April 25/08 12:59 pm - Cycling in the News
Posted by Editoress on 04/25/08
From the headlines...
Spinning her Olympic dream
Three years is a lot to invest in a dream. Especially if the chance of making it a reality is only 43 per cent.
Regardless, Leigh Hobson still holds her Olympic fate in her hands.
Should the Canadian road cycling team qualify three spots for Beijing - the national team needs to finish in the top 16 in the Union Cycliste Internationale race series and currently sits 15th....
To read the rest of this article go to Cambridge Times
Toronto lags behind pack as a bike city
Toronto has more bike lanes than Montreal and Vancouver, but is significantly behind them when the physical sizes of the three cities are taken into account, states a study to be released today at an international cycling conference.
To read the rest of this article go to Toronto Star
New report calls for greater investment in Toronto bicycling infrastructure
Toronto's bicycling infrastructure scores low compared with other world cities, according to a new report card released at Bike Summit 2008 in Toronto. The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) and the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) partnered to host this unique one-day summit at the St. Lawrence Hall, where leading international transportation experts and decision-makers discussed ways to improve urban cycling environments.
To read the rest of this article go to www.huffstrategy.com
Slow ride.... take it easy
Last Friday, I experienced an epic ride. The route was one I've travelled for years, but this time it was different. This time, when I rode from Valleycliffe to the Highlands, there were over 200 people with me for Squamish's first Slow Ride.
To read the rest of this article go to Squamish Chief
Cyclist Basso confident of returning to top
Italian cyclist Ivan Basso, who was suspended for two years for his implication in the Operation Puerto scandal, said Friday he hopes to return to the top with new team Liquigas.
The 30-year-old Basso, who is allowed to ride competitively again from October 24 2008, has agreed a two-year deal with Liquingas.
To read the rest of this article go to Eurosport
A cycle a day keeps the child blues away
Children who cycle to school are happier, healthier and will be safer and more sensible on the road in later life, Falkirk's cycling officer has said.
To read the rest of this article go to Falkirk Herald
Cyclists risk life on roads
Police encourage people to join cycling clubs to better develop their riding skills and road awareness.
To read the rest of this article go to North West Star
How to Not Get Hit by Cars - Important Lessons on Bicycle Safety
Spring weather might be an inspiration to opt out of driving in favor of cycling, but bicyclists are urged to use caution as they hit the streets.
www.bicyclesafe.com has an entire series of 'incidents' that show you real ways you can get hit and real ways to avoid them, as well as some general tips about riding in traffic.
Bike Shop launches Trail Finder
Nearly every day, an out-of-stater looking to visit Burlington calls one of the local bike shops and ask what trails to ride. The employees are accommodating and send the tourists in the direction of the Waterfront bike path or one of the many mountain bike trials in the county.
But in our digital world, where seemingly everything we need to know is a mouse-click away, directions over the phone just don't seem to cut it. Those looking for information want the one-stop shopping convenience of the Internet.
Local Motion, an area bicycling advocacy group, understood that people needed an up-to-date trail resource. After three years in development, the organization recently launched Trail Finder, a comprehensive Web-based mapping system of all the public recreation trails in Chittenden County. The launch appropriately coincided with Earth Day
To read the rest of this article go to Burlington Free Press
Take the teens to Europe
A trip ends where you expect.
A journey begins when you lose track of where you're going. Plans founder, but life lessons result. Take the prelude to my family's 2007 foray to Europe for instance.
I remember it now, the summer of '84, my bike skimming over the Belgian cobbles, one Canadian amidst a foreign legion of 100 riders. For me, a 24-year-old Albertan with a law degree, international competitive cycling was a continuing education in pain tolerance.
To read the rest of this article go to Canada.com
Cycling added to Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and P
Hamburg-based dtp entertainment has announced that Summer Athletics will be released in summer 2008 for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PC.
Players can expect a number of disciplines from a variety of summer sports, 25 in total, including sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming.
To read the rest of this article go to Hexus