Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 9/16/12

More bicyclists means fewer accidents, Phila. finds – 9/16/12
As the number of bicyclists on Philadelphia streets has risen, cyclists and city officials have seen a counterintuitive result: The number of bike crashes and deaths has declined.

Help name my bike
Bike Commuters – 9/14/12
I’ve been riding around town on this Trek 820 mountain bike now pretty consistently for the past month and am getting used to the different riding style of a mountain bike. There are a few tweaks that I may make, especially for the long-term, but she’s been great so far. SO, now, fellow Bike Commuters, today’s Friday Musing: What do I name her?

Banning bicycling on downtown sidewalks? Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje floats idea – 9/14/12
It’s early afternoon on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor and a bicyclist is riding down the sidewalk past Jolly Pumpkin, cutting through the gap between the restaurant’s front door — which is starting to swing open — and the outdoor diners seated an arm’s length away.
(Bikes do not belong on any downtown sidewalk. – Tom)

Polaris Electric Bicycles unveils new line of bikes
Powersports Business – 9/13/12
Polaris Electric Bicycles has introduced a new line of electric bicycles in partnership with EVantage. The Polaris brand entering the electric bicycle category is a major move toward making electric bicycles a viable mainstream recreational option in the U.S., according to a news release from EVantage. The new Polaris bikes will be launched at Interbike 2012, Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas.
(It’s good to see bigger companies jumping on the e-bike bandwagon. – Tom)




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