Links related to bikes presented in somewhat random fashion:
A new way to travel across the USA – BBC
Middle Ground – Bike Magazine – @bikemag
Let Me Explain This Hilarious Cycling Scandal To You
How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman – New Yorker
25 of the most influential bicycles of all time
The Best Bike Cities in America – Bicycling (2018)
China Is Still Sorting Through Its Colorful Bike-Share Graveyards
Build it and they will come? Why Britain’s 1960s cycling revolution flopped – Guardian
The bicycentennial: Our 200-year obsession with two-wheeled transit
How U.S. Bike Planning Has Changed, State by State – @nextcityorg
Bicicletas adquiridas en 2014 para usuarios de carrera séptima se están pudriendo en una bodega
Toluca lucha por ser un pueblo bicicletero
Escaping The Newspaper World For Escape Adventures – @BicycleManSnel
Las Vegas is bicycle-friendly? – Velo News
A Yearlong Story Of Bicycle Love For 2015 – @BicycleManSnel
Bikes were invented because a volcano killed all the horses
New friendships for first-time Syrian cyclists in Berlin
Paris’s 5 year cycling revolution: Twice the cycle lanes and three times the cyclists by 2020
Ranking the World’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities
The country’s 500th rail-trail continues to grow in popularity. The 10-mile Minuteman Commuter Bikeway was built in 1992 over the “rail-banked” Lexington Branch railroad corridor between Bedford and West Cambridge, Massachusetts, which passes through suburban Lexington and Arlington long the way. The trail received its name from the fact that it closely follows the path of the colonial Minutemen during the Battle of 1775. The Minuteman Bikeway is paved with asphalt and is 12 feet wide. Permitted uses include walking, cycling and inline skating. During winter months, the corridor is often traversed by cross-country skiers.
Minuteman Bikeway – Wikipedia
Rails to Trails
Si más Bicicletas (Yes More Bicycles)
Nevada Matters – Cycling in Nevada is taking the lead for local cyclists and an increasing number of foreign visitors taking to two wheels in rural Nevada. This conversation introduces the Nevada’s statewide Bicycle Plan and the national US Bicycle Routes. @Nevada_Magazine @USBicycleRoutes @nevadadot
The Casual Cyclist– Matthew Hurst, the casual cyclist, runs a bike hire service that embodies his approach to cycling which encourages visitors to hire bikes for days, weeks – even months.
Psychogeography: discovering the mental terrain of the city – In this century there are flaneurs and commuters savouring their journeys on foot and by bike. They’re taking in the smells and sounds of back alleys, recalling emotional memories at intersections and celebrating stacks of shipping containers
Bikenomics : What’s cycling worth? – A report published this month estimates cycling contributes $350 billion to the European economy annually and employs more people than mining and quarrying combined. And a University of Auckland study released earlier this year found that every dollar invested in improving cycling infrastructure results in $20 of economic benefits. Sunday Morning producer Jeremy Rose takes a look at the cycling economy both here and abroad and visits Hawke’s Bay where cycle tourism is booming.
Pedal power – Mikael Colville-Andersen is a filmmaker, photographer and urban mobility expert who is also known as Denmark’s Bicycle Ambassador. He gives talks around the world on how cities can and should re-establish the bicycle as a respected and accepted transport form.
The steel horse fills a gap in modern life, it is an answer not only to its needs, but also to its aspirations. It’s quite certainly here to stay.
– Le Vélocipède Illustré, 1869 World’s first cycling magazine, cited in four goals for promoting urban cycling
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
– H. G. Wells
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The Bell Garage
China – Beijing
China: Bamboo bicycle workshop puts new spin on Beijing’s traditional cycling culture http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-bamboo-bicycle-workshop-puts-new-spin-beijings-traditional-cycling-culture-1497380
EuroVelo is a network of 14 long distance cycle routes connecting and uniting the whole European continent. The routes can be used by cycle tourists as well as by local people making daily journeys. EuroVelo currently comprises of 14 routes and it is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020.
Iron Curtain Trail
For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into East and West by the “Iron Curtain”, a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. The European cycle track Iron Curtain Trail invites people to retrace and experience this important part of the continent’s history.
http://www.chainstay.co.za – Accommodation fit for MTB (A network of MTB destinations in Southern Africa that add value to the MTB experience for enthusiasts, and for the enthusiastic supporters who travel with them)
The NZ Cycle Trail
Bikes in Cities
The traditional city urban transport planning process has given rise to transport systems that result in higher car ownership, more and longer trips and less public transport. This has brought about community costs in terms of road fatalities and injuries, congestion, large capital investment, high personal transport costs and environmental degradation.
Many cities in the world today are looking at enhancing their sustainability … by including cycling and walking as part of their integrated transportation strategies.
AUGUST 2010 News – Australia became the first country to make riding without a helmet illegal in 1991. Chris Rissel, from Sydney University’s School of Public Health, says that helmets are creating a barrier to cycling, particularly spontaneous, short-trip cycling. In the ABC feature says that the Melbourne bike hire scheme – it’s not working as well as it has in the rest of the world “because people don’t walk around with a helmet just in case.”
Helmets the weak link in bike hire chain
Adelaide, South Australia –
http://otrec.us/NITC – http://ppms.otrec.us/media/project_files/NITC-RR-583_ProtectedLanes_FinalReportb.pdf –
Elsewhere on the Web
New England Mountain Bike Association
Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
International Bicycle Fund
Environmental Impacts of Mountain Biking
Neon to Nature – @GetHealthyCC
http://www.cicloviasrecreativas.org – http://www.cicloviasrecreativas.org/ciclovias-recreativas/mapa
The german bicycle portal contains a lot of resources about Germany’s know-how in bicycle policy and infrastructural planning: more than 4000 news, publications, research results and good practice examples. http://www.nationaler-radverkehrsplan.de/en/transferstelle/
Welcome to BBBike, your cycle route planner! We’ll help you find a nice, safe and short bicycle route in your city and around. http://www.bbbike.org/
Bicycle racks and furniture http://mikili.de/en
Dutch Platform for Bicycle Safety – Nationale Onderzoeksagenda Fietsveiligheid (NOaF) http://www.noaf.nl
VELO Cycle Fair Berlin http://www.veloberlin.com/
NaWaRo-Fahrrad: developing a bicycle made up to 90% from materials of biological origin. http://nawaro-fahrrad.de
The Copenhagen Wheel: https://www.superpedestrian.com
May is Bike Month
Bike Rack Sculptures
Packers on Bikes
How to change internal pump head parts (updated)