I’m feeling pretty sick tonight, so I’m posting this without editing. My apologies in advance for any mistakes.
The LAPD is looking for four men who stole a Kia, and left a teenage bike rider severely injured when they lost control and slammed into him as he rode his bike.
The 14-year old boy was riding north on Main Street near Adams Blvd when the car headed in the opposite fishtailed direction fishtailed and knocked him off his bike around 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 16th.
The victim suffered a broken knee and arm, with bruises and road rash all over his body.
A crowdfunding campaign to help pay his medical expenses has raised over $11,000 of the $30,000 goal. If you’ve got any extra cash lying around, this would be a good one to give to.
As always, there is a standing $25,000 reward for any hit-and-run resulting in serious injury in the City of Los Angeles.
Let’s hope that’s enough to get someone to turn them in.
Police in Culver City are looking for a bike-riding man who bizarrely rode down an alley firing a gun into the air, for no apparent reason.
The incident occurred around 5 pm last Wednesday in the Lindberg Park area.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
The suspect is described as a man wearing a red sweatshirt and shorts, with a dark baseball cap and tattoos on his hand, riding a black bike.
Anyone with information is urged to call Culver City police at 310/253-6316 or 310/253-6202.
Heartbreaking news from the Tour de Suisse, aka the Tour of Switzerland, where 26-year old Swiss cyclist Gino Mäder died after going off the road on a high-speed descent.
Mäder was found lying unconscious in water at the bottom of a ravine. He was rushed to a hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
His Bahrain Victorious team withdrew from the race in the wake of Mäder’s death, while news of his death brought condolences from throughout the bike racing world.
American cyclist Magnus Sheffield was discharged from the hospital after three days for his injuries suffered in the same crash.
Twenty-two-year old Danish cyclist Mattias Skjelmose dedicated his victory in the tour to Mäder.
Actor Bob Odenkirk is one of us.
The war on cars may be a myth, but the war on bikes just keeps on rolling.
A Boston-area letter writer says a West Roxbury group is fighting plans for new bike lanes using fear mongering over lost parking spaces, small businesses suffering, and interfering with emergency response — even though it would remove just two parking spaces, and preserve five of the six existing lanes.
In a terrifying incident, road-raging Welsh retiree threatened to kill a bicyclist at a busy intersection before physically assaulting him, then driving his car at the victim, telling him “You will die on this road today!” And even after he was arrested, demanded the cops give him the victim’s name so he could have a hit put out on him.
A 19-year old English driver faces charges for allegedly intentionally running down a pair of teenaged boys walking along a roadway, before a passenger in his car took one victim’s bicycle, and tossed it in the trunk before driving off.
But sometimes, it’s the people on two wheels behaving badly.
The CHP issued a warning after a group of teen bike riders took their latest rideout onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 580 in Hayward, California on Monday.
Houston’s mayor says violent incidents won’t be tolerated after a group of people on bikes swarmed a driver’s car, kicking a scratching it, and bashing in the windshield with a bike chain.
It takes a major scumbag to steal a 14-year old British boy’s bike after crashing into him with a bicycle.
Streets For All founder Michael Schneider bikes and talks with actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. about running errands in LA without a car.
This is who we share the road with. Actor Pete Davidson faces a misdemeanor reckless driving charge for crashing into a fire hydrant and a home in Beverly Hills in March.
A short video shows how much nicer the Ballona Creek bike path is now that the brush has been cut back.
A writer for the Westside Current goes for a test ride in a Waymo self-driving taxi. However, there’s probably no truth to the rumor that the name comes because they’re way mo’ likely to run you down as you ride your bike.
The next 626 Golden Streets open streets even will come to South Pasadena and Los Angeles with Arroyo Fest on Sunday, October 29th.
A Fullerton newspaper calls for better bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the city.
A 10-year-old was collateral damage in a rolling car-to-car shootout along a San Francisco bike path, when she was hit by a driver distracted by the shooting as she walked her bike across a street.
Sacramento County advocacy group Bicycle Advocates for Rancho Cordova held a Juneteenth celebration Sunday offering free dinner, kid’s books and bike repairs.
A writer for Wired makes the case for keeping your kids off ebikes until they’re old enough to handle them. But bizarrely uses the tragic death of death of 12-year-old Molly Steinsapir as a case in point, even though her death was allegedly the result of brake failure at the base of a steep hill.
Spectrum News reports the pandemic bike boom and bust is still affecting the availability and cost of new parts, causing some riders to opt for used parts.
A writer for Slate says his ebike changed his life. Presumably in a good way.
Bikes mean business. A study from Northwest Arkansas shows that bicycling contributed $159 million to the local economy, and while creating 743 jobs.
Kindhearted West Virginia cops replaced a young girl’s stolen bike after it was recovered chopped into pieces.
Former Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten, nee John Lyden, is officially placing his name on US-made Ionic Bikes’ new edition of their early-2000s mountain bike, which was released with his name, if not the rights to it.
A New Orleans street performer known as the Queen of Bourbon Street was injured when she was run down by a hit-and-run driver while riding her adult tricycle.
Ten cities around the world will get a major boost for biking with grants from the first-ever Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure. None of which are in the US.
Heartbreaking story from Ecuador, where an alleged drunk driver is being held without bail for killing a 71-year old man and his two teenaged grandsons as they waited at a bike trailhead for their rental bikes to be delivered.
The Guardian says an e-cargo bike could be the future of carfree local transportation, but only if the cost comes down. Even though the $2,500 cost of the one she tested is on the low end for e-cargo bikes. And just a fraction of the cost of the cheapest motor vehicles.
Bighearted London, Ontario residents are refurbishing bicycle to donate to migrant farm workers.
A 35-year old man from the other London took a “hot, busy, trafficky” three-hour ride around the city, using his GPS to draw a giant heart to raise awareness for Refugee Week and advocate for a kinder policy towards refugees.
No bias here. An op-ed in London’s liberal New Statesman calls the 15-minute city a working-class nightmare, adding that “a car-free lifestyle is only possible for those whose profession and income permit it.” Never mind that many low-income people ride bikes and walk because they can’t afford a car.
Police in the UK are investigating the death of a man in his 60s taking part in the annual London to Brighton Bike Ride.
A British counselor sounds the alarm over a monster pothole, standing waist-deep in the hole to warn of the danger it could pose to a bike rider or motorcyclist.
I want to be like him when I grow up. An 87-year old British man says bicycling has been a lifesaver, still setting long-distance records while riding 150 miles a week.
A writer for The Guardian takes a 2,700 mile bike ride from Ibiza to England’s Norfolk Broads in an effort to understand David Bowie’s Life on Mars, released 50 years ago this week.
A 62-year old German truck driver was finally arrested for the hit-and-run death of pro cyclist Davide Rebellin in Italy last November; he’ll face charges of vehicular homicide and failure to provide assistance if he is extradited to the country.
Queer Gravel founder Abi Robins makes the case for why nonbinary representation in bike racing matters, as they work to build a space for gay- and trans-identifying cyclists. Once again, read it on Yahoo if Bicycling blocks you.
The Euskaltel-Euskadi and Baloise-Trek Lions cycling teams had to pull out of the final stages of the Tour of Slovenia and Baloise Belgium Tour, respectively, after bike thieves stole the teams’ bikes and wheels.
A BBC radio podcast will explore what really happened to Italian cycling great Marco Pantani, asking if the mafia would really kill such a high-profile cyclist.
Former Tour de France, Vuelta and Giro champ Alberto Contador suffered a bloodied face when another rider crashed in front of him during China’s Desafío Beijing by La Vuelta; he was in the country to encourage people to ride bikes.
A British elite bike race demonstrated the problem of competing on an open course when it had to be cancelled just 18 miles into the planned 125-mile course when a drunk driver plowed into a family car while traveling at 100 mph; remarkably, no one was injured. The driver was so drunk he couldn’t even stand up after the crash.
South African pro cyclist Nic Dlamini is still waiting for justice, over three years after five national park rangers broke his arm for allegedly failing to pay the entrance fee.
And when you’re riding your bike with a broken meth pipe and a week-old baby raccoon in your backpack, put a damn light on it, already.
The bike, that is, not the backpack. Although you could do that, too.
Be safe, and stay healthy. And get vaccinated, already.
Oh, and fuck Putin, too.