Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 4/21/14

Vintage bicycle exhibit rolls into Fort Wayne Museum of Art
News-Sentinel – 4/18/14
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art believes in taking an expansive view of what is “art,” and that’s why it’s opening an exhibit of vintage bicycles Saturday.

Police Bicycle Patrols Cutting Crime In Neighborhoods
CBS Chicago – 4/18/14
Bicycles aren’t just a fun way to get around this time of year, they’re also an effective crime-fighting tool, according to Chicago police. Because of that, more than a hundred officers are taking bikes for a spin in some of Chicago’s most violent areas.

Colorado county creates new bike-traffic measuring system
Bicycle Retailer – 4/18/14
Boulder County, Colo., has tweeked its vehicle traffic counters — the black tubes across traffic lanes seen across the country — to make them better able to distinguish bicycle traffic from other vehicles. The modified system, which county officials are presenting to colleagues nationally, helps the county get more affordable and more accurate figures; the data is used in part to measure how modified bike facilities on shared roads affect bike traffic levels.

Wilmington OKs pedestrian, bicycle-oriented projects
Star News – 4/18/14
The Wilmington City Council recently approved four separate pedestrian and bicycle-oriented improvement projects that will total a $1.89 million investment. Because much of the money is coming from the N.C. Department of Transportation, the city will only have to pay a fraction of the cost.

 

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Bike News Review – 4/7/14

Raleigh sponsors Trips for Kids North American program
Bicycle Retailer – 4/7/14
TFK’s programs give underserved youth the opportunity to experience mountain biking while learning life skills and an appreciation of the outdoors. The bikes donated by Raleigh will enable newly formed TFK regional chapters across North America to provide mountain bike outings for low income, at-risk youth in their communities.

Am I Invisible?
Urban Velo – 4/7/14
Bicycle portrait contest and gallery show, Am I Invisible?, is opening Tuesday, April 8th at the Old Stone House in New York City. The portrait project is meant to “encourage greater awareness of issues of sustainability, health and cultural diversity in the urban space.”

Last-minute amendment by Pacific state rep eliminates bicycle funding
Sedalia Weekly Observer – 4/4/14
A proposal to eliminate bicycling from a major transportation funding proposal before the Missouri House, HJR 68, caused a commotion in Missouri’s bicycling community Thursday.

Yellowstone opened for spring bicycle season

Casper Tribune – 4/3/14
Bicyclists can now travel 49 miles of road in Yellowstone National Park that is still closed to traffic. Roads are open from the west entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Mammoth Hot Springs. There is no bicycle access to Old Faithful or Canyon until the first interior park roads open to motorized vehicles April 18.

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Bike News Review – 7/19/13

The AWAREWOLFS
Urban Velo – 7/17/13
The AWLF motto is “Raising cycling awareness through cycling with awareness.” I can get behind that. The foundation of Awarewolfs is growing camraderie through organized bike rides–something Sears acknowledges you just can’t quite achieve through our ever-growing habit of online interaction, and AWLF rides are open to “anyone and anybike.”

Bicycle art built to view
News & Record – 7/18/13
When High Point welcomes the top cyclists in the country next weekend, the carpet it rolls out won’t be red. The 26-foot-long welcome mat will be made of recycled bicycle tires.

 

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Bike News Review – 5/15/13

Iowa DOT Offers Websites on Byways and Bicycle Trails
KCRG – 5/15/13
The state Department of Transportation says the sites will help visitors explore Iowa’s two national scenic byways and nine state scenic and heritage byways. Many bicycle trails crisscross and complement the byways. The byways site includes route descriptions, history, contact information and a listing of local attractions and events. The site lets visitors plan, map, save notes and send an electronic postcard.

Introducing the Urban Cycling Hall Of Fame
Urban Velo – 5/15/13
It’s been in the works behind the scenes for a while but today the Urban Cycling Hall Of Fame officially launches and begins the search for both artifacts and inductees.

Artworks unveils bicycle art show
NJ.com – 5/15/13
Artworks is celebrating Trenton Cycling Revolution’s 17th annual bike tour with a new exhibit on display until June 13. Unchained — The Art of the Bicycle celebrates the bike tour, which is scheduled for Saturday May 18. Artwork on display includes depictions of bicycles and bicycle culture and objects made out of bicycle parts.

Every month is Bicycle Month in California
Contra Costa Times – 5/14/13
If there was any doubt about the ubiquity of bicycles in California, it was put to rest this month. The state Department of Motor Vehicles, which, as the name suggests, oversees motorized transportation, has unveiled a website dedicated solely to bicycle safety. Pedal power has officially become a force too large to ignore.

 

 

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