Latest Recreational cycling News

Bicycle Man struggling to find volunteers for final giveaway

Nov. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ann Mathis stands in the warehouse of the Bicycle Man Outreach Program. For the past nine years, she has continued the program started by her late husband, Moses Mathis 33 years ago. Now, Ann Mathis is looking for volunteers to help with her final year of handing out...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2022 03:25 AM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. November 21, 2022. Editorial: Democrats’ state House win significant The surprising success of Democrats in capturing control of the Pennsylvania state House signals a change in direction and philosophy for state policymaking. ...

Swedish cyclist pedals to Egypt to raise climate awareness

Nov. 14, 2022 00:31 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — She has pedaled thousands of miles from Sweden to Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to deliver a simple message: Stop climate change. The trip took 72-year-old activist Dorothee Hildebrandt and her pink e-bike — which she fondly calls Miss...

Tens of thousands ride bikes on typically busy Dubai highway

Nov. 06, 2022 03:08 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For a few brief hours on Sunday, the skyscraper-lined superhighway that cuts through the center of Dubai emptied of the cars always clogging it to give way to tens of thousands of bicyclists. The annual Dubai Ride saw bikes race down Sheikh Zayed...

Climate activists block private jets at Amsterdam airport

Nov. 05, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

EDE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of climate protesters blocked private jets from leaving Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Saturday in a demonstration on the eve of the COP27 U.N. climate meeting in Egypt. Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion protesters sat around private jets to...

The surf was up and helped save a man’s life

Oct. 23, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Todd and Donna Rowan woke up early Oct. 2. Donna took pictures of the sunrise and drank coffee before the couple hopped on their beach cruisers. They rode from their condominium near Rudee Inlet to Croatan Beach, parked their bikes and kicked off their shoes. ...

Volunteers clear central Florida trails of hurricane debris

Oct. 15, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not all heroes wear capes. Some wield chainsaws, loppers or heavy-duty push mowers — tools needed to help local trails recover after Hurricane Ian. Members of the Florida Trail Association, SORBA Orlando and other Central Florida volunteers quickly got to...

Library system unveils Book Bike

Oct. 08, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County Public Libraries is bringing the library to patrons — on three wheels. The Book Bike is designed to reach people who might not be able to come to a library branch in person. “It’s a library on a bike,” children’s...

US officials seek public comment on Pacific Northwest Trail

Oct. 07, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are taking a big step involving a 1,200-mile (1,900-kilometer) hiking trail stretching from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Forest Service is accepting comments through Oct. 30 on a comprehensive plan for the Pacific...

Prabal Gurung puts a loving spotlight on the world's misfits

Sep. 11, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prabal Gurung sent his New York Fashion Week models down a long, stark runway Saturday in the shadow of the United Nations wearing an explosion of sheers and colors as an ode to the misfits of the world who are “often watched and monitored, scrutinized but unseen.” ...