Latest Recreational cycling News

Unicyclist completes 180-mile Trek Across Maine

Jun. 17, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Thousands have ridden their bicycles in the three-day Trek Across Maine. But only one participant has accomplished the feat on a single wheel. Hugh Sharp from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, rode 180 miles (290 kilometers) on a unicycle in the annual fundraiser for the American Lung...

Albuquerque Pride rainbow crosswalk on Route 66 vandalized

Jun. 7, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating damage to a rainbow-colored crosswalk created in honor of Albuquerque Pride after videos emerged of several motorcyclists trying to deface it. One video posted online shows dozens of bikers riding along Route 66 before a couple of them take turns burning...

Joining biking trails and bringing money to New England

May. 26, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Looking to give an economic boost to rural parts of New England, one group is turning to mountain bikers for help. The new initiative called the Borderlands covers 250 miles of trails in seven areas of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, and also takes riders to Quebec. The seven bike...

Why Quebec endlessly beckons those on a bicycle

May. 21, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — In Montreal each spring, an epic bicycle festival demonstrates how 25,000 people can let the good times roll without bumping into each other too much.  In Quebéc City and its hinterlands, cyclists plunge into a history shaped by French explorers, the Roman Catholic Church,...

On two wheels, 'The Climb' rides through Cannes as a hit

May. 19, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Some stars and directors come to the Cannes Film Festival by boat, others by private jet. Michael Angelo Covino and Kyle Marvin pretty much cycled their way into Cannes. Covino's "The Climb," in which he and Marvin star as lifelong friends, opens on a French mountain. One of the...

New section of abandoned rail line converted to a trail

May. 16, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

EUGENE, Mo. (AP) — The first section of new biking and hiking trail created on an abandoned rail line has opened in the Kansas City area. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that's planned for June 1 for the Rock Island Trail will make it official. The 6.4 mile (10.3 kilometer) section of trail stretches from...

Floods renew fear in Bosnia; boy missing after fall in creek

May. 14, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BEGOV HAN, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who fell into a swollen creek on his bicycle remained missing after floods hit parts of Bosnia on Tuesday, raising fears the Balkan country could see a repeat of the record flooding that killed at least 23 people and affected about a third of the...