Bike Shaped Objects

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Bike News Review – 5/17/13

Commute to Work On Your Bicycle!
All Africa – 5/17/13
THE recently launched Namibian Cycle Safety Campaign, will kick off in earnest on May Friday 17, when the ‘Cycle to Work’ day will be held throughout Namibia. In Windhoek, a 30km route has been planned that will start and finish at the Parking Area in front of Maerua Superspar, with various role players having confirmed their participation.

Evolution of the bicycle
Clarkston News – 5/17/13
From 7 to 8 p.m., May 22, the Ortonville Community Historical Society will host the “Evolution of the Bicycle” at the Old Mill, 366 Mill St., Ortonville. Don Wilson, from the Flushing Area Historical Society, presents an hour-long historical discussion on bicycles between 1800 to 1930.

Commuting growth in the U.S.
Bike Commuters – 5/7/13
The number of bicyclists is growing rapidly from coast to coast. The National Household Travel Survey showed that the number of trips made by bicycle in the U.S. more than doubled from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009.

Bicycle hearse offers ‘one last ride’ to final resting place
KVAL – 5/17/13
“When people see it, they do a doubletake and that’s kind of a neat thing,” Lind said. “It expands their perception. It takes away the fear of death.” Lind said he thought of the idea mid-Big Mac bite at McDonald’s. “A bunch of bicyclists rode up and parked their bikes and we started joking about making a bicycle hearse,” Lind said. “I sketched out what I wanted on a napkin.”



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