Biking Bis

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  1. Hit the trail: Opening Day for Trails is Saturday

    Many trail choices in Washington state

    Saturday is Opening Day for Trails, an annual event created by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to celebrate thousands of miles of trails — including 22,000 miles of rail-trails — across the US.

    Of course, trails are open year-round. This is just the non-profit’s way of encouraging people to start the spring right …

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  2. Specialized recalls aero handlebars

    Faulty mounting hardware on aero handlebars made for Specialized Bicycle Components has prompted a recall of 8,300 units.

    The Morgan Hill-based bicycle maker says a bolt that attaches the aero handlebars to the bike can loosen, possibly causing a fall. The company said it has received four reports of bolts loosening, but no injuries.

    Specialized and …

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  3. Trailer for Trans Am Bike Race film — “Inspired to Ride”

    You might remember that last summer some 45 bicyclists took off from Oregon for the first-ever self-contained cross-country bicycle race -- The Trans Am Bike Race. No drafting. No sag wagons. No support teams.
    Fortunately, a team of filmmakers followed some of them. Here's a just-released trailer of their film, entitled "Inspired to Ride,"based on the race....
  4. East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening set for May

    It will probably be May before a closed, 2.6-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved and reopened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

    Then you better rush out and get in your bike rides on the 11-mile rail-trail that runs between Redmond and Issaquah by mid-summer, because that’s when another 1.2-mile section will be shut down for …

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  5. World record attempt in Britain: 75,065 miles in one year

    Bicycling records come and go, but one that has survived for 76 years is Tommy Godwin’s record of cycling 75,065 miles in one year — 1939.

    Now, 40-year-old Steve Abraham from Great Britain is trying to break that record.

    Anyone who has set a goal for annual bike mileage in a year knows how difficult it …

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