It’s Friday. It’s Passover. It’s Good Friday. It’s spring break. It’s nice out. And no one is in the mood to work anyway.
So grab an extra cuppa joe and
waste invest a few minutes — or maybe hours — catching up on all the latest bike news.
Or at least, everything that was interesting enough to include here.
The LACBC updates their Bike Smart Rules of the Road for cyclists, with just about everything you need to know to ride safely and legally, in English and Spanish.
LA rider Johnny Lam chucks it all for a new career in bicycle touring. Nice work if you can get it.
LA’s Bicycle District hosts the LA Culture Collide block party this Saturday.
Get an early start to Bike Week with the Long Beach Bike Fest on May 3rd.
Turns out that bike stolen from an injured Santa Barbara cyclist wasn’t.
A Fresno hit-and-run leaves a father of four paralyzed; the coward who left him lying in the street still on the loose.
Nine years in jail for the Dublin teenager who bragged on Twitter about speeding before he killed a cyclist at 80 mph.
Maybe they really have changed. Caltrans announces $360 million in new funding for healthy living projects.
A Seattle cyclist is the victim of road raging driver in a hurry.
An ill-conceived Dallas helmet law stands in the way of the city’s planned bike share program.
Once again, a single misguided business owner attempts to block a protected bike lane, this time in Cincinnati.
A Minnesota salmon cyclist collides with car while riding under the influence — while on his way to work, no less.
A PA cyclist suffers a broken neck and ribs in a T-bone collision. With a deer.
New York bike commuting increased an average of 11% a year from 2006 to 2012.
Auto-centric Jefferson Parrish — the area surrounding New Orleans — proposes 460 miles of new bikeways in a new draft bike plan. Which is 460 miles more than they had two years ago.
Famed writer and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote about scofflaw Columbian cyclists back in the 1950s.
Oops. A vial of pills that fell out of a rider’s kit during the Paris-Robaix classic has been passed on to UK anti-doping authorities. And yes, they know who dropped it.
American pro Chris Horner is officially out of the Giro after suffering a punctured lung and four broken ribs when he was hit with a mirror from a Range Rover; the 70-year old driver claims he didn’t know he hit anyone.
Road raging Aussie driver intentionally bumps a cyclist following an argument, then drives off dragging the victim’s bike underneath his car.
Un-effing-believable. Two Texas men faces charges when they’re caught trying to dump the body of a cyclist they killed in a hit-and-run, after the victim landed in the bed of their pickup. Hopefully, a lot of charges with very long prison terms.
And if you’re a convicted felon carrying meth and burglary tools on your bike, you probably shouldn’t ride with a stolen shotgun poking out of your backpack.