bubble,” where I live.

Ground broken on final section of North Coast Inland Trail
The News-Messenger – 4/20/12
The path will be part of the North Coast Inland Trail, which eventually aspires to run, end-to-end, 270 miles from Indiana to Pennsylvania. Roughly half of that distance has yet to be established and, in some sections, trail-goers are routed onto local streets.

Santa Monica’s First Bicycle Campus Opens April 22
Santa Monica Mirror – 4/19/12
The Bicycle Campus is an off-street learning area for people of all ages and abilities to become confident about their riding skills. It features a skills course where users can learn and practice bicycle riding, handling, and street skills with the aid of educational displays. The display boards are supported by a web-based bicycle education curriculum including videos of how to use the facility.

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