Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 6/1/13

Nutcase Helmets at the Portland Art Museum
Urban Velo – 5/30/13
The Portland Art Museum has a new bike exhibit running from June 8 through September 8th showing off some 40 bicycles from pivotal points in bicycle design, as selected by collector and designer Michael Embacher. In conjunction with the Cyclepedia exhibit, Portland-based Nutcase Helmets donated 475 helmets to be used as an outdoor display, creating a pretty stunning entrance.

500 loaner bikes pitched for bicycle-unfriendly city
11 Alive – 5/30/13
Ask a bicyclist, and you quickly learn: Atlanta has a bicycle problem. Undaunted by such stories, the city is taking steps to create a bike-share program. Mimicking similar programs in New York and San Francisco, Atlanta is taking proposals from private companies and nonprofits to create a network of bike stations — where users can grab a bike, ride it, and drop it at another bike station.

Rolling along on a bicycle built for boomers
Richmond Times Dispatch – 5/30/13
A few weeks ago Al Fritz died. For millions of us boomers, he was a genius and hero, although few of us knew his name.

Getting across San Francisco Bay with your bicycle, bad bolts or not
SF Gate – 5/30/13
News of the bike path bolt problems on the new Bay Bridge eastern span had us dismayed, and not because we were looking forward to cycling from the East Bay to Treasure Island and back again (because we’re not especially looking forward to that). It’s on account of the general “Oh, crap, bad bridge” feeling that goes along with such news.


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Bike News Review – 3/23/13

Public comments taken on WSU bicycle, pedestrian plan
WSU News – 3/22/13
Better connections between Washington State University and Pullman and more education about bicycle and pedestrian pathways were among the needs voiced at a recent workshop to gather public comment about the draft WSU bike and pedestrian plan.

Nebraska City OKs loaner bicycle plan – 3/23/13
The City Council in Nebraska City has approved a proposal that five spots be set aside in town for loaner bicycles that could be used by tourists and residents.

Park It: 400-500 New Bicycle Racks On the Way
Baltimore Magazine – 3/22/13
At Tuesday’s monthly Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting, Nate Evans, Baltimore’s bike and pedestrian planner, announced the city — via a federal grant — will be able to install 400-500 new bike rack around town. The procurement and installation process is expected to take some time, anywhere from “two months to a year,” Evans said, but otherwise is a done deal.

Most stairs climbed by bicycle: Krystian Herba breaks Guinness world record
World Record Academy – 3/20/13
Krystian Herba, 31, a Polish extreme cyclist, hopped 2,754 steps to reach the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center, in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 53 seconds, setting the new world record for the Most stairs climbed by bicycle


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