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1 March, 2013

The week’s top bike news from around the world, brought to you every Friday.

Local news

306161_415604001866519_1093495109_nTeam Bicycle Network launched

Bicycle Network launched it’s road team of five outstanding riders yesterday. Follow the link to meet the team and find out where they’ll be racing.

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Art on a roll

As part of Bicycle Queensland’s Bike Week, a community initiative called Papergirl Brisbane is calling for artists and writers to submit works for exhibition which will then be rolled up and distributed around the city by bike.

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Skid lids and kids

While a recent study attracted attention for its finding that helmetless riders take more risks and are more likely to be involved in a collision, Alan Davies of Crikey blog The Urbanist investigates the study’s more concerning findings about children and teenagers who ride without helmets.

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Brunswick Street face lift

The iconic Melbourne street, which is becoming increasingly popular for bikes, is set to get new and wider bike lanes over the next few years as part of a larger strategy to improve the strip between Alexandra and Victoria Parades.

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International news

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Just in case you weren’t already convinced, Bike Radar has put together this impressive list.

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Helmet of justice

After one of its employees was injured in a hit-and-run while riding his bike, US company Chaotic Moon has devised a new helmet that functions as a black box for bike riders.

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All the pretties

Check out this gallery of drool-inducing pics from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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Motor city turns to bikes

Once hailed as the home of the car, Detroit, Michigan, like much of the US has fallen on hard times, but a flourishing bike industry is beginning to provide jobs for the skilled workforce.

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Health

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Tips from world happiness experts to brighten up your Friday.

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Video

Super tricky

This rider uses his bike as a dance floor.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. 2 March, 2013 9:28 am

    Reblogged this on Sykose and commented:
    @SykOse. Live. Extreme.

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