April 28/11 0:17 am - Cycling (in the ) News
Posted by Editoress on 04/28/11
"Cycling is much more fun than dating....I still get to chase women, and sometimes catch them. But, when I get dropped, at least there is no emotional attachment." -- T.A. Melton
SpiderTech team riders taking good run at Tour of Turkey
At the midway point of cycling’s Tour of Turkey, two riders on the Canadian-based SpiderTech team are ranked in the top 28 and within 35 seconds of the lead. But SpiderTech riders at the back of the peleton had a rough day, with two unable to finish and one going to hospital for stitches after a fall.
Read more: The Globe and Mail
Barrie Cycling Club's Learn to Ride Program
If you're looking to ride a bike safely, ride with a group, or are interested in learning the mechanics of road riding, you might consider hanging with the Barrie Cycling Club Saturday morning.
The club is launching its four-week learn to ride program at St. Vincent Park along the lakeshore Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Read more: Barrie Examiner
Stratford cyclist selected by national junior team
Simon Trivett, 16, of Stratford has been selected to the Canadian junior road cycling team to compete in international races in Germany, Holland and Belgium in May.
The team he will be joining is comprised of 17-18-year-old riders from across Canada.
The other members of the team are Alex Cataford, 17, of Ottawa Ont, Olivier Delaney, 17, of Montreal, Que., Jeff Doyle, 18, of Victoria, B.C., Ty Andrews, 18, of Calgary, Alta., and Nigel Ellsay, 17, of Comox, B.C.
Read more: Guardian.pe
First-ever Car-Free Sunday on Niagara Parkway this weekend
Local cyclist Harvey Gordon is happy that a stretch of the Niagara Parkway will be closed to cars this Sunday.
But while Gordon is grateful the Niagara Parks Commission is taking the initiative to close the Parkway to all vehicular traffic - except its people mover buses - he worries that because of its location, the first-ever Car-Free Sunday could lead to a logjam of cars and with it a potential backlash against the idea.
Read more: Niagara Falls Review
Road rage drove cop, tribunal told
An off-duty Niagara cop who arrested a St. Catharines cyclist after a driving altercation three years ago was motivated by "road rage," not a sense of justice, a police disciplinary tribunal heard Wednesday.
Read more: The Standard
CAS selects 3-lawyer panel to hear Contador case
The Court of Arbitration for Sport selected a three-man panel on Wednesday to hear Alberto Contador's doping case, saying it expects a verdict before the Tour de France in July.
Israeli lawyer Efraim Barak will chair the panel, which includes Quentin Byrne-Sutton of Switzerland and Ulrich Haas of Germany.
CAS has not picked a date to hear the case, but plans to issue a ruling before the Tour de France begins on July 2. Contador is the reigning champion.
Read more: Yahoo
[Former] President George W. Bush, Lance Armstrong join wounded veterans for Texas bike ride
Four years after losing his limb when his vehicle was hit by a bomb in Baghdad, the retired army staff sergeant got his first chance this week to meet former President George W. Bush during a three-day bike ride in West Texas attended by more than a dozen other wounded veterans and cycling legend Lance Armstrong.
Bush rode in the event for a chance to meet with veterans and thank them for their sacrifice. But for Butler, he holds no ill-will toward the man who sent thousands of Americans to war in 2003.
Read more: Dallas News
Germany's "El Diablo" makes royal wedding rickshaw
An eccentric German bicycle designer known as "El Diablo" to cycling fans has unveiled his newest creation -- a royal rickshaw just in time for the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Read more: Broadcast Newsroom
Bike Law 101: Biking under the influence
Although it’s generally understood that it's not cool to drink and drive, many people don't think of cycling while in an altered state as being dangerous. But, before you over-indulge, here are some sobering statistics to consider...
Read more: Bike Portland
Proposed buffer zones would encourage cycling among students
Advocates peddle school cycling plan
he school district, City of Vancouver and organizations such as TransLink and ICBC should coordinate efforts to encourage more youth to cycle, according to an ad hoc cycling advisory committee to the school board.
The committee, which includes school district staff, teachers, parents and cycling advocates, drafted a letter to the city indicating interest in pursuing joint cycling strategies between the city and district.
Read more: Vancouver Courier
Why a Bicycle? Why Now?
We still remember when riding a bicycle in the city seemed like a death wish- best reserved for crazed bike messengers or deliverymen with a mission. When the bike lane renaissance began a few years ago, we weren’t sure if it would stick. Since then, we’ve seen paths and promenades filled with people on two wheels, and it looks like the bicycle lifestyle is here to stay. That’s the reason we decided to plan and present the New Amsterdam Bicycle Show.
Read more: NT Press