Friday, September 19, 2008

Weekend events for getting out, online links for staying in

The weather forecast for this weekend -- sunny, dry, temps in the 70s -- is why fall is a great time to ride. Take advantage of these days by enjoying the events on tap this weekend.

Century Cycles Night Ride on the Towpath Trail: First up is our very own event on Saturday, 9/20, at 8:00 p.m. at the Peninsula store (on Route 303 next to the Winking Lizard). Helmets and bike lights are required, but no money or registration is necessary. More details here.

The Sparx Gallery Hop in Cleveland: This citywide event on Saturday and Sunday has a bike route this year so you can pedal through all the arts districts in town, enjoying everything from the Tremont Art Show to the CMA's Chalk Festival. Look for the "Share the Road" signs and click here for the map and more information.

Also: Don't forget the Ride For Miles on Saturday and the Reagan Park TT on Sunday.

Prefer to spend the weekend by the computer? No worries. Here's a bunch of bike news that happened online this week that should keep you busy:

"Flickr Bikes" (a bike with a camera, solar panel, and GPS) photo-map locales around the globe. -- Lifehacker

Speaking of maps to help bicyclists, here's an update on the effort to get Google Maps to add a "bike there" feature, plus starting a northeast Ohio bike map online. -- GreenCityBlueLake

Calvin B. Kirchik, a bicyclist who helped write the Better Bicycling law in Ohio, died. -- The Plain Dealer

Ohio ranked #32 on a list of bicycle-friendly states. -- League of American Bicyclists

Old news: Lance is riding in the Tour again. Funny news: This "Onion"-like take on reaction from around the bicycling world from FCFNS (Fat Cyclist Fake News Service). -- Fat Cyclist

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