South America

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My First Five Boro Bike Tour

By Tomas Hamudis–New York, NY–May 5, 2014 Sunday at dawn, I started riding through a dark and deserted midtown Manhattan to the starting line downtown at Franklin and Church Sts. for my first Five Boro Bike Tour–formally known as the…

American Drivers Most Distracted

When you set out for a ride every day, do you wonder whether you’ll make it home in one piece? If you do, there is good reason because American drivers are using more devices and are more distracted than other…

Driver Runs Over Cyclist, Discards Severed Arm

In a horrific crash between a young driver and a cyclist, the driver fled the scene after striking the cyclist, but not before jettisoning his arm–which had been amputated in the crash– into a nearby stream. The article, which can be…

Cyclists Found on a Boat

Two cyclists who had been presumed lost while riding across Peru were surprised to learn that they were considered missing. The joke, it appears, is on us. All the hand-wringing about how dangerous Peru was from the media, including from…

Cycling Couple Missing in Peru

Another couple engaged in adventure cycling are now missing in Peru. Peruvian authorities have expressed concern that Jamie Neal and Garrett Hand have been kidnapped, and the U.S. State Department has announced that they will be searching for them. The couple…

Rechnitz’s Velodrome Dream

By Jen Benepe Josh Rechnitz was profiled by the NY Times on Sunday, but the journalist never spoke to the man. Perhaps that’s because the Times doesn’t have any cyclists on staff, because just about everyone at the Century Road…

Mountain Biking and Dengue

By Jen Benepe, June 7, 2012 If you travel around the world to find the best mountain biking spots, you need to know about the dangers of mosquito-bourne diseases. One of those is Dengue which in its worst manifestation can…

Attempted Murder Sought for Driver in Brazil

The prosecutor’s office in Porto Alegre, Brazil where a driver plowed into a group of 100 cyclists injuring 40 of them will be seeking charges of attempted murder against the motorist. Prosecutors Eugenio Amorim and Lucia Callegari said  in a…