Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Here comes the bikemobile – Bike News 4/23/12

Innovative New “BikeMobile” Fix-it Service Launches as Part of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools Program
Market Watch – 4/23/12
the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) with partner Cycles of Change will launch the new BikeMobile program and the newly designed BikeMobile vehicle at an inaugural ceremony and bike “Fix-a-Thon” event at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley. The BikeMobile and its bicycle mechanic staff will visit schools and community organizations and events to deliver no-cost hands-on bicycle repair and bicycle safety training to promote riding bikes to school. While Alameda County children are the primary beneficiaries, the BikeMobile will also reach out to interested parents, teachers and community members, especially in low-income communities.

Bicycles help build bridges
Guelph Mercury – 4/23/12
Cycling can embrace and offer satisfying experiences across a broad societal spectrum. Indeed the bicycle is a valuable tool in strengthening families and communities, large and small. Events and initiatives this spring, in our backyard, provide evidence of this.

Can Electric Bicycles Supplant Automobiles?
Scientific American – 2/22/12
The 21st-century equivalent of the cavalry has come charging in to rescue cities in China and South Asia in their battles against air pollution and global warming. And it’s also beginning to help out on the traffic-choked streets in London, New York, São Paulo and Los Angeles.

Bicycle Polo surges across Texas
Pegasus News – 4/23/12
Hardcourt Bicycle Polo has reached a new level of popularity in recent years, says Dylan Holt, a veteran of the sport and a founder of the Dallas Bicycle Polo club.

Study: Used bike owners ride more, buy more
Bicycle retailer – 4/23/12
Owners of bikes they bought used ride more, buy more, and visit bike shops more often than owners of bikes they bought new, according to a new study.

Kent awarded Supplier of the Quarter by Wal-Mart
Bicycle retailer – 4/23/12
Wal-Mart has awarded Kent International its Supplier of the Quarter award for the fourth time in the last seven years.

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