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Bike News Review – 9/15/13

La Grange Police Department hosts bike auction
The Doings La Grange – 9/12/13
The village of La Grange police department will host a auction of the unclaimed bicycles in the village on Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, read the full press release below.

35 free bicycle racks available in NLR Fit 2 Live program
North Little Rock Times – 9/12/13
North Little Rock’s Fit 2 Live program still has 35 bicycle racks available. They can be installed in front of businesses and community organizations to allow customers and the public to park their bikes safely.

Hammerhead uses LED light array for bicycle navigation
Slash Gear – 9/12/13
A project has turned up on Dragon Innovation called Hammerhead. The project is for a bicycle navigation device that provides visual cues to help you get around while riding a bicycle. That means you don’t have to wear headphones or earbuds to be able to listen to spoken navigation directions.


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Bike News Review – 8/22/13

Parking Services auctions off impounded bikes
The Daily O’Collegian – 8/21/13
Parking Services will auction off nearly 400 impounded student bicycles Saturday. The auction, which is in its 10th year, will consist mostly of bikes possessed by the OSU Police Department.

Universal Sports Network to air show about Interbike
Bicycle Retailer – 8/21/13
Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show–through Interbike’s invitation program–will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.

Beavers are your 2013 NAHBPC Champions!
NAHardcourt – 8/21/13
This weekend marked the 5th annual occurrence of the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, hosted by the Minneapolis Polo Club at the remarkable Roseville Skating Oval. 2013 has proven to be one of the most competitive and progressive seasons we’ve ever had and not enough can be said about this event.

ADOT study shows bicycle tourists have $88 million impact
Phoenix Business Journal – 8/21/13
ADOT found that the 14,000 out-of-state bicyclists who participate in roughly 250 events a year create an economic impact of more than $30 million in direct tourism spending and $57 million in retail sales.

Digging Into Dearborn Data: Patterns and Behavior on the Two-Way Bike Lane
Chicago Streets Blog – 8/20/13
Dearborn Street’s two-way protected bike lanes are equipped with 16 micro-radar sensors with four wireless access points so traffic data can be accessed in “real-time” via cloud-based storage. These technological features make it easy to measure the amount of bike traffic and red-light compliance by bicyclists.



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Bike News Review – 7/25/13

Vibrating Bicycle Seat Combines Fifty Shades Of Grey And Cycling
Inquisitr – 7/23/13
The Happy Ride seat cover contains a vibrating stimulator, that can be controlled via a panel switch, and is designed to simply slide, inconspicuously, over your cycling seat.

Margate, Ventnor to auction recovered bicycles
Shore News Today – 7/24/13
The bicycles were either found, or recovered by police during investigations of crimes. The bicycles have been in possession of the department for at least six months and the owners are either unknown or cannot be found.

New bike path plans aim to make Atlanta more bicycle-friendly
WSBTV – 7/24/13
The Atlanta mayor and City Council want to make the city more bicycle friendly and recently allocated $2.5 million for 26 projects designed to increase safety and the number pedal powered commuters.


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Bike News Review – 3/7/13

Winners of the ISUDA mobile bike share design competition
Bicycle Design – 3/7/13
Voting ended in the online poll to select the reader’s choice winner of the Bicycle Design/ ISUDA bike share design competition, and the Roda design by Steve O’Neill, Niall O’Loughlin, Robert McKenna, and Mark McGuinness took the top spot with 31% of the votes.

Best Indoor Bike Parks
Bicycling – 3/7/13
In 2004, Ray Petro transformed a Cleveland warehouse into a rideable version of Chutes and Ladders, inspiring a wave of other indoor bike parks to open across the country. Not just for mountain bikers, these playgrounds offer a haven for cyclists who want to ride through the winter and hone their bike-handling skills. Practicing wheel lifts and subtle weight shifts on uneven terrain will improve your confidence and agility on the road or trail come spring. Put these five parks on your must-ride list.

Bicycle parking lot officially launched
The Corsair – 3/6/13
A beat-bumping bicycle parade kicked off the official opening of the 400-space bicycle parking lot on Pearl Street.

Postcards from the past: Police bicycle auction, 1942
Seattle Times – 3/6/13
The increased demand for bicycles was demonstrated at the Police Department’s bicycle auction Feb. 14, when a large crowd assembled at the Public Safety Building and paid $413 for 41 bicycles, one tricycle and a scooter. Bidders paid from $3 to $27 each for the bicycles, bids averaged $4 higher than usual. Many of the bicycles were purchased by adults because of the war’s effect on the cost of automobile transportation.


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