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The year in review – good things cycling in 2010

Posted by Paul Taylor on January 2, 2011

This is the time of year to reflect on accomplishments for the year just ended. Here is a short summary of Michiana good things cycling.

Bike to Work Week saw miles ridden in The Corporate Challenge increase to 26,154 from 16,179 (an increase of 74%). Also the number of teams increased to 119 from 111 (an increase of 7%) and South Bend closed off a street so the Bike Michiana Coalition could host an organic blueberry pancake breakfast.

Bike Michiana for Hospice saw the number of riders increase to 475 from 273 (an increase of 102%). Increases are expected again in 2011 since several new features will be added, including a 200 mile route. Read the rest of this entry »

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NYT: An Electric Boost For Bicyclists

Posted by Phil G-E on February 1, 2010

From today’s New York Times, an article on the growing presence of electric bikes. There’s got to be a way of capitalizing on this regions strengths to not only retrofit factories/businesses to build electric cars, but bikes/e-bikes, too.

78 year old man on a bike with an electrically powered rear wheel.

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Senate Bailout Bill Has Tasty Line Item

Posted by Adam Bee on October 6, 2008

I know, it’s depressing that the Senate plays special-interest politics with something so hugely important.  But at least this time we’re the special-interest!  Thank goodness for Portland!

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