Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 3/21/14

Bicycling and equity: Heed the call, expand the movement
SF Bay Guardian – 3/19/14
In San Francisco, 3.5 to 6 percent of all trips are made by bicycle, amounting to roughly 150,000 bicycle trips in the city each day, a jump from around 1 percent of trips in the 1990s. The majority of these trips are for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and commuting, not recreation. Stand on Market and 10th streets on any weekday and you’ll see that bicycling has surged in San Francisco. In parts of Hayes Valley, the Mission, and Upper Market, over 10 percent of commuting is by bicycle. The city’s official goal — 9 percent of all citywide trips by 2018 and 20 percent in the next decade — is important for making San Francisco more livable. But it’s also fundamental for making San Francisco more equitable. That’s right, equitable.

Gear up and take a break on a bicycle safari
SF Gate – 3/19/14
Spring is almost here, and there’s no better time of year to hop on a bike and start exploring. There’s nothing like discovering a place through slow, human-powered travel outside the city, and carrying your own gear and camping along the way is the most satisfying way to travel.

New e-book answers ladies’ sensitive questions about cycling
Bicycle Times – 3/17/14
Author and journalist Molly Hurford rides a lot—and knows countless women who ride a lot—and inevitably all that riding can lead to a little… discomfort. It’s a subject that she found nearly all of the women she knows, from beginners to pros, were reluctant to discuss at the their local bike shop or with their male peers.

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