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The Baltimore Sun

Is Bicycling a Form of Preventive Health Care?

Recent studies continue to shed light on how everyday cycling is not only good for our cardiovascular health but also a way to save billions in …

Health Care

Caz Nicklin's The Girls' Bicycle Handbook

When Caz Nicklin started riding a bike she soon became aware of the predominance of Lycra-clad performance riders. Her decision to shine a spotlight …

Answers to Excuses: Time To Get On Your Bike

Photo by Jamie McCaffrey<p>Diane Freeman, a Waterloo, ON, city councillor, had a million excuses for why she didn’t want to ride her bike around town. …

Tour de France

36 Delightful Facts About Canada

The home of the bunnyhug.<p>Which means no dairy products, like milk, cheese, or yogurt, produced in Canada contain hormones either!<p>(A Dutch requirement for her to keep her princess title.)<p>Hate speech is a penalized offense by the federal and provincial government.<p>It allows an apology in court to be a …

High-viz jackets don’t affect how close motorists pass cyclists

Whether you wear a big notice saying you're a total cycling newbie, look like a Tour de France pro or just put on a straightforward high-viz jacket, …

Cycling

Fietsklik: A "Klik" Toward the Perfect Rear Rack

“If your bike can do more, you can ride more,” is the inspiration behind Amsterdam-based Fietsklik.<p>This innovative team has come up with a new rear …

Commuting

Bike riders pitch in to fill potholes

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | March 25, 2014<p>When organizers of Levi's GranFondo wanted to bring the mass-participation bike ride to Sonoma County five years …

bikeUMD seeks to attract more female bikers with bikeYo event

" height="0" width="600" class="image-lazy" /><p>Emily Cheung has never been to bikeUMD’s annual bike week. In her sixth semester at this university, …

Four reasons US business leaders want to import Danish-style cycling

At long last, cycling is being supported by American business – not out of environmentalism but because it's delivering profit<p>Cities are driving the US economic recovery, and as they do, Americans are getting on their bikes. In 85 of the 100 largest metro areas cycling is increasing. All part of a …

Bike Lanes

Building features that promote biking to work

As the spring thaw begins and more cyclists take to the streets, there is still a common barrier for those thinking of biking to work: whether or not …

Commuting

Watch These Puppets Rap About Bike Safety

In Bike-Friendly Copenhagen, Highways For Cyclists

Every day, one-third of the people of Copenhagen ride their bikes to work or school. Collectively, they cycle more than 750,000 miles daily, enough to make it to the moon and back. And city officials want even more people to commute, and over longer distances.<p>So a network of 26 new bike routes, …

The Case for Separated Bike Lanes

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need

Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

No, Bike Lanes Don't Hurt Retail Business

15 Bike Lights That Won’t Look Lame on Your Frame

Just because bike lights are a crucial part of cycling safety doesn’t mean they have to look lame on your frame. Whether you’re rocking a trail or riding on the road, these 15 bold and beautiful bike lights will get you noticed so you can concentrate on getting to where you’re going safely <i>and</i> in …

Bike Advocacy 101

A guide to some commonly used terms<p>Bike boulevard: a road that’s optimized for bicycle travel, with low speed limits and traffic-calming devices<p>Bike corral: a cluster of bike racks protected by barricades, frequently in a converted car-parking space<p>Bike lane: a designated travel lane on the roadway …

Building a Bike Culture in a City That Gets 88 Inches of Snow a Year

5 Apps to Map Your Bike Route

As people become more health-conscious and eco-friendly, cycling has become increasingly popular over the past few years. With the introduction of …

Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Opponents of bike lanes in New York City have argued that they take room away from cars and slow traffic down, but a new report is showing the …

Bike Lanes

Bike Hike: Why Chicago Considered a Bike Tax, and Why It’s Not Alone

• <b>Chicago councilwoman triggered outrage after suggesting a $25 annual cycling tax</b>• <b><br>The proposal fizzled out after some voiced their displeasure, suggesting walkers be charged a shoe tax</b>• <b><br>Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Vermont also considered bike taxes this year</b>• <b><br>Oregon’s, which failed, would have even</b> …

Toronto votes against electric bikes in designated lanes

Toronto's bicycle lanes remain the preserve of those using their own power after a city committee chose not to heed staff advice to open them up to electric bikes.<p>The vote came after a lengthy and contentious debate at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee that touched on environmental and …

Do Electric Scooters Belong in Bike Lanes?

Wet Weather? No Problem! A Short Guide to Biking in the Rain

There is no such thing as "bad biking weather", just ask those happy folks cycling around rainy Portland, snowy Minneapolis or rainy Oakland every …