Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 4/4/13

iCan Bike program offers bicycle training for disabled individuals
Wicked Local Medford – 4/3/13
A unique program in which individuals with disabilities are taught to ride a bicycle will take place in Arlington, from April 15-19.

Dubuque Bike Coop soon to open bicycle checkout program
KWWL – 4/3/13
Eastern Iowa’s bicycling community continues to grow as one Dubuque organization looks to begin a bike checkout program. From cost-efficiency to healthy to sustainability, the group called the Dubuque Bike Coop is pedaling an idea anybody can handle.

Adventure Cycling and the National Park Service Agreement
Adventure Cycling – 4/3/13
Last week, we received a package from the Department of Interior. Adam, my colleague, snapped a photo of the envelope and posted it on Facebook. Wow! We didn’t realize how excited our supporters would be to know that the final version of the national agreement between Adventure Cycling Association and the National Park Service was finally in hand. Thank you adventure cyclists! We are excited too.

Saudi bicycle ban lifted?
Al Jazeera – 4/2/13
On Monday, Saudi daily al-Yawm cited an unnamed official as saying women can now ride bikes in parks and recreational areas. According to the official, the ruling stipulated that women must wear a full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and stay within certain areas. They are allowed to bike for recreational purposes only, not as a primary mode of transportation.

Interstate bicycle trail requires three-way partnership
The California Argus – 4/2/13
It’s an exciting proposition: a 2.4 mile bicycle path from the Interstate 90 Mississippi River bridge to Dresbach that piggybacks off the interstate – perhaps suspended underneath the interstate.


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