Daily Roundup: Bike Mag co. files bankruptcy, Cycling workaround for Hood Canal Bridge, Parkinson’s ride

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Bicycle Retailer: Bike Magazine is the best-written bike mag extant, so it’s discouraging that the parent company is filing for bankruptcy. The promise is to keep publishing, but no one except cave dwellers is in the dark about print publishing’s woes these days. One of the great things about Bike Magazine has been its sponsorships and advocacy work, beyond just the mag itself. They were at the Sea Otter premiere of “Freedom Riders” I reviewed, both as co-sponsor of the event and of the film too. Good folks, we wish them the best of luck.

Biking Bis has the skinny for road cyclists wanting to take advantage of car-deprived Olympic Peninsula during the Hood Canal Bridge shutdown, beginning Friday. Thanks Gene!

Velocity has details on Glenn Erickson leading a ride for Parkinson’s Disease out at Marymoor Park in Redmond on May 24. Glenn, a longtime icon in cycling circles (originally the “E” in R+E Cycles), was unfortunately diagnosed with the disease last August and is working to raise awareness with the Davis Phinney Foundation (former world-class racer Phinney also has Parkinson’s).

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