Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 4/11/13

Complete Streets Policies
Urban Velo – 4/11/13
We here in Indianapolis aren’t known for much outside of Indy car racing and hosting large sporting events, but we continue to gain accolades for the changes made to our city in regards to alternative transportation, which shouldn’t be that surprising since 10 years ago we would probably rank close to the bottom of most non-auto friendly lists.

Sold! Police auction off unclaimed bikes
Observer & Eccentric – 4/11/13
Garden City residents have a chance to get some good and dependable, not to mention fun, transportation at bargain prices. The annual Garden City Police Department bike auction will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

Bicycle Drive-In Cafe Lets Riders Drink On The Go
PSFK – 4/10/13
Zurich’s city council has installed ‘Velokafi’; a drive-in for bicycles on the outdoor terrace of the Rathaus Cafe, which is a popular spot next to the Limmat river. Two wooden docking stations with tabletops enable cyclists to pull up and have some food and a coffee without getting off their bike. A slot in the front for their front wheel to fit through keeps the bicycle steady and there are raised sides for resting their feet on.
(You have to see these things! – Tom)

Yellowstone route open to bicycle traffic
Billings Gazette – 4/9/13
Yellowstone National Park opened the 49-mile stretch of road between West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to bicyclists last weekend, about three weeks before the route opens to vehicle traffic.

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