With the sun barely starting to illuminate the city on a quiet Saturday morning, I join a small group of cyclists led by Alejandro Diaz, the 56-year-old owner of Giro Central, a bicycle shop and café just off of Reforma Avenue in downtown Mexico City. We pedal over a bridge on the cycling path that runs by his shop and can see the far side of the city and a faint outline of the mountains that jut up around the valley. On most sunny afternoons residents in Mexico City can catch glimpses of the summit of Ajusco, a 12,894-foot-tall mountain that sits within the territorial limit of the capital. A few times a year, when rain and wind clear away low-hanging haze, the icy summits
When Ty and Johanna Schmidt moved to Traverse City, Michigan, from Tucson, Arizona, in 2006, they had no idea they’d eventually dedicate their lives to bicycle advocacy, organize bike clubs and programming for the entire region, and launch the largest youth mountain bike team in the state.
When their oldest of two sons, Carter, now 16, started elementary school in 2006, the couple noticed the line of cars to drop kids off was increasingly long and full of annoyed parents—no one was riding a bike or walking. So Ty and Johanna, now 44 and 46, started leading their sons and a few other neighborhood kids to and from school on bikes.
Soon, it turned into a “bike train” with a dozen kids, and word spread. By the time their youngest son, Jameson, now 13, started elementary school, biking was the obvious mode of transportation to get there.
“The key was
Making cycling feel safer makes it more likely people will get outside and exercise on their daily commute, says Andre Riopel
This past week, residents of the area around Sault College may have noticed that roads got a new paint job delinating bike lanes. This project is part of a greater effort, pushed by the Sault Cycling Club, to make the city more friendly to alternative transportation.
The current project is painting new bike lanes in Northern Ave. and Pine St, Willow Ave. with the last two streets connecting to the Hub Trail. It is set to be completed by the end of summer.
The idea behind creating new bicycle lanes is to change the perception of cycling as a safe and convenient activity.
“What we’ve learned all over the world over the years is that the greatest way to promote cycling is through the perception of safety,” said Andre
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global cycling wear market size is expected to reach USD 7.88 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 to 2027. Cycling wear has been gaining increasing traction among the consumers on account of rise in awareness related to health and fitness worldwide. This is expected to boost the demand for the bicycle and subsequently drive the cycle wear demand over the forecast period.
Key suggestions from the report:
- By product, cycling wear apparel accounted for the largest share of 68.8% in 2019 and is expected to maintain its lead during the forecast period. These products are designed with high category clothing material offering good comfort to the rider, along with other attributes including durability, moisture resistance, waterproof, windproof, and high visibility
- Based on distribution channel,