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Bicycle News Friday, 2012-08-31

August 31st, 2012 | Author: patrick
Category: News

News and stories from the past week in the bicycling world.

Police in Savannah, Georgia note the importance of keeping your bicycle serial number and/or receipt handy in case of theft.

Bicycles aren’t often central to hollywood movie plots, but Premium Rush—in which star Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a talented bicycle messenger—opened last weekend and has been generally getting positive reviews. For another angle on the film’s subject, its star and director gave an interview covering topics such as bicycle culture and “survival skills.”

The movie’s release has also prompted this fun list of the Top 10 Bicycle Scenes and Movies (Kevin Bacon even makes an appearance!).

This article from the Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin) looks at the impact of the number of bicyclists on bicyclist safety.

Another new gadget that uses your bicycle’s momentum to generate electricity powers lights and charges electronic devices.

Here is a great story about Bicycle Training Camps, where children with disabilities learn to ride bikes, run by two organizations: Lose the Training Wheels and Easter Seals of Pennsylvania.

Team Amnesia from Omaha made an impression at the Corn Palace Festival in Mitchell, South Dakota, this past week.

Yet another great activity you can do by bike (better than by car?): Birding.

If you just love bikes (which you probably do because you’re visiting this blog) but you HATE pedaling, you might want to check out The Fliz or this thing.

Fort Wayne, Indiana columnist Frank Gray reflects on the need for bikes and cars to share the road, regardless of what the laws say.

Makers of the famous WD-40 (which should not be used on your chain!) are introducing bicycle-specific products (which includes a lubricant that can be used on your chain) after a 12-month R&D period.

Have you heard any interesting stories or news about bicycles? Send a note to info@omahabikes.org.

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