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Bicycle News Friday, 2012.09.14

September 14th, 2012 | Author: patrick
Category: News

Bicycle News Friday

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

Although the 2012 political party conventions have wrapped, people are still talking about the Freewheelin’ bicycle buses that delegates used to get around town during the conventions thanks to healthcare company Humana.

KTIV in Sioux City ran a story (with video!) featuring Lakeshore Cyclery in Storm Lake because of the owner’s museum-worthy awesome collection of antique bikes.

Lincoln expects to have its second “Streets Alive” event by closing off 3 miles of streets to vehicular traffic to allow inidividuals and families to experience the route on bike, skateboard, walking, or running.

KIOS recently ran a story about the economics of stealing bikes. Take a listen.

Even the Beverly Hills Police Department is trying to make the streets more bike friendly by providing education to bicyclists and drivers on how to safely share the road.

Omaha will soon have a new bike shop, Omaha Bicycle Company, opening in Benson later this fall. Here is a quick article about the owner, Sarah Johnson, on the blog

A story from the Fort Morgan Time (Colorado) about Officer Trevor Greenwood, who logs most of his patrol miles on his patrol bicycle.

Bike Portland editor/publisher Johnathan Maus recently sat down with Portland business owner Bob Huckaby, who is pushing for bicycle licensing, to have a conversation. Local news stations KATU captured the conversation on video.

The Star (Toronto) also illuminates the bicycle licensing debate there.

Here is a great Lifehacker article with tips for locking up your bike with great photos based on advice from the late, great Sheldon Brown. Tip #1: Don’t use Twizzlers!

Are you a “psycho cyclist”? If so, the NYPD has bicycle safety tips just for you!

Ken Mayer writes a great analysis of the lessons on Omaha’s Leavenworth street—a common bicycle route—as it has evolved over the years.

A man in Israel has created a bicycle entirely out of cardboard, and this article has a cool video showing the process he undertook to create it.

Turns out that the oil and gas industry uses the term “bicycle deal” to describe the first day of well operation when production is often at its highest.

Finally, Mikael Coville-Andersen made the point at Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place this week that the future will not look like 1980’s sci-fi flicks, but instead will be going “back to the future” to embrace the bicycle.

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