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Bike News Review – 2/6/14

Fat bikes – don’t call it a fad
Bicycle Times – 2/3/14
There was a common theme during this year’s Global Fat Bike Summit in Ogden, Utah: fat biking is not a fad. Many statements in Summit presentations were preceded with, “I used to think differently about fat bikes, until I tried one.” The Summit provided the opportunity to throw a leg over the industry’s finest products for the uninitiated to the disciple.

Bicycle manufacturing increases in Indian state of Punjab
Global Times – 2/3/14
Bicycle manufacturing in India’s northern state of Punjab is on the rise. According to the latest figures provided by industry sources, around 50,000 bicycles are manufactured every day in Ludhina City alone. The city has around 4,000 small, medium and big enterprises that are associated with the manufacturing of bicycles and bicycle parts. Industry sources said that around 300,000 people in the city are dependent for their livelihood from bicycle manufacturing and trading.

Bicycle registration is now available through the Menlo Park Police Department
In Menlo – 2/2/14
Bicycle registration is a new program being offered this year by the Menlo Park Police Department, allowing residents to record their bicycle’s identifying information in a secure and private way. If a bicycle is lost or stolen, the MPPD has the information on file to add it to the statewide stolen property database. If it’s located anywhere in the state of California, it can be identified.


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