Biking Bis

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  1. Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC

    Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put in production and made available in bike shops by 2015.

    Let the voting begin (which it did, on Monday). You only have until noon Aug. 3 to choose the …

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  2. How to tell Oregon what you think of Scenic Bikeways

    The folks at the Oregon tourism department came up with a great idea a few years ago when they developed the first of 12 Oregon Scenic Bikeways.

    It’s the first, and still the only, such program in the US. The routes are created with the help of local riders and range from a morning’s ride …

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  3. Custom bike-frame builder and cycling advocate die during RAGBRAI

    A bicyclist remembered as a renowned Iowa custom bike-frame builder collapsed during Monday’s stage of RAGBRAI and later was pronounced dead at a hospital. [Update: Later in the week, on Wednesday, a Sioux City man died of a heart attack in his tent. George "Frank" Brinkerhoff, 74, was president of the Siouxland Cyclists bike club. KTIV.com said he …

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  4. A new study confuses the record on prostate cancer and bicycling

    There’s no argument that bicycling is good exercise for men. It reduces the risk of Type II diabetes, coronary disease and stroke. It reduces stress and releases endorphins that create an overall feeling of well-being.

    Now, a UK survey of 5,000 male cyclists reports an increase in the rate of prostate cancer for those who …

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  5. Bike commuters beat the back-up on I-90

    Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.

    Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …

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