Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 4/17/14

Added bicycle parking a hit among Heritage patrons
The State – 4/16/14
Increased parking for bicycles outside Harbour Town Golf Links received glowing reviews from the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing patrons who rode to Wednesday’s events. Some out-of-town spectators said the new bike racks on tennis courts near Lighthouse Road in Sea Pines made the decision to ride two wheels to the PGA Tour tournament — and avoid car traffic and shuttle buses — much easier.

MnDOT seeks input on its plans for statewide bicycle system
Star Tribune – 4/16/14
Starting next week, MnDOT will hold a series of meetings in 11 cities statewide to get input from bicyclists to help shape the statewide bicycle system. Stakeholders will be asked to provide their thoughts on where MnDOT can improve the network, how road conditions and location influences whether to ride, where bicyclists want to ride long distance, where they feel comfortable riding, and how MnDOT should prioritize projects.

Why do some consumers buy bikes from brick-and-mortar stores?
Bicycle Retailer – 4/16/14
“All of the bigger world consumer research that we have reviewed clearly indicates that despite all the emerging technology and connectivity, stores are not going away,” said Elliot Gluskin, managing partner of The Gluskin Townley Group. “There will be changes, but American consumers will still want to visit brick-and-mortar stores, including bike shops. The problem is … we no longer know why.”

Owner of suspected Belltown bicycle ‘chop shop’ arrested
KRIO TV – 4/14/14
Last month, detectives tied the owner of the shop to the suspicious sale of a $4,000 bicycle stolen from a Belltown apartment building in June 2013, according to officers. Police said they found records in March that showed the bike was sold to Pull-Apart shortly after it was stolen.


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