April 25/11 20:42 pm - Cycling (in the) News
Posted by Editoress on 04/25/11
When you're turning the crankset, you're riding the bike. When you're coasting, you're just along for the ride." - Ned Overend
Work begins on City of Ottawa's Laurier Avenue bike lane
Construction has begun on Ottawa’s first segregated bike lane.
Work to build the separate lane for cyclists began on Monday and will affect Laurier Avenue from Bronson Avenue to Lyon Street. The plan calls for the new bike path to run the length of Laurier from Bronson to Elgin. Construction is scheduled to wrap up by the end of the summer. A segregated bike lane is a street-level bike path physically removed from the road by barriers such as poles, curbs or trees.
Read more at Ottawa Citizen
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Bicyclists fight speed limits on Golden Gate Bridge
Plans to put the brakes on bicyclists riding across the Golden Gate Bridge has cycling enthusiasts crying foul in this urban center of two-wheeled activism.
Hundreds of commuters, residents and tourists ride the bridge's stately span each day, and occasionally there is a smash-up when bikers run into one another or collide with tourists drinking in the views. Still, the city was taken by surprise this week when bridge officials proposed speed limits as a way to reduce the accident rate on San Francisco's signature landmark.
Read more at Seattle Times
Banned Rebellin set for Return
Italian Davide Rebellin, stripped of his Olympic road race silver medal after retrospective tests showed he failed doping checks in Beijing, will make his return from a cycling ban with Andalucia-Caja Granada on Thursday.
Read more at Eurosport
Andalucia-Caja Granada Denies
Read more at AGI news
Mayor of London to present Wills, Kate with bicycle made for two
London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is a cycling enthusiast, is set to present the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, a bicycle made for two.
Johnson, 46, who will be presenting the couple the tandem bicycle next week, caused a row when he demanded Transport for London (TfL), which is funded by passenger fares and taxpayers, pay for the 500 pounds bike.
Read more at Truthdive.com
Cyclist keeps on truckin’ with Good Friday win
A brush with death hasn’t stopped Burlington’s Charles Bryer from pursuing his cycling career.
The 22-year-old Aldershot High School graduate was struck by a truck while training in Ottawa last year, but showed no ill effects in winning the Elite 1&2 category of the Hamilton Cycling Club’s Good Friday Road Race.
Read more at Inside Hamilton
Philippe Gilbert’s Ardennes triple lifts him to World number one spot
As if anybody really needed telling, Philippe Gilbert (OmegaPharma-Lotto) is now the International Cycling Union (UCI) World number one. Following last week’s Amstel Gold victory, which saw him rise from 16th to fifth in the WorldTour ranking, his Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège double of this week has shot him to the top by a massive margin.
Read more at VeloNation
Past World Champion Will Direct Nature Valley Pro Ride Men’s Team
Multi-time world road and track champion Marion Clignet will coach the Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s team at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. She and women’s team coach Michael Engleman will conduct a five-day camp for their squads before they compete in the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top-ranked race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.
Read more at Bike World News
Tour Belgium Breweries by bike
Cycling tours continue to grow in popularity as active travelers discover the joys of exploring a destination in a slower, yet very immersive fashion. Riders have the opportunity to take in more scenery, commune with nature, and interact more directly with locals, as they pedal their way through a variety of countries all over the world. But a company called ExperiencePlus! is putting their own spin on the cycling tour, offering travelers a chance to visit the best breweries in Belgium by bike.
Read more at Gadling.com
Olympic gold medallist gets behind Christian Aid charity cycle
Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Nicole Cooke is encouraging as many people as possible to take part in this year's Christian Aid London to Paris bike ride.
The winner of the 2008 Women's Road Race will among the cyclists taking part in the fundraiser from July 20 to 24.
Read more at Christian Today
Arbiter bike guide: Own the road with confidence
Warm weather here means three things: pizza, bikes and sundresses, and this summer should not be one to disappoint.
In Boise, a city with an emerging bike community, cyclists stand together through diversity and a love for the sport. Anyone and everyone, including mountain bikers, road cyclists and the infamous fixed gear fanatics can find a niche some place in town that can facilitate their particular interests. For those not in the know, here’s a guide to biking in Boise (or anywhere).
Read more at Arbiteronline