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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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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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Honda MotoGP bike “out of control” and “radical” in qualifying – Marquez – MotoGP

Alex Marquez says the Honda feels “out of control” and “a bit more radical” in time attack trim, after the rookie qualified 17th for the MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The factory Honda rider has so far failed to lift himself higher than 17th on the grid in the seven rounds run this season, though has proven to have strong race pace with four points-finishes.

His race pace in Saturday’s FP4 – in which he was seventh – was comparable to the likes of Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci and KTM’s Brad Binder around him.

But once again in qualifying on fresh soft rubber, Marquez tumbled down the order, with his best of 1m31.198s just over 1.1 seconds off Maverick Vinales’ pole time.

“We are able to manage the rhythm in a good way and keep it really good, but we are not able to improve one second with the new soft

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One dead, one injured in Guilderland dirt bike crash

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A fleet of Guilderland police patrol cars are parked next to the police station at Guilderland Town Hall on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Guilderland, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union archive)

A fleet of Guilderland police patrol cars are parked next to the police station at Guilderland Town Hall on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Guilderland, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union archive)

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GUILDERLAND — A dirt bike collision early Saturday morning between two 21-year-olds left one dead and the other injured, the Guilderland Police Department said in a Sunday afternoon news release.

The crash took place near the intersection of Stone and Ostrander roads in Guilderland Center just after midnight Saturday.

When authorities arrived on the scene, police performed CPR on one of the men and then paramedics treated both. Both were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Guilderland police said Jonwilliam P. Foreman died from his injuries. Austin Wolcott is still in the hospital. Both are from Colonie. Information on Wolcott’s medical status was not immediately

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Bike sales surge, Schwinn pivots marketing plan

Cruising down the boardwalk in Newport Beach on brown vintage Schwinn Collegiate bike.

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Schwinn, the most recognized bicycle brand in the U.S. and once the top seller, was all set to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year with a marketing campaign featuring modern versions of such venerable models as the Sting-Ray, Varsity, Collegiate and Paramount. Then the coronavirus pandemic slammed on the brakes.

 The offices of the Madison, Wisconsin-based company closed on March 13, around the same time the entire country began shutting down. Then, almost as suddenly, millions of stuck-at-home Americans started riding bikes, many for the first time in years, or the first time ever. Sales of adult and kids’ bicycles surged, to the point where by mid-May two-wheelers under $1,000 were as scarce as toilet paper and hand sanitizers.

 According to market research firm NPD Group, retail bike sales

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Five great Scottish mountain bike trails

There’s a variety of routes at 7stanes Glentress near Peebles making it Scotland’s premiere mountain bike trail centre. There’s also a bike shop, modern cafe and a camping ground to really make a stay out of it. As well as the tougher tests, there are two easy routes, perfect for beginners and the trail goes past small ponds and native animal sculptures and, hopefully, some wildlife. There are also skill areas off the route where you can hone your trail technique.

7stanes Glentress, Scottish Borders, EH45 8NB

Ae Forest, Dumfries and Galloway

Although the Ae Forest bike centre is better known for its downhill trails and an excellent (although difficult) graded trail, the easy trail that begins at the cafe and bike shop is a real gem. The green (easy) trail is reasonably wide and follows the riverside before descending the opposite bank along a boardwalk. There is an old

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Best bike helmets of 2020: Bern, POC, Thousand, & others

  • Wearing a bike helmet is incredibly important for a cyclist’s safety, not only protecting their head in the event of a crash but being able to save their life, as well. 
  • The best bike helmets offer some combination of a comfortable fit, protection from blunt and rotational impact, and high visibility. 
  • Our top pick, POC’s Octal X SPIN, features excellent ventilation, a highly protective design, and enhanced visibility, among a few other great safety features.

Bike helmets aren’t the same polystyrene buckets of the past. They’ve since become so specialized that the helmet one might use for commuting differs greatly from what they might grab for a road bike ride — and that’s a good thing. Forget one-size-fits-all, it’s the variety and specialization of today’s helmets that allow different riders to find one suited perfectly to their needs. 

Today’s cycling helmets can be aerodynamic, lightweight, visible, and, perhaps most important,

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