Olympic boost? Early season attendance up at some BMX events
Bicycle Retailer – 4/23/13
Attendance at last week’s Great Northwest Nationals in Redmond, Oregon, was up 35 percent over last year. The week before, the event in Powder Springs, Georgia, saw a 16 percent increase, while the earlier Super Nationals in DeSoto, Texas, was up 11 percent and the Winter Nationals in Phoenix in early March was up 46 percent.
Iowa Bicycle Coalition to target education in Iowa schools
Daily Iowan – 4/23/13
State officials are not only pushing school districts across Iowa to encourage their students to ride bicycles to school, but they also hope to provide more rider education.
The Atlantic Cities – 4/22/13
The aptly named Donut Folding Bicycle, which recently won a bronze award for innovative vehicles in the A’ design competition, comes from the booming tech hub of Bangalore, India. Its creator, Arvind Mahabaleshwara, wanted to make a bike that would help alleviate the city’s constant traffic congestion and fetid air pollution.