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Geauga Park District opens mountain bike trail with a scenic view of nature: Valley Views

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The Geauga Park District recently opened Geauga County’s first single-track mountain bike trail. Located in Big Creek Park in Chardon Township, the 2-mile trail offers an outdoor adventure for beginners and experienced mountain bikers alike, with minimal disruption of the natural setting, allowing for a ride with a view of nature.

The park’s master plan calls for more trails in the future that would be geared more toward intermediate mountain bikers.

The addition of the mountain bike trail was completed through a partnership with the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), which designed and developed the trail with the help of GPD’s in-house construction crew.

Hikers share a half-mile of the trail, and the direction of travel changes daily to promote an even wear of the surface. Care was taken to avoid wetlands and flat areas to create a trail that is fun to ride at

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St. Johnsbury bike pavilion connects downtown to Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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The 640-square-foot bike pavilion on Bay Street behind the St. Johnsbury municipal building, just off the Passumpsic River. Officials unveiled it Sept. 26 and hope it can bring visitors downtown from the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Justin Trombly/VTDigger

ST. JOHNSBURY — A pavilion for bikers now sits at the easternmost end of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, the latest puzzle piece in turning a long-blighted stretch of riverfront land into a town recreation corridor.

Town officials on Sept. 26 unveiled the wooden, 640-square-foot pavilion on Bay Street behind the St. Johnsbury municipal building, just off the Passumpsic River. 

The pavilion connects the Three Rivers Bike Path — the first 1.5 miles of the 93-mile rail trail — to the downtown. And local leaders are optimistic the new feature will attract tourists.

“Now we’ve got the trailhead there, which I think is one of the keys to bring the Lamoille Valley

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Vampire Weekend Age Gracefully on ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

 

As part of our newly updated survey of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, we’re publishing a series of pieces on the making and impact of key records from the list. Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City came in at number 328. 

Vampire Weekend hadn’t even finished work on their second album, Contra, when, in June of 2009, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rostam Batmanglij began writing music for Modern Vampires of the City, the group’s career-defining third LP. The genesis was an early version of what would end up becoming album opener “Obvious Bicycle.” “It started with a very hectic drum beat,” said Batmanglij, who eventually added basic piano chords inspired by John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band to the raw demo. 

The band would spend the next three years working on Modern Vampires in fits and starts at Batmanglij’s Brooklyn apartment and, eventually, on a songwriting retreat

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I can’t decide if this custom Suzuki GT380 is retro or modern-looking, but I love it!

Looking at Sean Pelletier’s reinterpretation of the Suzuki GT380, it’s clear that his inspiration stems from retro stylings… although if you do tend to look at the form, the angular cuts, and just the overall sleekness, it looks undeniably contemporary. The custom GT380 makes the case that not every modern product needs to be edgy, with blue LED accents. A modern-looking product can have an evergreen appeal, with a style that’s refreshing to look at yet still familiar.

It all starts with a donor Suzuki GT380, which Sean and his designer collaborator Jeremy Lacy strip apart to its bare-basics before creating 2D sketches of the new design superimposed on the old framework. The bike’s data makes its way into SolidWorks, where Lacy builds his custom parts directly on top of the existing frame and components. This process, according to Sean, makes creating the custom bike much faster, as the new

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Beno Technologies is Unleashing a New Breed of E-Bike

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The hubless Reevo e-bike provides wheel storage and a triple barrier anti-theft system (biometric security, motion sensing, and GPS tracking). It also comes with an autonomous lighting system plus integrated signal and brake lights built into the wheels. The creators have focused mainly on convenience, safety, and stylish functionalities. They will be launching a crowdfunding campaign soon to fund this designer piece. 

The Beno Technologies team, which has spent the last four years designing, testing, and perfecting the prototype, is now at the final stages before the full production, which is scheduled to start in early 2021. “As active e-bikers, we aim to solve the main problems faced by electric bike users while keeping a clean, sleek, and functional design. We’ve developed a unique e-bike that addresses daily user issues and looks like nothing else on the road,” describes Alec

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Proximity-sensing bike tail light warns encroaching drivers

A large percentage of automobile-bicycle collisions occur when a car hits a bike from behind. The UK-designed SureLight bicycle tail light was made with this in mind, as it actually warns motorists when they’re getting too close.

Featuring a water-resistant body that’s milled from a single block of aircraft-grade sandblasted/anodized aluminum, the SureLight automatically powers up when attached to an included magnetic mount on the bike’s seatpost. Its array of 22(!) red LEDS then remain steadily illuminated until the light is pulled off again.

As is the case with many other modern bicycle tail lights, the SureLight also contains an accelerometer that detects when the bicycle starts suddenly slowing down. When this happens, the red LEDs temporarily get brighter, serving as a brake light.

Additionally, however, the SureLight also incorporates a rear-facing proximity sensor. When this device detects that a vehicle behind the bike is getting dangerously close, it triggers

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Triumph Bonneville VE Day bike makes retro cool by paying homage to the British army’s glorious heritage!

Every year Triumph Motorcycles organizes a competition to discover the most mindful custom bike design which is purely based on the legendary Bonneville range. The competition dubbed ‘Bonneville Build-Off Challenge’ (debuted in 2019) requires the custom motorcycle to be powered by a 900cc or 1200cc engine. It tests the skills of creative Triumph dealers who have to craft their own version of the iconic bikes that the company has built since its inception in 1983. The best custom builds are finally voted by Triumph fans who choose their favorite dream machine crafted from the bespoke engineering and off-the-shelf aftermarket parts.

This year the nine stunning bikes submitted by the Triumph dealers across UK are equally impressive but one outshines them all because of its perfect fusion of classic with the modern cruise bike aesthetics. This desirable machine created by the Fowlers Motorcycles from Bristol commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE

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The Future Of Sustainable Automobile: KBO Bike

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Chino, California, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the activism of climate change is catching speed, more and more people are opting towards sustainable livelihoods. People all around the world are giving up modern luxuries of single-use plastics, petrol and diesel-powered cars, fast fashion, and much more. In a situation such as this, where sustainability is of utmost importance to preserve the climate and slow down climate change, automobile companies are dashing to keep up with the increasing standards of their consumers.

And with a stride in the general direction of progress, electric commuting bikes by KBO Bikes are catching on with the people.

About KBO Bikes:

KBO Bike is aimed at offering more choices for people who e-bike to commute and who e-bike for leisure by pushing the boundaries for innovation and imagination. We want you to explore the freedom and pure

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Specialized Aethos Review | Best Road Bikes 2020

The Takeaway: The Aethos rides like a Tarmac, but is simple and user-friendly in a way modern road bikes haven’t been for years.

  • No proprietary components
  • Same geometry and strength-to-weight ratio as the Tarmac SL7
  • Insanely light

    Price: $12,500
    Weight: 14.3 lb. (58cm)
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    The latest road bike from Specialized is just that: a road bike. A traditional road bike void of fancy tube shapes and handlebar configurations—and any other design element that doesn’t substantively add to the quality of the ride. At the heart of the Aethos is a pure focus on a great cycling experience, not going fast and winning races. There’s nothing obviously aero about it, internal brake-hose routing is minimal, and the traditional stem and round handlebar look old-fashioned when compared to the slick integrated cockpits on many bikes. In other words, it’s everything we’re NOT used to seeing on a modern-day road bike. At

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    ‘Tesla’ of e-bikes sets sights on an IPO as it brings in $40 million in venture capital funding

    The urban mobility transition to e-bikes has been in the works for years, but the coronavirus pandemic has poured rocket fuel on that growth.


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    Investment in Dutch e-bike company VanMoof has more than doubled with a new $40 million in funding, as venture capitalists look to cash in on the e-bike boom and the long-term viability of the sector.

    The Amsterdam-based company announced the new funding on Wednesday, taking its total investment to $73 million after the second round of funding in four months. VanMoof’s co-founder Taco Carlier told MarketWatch that the funding was a “game-changer” and that the company has ambitions to list publicly.

    E-bike startups are capturing venture capital attention as they race to meet a surge in consumer demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

    The urban mobility transition to e-bikes has been in the works for years, but the pandemic has poured

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