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Bike News Review – 2/13/13

More than 200 bicycle parking spots coming to downtown Grand Rapids
Michigan Live – 2/13/13
The Downtown Development Authority should install 139 off-street bicycle racks and six on-street bike corrals in 2013, according to a draft of subcommittee recommendations.

Study to measure impact of protected bike lanes
Bikes Belong – 2/13/13
A new research study is underway at Portland State University (PSU), designed to measure the societal impact of next-generation protected bike lanes, called green lanes. Green lanes are dedicated, inviting spaces for people on bikes in the roadway, protected from cars and separated from sidewalks.

Race promoter licenses Los Angeles MTB series
Bicycle Retailer – 2/13/13
OTH launched in 2009 as a “Hump Day”—Wednesday night—race series accessible to riders of all skill levels. “We didn’t really care how racing had been done. We just wanted to do something that would be fun even for novice riders,” recalled John Russell, who co-founded OTH with partner Matt Wenger.

Elementary school in Carlisle gets money for bicycle rodeo and bicycle helmets
Penn Live – 2/13/13
Mooreland Elementary School in the Carlisle Area School District was awarded $4,238 to hold a family bicycle rodeo and to purchase promotional items as well as bicycle helmets and crossing guard equipment.

Panel learns of proposed bicycle pump track
Canon City Daily Record – 2/13/13
The Cañon City Public Works Committee on Tuesday heard a proposal from the Lower Arkansas Mountain Bicycling Association for the development of a bicycle pump track in the Centennial Park complex.

Handmade bicycle show is boon for small businesses – 2/12/13
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show, slated for the Colorado Convention Center, February 22-24, has already broken several of its exhibitor records, giving cycling’s cottage industry good reason to cheer.



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