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Bike News Review – 9/21/13

New Resolution to Reduce Bike Theft in SF
SF Bike Coalition – 9/20/13
Great news for the huge and growing number of people biking in San Francisco… Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors’ Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee passed a resolution designed to cut bike theft in San Francisco in half and increase bicycle parking in the city by 33%.

Foley awarded grant to extend bicycle paths – 9/20/13
With a new federal grant of almost $335,000, city officials plan to extend bicycle and walking paths to the Graham Creek Nature Preserve in the next step to linking Mobile Bay and the Gulf beaches with trails.

NICA adds high school race league in Georgia
Bicycle Retailer – 9/19/13
NICA is expanding its high school mountain bike racing league into Georgia. The Peach State joins nine other NICA leagues — Southern California, Northern California, Colorado, Utah, Texas, New York, Minnesota, Arizona and Tennessee. NICA has 3,000 high students and 900 coaches under its program. It puts on about 50 races a year.

Two (motorised) wheels better
The Economist – 9/19/13
for all the hype over the latest rugged mountain bike, the whirr of electrically assisted wheels is clearly audible. Although electric cars have struggled to gain purchase (their sticker price is unalluring and they stop dead if not recharged), sales of cycles using batteries to augment a rider’s own efforts are growing quickly. Faster ones with more sophisticated electronic controls, a bit like those popular in China, may also be gaining ground.


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