Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
 
Bike News Review – 6/1/13

Nutcase Helmets at the Portland Art Museum
Urban Velo – 5/30/13
The Portland Art Museum has a new bike exhibit running from June 8 through September 8th showing off some 40 bicycles from pivotal points in bicycle design, as selected by collector and designer Michael Embacher. In conjunction with the Cyclepedia exhibit, Portland-based Nutcase Helmets donated 475 helmets to be used as an outdoor display, creating a pretty stunning entrance.

500 loaner bikes pitched for bicycle-unfriendly city
11 Alive – 5/30/13
Ask a bicyclist, and you quickly learn: Atlanta has a bicycle problem. Undaunted by such stories, the city is taking steps to create a bike-share program. Mimicking similar programs in New York and San Francisco, Atlanta is taking proposals from private companies and nonprofits to create a network of bike stations — where users can grab a bike, ride it, and drop it at another bike station.

Rolling along on a bicycle built for boomers
Richmond Times Dispatch – 5/30/13
A few weeks ago Al Fritz died. For millions of us boomers, he was a genius and hero, although few of us knew his name.

Getting across San Francisco Bay with your bicycle, bad bolts or not
SF Gate – 5/30/13
News of the bike path bolt problems on the new Bay Bridge eastern span had us dismayed, and not because we were looking forward to cycling from the East Bay to Treasure Island and back again (because we’re not especially looking forward to that). It’s on account of the general “Oh, crap, bad bridge” feeling that goes along with such news.

 

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