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  1. UVEX recalls 46,000 bicycle helmets

    Germany-based helmet maker UVEX is recalling 46,800 bicycle helmets because the chinstrap can fail. Also, the helmet does not comply with impact guidelines of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    No incident or injuries have been reported, but the CPSC says the anchor for the chinstrip can break, causing the helmet to slide off a user’s head. The …

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  2. Driver gets 15 years in prison for hit ‘n’ run cyclist fatality

    A jury in Houston, Texas, chose not to “blame the victim” in a hit-and-run fatality of a bicyclist and instead sentenced the motorist to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

    The defense attorney for the motorist told the jurors that the collision would have been avoided if the bicyclist, Chelsea Norman, 24, had been riding elsewhere.

    “If …

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  3. Cascade Bicycle Club ride calendar announced; season passes offered

    The Cascade Bicycle Club announced its 2015 lineup of event bicycle rides this week.

    If you’re interested in registering, the date Tuesday, January 6 is an important one to remember. That’s when online registration opens for most rides.

    If you’re not a member, you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks later to sign up …

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  4. Felt recalls aluminum cyclo-cross bicycles

    Bicycle distributor Felt is urging owners of F65X and F85X model cyclo-cross bikes to have the aluminum frames checked for possible replacement.

    The Irvine, Calif.-based company says the aluminum frames could potentially break, although no incident or injuries have been reported. About 150 bicycles are recalled, the company says it already has located 127 of them.

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  5. 13 of Pittsburgh’s steepest hills in one bike ride

    Pittsburgh’s hilly streets won’t be alive with the sound of music on Saturday. What you’ll hear is the panting and grunting of hundreds of cyclists participating in the annual Dirty Dozen Bike Ride.

    This is the 32nd annual running of the contest in which cyclists tackle 13 of the steepest hills in the city on …

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