It’s a light day on the bike news front, as the Covid-19 coronavirus sucked all the air out of the room on Thursday.
CD3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield has indefinitely postponed his annual Blumenfield Bike Ride scheduled for next weekend.
San Francisco Streetsblog considers how the pandemic affects Bay Area bike and pedestrian advocacy and events.
San Francisco bike riders will have to keep their clothes on for another year, as organizers pull the plug on the city’s edition of the World Naked Bike Ride scheduled for tomorrow.
Bike Portland’s Jonathan Maus considers cycling in the age of Covid-19.
Stats from New York’s Citi Bike bikeshare show the city really is experiencing a bike boom as commuters turn from crowded trains to riding a bike.
British physicians offer advice on bike riding and self-isolation in the age of coronavirus.
Britain’s Cyclist offers a running account of pro teams pulling out and races canceled., while Cycling News provides a dispiriting timeline.
Road.cc considers how Italian bicyclists and bike brands are coping in the locked down country, in what could be a taste of things to come for the rest of us.
Japan’s prime minister — an Olympic medalist himself — immediately shot down Donald Trump’s suggestion of postponing the Olympic Games for a year.
And cancel those plans to check out track cycling at the Carson velodrome this month. Thanks to David Huntsman for the heads-up.
PSA: Unfortunately, all March @LAVRAracing events at the VSC have been postponed. We are cautiously optimistic for an April resume, but only time will tell. We remain open for training and coached sessions. Please see full details on https://t.co/LHhhDEzBUg cc @SoCalCycling https://t.co/GN5ehtl8At
— VELO Sports Center (@VELOSportsCtr) March 13, 2020
That’s more like it. Secure bike parking that comes to you.
— hern (@alexhern) March 12, 2020
Professional mountain biker Thomas Vanderham finds the balance between riding and being a dad.
Burbank’s draft Complete Streets plan is headed to the city council on Tuesday for review, before moving on to the city’s Infrastructure Oversight Board on March 26th.
Need a job? The CHP is looking for a pedestrian and bicycle safety grant coordinator in their Sacramento office. Thanks to Robert Leone for the tip.
AutoBlog considers whether the MonkeyLetric LED wheel lights are worth the price, and concludes with a resounding yes. As the proud owner of an early pre-graphics version of the lights, I concur.
A New Mexico county judge somehow avoided charges for killing a bike rider, even though she was seen driving erratically and investigators say she made no attempt to stop prior to the impact. She also failed to inform the police she had a second cellphone with her at the time of the crash, in addition to the one she handed over to the police.
A number of organizations in my home state are working to get more girls and young women on bikes.
Gravel grinding has moved down to the high school level in Walmart’s hometown, with the country’s first high school gravel racing team in Bentonville AR.
This is why people continue to die on our streets. An off-duty Pittsburgh police officer cops a plea to hit-and-run involving a bike rider while falling down drunk. And gets sentenced to a whopping two to four days behind bars. Yes, days.
No bias here. A Maryland letter writer says it’s no surprise a bike rider got killed and two others injured on a local roadway, since “hordes” of “strident ‘bicycle rights’ activists” seem to enjoy holding up traffic. Even though the victims were riding single file on the right edge of the roadway, and were hit by an SUV driver on the wrong side of the road.
Bike Radar explains how to measure a bike frame to determine sizing, which is nowhere near as easy as it sounds.
A British Columbia city is expanding its bike network, including closing a roadway to turn it into a greenway.
An English bike rider captures the moment she broadsided a car when the driver cut across a roadway without checking if anyone was in the bike lane.
Yesterday’s panicked headlines all focused on the greater risk facing bike commuters in a British study, but New Scientist says the real story is confirmation that the health benefits of bike commuting outweigh the risks.
It takes a special kind of schmuck to rip out native trees in a critically endangered New Zealand snail habitat to make way for an illegal mountain biking trail.
The Paris-Nice bike race goes on, as Italian Niccolo Bonifazio calls his victory in stage five a gift to his country, which is on lockdown due to the coronavirus.
With at least the early cycling season likely to be cancelled, Canadian Michael Woods should have plenty of time to recover from a broken leg suffered in a stage five crash at Paris-Nice.
American Tejay van Garderen quit the race rather than being separated from his family because of the new European travel restrictions (scroll up).
If someone steals your lover’s heart, don’t respond by stealing their bike. And who says you can’t bike to school with your kid?