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Bike News Review – 1/22/14

Bixi files for bankruptcy
Bike Commuters – 1/22/14
By the time it happened, it seemed almost inevitable. On January 20, the Bixi bike-sharing company, based in Montréal, announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection, citing debts totaling about $49 million, including a total of nearly $38 million from the city of Montréal.

Bike Index Theft Prevention Registration Service
Urban Velo – 1/22/14
There are a few bike registration services out there, but I’ve not seen anything quite like Bike Index. A free service that couldn’t be easier to use, Bike Index allows you to register your bikes into a searchable database, helping to match bikes with owners.

102-Year-Old Cyclist to Break Hour Record
Bicycling – 1/21/14
French cycling phenomenon Robert Marchand, 102, will attempt to break his own hour record at the new national velodrome on January 31, it was announced on Tuesday. The former fireman set the previous mark in the over-100 years category—created especially for him—in February 2012 in Aigle, Switzerland, covering 24.25km in the hour.

Bicycle couriers aim to gain traction in downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal – 1/20/14
In some East Coast cities, bike couriers have a reputation for being freewheeling, fast and fearless, cutting in and out of traffic, traveling more quickly than the cars around them. In Las Vegas, SinCity Portage is trying to add “friendly” to the description.

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