Now that’s more like it.
Not only does next year’s Amgen Tour of California finish with a stage from LA Live to Pasadena, it also feature three — count ‘em, three — women’s stage races in addition to a women’s time trial.
If all goes well — and it will — maybe women will finally be allowed to compete on equal terms with the men in a few years. Or at least have a full eight-stage tour of their own next to the men’s tour.
Now if we can just get rid of those anachronistic podium girls.
Note: The original story in the Daily News said the final stage would finish at the Rose Bowl, however that has since been changed to a more generic Pasadena finish. So I have revised this section to reflect that.
Attention wannabe women wrenches.
And yes, that’s wrench, with an R, before anyone gets overly offended.
A collection of bicycling companies have teamed together to offer 10 full-ride scholarships for women to attend the United Bicycle Institute’s Professional Shop Repair and Operations Workshop.
The scholarships are open to both experienced and aspiring bike mechanics over the age of 18 who are US residents and employed by a bike shop, and will cover the full cost of tuition and lodging for the two-week course.
Better find a bike shop job quick before the November 20th deadline.
Steetsblog’s Joe Linton analyzes the LA Times Sunday editorial calling on the city to avoid a war on cars.
Cycling Weekly looks at LA’s own Stoopidtall bike.
El Segundo police bust a pair of burglars and recover three “distinctive” bicycles in the process.
Bad news from Norwalk, as a bike rider in his 50s was killed in an apparent drive-by shooting.
Riding in Big Bear can give you a serious workout combined with great views.
Seriously? The people in charge of the Golden Gate Bridge want to charge cyclists and pedestrians just to use the crosswalk.
The local Sonoma paper says goodbye to Michael Torckler, the Kiwi cyclist who was nearly killed while riding in the area two years ago, as he moves back home after losing his sponsorship.
Outside Magazine says self-driving cars will be the best thing that ever happened to cyclists. We can only hope.
A salmon cyclist and the driver who hit him could both face citations in St. George UT.
A local TV station says Cleveland cyclists fear for their lives amid a growing bikelash from drivers.
Illegal Central Park bike vendors battle in New York.
A Richmond VA writer responds with surprising reasonableness to anti-bike complaints from motorists.
In a tragedy that mirrors the Milt Olin case, a Florida sheriff’s deputy was found at fault after drifting out of his lane while using his patrol car’s onboard computer and killed a 15-year old cyclist. No word on whether he’ll face charges, unlike the driver who killed Olin.
Jared Leto goes for a bike ride in Rio.
What a waste. A British student is stabbed to death in a dispute over a bike worth the equivalent of just $145. Although I suppose it would be every bit as sad if the bike was worth ten times that amount.
A Brit bike rider comes within an inch of severing her femoral artery after she’s impaled by her brake lever.
Kiwi bike advocates protest as a driver walks free despite being convicted of killing a cyclist.
The mayor of Seoul, Korea calls for more bike-only roads after the city sees 13,000 bike collisions over a five-year period.
And a letter writer in Alexandria VA bizarrely compares a new city ordinance allowing bikes on the sidewalk to the infamous Reichstag fire that helped Hitler consolidate power in Nazi Germany.