Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Vote for the next Sweetskinz designs

Vote for your favorite Sweetskinz bicycle tire and you may be selected as one of 25 participants who will get a free set of tires. Sweetskinz tires feature wild designs are reflective at night. Top designs will be selected for their next generation lineup.
"Ready to Go." Burnaby Velodrome president Gordon Ross holds a racer prior to a Courier race at the track. Photo Copyright 2007 by John Woakes and used with permission.

Cannondale Bike Recall

Update: All owners of affected bikes have apparently already been notified. Cannondale has recalled several models of its 2007 bikes because the front brake can fail, causing the rider to lose control and fall. About 700 Six 13 Team 1 and Synapse Carbon SL1 bikes were sold in the U.S. from July 2006 through November 2006 for between $3,200 and $4,500. Consumers with one of the recalled bikes who have not been contacted by Cannondale or an Authorized Cannondale Dealer can contact Cannondale at (800) BIKE-USA between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

See and be seen

Portland Department of Transportation has launched a Get Lit campaign to encourage cyclists to use lights on their bikes.

2007 National Bike Summit

The 2007 National Bike Summit takes place in Washington, D.C. March 13-16, 2007.

Stay in your lane!

University of Florida police remind returning students that cyclists should avoid pedestrian facilities like sidewalks.

Chinese authorities ban coverage of electric bicycle suit

Guangdong authorities have issued a gag order forbidding local newspapers from reporting on a lawsuit challenging Guangzhou's ban on electric bicycles. The order followed a hearing on Monday in the Panyu District People's Court of a lawsuit brought by the owner of a confiscated vehicle -- the first legal challenge to the city government's ban on electric bicycles. Ye Cunhuan, 41, said she appealed to the court to have her electric bicycle returned after police took it on December 7, when they charged her with "adding an electric engine to a bicycle." A municipal ban on electric bicycles on Guangzhou roads including suburban areas such as Panyu, Conghua and Zengcheng came into effect on November 3, despite widespread community opposition. Read more.

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