Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
People on bikes having fun.

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The saddest bike auction ever

“Group of abandoned bicycles.” Could there be a sadder title? Look at that picture. Those poor bikes are just thrown into a pile like garbage. It makes me sad. Sadder still is that I can do nothing about it. The bikes are in Minnesota.

Somebody please rescue these wheeled orphans.

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Bike News Review

Bicycles to Make Deliveries
Times of Malta – 8/24/12
The Bicycling Advocacy Group would like to congratulate the Sliema council on its stand in trying to address the safety of cyclists by providing access, with suitable and fair restrictions, to the promenade areas within its locality, as recently reported in The Times.

Bike University — Bicycle repair tips for avid bikers
The Baltimore Sun- 8/23/12
Die-hard bikers, put on your helmets and get ready to learn how to save yourself when you really need to. The Bike Shop of Bel Air offers a survival maintenance course that can help you while you are riding and encounter a problem with your bike.

Spokes bicycle enthusiasts hopes to hook local immigrants
Minnesota Public Radio – 8/25/12
A new bike and walk resource center called Spokes opened this week in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, with its organizers hoping to get the area’s East African community to ride bikes for recreation, transportation and health.

For bicycling, safety’s in numbers
Wausau Daily Herald – 8/25/12
Proclaiming “3 feet — It’s the law,” advocates say they hope the signs caused drivers to be more alert to bikes. There’s evidence that safety initiatives have indeed worked to reduce accidents.

The Political Economy of Utility Bicycling
Bacon’s Rebellion – 8/26/12
By the year 2015 Richmond plans to have 140 miles of dedicated bike lanes and “sharrows” (bike lanes sharing streets with cars).

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