Biking Bis

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  1. Will 650 children at Peppermill Elementary School in South Carolina get new bicycles this holiday season? That’s the goal of teacher Katie Blomquist.

    The 1st grade teacher for the elementary school in North Charleston wants to buy bikes, helmets, and locks for every pupil.

    She opened a fund-raising page at GoFundMe.com entitled “Every Kid Deserves a …

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  2. Whatever you call it — bicycle tourism, bicycle travel, or bikepacking — the Adventure Cycling Association says it is booming.

    That’s great news for those of us who like to make overnight excursions by bicycle.

    It means that more small towns, or park operators, or entrepreneurs will see the economic benefits of appealing to the …

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  3. If you’re planning to ride a bicycle tour the length of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail this summer, you better wrap it up before Aug. 22.

    That’s when the trail through the Army’s Yakima Training Center will be closed due to construction. The dates are Aug. 22 through Oct. 1.

    The rail-trail runs through the training center …

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  4. The Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail is closing again from July 5 to about Aug. 12 at a work site located between Carnation and Duvall.

    Because the trail is located on a narrow stretch of land between the Snoqualmie River and State Route 203, there is no room for a detour.

    State Route 203 lacks adequate …

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  5. Dishonored Tour de France champion Floyd Landis has become a businessman — selling cannabis products.

    Where life after cycling for former pro cyclists in the US has meant producing bicycles and bike clothing or commentating on TV, Landis is getting in the marijuana industry.

    His Colorado-based company, Landis of Leadville, will produce cannabis oil from marijuana …

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