The 2nd Annual Fat Bike Winter Summit and Festival, January 25-27, 2013, will be the premiere fat bike gathering in the West for both land managers and fat bike enthusiasts. Based on the highly successful inaugural Summit from January, 2012, the 2013 Summit and Festival has been expanded beyond a one-day meeting to include product demos, races, group rides, and Saturday evening bash for fat bike enthusiasts.
By Charles Pekow Provo Utah officially gained a new Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC). And Idaho retained two previous ones, with one moving up a notch from bronze to silver. The announcements came in October in the biannual BFC awards given by the League of American Bicyclists. The League takes applications from communities around the country […]
Athens, GA — Ten high-speed cycling events in some of the country’s most compelling communities will make up the 2013 USA CRITS Series. The best criterium racers from around the world will compete from one side of the nation to the other for a chance at the coveted Champion System Orange Jersey and a prize purse worth $50,000. Highlights […]
the lion’s share of the bike/ped money is pretty much evenly split among pedestrian projects and off-road trails. States use far less of the money converting abandoned rail corridors into trails, adding bike lanes to roads, educating people about safety and so forth.
Utah’s Saturday Cycles Wins 2012 Silver Bicycle Friendly Business Award; Boise’s Ada County Highway District and Idaho Mountain Touring Also Take Silver
The folks in the Boise area sure know how to get credit for improving bicycling conditions in their community. They are winning incredible recognition from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Bicycle Friendly America programs. Not only was Boise State University not satisfied with its bronze medal won last year (the fourth highest ranking) that it reapplied and moved a notch above and won silver ranking this year (see May 2012 issue) but two other employers in the area won Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) awards in the spring announcement.
Advocates for bicycling and walking have done more than try to give a red light to congressional efforts to cut off their federal funding. They have been reporting on the extent to which people are actually using the available infrastructure – crucial data in evaluating these efforts.
A pot of gold for promoting bicycle safety remains largely unused in most of the country. It comes from the same federal law that funds Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grants, long used for bicycle projects.