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2010 Race Across the Sky chronicles Leadville 100 mountain bike race
2010 Race Across the Sky chronicles Leadville 100 mountain bike race

Race Across the Sky, a documentary about the 2010 Leadville 100 mountain bike race, hits theaters November 4. Tickets are on sale now.. It’s the second film about the grueling 100-mile race from the former mining town of Leadville, Colorado, to the top of 2,570-foot top of Columbine Mine. The first iteration of the film...

Dec 26, 2020
NPR features “quiet revolution” in biking transportation
NPR features “quiet revolution” in biking transportation

The National Public Radio show All Things Considered ran a feature yesterday on the rise of cycling in American transportation planning.. The piece was inspired by cities like Washington DC and Portland, Oregon, which have been steadily improving bike lanes and trails, and by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s pledge to expand biking infrastructure nationwide.. Responding...

Dec 25, 2020
Video shows start of 2010 Tour Divide mountain bike race
Video shows start of 2010 Tour Divide mountain bike race

The Tour Divide, a 2,745 mile North American mountain bike race, started in Banff, Canada, last Friday. As of this morning, the winner of the two previous tours, Mathew Lee, was in the lead near Seeley Lake, in Montana.. The video below, posted on YouTube by the creators of Ride the Divide, a documentary about...

Dec 25, 2020
Welcome to the cargo bike revolution
Welcome to the cargo bike revolution

But no guilt. Just because you don’t pedal heavy loads across town everyday, doesn’t mean you’re a weak-thighed Earth hater. We can’t all live in Portland, Oregon, the most bike-friendly city in the US. . Then again, maybe it’s a chicken-and-egg scenario: if you come — i.e., ride on sketchy suburban roads built for...

Dec 25, 2020
US plans “sea change” in supporting biking infrastructure
US plans “sea change” in supporting biking infrastructure

A rent-a-bike station in Washington DC. Courtesy: Bike Portland. The U.S. Department of Transportation is waxing bike-friendly. Earlier this month, the agency formally announced plans to consider biking and walking as equal forms of transportation to cars and trucks. That translates into greater federal investment in building networks of bike and walking trails and making...

Dec 25, 2020
The Queen of Fixed Gear Bike Tricks Moves to China
The Queen of Fixed Gear Bike Tricks Moves to China

Ines Brunn’s got crazy bike trick skills. In fact they are circus crazy, which might explain the theatrics and spandex.. Brunn took up “artistic cycling” in Germany at age 13 and joined the national team 3 years later. Yes, Germany has a national team in artistic cycling.. After performed professionally for years and becoming...

Dec 25, 2020
British Woman to Circumnavigate Globe By Paddling and Biking
British Woman to Circumnavigate Globe By Paddling and Biking

Sarah Outen, seen here on a previous paddling trip across the Indian Ocean, plans to circumnavigate the globe by boat and bike.. Sarah Outen, a 25-year-old British woman, was scheduled to leave London today by kayak, launching an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by paddling and biking.. Outen plans to travel 20,000 miles across three...

Oct 17, 2020
Google Maps Adds Option to Find Bike Routes
Google Maps Adds Option to Find Bike Routes

Google has added bike route mapping capabilities to its ubiquitous Google Maps service, intended to allow cyclists to find pedal-friendly ways to travel through hundreds of U.S. cities.. The maps now contain data on bike trails and lanes and suggest efficient routes that avoid steep hills, according to Google. The effort seems be focused on cities...

Dec 07, 2010
Big Mountain Rider Jeremy Jones Starts New Snowboard Company
Big Mountain Rider Jeremy Jones Starts New Snowboard Company

Jeremy Jones hikes for some fresh power with one of his company’s new snowboards.. Long-time pro snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, has started a new snowboard company named, appropriately, Jones Snowboards.. Last year, he left his sponsor of 17 years, French ski and snowboard maker Rossignol, and soon after announced he was launching his own venture. The...

Dec 07, 2010
German Concept Bike Lock Hoists Bikes Up Light Poles
German Concept Bike Lock Hoists Bikes Up Light Poles

A team of German tinkerers developed an electronic bike lock that lifts bicycles up light poles to keep them away from bike thieves. A remote control tells motors to wheel the bike up and down a pole. Practical? Doubtful. Expensive to build? Likely. Cool? As hell.. The pole-ascending bike lock was one of the fruits...

Nov 27, 2010
Happy Trails  Day To You
Happy Trails Day To You

With each day of the year now claimed by multiple interests – Thursday was National Donut Day, by the way – it’s hard to get revved up about anything called a “day” anymore.. When I used to work for a newspaper, my editor laughed at anyone who pitched him a story based on an official day...

Jun 05, 2010
Epic North American Mountain Bike Race Kicks Off Soon
Epic North American Mountain Bike Race Kicks Off Soon

Europeans and North Americans have a lot in common, with much New World culture and government rooted in the Old World.. But their are distinctions. Consider the Tour De France, that high-profile cycling extravaganza, and the Tour Divide, a little-known 2,745 mile mountain bike race from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, on the...

Jun 01, 2010
Shock Jock Angers Lace Armstrong With Anti-Biking Comments
Shock Jock Angers Lace Armstrong With Anti-Biking Comments

ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser complained last week about cyclists using roads, and suggested that “tapping” bikers from behind was a reasonable response from motorists. Lance Armstrong was not amused.. “Listening to Tony Kornheiser’s comments/rant on ESPN radio re: cyclists,” Armstrong wrote on his Twitter feed. “Disgusting, ignorant, foolish. What a complete f-ing idiot.”. Lance Armstrong’s comments...

Mar 19, 2010