Racial disparities prompt calls to repeal King County’s bicycle helmet law

In the fall of 2019, a white man spat on Edwin Lindo while he was riding his bicycle with a friend around Mercer Island.

“It gets on my jersey and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening right now,’” he recalled.

Lindo, who identifies as Central American Indigenous from Nicaragua and El Salvador, and his friend, Aaron Bossett, who is Black, viewed the encounter as a racist attempt to exclude them from the biking community.

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Applebee’s customer attacks cook with bicycle, cops find dynamite in bag

A man used a bicycle as a weapon against an Applebee’s cook during a bizarre outburst.

The suspect allegedly made a scene at one of the restaurant chain’s Wisconsin locations that involved yelling racial slurs at other customers, including children. When authorities later located the man, they reportedly found an explosive in the bag he was carrying at the time.

The incident occurred last Wednesday around 9 in the evening, Kenosha News reports. The suspect, identified as Matthew Arnst, reportedly yelled and screamed at other customers and allegedly directed racial slurs at several people.

According to reports, Arnst had

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Brodie the Goldendoodle Bike Rides

Brodie the goldendoodle is perhaps the last thing you’d expect to see on the back of a road cyclist.

That’s right—Brodie, who weighs 75 pounds, can sometimes be spotted riding in a backpack with his owner, Cliff Brush, in their hometown of Boca Raton, Florida. The bike-riding duo is both a local and internet sensation, and it’s easy to see why.

“He’s just honestly the chillest dog in the world. He doesn’t require much training in regards to just being down for fun and having a good time,” Brush told Bicycling.

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Billionaire Philanthropist Sylvan Adams Aims For The Moon Via Madonna And A Bicycle

“Before I became some sort of a big shot owner of a professional cycling team I came into it as a participant,” says Israeli-Canadian businessman Sylvan Adams, co-owner of the Israel Start-Up Nation team.

“I love training camp rides with the team. It’s great to ride with the boys. It’s rare for them to see a team owner riding alongside them.”

Team riders do not have to ease off to humor a wannabe; Adams has

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Extans Blue Carbon Fiber Akhal Sheen Bicycle

Design studio Extans’ website says it’s “devoted to mastery with an exceptional eye for detail,” and both of those core principles are on full display with its new Akhal Sheen bicycle. Inspired by the meticulous precision of fine jewelry, the bike is made almost entirely of carbon fiber and dressed in a beautiful navy blue shade.

Apart from its carbon fiber construction, the Akhal Sheen is based around three important numbers: 19, 21 and 24. The first of these is how many units will be produced. The second, its weight — the Akhal Sheen weighs under 21 pounds. The last,

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February bike imports continue surge

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. continued to import bikes at a rapid pace in February, although the monthly import totals have been declining since a peak last September.

The country brought in 1.38 million bikes in the month, worth $119 million. That’s 74% more bikes than in February 2020 and 26% more in value, according to import statistics released by the Department of Commerce this week. 

Although monthly import total have been declining since September (see chart below), bikes continue to come into the country at a rate well above recent seasons. On a trailing-12-month basis, bike imports were up

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