January 27, 2021

Bicycle coalition, Tahoe Fund team to install hundreds of bike racks around the lake

Bike racks were installed at the Incline Village Library.
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The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has completed the third phase of its efforts to create secure bike parking within the basin.

The coalition, with the help of a grant from Tahoe Fund and matching contributions from local businesses, purchased and installed 100 bike racks in high-priority spots near town centers and also added a bike repair station this summer, offering parking for 200 bikes.

In total, the coalition and Tahoe Fund have teamed to provide access to 450 bike racks at outdoor recreation locations, area businesses and community hotspots all around the lake since 2018, offering secure parking for up to 900 bikes.

“The bike coalition has consistently heard from members and supporters that the lack of bike racks is a barrier to getting people to make more trips by bike,” said Chris Mertens, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition board member.

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Boise Bicycle Project needs donations for annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes

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Boise Bicycle Project holiday bike giveaway for kids

The pandemic has been extremely successful at nixing our social calendars, taking down events left and right.

Even those that are rescheduled for a month or two out ultimately get postponed to 2021 or canceled altogether.

It’s an outcome that we are pretty used to by now.

But some events must go on, because COVID-19 is not about to mess up a tradition that brings joy and happiness to hundreds of children this Christmas.

The Boise Bicycle Project hosts a Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway every year, and this year will be no exception. With strict safety protocols in place, this year’s big giveaway is set for Dec. 19.

BBP plans to hand out around 500 bikes to children ages 4-11 who were referred “by local nonprofit organizations, schools, social workers, after school programs, and other like-minded organizations,” according to its website.

However, in order to customize the dream bikes that

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When is the last time you hopped on your bicycle? Here are the best bike helmets for kids and adults

The pandemic has reunited many adults with their bicycles.

According to a recent survey, nearly 10% of American adults rode a bike for the first time in over a year, and 36% took their kids for their first bike ride.

But whether you’re biking, scootering, or skating around town, safety should always come first, and that means protecting your head.

Consumer Reports tests reveal that some bike helmets do a better job than others.

Consumer Reports’ experts rigorously evaluate helmets in the lab, testing how well they absorb an impact at about 14 miles per hour to simulate how a biker might fall in an accident.

The test is repeated four times to assess the impact on the front, side, rear, and crown of the helmet.

The best bike helmet for adults is the Giro Register MIPS for around $60.

The Giro helmet comes with MIPS technology, which stands for

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Could you turn your old bike into an e-bike? Conversion kits have surged in popularity but are they safe and is it cheaper to just invest in a new bicycle?



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Electric bike sales soared during lockdown as people looked for alternative ways to stay fit and get around, whilst avoiding public transport.

The e-bikes have become increasingly popular in recent years, with around 100,000 sold in Britain last year – an increase of around 40 per cent annually, according to Mintel. 

John Worthington, senior analyst at the market research firm, said: ‘The e-bike market has been growing rapidly over the past two years and consumer interest is high. 

‘While accounting for a fraction of bike sales, the scale of potential growth for e-bikes is huge.’ 



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Electric bikes have grown in popularity – and now conversion kits are available for cyclists

However, the price tag associated with the bikes has put some people off, with the bikes ranging well into the high thousands.

As a solution, a

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Car and bike show, burnout event coming to Wagoner Oct. 10 | News



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Manny Salcido of Fort Gibson holds the People’s Choice trophy for his red Chevy Chevelle SS during the first Switch n Gears car show contest in Wagoner. Car enthusiasts will be competing for top prizes at this year’s car show planned Oct. 10.




Wagoner will be buzzing with activity Saturday, Oct. 10 when Downtown Wagoner, Corp. hosts the community’s annual Switching Gears celebration on Main Street.

The fun-filled day will include a car show, bike show, cruise/poker run, burnout contest, music and food.

Car show registration is from 7-9 a.m. and judging begins at 9:30 a.m. Car/truck classes include muscle cars (1965-1972), classics (1966-1985, show vehicles, rat rods, trucks (any year), antiques (1965 or older) and customs.

Motorcycle classes include customs, classics (1966-1985), bagger-side bags and sport-crotch rockets.

Awards will be presented at 11 a.m.

From 12:30-4 p.m. a cruise/poker run is planned. The 55-mile run begins at Flower

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Pedego Element launched as company’s lowest priced electric bike ever

Pedego’s most popular electric bicycle models usually fall in the $3,000+ range, but the company’s newest e-bike is priced at just half of those figures. Rolling into bike shops today, the Pedego Element is a shot across the bow of the major value-oriented e-bike companies.

Pedego Element e-bike launched

The Pedego Element is listed at just $1,495, which is pricing territory currently dominated by rival Rad Power Bikes.

But Pedego is hoping that its network of over 120 retail locations in the US will give it a leg up in this new market.

That advantage could be important, especially since the specs don’t necessarily place the Pedego Element above and beyond other offerings in the field.

As a Class 2 e-bike, the Pedego Element includes both a hand throttle and pedal assist, with both offering a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

pedego element

The 500W rear hub motor is powered

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Global Bike Helmet [Bicycle Helmet; Cycling Helmet] Market :Research Report Know The Growth Factors And Future Scope To 2029-Market.Biz

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Sep 25, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
The study report titled Bike Helmet [Bicycle Helmet; Cycling Helmet] Market 2020 is introduced to the readers as a holistic snapshot of the competitive landscape inside the given estimate period. It offers a comparative detailed analysis of the all regional and player segments, offering readers a better understanding of where areas in which they can place their existing resources and assessing the priority of a particular region in order to boost their standing in the global market. The Global Bike Helmet [Bicycle Helmet; Cycling Helmet] Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of market data and the shift from traditional data

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Bicycle Advocates Encourage Residents To ‘Bike To Wherever’

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Bicycle advocates kicked off ‘Bike to Wherever Day’ on Thursday, encouraging San Franciscans to bike instead of taking a vehicle to their destination.

Typically, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition holds Bike to Work day around this of time of year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-home order, the coalition rebranded the event, encouraging residents to simply bike, regardless of their destination.


“Throughout the pandemic, thousands of San Franciscans have turned to biking as a way to get around safely for essential trips and to find joy and freedom while maintaining physical and mental wellbeing,” Bicycle Coalition officials said in a statement.

People biking around the city on Thursday are being asked to share photos online with the hashtag #BTWD.



Also, as part of the event, bicycle coalition staff and volunteers handed out free tote bags and educational resources at several locations throughout the city.

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