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Orlando Kids Take Back the Streets — By Bike

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"They want to ride to school. So they do." That’s the message at the end of this terrific video about a student-initiated bike bus in Orlando, Florida — a city with some of the meanest streets in the nation. Shot by Robert Seidler and edited by CommuteOrlando Blog‘s Keri Caffrey, it comes to us courtesy […]

Vintage Bicycle Hop: Alameda

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From EBBC: 1st Annual Vintage Bicycle Hop with awards show, dancing, DJ’s and indoor drink specials. 3 to 5:30 – DJ tunes & bicycle show 5:30 – Vintage Bike Awards 6 to 8:00 – Live music with The B-Stars Tiki Trio Awards presented in the following categories: BEST VINTAGE BEST VINTAGE INSPIRED BEST LOW RIDER […]
Young girls are as enthusiastic about biking as boys, but many lose interest in biking as they get older. Photo: Cameron Adams/Flickr
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Why Do Teenage Girls Lose Interest in Biking?

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Jennifer Dill at Portland State University is taking a close look at why girls' attitudes about biking change over time. In a study of 300 Portland-area families, she observed that a gender gap in attitudes toward cycling isn't apparent in younger kids, but when girls reach adolescence, they don't view cycling as positively as boys do.