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Bike News Review – 10/8/13

Bicycle registration bill pulled by lawmakers
11 Alive – 10/8/13
Lawmakers backing the bicycle registration bill are pulling the bill after overwhelming outcry from bicyclists from all over Georgia. Cyclists and non-riders from all over Georgia packed the Hall County Government Center in Gainesville during a town hall meeting Monday night. An overwhelming majority of the speakers were against the proposed changes.

Bike-to-school event to help further Centre Region’s bicycle goals
Centre Daily – 10/7/13
With 10 to 12 percent of Corl Street Elementary students and staff already riding their bikes to school, the State College school has a jump on participation in Wednesday’s Walk and Bike to School Day.

Former Trek Bicycle Exec. Mary Burke to run for governor
Fox6Now – 10/7/13
Former Trek Bicycle Executive Mary Burke announced on Monday, October 7th that she will run for Governor of Wisconsin. Burke, a Democrat, announced her intention in a web video.

Bicycle safety: Rules of the road
Daily Emerald – 10/6/13
According to Governing Magazine, in 2011, just over 7 percent of workers commuted by bicycle in Eugene Ore. The congestion from cyclists, pedestrians and cars along East 13th Avenue moving at different speeds and directions can lead to accidents and run-ins. Cycling is an efficient method of transportation, but according to Oregon law a bicycle is a vehicle and is required to follow the rules of the road. Failure to follow these rules can lead to traffic violations just as in a motorized vehicle.

Kansas City ‘Tweed’ Bicycle Ride Favors Style Over Speed
KCUR – 10/6/12
“Today the weather is absolutely perfect for this kind of a ride,” said Conard, dressed in a large, vintage tweed jacket and plaid pants. He said he had been looking forward to joining the Kansas City Tweed Ride since the day he found the rusty bike frame for five dollars at a bike swap this summer. It had taken him six weeks to rebuild the bike from salvaged parts.

Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle
NPR – 10/6/13
For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four. Last year, 780,000 bicycles were sold in the country — compared to 700,000 cars. That’s due to a 4 percent jump in bike sales, and a 30 percent drop in sales of new cars.

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