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Bike News Review – 2/21/13

High school MTB hits the big screen, Old Pueblo representation and spring racing
Cycling News – 2/21/13
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops high school mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. Formed in 2009, NICA is coming into the 2013 year with robust numbers and broad support from within the bike industry.

Sign Dilemma – When More Is Not Better
Adventure Cycling – 2/21/13
Michigan is ready to roll on signing U.S. Bicycle Route (USBR) 20. With interim approval of the green/white version of the M1-9 sign, the signing will be accomplished through a combination of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) signing sections that follow the state highways, local counties and municipalities signing some sections, and the DALMAC grant to provide the means necessary for volunteer Kerry Irons to work with the remaining road authorities to pay for, and install signs on additional sections.

General Government committee OKs alternative site for bicycle pump track
Canon City Daily Record – 2/20/13
The General Government committee Wednesday, by majority vote, approved an alternate site for a proposed bicycle pump track in the Centennial Park complex.

Washington considers ‘largely symbolic’ $25 bicycle tax to help fund projects
Oregon Live – 2/20/13
The proposal would increase the state gas tax by 10 cents over five years, eventually reaching a total of 47.5 cents per gallon. Currently, Washington state has the nation’s ninth-highest gas tax. In addition, it would create a car tab equal to 0.7 percent of a vehicle’s value. A state tax on hazardous chemicals would increase by 0.3 percent, to 1 percent. There’s even a $25 sales fee on bicycles worth $500 or more that raises a total $1 million over 10 years, included for largely symbolic reasons.

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