Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 8/22/13

Parking Services auctions off impounded bikes
The Daily O’Collegian – 8/21/13
Parking Services will auction off nearly 400 impounded student bicycles Saturday. The auction, which is in its 10th year, will consist mostly of bikes possessed by the OSU Police Department.

Universal Sports Network to air show about Interbike
Bicycle Retailer – 8/21/13
Consumers who can’t make it to Las Vegas on the final day of the Interbike trade show–through Interbike’s invitation program–will be able to get a snapshot of the product and happenings there during a one-hour show on Universal Sports Network.

Beavers are your 2013 NAHBPC Champions!
NAHardcourt – 8/21/13
This weekend marked the 5th annual occurrence of the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, hosted by the Minneapolis Polo Club at the remarkable Roseville Skating Oval. 2013 has proven to be one of the most competitive and progressive seasons we’ve ever had and not enough can be said about this event.

ADOT study shows bicycle tourists have $88 million impact
Phoenix Business Journal – 8/21/13
ADOT found that the 14,000 out-of-state bicyclists who participate in roughly 250 events a year create an economic impact of more than $30 million in direct tourism spending and $57 million in retail sales.

Digging Into Dearborn Data: Patterns and Behavior on the Two-Way Bike Lane
Chicago Streets Blog – 8/20/13
Dearborn Street’s two-way protected bike lanes are equipped with 16 micro-radar sensors with four wireless access points so traffic data can be accessed in “real-time” via cloud-based storage. These technological features make it easy to measure the amount of bike traffic and red-light compliance by bicyclists.



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Bike News Review – 11/27/12

Giant donates 100 bikes to New York hurricane relief
Bicycle Retailer – 11/27/12
The company is working with Transportation Alternatives and Recycle-A-Bicycle to improve mobility among residents in the stricken areas.


The Trotify gives your bicycle galloping sounds as you pedal down the street
Ubergizmo – 11/27/12
Riding your bike down the street is pretty much standard fare and unless you’re racing or performing some stunts, it’s a relatively mundane task but if you’re looking to make things a little interesting, this accessory dubbed the Trotify might be of interest to you.

Interbike welcomes consumer ‘guests’
Bicycle Retailer – 11/26/12
Interbike is opening its door to the public next September, but just a crack. Organizers are testing the concept of a restricted consumer day where consumers would pay $50 in advance and register through local dealers before getting a badge as a retail VIP guest.


Consumer show in Southeast returns
Bicycle Retailer – 11/26/12
Organizers of the Southeast Bike Expo say after a successful inaugural year they will hold the show again in February 2013, but are adding a day for dealers only.



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