Priconomics researcher Rohin Dhar looked at six months of Craigslist data to find the top cities for cycling in the United States. She titled the blog post The Fixie Bike Index
She counted the number of bicycle for sale posts nationwide and found that San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago had the most bike listings. With the population density of these cities this isn’t surprising. She then looked at the data per capita and came up with these rankings.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience in Partnership with Carmichael Training Systems Introduced for 2012 Race
DENVER (Jan. 17, 2012) – Fans of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will have the opportunity to experience the race like the pros through the Carmichael Training Systems’ (CTS) USA Pro Cycling Challenge Race Experience. Through an exclusive partnership between CTS and the USA Pro Challenge, a privileged few amateur riders will be selected for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride every stage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge as a team, just hours before the professionals. These lucky amateurs will eat, sleep and live like professional cyclists for all seven days of the race, August 20-26, 2012. Retired professional cyclist and CTS Founder Chris Carmichael will be leading the selection process and riding with the team during the event.
Participants of the CTS USA Pro Challenge Race Experience will work together as a cohesive unit, borrowing tactics and strategies from the pros. In a serious point-to-point effort, the riders will have to push themselves to stay ahead of the fast-approaching pro peloton.
Driven to Drive to Less, a city campaign that challenges residents to ditch their car at least once a week, has crunched its first-year numbers. Here are some of the highlights:
- Boulder residents, employees and students reduced car miles travel by 803,816;
- Single-occupant vehicle trips to/from work or school decreased by 38 percent; - Bike commuting increased by 44 percent;
- Transit use increased by 27 percent.
Larimer County considers exemption for leg of Ride the Rockies
By Pamela Dickman Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
FORT COLLINS -- The Larimer County Commissioners will consider exempting Ride the Rockies from a rule that allows only two bicycle events on any one stretch of county road within a rolling 30-day period.
The large bicycle tour moves around the state, and this June will wind through Rocky Mountain National Park and end in Fort Collins on Friday, June 15, after seven days across 445 miles.
A large contingent of local, state and federal officials are pushing the U.S. Department of Transportation to grant Boulder's application for about a half-million dollars to greatly expand the city's bike sharing program.
The city has applied for the money through the federal Transportation Community and System Preservation grant. The application requests $440,000, but a required 20-percent local match in private and in-kind investments would bring the total value of the grant to about $550,000.
The money would be used to grow the Boulder B-cycle bike-sharing program by 10 stations -- adding about 50 percent new capacity to the system that launched last spring with 100 red bikes and computerized kiosks.