More Fort Worth kids will get free bikes, thanks to one dad’s effort

The wheels of government grind plenty slow. But sometimes, they do move. And as a result, more disadvantaged Fort Worth kids will soon have some wheels of their own.

Last year, a north Fort Worth dad, Daniel Guido, discovered that discarded bikes were piling up at a city-operated waste drop-off station. Guido runs a bike “gang” in his neighborhood, a group of families and volunteers who fix and maintain bikes, give rebuilt bikes away and host community rides in an effort to get children out of the house and neighbors better acquainted.

The thrown-out bikes struck him as an opportunity for parts and fixer-uppers that could help spread the gospel of fresh air and neighborhood solidarity. But for various reasons — legal liability, a contract to sell the bikes for auction and a conflict with state law — city officials said he couldn’t have them.

After Star-Telegram videographer Yffy Yossifor

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REFILE-Wanting to social distance, biking surges in North America’s largest city

(Fixes typo in 3rd paragraph to correct name of bike shop owner)

MEXICO CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Cycling is undergoing a renaissance in the congested Mexican capital, North America’s largest metropolis and home to over 20 million, as residents seek to social distance and avoid public transportation amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A chaotic network of metro trains and buses form the backbone of Mexico City’s public transport system and was used on a daily basis prior to the pandemic by millions of commuters, often cramped elbow to elbow.

“Many people have opted to buy a bike and use it, out of fear of public transport, to get to work, to go out and about, to be active,” said Valentin Najera, a capital bike shop owner.

He says business is booming.

“There has been an increase in sales since the pandemic.”

Mexico City’s local government has taken notice of

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Los Angeles Police Fatally Shoot Black Man After Suspected Bike Violation

LOS ANGELES — A Black cyclist was fatally shot by Los Angeles County police, the latest instance of police killing a Black man, as the county Sheriff’s Department and a lawyer representing the man’s family gave diverging accounts of the shooting on Tuesday.

The cyclist, 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was shot more than 20 times in the back on Monday afternoon after two sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him for a bicycle code violation, said Benjamin Crump, who said he is representing Kizzee’s family.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Kizzee, whose identity was confirmed by the county medical examiner-coroner, was shot fewer than 20 times after dropping a handgun he had been carrying and punching one of the deputies.

The killing renewed protests in the city by demonstrators angered at deadly violence against Black people by police. Such protests have become a near daily occurrence around the country after George

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Wanting to social distance, biking surges in North America’s largest city

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Cycling is undergoing a renaissance in the congested Mexican capital, North America’s largest metropolis and home to over 20 million, as residents seek to social distance and avoid public transportation amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A man looks at bicycle parts inside a shop as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico City, Mexico August 27, 2020. Picture taken August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A chaotic network of metro trains and buses form the backbone of Mexico City’s public transport system and was used on a daily basis prior to the pandemic by millions of commuters, often cramped elbow to elbow.

“Many people have opted to buy a bike and use it, out of fear of public transport, to get to work, to go out and about, to be active,” said Valentin Najera, a capital bike shop owner.

He says business is booming.

“There has

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A New York Biker’s Headache: Where to Store It

Or, you could just ask your neighbor. Jane Torres-Lavoro, 40, and her husband Leo Lavoro, 45, who works for a record label, have been storing the bikes they bought this summer in an extra bedroom in their neighbor’s apartment in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. They send him a text message when they want to use the bikes and he rolls them out. In exchange, Ms. Torres-Lavoro, a hospital administrator, picks up groceries for him and makes his favorite soup, a Senegalese chicken soup. “He’s like my adopted dad,” she said.

The neighbor, Michael Cohen, 70, a retired taxi driver, stores the bikes in the room that was once his daughter’s bedroom. He stores another neighbor’s bike there, too, making his apartment something of an unofficial building bike room. “It’s the least I could do. I have the free space,” he said. “I had other plans for the room, but they’re

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New York City judge punched in the jaw by bicyclist while on her way to work

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In broad daylight, a Bill de Blasio-appointed judge was “cold-cocked” in an apparently random attack on her way to work in downtown Manhattan on Monday, August 31.

Judge Phyllis Chu, 56, had just stepped off the Staten Island Ferry at about 9:40 a.m. and was heading to the courthouse when a passerby on a bicycle punched her in the jaw.

“With no words exchanged, a bicyclist riding in the opposite direction as the one she was walking in just punched her in the face and kept going,’’ a spokesman for the court system said.

The judge alerted cops who searched the area for the assailant but never located a suspect, who is described as being heavyset and wearing a blue and green shirt and riding a Citi Bike.

“The individual who may have been emotionally disturbed

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Better infrastructure, education needed to make Regina bike-friendly: cyclists



a person riding on the back of a bicycle: Annabel Townsend, Owner of the Penny University which is currently operating as an online book seller, rides her delivery bike along the path in Les Sherman Park in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 19, 2020.


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Annabel Townsend, Owner of the Penny University which is currently operating as an online book seller, rides her delivery bike along the path in Les Sherman Park in Regina, Saskatchewan on August 19, 2020.

While biking in Regina, Annabel Townsend’s experiences range from pleasant to confusing to frightening.

She moved from Great Britain to Regina eight years ago and, having never needed a drivers license before, came to the Queen City without one. She still does not have a drivers license and uses her bicycle for everything, whether commuting to work, visiting friends or getting groceries.

But Regina is not designed with people like her in mind, she said. Many drivers do not know how to share the road with a cyclist, and she is often stuck riding on the road because of the city’s limited number of bike lanes.

“It feels like it was designed by

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You can distance for miles on a bike

Last month, on a Friday, I bought a bike because I decided to do my first Community Bike Ride the next day.

Turns out that was a very popular decision, and Red Wheel has seen an enormous increase in people wanting to get outdoors during the pandemic, distancing while being social with nature.

So I bought the bike, made my decision based on color (a beautiful deep purple), but it was also versatile for riding both the greenways and trails. The next morning, we departed from JCMG and rode the city’s greenway for 10 miles.

Biking is a great way to discover stunning scenery, and I needed a helmet-cam so I could share the beauty, which included shaded tree-lined trails along a pretty waterway — which turned out to be Wears Creek — ending downtown and using the new bike lanes on the street, and even crossing over the new

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100% growth post-lockdown! How COVID-19 gave a new lease of life to humble bicycles

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Premium bicycles witness 100% growth this year post-lockdown
  • Commuter cycles see a robust 50% jump in demand
  • Urban consumers choose cycles over gym to stay fit
  • Lack of public transport and social distancing needs fuel demand in the hinterland
  • Supply chain disruption, lack of production result in shortage of bicycles in retail stores

If you are in the market for a bicycle and are exploring online purchase through French sports goods retailer Decathlon, chances are you will return empty handed.

Decathlon, which has gained a name for itself as the go-to brand for sports aficionados in India sells a range of bicycles through its in-house BTWIN brand. With around 50 products straddling different segments and price points from Rs 5,000 going up to Rs 1.6 lakh, a surge in demand for its products in the post-lockdown period has seen the company running short on supplies. A significant number

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2 New Bike Lanes Coming To Upper East Side, City Says

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Two new bike lanes will be installed this summer on the Upper East Side — but only temporarily, the city announced Monday.



a sign on the side of the street


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The protected bike lanes will be implemented along East 61st and 62nd streets between 5th and York avenues. They’re being built to accommodate an increase in bike use during the coronavirus pandemic, and will force some adjustments to the Open Restaurant setups along those streets, the Department of Transportation said on Twitter.

The lanes will be protected by delineators, street markings and signs, the DOT said.

Implementation will begin in late summer, according to the DOT, although with less than three weeks remaining before Fall begins, it wasn’t immediately clear how soon the lanes would be built.

The DOT did not immediately respond to questions about when the bike lanes would be implemented and how long they would be

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