Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)

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Where Cyclists Once Rode, Ghost Bikes Stand Vigil

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 6:06 am

Ryan Nuckle helped found New York City's Ghost Bike Project in 2005, after three cyclists were killed in a single month.
Nellie Large for NPR

On a muggy summer afternoon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a dozen people are hard at work on the patio behind a local church. They're stripping old bicycles of their brakes, cables and chains, and sanding and spray-painting them white.

But behind the lighthearted chatter, there's a more somber purpose to this gathering: They're building "ghost bikes."

Painted all white and adorned with colorful notes and flowers, ghost bikes are the cycling community's equivalent of roadside shrines dotting the highway; they mark the spot where a rider was killed in traffic.

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8:06am

Mon August 20, 2012
Sports

Durango Ready To Roll As Stage 1 For USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Sascha Brück Creative Commons

Communities across the state are getting ready to welcome the top cyclists in the world for the second annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The cycling race begins Monday in Durango where many locals are excited but also uncertain whether it’ll mean a boost to businesses.

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6:00am

Mon August 20, 2012
Sports

After Thousands of Dollars and Man-Hours, Host Cities Ready for Pro Cycling Challenge

Ads like this one in Colorado Springs are just one of many things host cities along the USA Pro Cycling Challenge route have spent time--and money--planning.
Grace Hood KUNC

Today marks the start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a seven-day professional bike race that will broadcast images of Colorado to about 200 countries. It also marks the finish line for the 12 cities hosting the event, which have spent months and thousands of dollars preparing to welcome the traveling road show.

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