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Jul
2021
13

Study provides insights into achieving equitable bicycling infrastructure

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A study measuring how well bicycling infrastructure advanced transportation alternatives across socioeconomic and demographic groups will help guide cities building equitable infrastructure, according to the Better Bike Share Partnership.

“The study will provide a different narrative for understanding the potential impacts of these investments,” said Kiran Herbert, Better Bike Share Partnership local programs writer and content manager.

Entities that make up the Better Bike Share Partnership — a collaboration funded by The JPB Foundation to build equitable bike share systems — are the city of Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and the PeopleForBikes Foundation.

“That doesn’t let cities off the hook for doing good community engagement — in fact, it elevates the importance of working in partnership with community members to address their needs and involve them in the planning process,” Herbert said. “This study to me says, ‘Yes, build those bike lanes — but do so in a way that engages the community from the start and accounts for specific needs throughout.'”

Long term, Herbert suggested, the study provides another model for measuring the impacts of implementing infrastructure.

“So cities must acknowledge and account for that,” Herbert said. “I think it also offers a lot of food for thought when it comes to thinking about mobility justice and what encompasses gentrification. Sure, we might not be displacing folks with bike lanes, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing a great job of listening to them and accounting for the needs of a wide subset of people.”

The study by Nicholas N. Ferenchak of the University of New Mexico and Wesley E. Marshall of the University of Colorado looked at 11,010 bike facility miles over 10 years (2010-2019) in 29 cities and suggests inequalities in bike infrastructure outside downtown areas.

The cities studied were Chicago; Houston; Philadelphia; Dallas; Austin, Texas; Seattle; San Francisco; Seattle; Denver; Washington; Memphis, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; Oklahoma City; Baltimore; Kansas City; Minneapolis; Alexandria, Virginia; Pasadena, California; Fullerton, California; Columbia, South Carolina; New Haven, Connecticut; Norman, Oklahoma; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Boulder, Colorado; Iowa City, Iowa; Passaic, New Jersey; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Portland, Maine; Youngstown, Ohio; and East Orange, New Jersey.

“While lower-income white neighborhoods — where we might expect lower vehicle ownership and higher want or need of access to safe and comfortable active transportation facilities — had high levels of bike facilities installed, (people of color) areas had the lowest rates of overall installation,” the study’s authors wrote. “Lower-income white block groups had 45.9% more bike facilities installed than lower-income POC block groups and 46.2% more facilities installed than higher-income POC block groups.”

According to the study, the causality relationships between bike facilities and socioeconomic and demographic changes were “largely non-significant.” And for advocates concerned about new bike lanes resulting in forcing out historically marginalized groups, the study suggests otherwise.

“Bike lanes have been described as ‘a tell-tale sign of gentrification,’ and it is not uncommon to see popular press articles such as ‘Why are bike lanes such heated

Jun
2021
20

Bike to Play – How Did Bicycling Celebrate Bike to Play Week?

From June 7 to June 13, Bicycling teamed up with Degree to celebrate Bike to Play Week where riders dedicate one day out of the week simply to the joy of biking. It’s easy for serious riders to get caught up in competition whether against a long-time rival or one’s own stats. Here’s how the editors at Bicycling chose to celebrate the day as a chance to let go of the pressure, let loose, and have fun!

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Bike to Play, for me, was about making sure to set aside time to get away from work and get out with friends. Work can get pretty chaotic and stressful and really bring down my mood, which is where riding comes in to help. I started my Bike to Play with a slightly extended solo ride that worked as a reset from the workday. Then followed that up with, a few hours, and what some might say was an overly hilly ride, along with a good friend and co-worker Dan Chabanov. It was the kind of ride that when you get back everything just feels good—sore, but good. — Trevor Raab, Photographer

Trevor Raab


Trevor and I used our Bike to Play time to get out for a ride from the office that we’ve been scheming about ever since the office relocated to Easton, Pennsylvania. It’s essentially a shorter and more condensed version of a semi-famous New Jersey route called Hillier Than Thou. As the name suggests it’s heavy on climbing, and we managed to pack in a bit over 5500 feet of elevation into a 45-mile loop. Turns out our idea of fun is racing each other up stupidly steep hills in New Jersey. — Dan Chabanov, Test Editor

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John Hamilton

There’s a road in rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey, aptly named Sweet Hollow. Three tree-covered miles of gradual descent, perfect turns, and a few slightly sketchy one-lane bridges. It’s one of my favorite roads, but too far away for a typical hour-long lunch ride on a weekday. But it was the perfect destination for my Bike to Play ride.

I’m lucky enough to have time at lunch during the work week. Those rides are great, but with set ride times, and a limited number of 20-mile loops to get back to work in time, they’re not always fun. But coasting down Sweet Hollow—ignoring the clock, my average speed, and Wahoo email notifications—that was. And the bagel stop in Milford a few miles later didn’t hurt either. — John Hamilton, Associate Photo Editor

bike to play week

John Hamilton



For my Bike to Play week, I spent my Sunday sending it at a women’s Intro to Drops and Jumping mountain bike skills clinic hosted by Cognition Coaching. I had an

Dec
2020
22

Schaumburg honored for its bicycling initiatives

The Village of Schaumburg has received a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designation from the League of American Bicyclists for its continued commitment to improve bicycling through policies, infrastructure and programs.

Schaumburg was the first community in Illinois recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 1999, and has been a Bronze-level BFC since 2003.

Schaumburg’s recertification as a Bronze level community includes the village in a leading group of communities across the U.S. that is transforming neighborhoods to make bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation.

“The village is pleased to receive this distinction once again for our continued investment and commitment to provide safe bicycling options throughout Schaumburg,” said Director of Transportation Karyn Robles.

“The village has always been a champion of bicycling, and this designation recognizes Schaumburg’s long-standing and ongoing efforts to improve upon our bicycle infrastructure and programming for the community.”

The Bronze BFC award recognizes Schaumburg’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The BFC program provides a benchmark for communities to evaluate these conditions and policies, while highlighting areas for improvement. The national scope of the program also promotes competition and comparison between communities.

Schaumburg has more than 95 miles of bike path and 1,000 bike parking racks and locker spaces. In 2019, the village completed construction of the Roselle Road Bike Path Bridge project, which provided additional safe connectivity to existing bike paths.

Construction included providing a new path on the west side of Roselle Road from Hillcrest Boulevard, along with a bridge over Central Road connecting users to an existing bike path in the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve at the northwest corner of Roselle and Central roads.

Construction is currently underway on the Higgins Road Bike Path, which is adding a segment of roughly .23 miles of new path on the north side of Higgins Road, from Lifetime Fitness, 900 E. Higgins Road, to the village limits between Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

For years, the village has hosted annual biking events, such as the Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg and Bike to Work Week, to encourage biking.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Bike Month events were moved to September. Bike Month activities for 2020 included the inaugural Enjoy Schaumburg by Bike Photo Challenge and the second annual Business Bike Classic, which had 76 competitors from 19 different teams representing eight Schaumburg businesses and organizations.

“I’m proud that Schaumburg has remained a Bicycle Friendly Community for so many years, and for the role our Bikeways Advisory Committee and others have played in maintaining this important distinction in the village,” said village President Tom Dailly.

“A strong bicycling infrastructure encourages positive health and environmental choices, as well as provides multimodal transportation opportunities for the public. Bicycling is also one of the many

Aug
2020
21

Bicycling in Phoenix | Mountain, Road, Cruisers, Grid Bike Share

Cruisers

Cruisers are made more for fun than fitness. So they’re perfect for exploring downtown Phoenix’s bike-friendly historic neighborhoods, such as the Willo or Encanto-Palmcroft districts, where you’ll find lovingly restored homes—in architectural styles ranging from Mission Revival to Classic Bungalow—dating to the 1920s. 

Or wind your way along the banks of the Salt River Project’s web of irrigation canals, where more than 100 miles of paved and packed-dirt paths crisscross Greater Phoenix, passing neighborhoods, urban parks and shopping and entertainment districts.

For those who like a reward at the end of a morning ride, try the beer brunch at O.H.S.O Eatery + Nanobrewery’s Arcadia locale, where bike racks, locks and tools for simple repairs attract riders from the nearby canal path. Or there’s downtown’s Phoenix Public Market Café, where breakfast is served until 3 p.m., and it’s never too early for a bourbon milk punch. You can also fill your bike’s basket with fresh goodies from the adjacent open-air farmers market, held Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings.

Before you rent a cruiser, check with your hotel to see if it has a bike program. Greater Phoenix properties such as The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, Bespoke Inn and The Saguaro all offer guests complimentary loans of bicycles.

Skill Level

Easy

Best For

Leisurely ride to brunch

 

Mountain Biking

Pack the trail mix, because Greater Phoenix is heaven for mountain biking. Between its parks and preserves, the metro area boasts hundreds of miles of mountain-bike-friendly trails that put you in the midst of the Sonoran Desert, often just minutes from urban centers. As you careen around switchbacks, keep your eyes peeled for saguaro and prickly pear cactuses, spring wildflowers and desert critters such as roadrunners, coyotes and javelinas.

In northeast Phoenix, parts of Phoenix Mountains Preserve offer lengthy, easy treks, such as the 10.7-mile Charles M. Christiansen Memorial Trail, which uses a series of tunnels to cross under a freeway and busy streets. Or try more challenging rides, such as the 4.8-mile Perl Charles Memorial Trail, which loops the backside of landmark Piestewa Peak. 

At South Mountain Park, the National Trail follows 14.5 miles of the mountain’s ridgeline, offering great views of downtown Phoenix. For those who want to hone their skills, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department has specially constructed competitive tracks (as well as general mountain biking trails) at Estrella Mountain, McDowell Mountain and White Tank Mountain regional parks.

Don’t own a mountain bike? No problem. The outfitters mentioned below offer rentals, guided tours and transportation to and from area hotels.

Skill Level

Moderate to difficult

 

Ideal For

Exploring the great outdoors

 

Where to Rent a Bike

REI Co-Op Experiences and Cactus Adventures

 

Grid Bike Share

To explore the heart of the city sans car, check out Grid Bike Share. This program places 500 easy-to-ride, lime-green bikes at 50 “hubs” throughout central Phoenix. The project was launched in 2014 as a public-private partnership

May
2020
3

Bike Austin | Bicycling Advocacy, Education, and Outreach in Austin, Texas

Action Alert: Cutting Projects

On this coming Monday, April 20, the Transportation Policy Board at the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will consider cutting already-approved projects, including some active transportation projects, to divert $600 million to rebuild I-35 in Central…

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Basic Guidelines on Safe Biking Now

It’s OK to ride your bike, but follow these tips to do so safely.

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COVID-19 Shelter in Place: What It Means for Austin Cyclists

Biking is more essential than ever. We also want to share that we’ve officially postponed Bike to Work Day until the fall, but May is still Bike Month and we’ll be offering some fun ways to engage those of you who still want to celebrate all things cycling.

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Apr
2020
23

Bicycling

Welcome to the Bikeway Program for the City of Columbus. The Department of Public Service builds and maintains facilities to help those travelling in and around the Columbus area to use bicycles and a green, low cost and healthy means of travel. The city has also been selected for a bronze award from the League of American Bicyclists.  Click here to see a video about bicycling in Columbus!

Bicycles


Maps and Routes
The City of Columbus partnered with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to produce the 3rd edition of the Columbus Metro Bike Map, which is available at Columbus area bike shops and public libraries
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Protected Bike Lane


Protected Bike Lanes
Protected bike lanes
help eliminate perceived risk and fear of collisions; reduce the risk of
crashing into car doors; and add a level of predictability making streets safer
for everyone.
– learn more

ShareTheRoad


Share the Road
Share the Road is a safety campaign created by Mayor Michael B. Coleman to encourage more people to ride their bicycles to work and school, and for fun.
– learn more

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Turn Box
Bicycle lanes and cycle
tracks located on the right side of the roadway pose challenges for cyclists
making left turns.  
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Connect Columbus


Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan
The City of Columbus is
currently developing a true Multimodal Thoroughfare Plan to improve safety,
reduce congestion, assist children and the elderly, and promote economic
development, fitness and environmental responsibility. 
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Bicycle Parking


Bicycle Parking
Accessible and secure bicycle parking encourages people to get where they need to go on their bicycle. A variety of parking options can be found in Columbus.
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Projects and Planning


Projects and Planning
Information about current and upcoming bicycle projects. 
– learn more

Detours
Awards
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Apr
2020
21

Bicycling Life Home Page


 







 





We intend this site to focus on the Good

News about Bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation in everyday life.





Edlin’s Crank
An exquisite study by our favorite artist, Taliah
Lempert
 
(Used with
permission)
 



Like Edlin, who’s crank appears above, you may not have a racing bike
(regardless of the pretentious logo), but if you have a bike, any bike,
you can join the human race instead of the rat race.  A quiet evening
ride or a trip to the store does not require a $2000 bike.  




Many

bicycle web sites are “event” oriented. Lots are interested on races or racers.

Most are seasonally oriented, and a few are advocacy oriented. We are not disinterested in

these things.  We are simply more interested in the promotion of cycling as a

“normal” means of transportation for every day travel needs as well as

recreation and healthy exercise.












We also want to counter all the fear mongering, intentional and

unintentional, that happens when bicycling is discussed.  

Sometimes cycling enthusiasts are their own worst enemy.

 It starts when fairly

competent cyclists start lobbying for bike paths and bike lanes at local public

meetings.  It ends with school districts banning bicycles as a means of

transportation, or with local road closures because elected officials are afraid of

liability.

 

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Pennsylvania
Bicycle Driver’s Manual 

Utah’s
Bicycle Commuter Guide

We like to cover issues of  media

bias, faulty reasoning, and misinformation.  We hope by pointing a finger at these

things you will be able to recognize falsehood when you see it, and have a ready answer

when someone asks why you ride a bike.

But we also intend to cover the good news about cycling, the health aspects, the pure

enjoyment, the cost benefits, both to the rider and the community.

  Cycling

Survey



Please take our comprehensive on-line survey and encourage your friends to do the same.

Help us get the facts on cycling!

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We want to show that the bicycle is not only a reasonable means of transportation, but,

in the majority of instances, the method best suited for personal needs. 



Crank and Hub Answer your Bicycle Questions


Now don’t assume we are just a bunch of Anti-Automobile bigots running off at the

mouth.
  We all drive.  When necessary.  It’s just that we have found that

the definition of “Necessary” varies dramatically from person to person, from

time to time. Biking is a lot more fun.


So come on in, snoop around and tell us what you think.


Apr
2020
13

bicycling – Home

​How to Buy Your First Bicycle?

  If you plan to do more than just salivate over the shiny new bikes in our Buyer’s Guide, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Before your head explodes, allow us to demystify the process of bicycle buying. Start by deciding which of the most common bike types makes sense for you—mountain, road, hybrid, or city/commuter. Next, factor in yourcycling goals. Consider things like what kind of terrain you’ll ride most, what distance you want to cover, and what you want to accomplish.

  You may unsubscribe at any time. Your Privacy Rights| About Us If you’re more interested in exploring off road, your choice is pretty straightforward: Look for a mountain bike with wide, knobby tires, a flat handlebar, strong brakes, and shock-absorbing suspension that’s made for rough, unpredictable trails. You’ll then need to decide how much suspension you want (most have between 4 and 8 inches of travel) and which wheel size is right for you: 26-, 27.5-, or 29-inch. Smoother trails require less travel and allow you to use larger, more stable wheels.

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Apr
2020
11

Bicycling Catalog – Biker’s Choice Bicycle Shop

Bontrager Interchange ANT+ Cadence Sensor

$39.99

Bontrager’s Interchange ANT+ Cadence Sensor is a cadence sensor that wirelessly transmits your data to a variety of ANT+ enabled receiving devices including Bontrager Node computers (sold separately). It includes a 5mm crank cadence band magnet and a silicone mounting strap to fit most chainstays, making installation a snap.

Bontrager Node Adjustable Handlebar Mount

$19.99

Product details
– Provides infinite angle adjustment allowing for your preferred computer placement
– Compatible with 31.8mm handlebars

Wahoo KICKR CORE Smart Trainer

$899.99

The KICKR CORE is the latest in Wahoo’s line of smart indoor bike trainers. It delivers a realistic, accurate, and quiet indoor training experience by using the proven flywheel technology and advanced algorithms of Wahoo’s legendary indoor bike trainers. The KICKR CORE indoor trainer is built with the durabilty to withstand all of your indoor training sessions and no other brand of smart trainers has more apps and software training options, including Zwift and Trainer Road. The Core also features built-in cadence measurement, without the need of an external sensor.
PLEASE NOTE: Some assembly is required. The KICKR CORE does not include a cassette or wheel block. These items can be purchased separately.
– Wahoo’s KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator was designed in conjunction with the KICKR smart trainers to deliver an unmatched indoor training experience when combined.
– KICKR HEADWIND was designed to deliver innovative climate control to your indoor training experience.
– The new KICKR features 12×142 and 12×148 thru axle compatibility in addition to standard 130/135mm quick release. Click to find out if your bike is compatible.
– Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 1800W.
– Maximum percent grade adjusts to simulate up to a 16-degree incline.
– Visual confirmation that KICKR CORE is powered, connected and transmitting via Bluetooth and/or ANT+.
– ANT+ and Bluetooth capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneously or separately. An ANT+ FE-C connection allows the KICKR CORE to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application.
– Robust steel construction ensures the KICKR CORE stays in place while you crank out the watts and stands up to years of heavy use.
– When connected to your device, it automatically sets your resistance via your favorite app or software.
– The KICKR flywheel is innovative and proven technology emulates the power and inertia experienced during outdoor riding. It provides the most realistic ride feel especially when using virtual riding/training platforms like Zwift and TrainerRoad.
– Get these vital cycling metrics on your indoor ride.
– Works with popular training apps such as Zwift, The Sufferfest, Fulgaz and TrainerRoad.
– Compatible with a third party power meter.

SRAM PowerLock Link Chain Connector

$4.99

Power links provide tool free chain assembly.
– Chain Compatibility: SRAM
– Reusable: No

Delta Leonardo Wall Rack With Tire Tray

$19.99

– Convenient storage for any bike with elegant space-saving design
– Welded construction with padded wheel hook
– Maximum load: 40lbs
– Includes Da Vinci tire tray to save walls from tire marks

Bontrager Trip 300

$64.99

How fast, how far, and how long? Bontrager’s wireless Trip 300 displays all of

Apr
2020
4

Science of Cycling: A History of Bicycling Timeline

Timeline

1817 Baron von Drais invents the Draisine (also known as a Hobby Horse
or Swift-Walker), an improved celerifere than can be steered with handlebars.



 Draisine  Draisine


1839 Kirkpatrick MacMilan of Scotland adds cranks and treadmills
to the rear axle of a two-wheeled vehicle, but gains only local notoriety.


1858 Pedals are added to the front wheel of a two-wheeled machine,
creating a bone-jarring machine challed the velocipede or “boneshaker.”

 Velocipede  Velocipede

1868 Velocipedes are manufactured in the United States and velocipede
riding becomes a popular fad.

1869 Solid rubber tires replace iron velocipede tires and the
term “bicycle” is first used.


1872 The Ariel, the first high-wheel Ordinary, is manufactured
in Britian.


 Ordinary  Ordinary

1876 The Ordinary or high-wheeler is first displayed in America.

1877 First U.S.-made Ordinary manufactured.


1880 League of American Wheelmen is founded and begins lobbying
for better roads.


 


1884 Thomas Stevens pedals across the United States –from Oakland,
California, to Boston Massachusetts. J. K. Starley invents the “safety
bicycle.”


 Saftey Bicycle  Starley Saftey bicycle

1889 Pneumatic rubber tires invented.


1894 Fashion designers re-introduce the bloomer costume, freeing
women from the restrictive corsets and dress of the time.


1895 Chicago puts its mailmen on bicycles; the price of a good-quality
horse reaches a new low; four schoolmarms stir up controversy by wearing
bloomers to work.


1896 Margaret Valentine Le Long rides from Chicago to San Francisco;
coaster brakes are invented; Henry Ford builds his first succesful automobile.


Ford’s first automobile  Ford's Automobile


1898 Bicyles’ popularity in the United States declines.


1899 “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy sets a bicycle speed record
— one mile in 57.75 seconds.


1903 Bicycle mechanics Wilbur and Orville Wright fly 120 feet
in the first succesful airplane.


1962 New bicycle boom begins.


1972 Bicycles outsell cars in the United States –13 million to
11 million; bicycle thefts account for 17% of all larcenies in the U.S.


1973 Dr. Allan Abbott sets a bicycle speed record, reaching 138.674
mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.


1975 First Internation Human Powered Speed Championships held.


1976 2,000 cyclists celebrate the Bicentennial by riding across
America.

1981 The Specialized Stumpjumper became the first mass-produced mountain
bikes. It helps popularize the sport.


1984 The road race becomes the first women’s cycling event at
the Olympics.


1985 John Howard of the US sets a new bicycle speed record of
152.284 mph. The first person to go over 150 miles an hour on a bicycle.


1995 Fred Rompelberg of the Netherlands sets a new bicycle speed
record of 166.9 mph. At the time, he was 50 years old, and the world’s
oldest professional cyclist.


1996 Mountain biking introduced as an Olympic sport.


 

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