Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 11/7/12

Taipei Cycle poised to be biggest yet, organizers say
Bicycle Retailer – 11/7/12
Organizers of the 2013 Taipei International Cycling Show, set for March 20-23, are predicting another record year for the expo. An estimated 1,100 exhibitors from 36 countries, fanned out over 3,300 booths and 58,000 square meters of expo space, and 8,000 buyers are expected.

Boyne City receives placemaking grant for functional art bicycle racks
Petoskey News – 11/7/12
Boyne City will soon see the addition of eight functional public art bicycle racks in its downtown area. The city is the recipient of a $1,500 placemaking micro-grant made available through the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments to assist with installation of the racks. The project is intended to provide destinations for bicyclists and create landmarks to enhance the downtown.

Can a bicycle replace the family car?
The Commons Online – 11/7/12
In a culture as car-centric as Vermont, Dave Cohen may seem like he is swimming against the tide when he advocates for bicycles as a way to reduce pollution, improve public health, and save people money.

County to consider Route 66 bicycle trail initiative
Sapulpa Herald – 11/7/12
A few of the economic benefits Shirey proposed that could result would be increased sales of food and hotel rooms locally and through increased exposure to the area by riders from out of state increased tourism along the historic 66 highway.

Bicycle parts maker rides high in Louisville
Boulder County Business Report – 11/6/12
Precision bicycle parts maker Wheels Manufacturing Inc. has added 4,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its current location to meet demand, according to company founder Dave Batka.




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