Latest Recreational cycling News

Arkansas receives $20M to finish bike, pedestrian trail

Nov. 18, 2021 09:28 AM EST

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $20 million grant to finish the final section of a bike and pedestrian trail in eastern Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism was awarded the money to...

Maui officials consider new rules for guided bicycle tours

Nov. 17, 2021 14:24 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Some people on Maui want to limit bike tours they say create safety hazards, but company owners worry new restrictions would hurt business. Maui County Council Member Mike Molina introduced a bill Tuesday to limit the times and number of people...

For a few hours, bicyclists rule Dubai's busy superhighway

Nov. 05, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For a few brief hours on Friday, 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...

Durango Trails keeps residents rolling for 30-plus years

Oct. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — After more than 30 years, Durango Trails has evolved from a small group of community members with a passion for mountain biking into the caretakers of a world-class trail system with more than 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes from downtown Durango. ...

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. ...