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Bike News Review – 12/16/12

Callaway Gardens offering opportunity to bicycle through Fantasy in Lights on Dec. 30
Ledger-Enquirer 12/16/12
Those who have enjoyed taking the jolly trolley or driving through the Fantasy in Lights display at Callaway Gardens might mark their calendars for Dec. 30 if they want a more physical experience. The first ever Final Night Bicycle Ride is scheduled that evening for the 5-mile journey through the attraction that includes Enchanted Rainbow Forest, Firefly Cove and Snowflake Valley.

When were bicycle gears invented?
Bike Radar – 12/14/12
The history of the bicycle drivetrain is complex, but its modern form goes back to the first “safety bicycle” known as the “Rover,” which was developed in 1885 by John Kemp Starley.

Sioux City gets $8,200 for bike signs
Sioux City Journal – 12/14/12
The Siouxland District Health Department gave $3,200, Siouxland Trails Foundation and Siouxland Cyclists each contributed $2,000, and Scheels provided $1,000. Three hundred signs will be placed on more than 80 miles of Sioux City streets between spring and early July.

Chicago opens dedicated bicycle lanes in Loop
WREX – 12/14/12
The bike lanes opened on Friday along Dearborn Street through the city’s Loop neighborhood. The Chicago Department of Transportation says it constructed about 30 miles of new bicycle lanes across the city throughout the year. Officials say they’ve also upgraded an additional nine miles of older bicycle lanes with new paint.


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