Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bike lanes to be installed on Waialae Ave.

It's a major victory for Oahu bicyclists.  The city made room for them on a busy Honolulu thoroughfare.

"This bike lane on Waialae [Avenue], people that have worked on it for 30 to 50 years -- thank you, thank you!" said Patricia Johnson of the "Red Hot Ladies" of the Hawaii Bicycling League.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Colorado's new bicycling beast

BOULDER, Colo. — They sweep down steep, rugged valleys and whip up the other side, flying into the mountain splendor. They build up speed, then force their way across a 100-foot-long sand pit, pumping desperately to reach the other side. They dismount, grab their dual-wheeled vehicles and wheeze up a staircase a mile above sea level.
And they bring their kids — sometimes little kids who are just learning to stay upright on flat streets — who can try their young skills on these arduous challenges.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

From the Department of Redundancy Department...

Cycling is Safer in Bike Lanes

Today in unsurprising news, we have a report out of the American Journal of Public Health, which concludes that bike infrastructure, no matter how rudimentary, cuts down on cycling-related hospital admissions by 50 percent. Just for painting a white line on the road and eliminating a lane for parking, which the city has done this year to some grumbling (also unsurprising).

The study confirms what many cyclists have long know, or at least suspected: Dedicating cycling infrastructure not only makes riders feel safe, it actually makes them safer. Put up all the violent, blood-bath-looking pro-helmet signs you’d like, the thin white line is what really helps.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wiki Bikes will Be Closed for a long weekend...

We will be closed on:

Friday October 12
Saturday October 13
Monday October 15

Take these days to ride your bike and enjoy the beautiful weather.  See you on Tuesday the 16th!

Friday, October 5, 2012

More bikes sold than cars in Italy for first time since WW2

In a radical departure for the car-mad country, home to legendary marques such as Fiat, Ferrari and Lamborghini, 1,750,000 bikes were bought in 2011 compared to 1,748,000 motor vehicles.

As austerity cuts deepen and petrol prices hit a new high, the purchase of new cars has dropped to levels not seen since the 1970s.

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You can't argue with facts...