Latest Recreational cycling News

Nobel winner remembers childhood in Pittsburgh

Oct. 23, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joshua Angrist suspects that his childhood in Shadyside in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t like those of other people who have won the Nobel Prize. He rode his bike around the city at all hours, stopping home for dinner before heading out again with his...

Railway plan delays efforts to create bike trail in Maine

Oct. 21, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An agreement with the Maine Department of Transportation and a railway company could delay community efforts to create a multi-purpose trail between a 25-mile stretch of railroad connecting Portland and Auburn. The state wants to extend an...

Group seeks to convert old railroad line to recreation trail

Oct. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Advocates of a new outdoor recreational project in southeast South Dakota are asking state regulators for permission to convert an old railroad line into a trail for cyclists, hikers and horseback riders. The Friends of the Tabor to Platte Rail to...

New biking trail opens in Indiana's Brown County State Park

Oct. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — One of Indiana’s most popular state parks now has a new section of mountain bike trail as it continues expanding that network. A ceremony opening the 1.6-mile Limekiln East trail in Brown County State Park was held earlier this month for the...

Study: Chicago cops tougher on bicyclists in minority areas

Oct. 12, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police officers write up cyclists for riding on sidewalks in Black and Latino areas far more often than they do in predominantly white communities, a new study found. The Chicago Tribune reports that the study that was...

Thousands march in Brussels to demand tougher climate action

Oct. 10, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dressed as endangered fish or tigers or wearing toy polar bears on their heads, demonstrators marched through Brussels on Sunday to push world leaders to take bolder action to fight climate change at the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow starting this month. ...

New club aims to promote cycling for Black Mississippians

Oct. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Moss Point High School teacher Louis Henderson first started bringing his bike into his classroom to keep it safe before after-school rides last year, his students of all races would joke that he was doing “stuff that white people do.” ...

Artist’s inspiration turns summer from gloomy to glorious

Oct. 02, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Facing what very well could have been a “Summer of COVID” with isolation, segregation and even some mutual antagonism, artist Carol Keene found a way to celebrate a “Summer of Love” in her Buffalo Grove backyard with a gaggle of neighborhood children...

Travel in Canada is a prize for the vaccinated and vigilant

Sep. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec's most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch. ...

He started cycling during pandemic, now leads rides, models

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A month after buying a bicycle to help him stave off cabin fever during quarantine last year, Siddeeq Shabazz went on his first group ride through Manayunk and Conshohocken with the K.R.T. Cycling Team. “They kicked my you-know-what, but I finished...