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Bike News Review – 1/17/13

Bell offers $100k in trail building grants
Bicycle retailer – 1/17/13
Bell Helmets is partnering with IMBA to launch a program that will offer $100,000 in grants to build mountain bike trails in 2013 and 2014. Bell will award three technical assistance grants, allowing IMBA’s Trail Solutions team of professional trail builders to help grant recipients design and build either pump tracks, flow/all-mountain trails or downhill/gravity trails.

U.S. Bike Route System: 10 Top Accomplishments of 2012
Adventure Cycling – 1/17/13
It’s been another incredible year for Adventure Cycling Association and for our work on the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). I know it’s already the middle of January, but let’s take quick look back at 2012 accomplishments and then I’ll give a sneak peek of all the great things to come in the new year.

How to Avoid Excessive Bike Baggage Fees
Bicycling – 1/14/13
Here is quick guide that includes most domestic airlines and their bike fees for traveling within the U.S. (some airlines waive bike fees on international flights; others jack up the price).

North Korea bans women from riding bicycles… again
Global Post – 1/16/13
It’s now illegal (again) for women to ride bicycles in North Korea. The country’s leader Kim Jung Un reinstated his father’s absurd law, but only after he lifted the ban last year.


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