Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
 
Bike News Review – 3/18/14

Is cheaper better?
Bicycle Retailer – 3/14/14
So our perceived prices are going up and guess what? Mass merchants are still pumping out shiny $99 dual-suspension BSOs (Bicycle Shaped Objects). The gap between mass and IBD is definitely widening.

Las Cruces to host spring bicycle riding program
Las Cruces Sun-News – 3/14/14
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a Group Bicycle Riding Program. The program is geared towards the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Participants can sign up for individual rides at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.

High Point firefighters may respond to emergencies via bicycle
News & Record – 3/13/14
The High Point Fire Department recently got a grant of about $18,800 to outfit bike teams – trained firefighters who respond to calls on bicycles. It also paid for eight mountain bicycles outfitted with sirens, Automated External Defibrillators, oxygen, masks for CPR, bandages, EpiPens and other necessary equipment. The teams will share the bikes.

adel abdessemed carves full-scale camel bone bicycle
Design Boom – 3/12/14
algerian artist adel abdessemed’s artistic practice can be defined by a great transformation of medium, reconstructing the materials he works with into sculptures, installations and performances which bear symbolic resonance. ‘la chine est proche’ recently presented at the armory show 2014 for david zwirner, new york is a precise example of this metamorphosis of matter: a full-scale bicycle, intricately fashioned from camel bone.

 

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