Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • World Bicycle Relief just announced it’s new Year End Campaign that highlights how the power of bicycles is radically changing people’s lives in Africa (see video above and click here to donate.)
  • Keen has announced their grant program called The Keen Effect for non-profit work that promotes responsible outdoor participation. Spread the word.
  • Pinkbike is announcing Operation Share The Ride – a fundraiser to donate bikes and helmets to kids in need this holiday season. Donate whatever amount you can, but know that every $50 buys a kid a bike and helmet (and gives you 10 chances to win some cool prizes.)
  • Alabama state Senator Gerald Allen has proposed a bill to require a 3-foot space when passing a cyclist. If you live in Alabama, let your lawmakers know you’re in favor of this new bill.
  • Art’s Cyclery has announced that they are now the US supplier of MarshGuard mud guards.
  • Balint Hamvas‘ beautifully photographed cyclocross book from the 2012/2013 season is now available for your inspiration.
  • Guess those 650B wheels are really coming around – Leisure Trends, by way of Bicycle Retailer, says 29er sales are down for the first time. Ever.
  • The League of American Bicyclists has announced 91 more certified bicycle friendly businesses this year- including government agencies and the National Park Service.
  • Men, today is the last day to buy a pair of Osloh bicycle friendly jeans at wholesale prices.
  • Speaking of jeans, Levi’s has their 2013 commuter line available online now.
  • The Armstrong Lie opens today in select cities. Watch the trailer here.

Comments

drider - 11/08/13 - 9:39am

Heh yep. RIP 29ers, was a good experiment.

Ham-planet - 11/08/13 - 10:35pm

Very misleading comment re 29ers. The number of 29ers sold declined, yes – but by a lesser percentage than mountain bikes as a whole: they increased their share of the market.

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