From: "PeopleForBikes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Aug 29, 2013 5:32 PM
Subject: The summer's biggest bike trend
To: "Daniel Stafford" <email@example.com>
The summer is coming to a close, but what a summer it's been! Two of the largest U.S. cities, New York and Chicago, launched major bike sharing systems with thousands of public short-term rental bikes. Today, San Francisco opened its system, with 700 bikes and 70 stations around the Bay Area, and more on the way.
Bike sharing—particularly when paired with a network of safe, low-stress bikeways—can transform a city's bicycling experience and culture. We captured these exciting developments in the infographic below. Check it out and share with your friends!
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Enjoy the rest of this summer's riding,
Yes, I'm still a noob.
I bike a lot (pedals, as in 10-speed, old-school, blue Schwinn) and rollerskate on Friday mornings. This is my first time outside with my Sector 9 this year, shame on me. I should give up sleeping.
Man, what a solid core workout! I'm feeling it in all the places you would doing squats, but also abs & lower back. It's like Pilates on wheels! (And more fun)
I have a feeling that if I mix a couple of mornings a week of this, (say an hour each to start) I'll put the exercise monster over the edge and start slimming.
Two mornings bike 3 hours, two mornings longboard an hour, rollerskate Fridays, two hours lifting weights...if that doesn't do it I don't have a clue what would.
I can't bike ride for a few days, though. There's a hole in our parking lot near one of the drains. I stepped on the edge wrong, fell on my ass, and got a baseball-sized case of road-rash on my left knee. Pedaling is just a bit too much bend yet.
The fall happened this past Saturday. I'm looking to do a ride with my friend Luis this coming Saturday. The two of us have been riding bikes together since the Summer of 1975...which eventually led to this blog. :-)
*Not going, unfortunately, but it sounds fun. - Dan
If you're crazy about bikes, chances are you've heard about Interbike—the biggest bike show in North America, held annually in Las Vegas. Up until this year, just members of the bike industry were allowed into the show. Cycling superfans could only read about (and drool over) next year's bikes and equipment from home.
Now, for the first time ever, Interbike is opening its doors to the public...and you're invited. As a PeopleForBikes member, you can receive insider VIP access to Interbike for a registration fee of only $50.00.
To register today for Interbike by Invitation please click HERE.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
- The PeopleForBikes team
...Just got back from J & R with Big Blue. I walked over there, about 5 miles, then rode back, with a stop for the best Greek salad in town at Omega on 16th & Highland.
The bike rode great. The only complaint I have is that they forgot to put the plastic cap over the valve stem, but I had one from a popped tube at home.
Of course, three days in the shop, and someone tries to steal my spot in the bike rack next to my wife. I've been parking Big Blue there three years now, noob. Get your own! Ah, the joys of condo building bike rooms.