Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 7/22/14

Join us at PedalFest in Oakland, CA, July 26
Bicycle Times – 7/16/14
PedalFest is a epic, free celebration of all things bicycle in Jack London Square. No matter what type of cyclists you are, you’re sure to find something fun, including a chance to meet some of the most legendary American cyclists.

Helping San Francisco Build More (and better) Bike Parking
SF Bicycle Coalition – 7/16/14
From on-street bike racks, bike corrals, and secure indoor bike parking, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is leading the charge in making sure you have a safe, convenient space to lock your bike at home, at your office and when you’re out on the town. We work closely with the City to provide free on-street bike racks and corrals for businesses, help employees and building managers understand and use the employee bike access bill, and provide bike parking consultations to our business members. And now that the City’s bike parking requirements for new buildings is in effect, we see a great opportunity to engage architects, designers, and developers to make sure they’re designing innovative, convenient, and attractive bike parking spaces.

Guttenberg gearing up for RAGBRAI with bicycle sculptures
KWWL – 7/15/14
Guttenberg is gearing up for two days of RAGBRAI visitors, as Guttenberg is the final city on this year’s route. It’s bikes, bikes everywhere right now in the small Mississippi River town, as part of the Guttenberg RAGBRAI Committee’s Recycle Bicycle community-wide art project.

Growing pains in our nation’s capital
Bike Commuters – 7/14/14
the continued friction between motorists and the growing ranks of cyclists on city streets. Some of this is happening in cities that have seen recent surges in bike infrastructure and the people using that infrastructure, including our own Washington D.C. Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been an acrimonious back-and-forth in the Washington Post consisting of editorial columns, one of which resulting in a two-wheeled protest in front of the newspaper’s offices.

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Bike News Review – 1/16/14

NICA news: Giro, Kinetic and Primal step up sponsorship; 2013 fundraising sets record
Bicycle Retailer – 1/15/14
The news from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is that Giro Sport Design, Kinetic Trainers and Primal clothing have each either continued or expanded their sponsorship for 2014. Meanwhile, NICA, which coordinates high school mountain bike racing leagues in nine leagues, is reporting record fundraising in 2013.

E-bike Element by Olivier Murro
Bicycle Design – 1/15/14
The Element is a 250 watt e-bike designed by Olivier Murro for Wipe2. The bike features a Daum electric pedelec motor, a unisex frame made from two stamped aluminum surfaces, and a removable battery case. LED lights are integrated into the battery pack section of the downtube for increased visibility.

Portland Sets Another Bicycle Milestone
The Atlantic Cities – 1/15/14
If you had to make an educated guess about where they’re building the apartment complex with the most bike parking in North America, you might put your money on Portland, Oregon. Bingo! As reported on the Bike Portland blog, a 657-apartment project planned for Portland’s Inner East neighborhood will have a whopping 1,200 bike parking spaces, an acknowledgment of the city’s cyclo-centric culture.

2014 predictions involve more than weather
Bicycle Retailer – 1/14/14
Weather will continue to play an important role in the U.S. bicycle business in 2014, but other issues are driving a continuing soft market, according to a new analysis from the Gluskin Townley Group. The report includes seven predictions for 2014 based on research, analysis of demographic trends and, alas, weather reports:

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