Category Archives: sports

Skateboard parking rack


Saw my first-ever skateboard parking rack (see below) recently at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This ingenious idea should be employed throughout the country, particularly in downtown areas and around/near college campuses.  Given the numbers of skateboarders seen in Boulder … Continue reading

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Poll results – no love for crushed limestone


Several weeks ago an unscientific poll was taken here on Bicycle Trax about which surface(s) bicycle riders prefer to cycle on. While unscientific, the results were quite startling. Only one person out of 37 people voting and/or commenting on the … Continue reading

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The benefits of yoga and bicycling


At last night’s flow yoga class, half of us bicycled to Lotus Voice for an hour-long workout of stretching and enlightenment. This was not the first time this had happened this spring, but it was coincidental with a planned Lansing … Continue reading

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Interurban glide ride – the soap box derby of bicycles


Throughout the summer of 2014 one of our favorite evening pastimes has been to ride the non-motorized Interurban Pathway from East Lansing to Lake Lansing to buy ice cream cones. Afterwards, on our westbound ride home, we will competitively glide … Continue reading

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The bicycle kick – art, acrobatics, and athleticism all in one


If you have never seen a bicycle kick live or on television, you have missed something sweet and very special. It is odd’s on the coolest, most acrobatic, and artistic shot in all of sports. It is hard to describe … Continue reading

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Tour de oops…on our American roads


This humorous cartoon by Andy Singer aptly highlights the difference many of cyclists face when riding on many of our roadways for either sport or recreation in the United States versus other countries. With the start of the Tour de … Continue reading

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Hitting for the “cycle” at the ball park


The following major league baseball teams/stadiums provide bicycle parking and/or valet services at ALL home games. Hopefully, more teams will “hit for the cycle” in the near future and provide similar bicycle parking options for their health and fitness conscious … Continue reading

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A picture says it all – health benefits of bicycling


This image from the League of American Bicyclists clearly identifies many of the health benefits of bicycling, whether it takes place in May or any other month of the year. Cheers!

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Two less cars!


One of my favorite bicycle advocacy catch phrases is “One less car!” In celebration of this worthy and sustainable effort, Kathy and I spent yesterday (Saturday) accomplishing all our errands on our bicycles. Between us, we totaled more than 27 miles … Continue reading

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A titanic shift in bike helmet design


In our quest to find a folding bicycle helmet for use while traveling, Kathy made me aware of a new helmet technology that some (like me) will consider a titanic shift from the traditional bicycle helmet design paradigm – the … Continue reading

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