Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Lyn posted this link on our Facebook wall, recommending we install the Bike Part Vending Machine above for when our stores are closed....but should we require that you and your bike match the machine??

The Cuyahoga Community College (aka Tri-C) is offering free Children's Bicycle Safety and Awareness days at their three main campuses on July 16 (Eastern Campus, Highland Hills), July 30 (Western Campus, Parma) and August 13 (Metro Campus, Cleveland). Free helmets and hot dog luches will be provided for participants. Click here for more details and contact information.

Now in its second year, the WooMan Bicycle Tour on Sept. 18 raises funds and awareness for the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund and Wooster Memorial Hospital. Route options of 20, 50, or 100 miles are available, over the scenic rolling roads between Wooster and Mansfield, with food provided by founding sponsor Panera Bread. See for more information and registration.

Giant Bicycles debuted their 2012 road bike line and VeloNews liked what they saw. Scott will be checking the line out at a Giant dealer meeting in a few weeks and we'll be starting to get these bikes in just as soon as we can. Click here for VeloNews review.

Speaking of Giant, the Rabobank team started the Tour de France yesterday on a new team bike -- the all-new Giant TCR Advanced SL bike. Check it out here.

Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects create more jobs per dollar spent than other road construction projects, according to a study released by the America Bike Coalition. Road-only projects created 7.8 jobs per million, while bike-only projects provided 11.4 jobs per million. Take THAT, super-highways! The full report is available here.

Training for the Bike MS Pedal to the Point, but your bike isn't keeping pace? We have the perfect bike to boost your miles AND your fundraising! Click here to check out the Raleigh Revenio or Raleigh Capri and how we'll donate 10% of the purchase prize to your Bike MS account.

Are you following us on Twitter? We have 554 followers but are lonely without YOU!

And let's end with a quote:

"When the sprits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought of anything but the ride you are taking..." -- Arthur Conan Doyle

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