News Cycle: Writing about riding

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Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club has rated the region’s 10 biggest suburban cities for bike-friendliness: Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Tacoma, Bellevue, Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, and Shoreline. More on Cascade’s blog.

In San Francisco we used to call bike lanes “double-park lanes.” Cars used them almost as much as bikes. That’s pretty much true everywhere. But Brookline MA has decided to try to put an end to it with a $50 fine. As they say in S.F., which has a $100 fine against bike-lane parking, Good luck with that!

In Los Angeles, where they don’t even have bike lanes, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a first-ever bike summit after he was knocked off his bike and required 8 screws to patch together his right elbow. Good idea. LA cyclists were all over the mayor.

A New Hampshire guy wants to set the world hour record for a wheelie. Guess how far he plans to ride on that back wheel in an hour, then click here to see if you’re in the ballpark.

The story behind Floyd Landis’ $5 bike.

The story behind Precious, the fundraising cross-country bike with real-time Web connectivity.

Whistler Crankworx’s impact on the B.C. economy: More than 100,000 visitors, $10 million. Most notably, mountain biking at Whistler has eclipsed that other extreme Canadian sport, golf.

Meanwhile, Oakridge OR is banking on mountain biking for its own local stimulus package.

Early heads up: S.F. Bike Expo, one of our favorites, is returning to the Cow Palace Saturday, November 6th.

Congrats to Sheila Moon
and her clothing line, moving from Oakland to Emeryville (IKEA-land) with a third more square footage. New address: 5900 Hollis Street, Unit T2. Check it out!

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