Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 12/27/12

BMX track, bicycle park launches in La Marque
The Daily News (Galveston) – 12/27/12
The park, easily visible from Interstate 45, is a three-phase project featuring a 1,200-foot BMX racetrack with an elevated starting hill on 1.8 acres. The track is sanctioned by USA BMX, with races to be held twice weekly. A one-acre, freestyle arena with half-pipe and dirt-to-wood transitions, restrooms and concessions are expected to be complete before the park’s “Grand Opening” in March.

An Epic Christmas Bicycle Trek to the South Pole
Discovery News – 12/26/12
For explorer Eric Larsen the holidays just wouldn’t be the same if he weren’t sleeping in a tent in sub-zero temperatures. This year marks his fourth Christmas in Antarctica in five years. This time, he’s attempting to become the first person to ride a fat tire bike 750 miles from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. He calls his adventure Cycle South, and it’s his first expedition since becoming a dad — and his first big trip going solo. Depending on conditions, he’ll make the return trip via bike as well.

Nostalgia Lifts China Bicycle Sale
Manila Bulletin – 12/25/12
Rich Chinese are buying bicycles that cost more than the average citizen makes in three years, motivated by nostalgia for the days when two wheels were the primary means of transport.

Argentina’s new import controls putting brake on capital’s effort to expand bicycle use
Washington Post – 12/23/12
Summer has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere, and bicyclists all over the Argentine capital have hit the streets to enjoy the warm weather. That means this should be peak season for bicycle manufacturers and shops all over town, but the ride hasn’t been so smooth this year.


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