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News Flash: Delays at GWB

An empty GWB before the Gran Fondo in 2011. Wouldn't it be great if it were like this every day? Photo: Benepe (c)

July 22, 2014– Fort Lee, NJ The authority in charge of the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey has issued a flash advisory for drivers traveling West to East today. Until about 3 PM today Tuesday, two…

New Voice in Englewood, NJ Seeks Safer Streets

Ron Grosinger

Englewood looks a little like a subsection of Greenwich Village in New York City. Its small shops and relatively mild traffic is only accented further by a nice main street filled with great restaurants.

But traffic on the southbound-only Dean Street is very fast and narrow, and completely unsafe for cyclists. Even pedestrians have great difficulty crossing the street.

NYC Airports to Offer “Free” Wifi–Sort of

It would be great if we could fly like this instead of dealing with the frustrations of modern flying.

With great fanfare the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced today that they will be offering “free” Wifi at area airports.

That should make frequent flying for cyclists to race, train and attend events happy.

Except the fine print reads that the provider Boingo Wireless Inc, will only be offering the first 30 minutes free. The remainder of time has to be purchased.

Ride to T-Town and Around June 22

bill tesar ride

This ride has it all. Warm up with some laps around the track at T-Town, then ride through some of the most pristine farmland in the area. Sixty-two point eight miles and more than 3,000 feet of climbing will get you in shape in no time.

Rowing is the New Spin

Tassana Landy competing in the World Indoor Rowing Championship recently.

Red Bank, NJ–May 2014 Spinners watch out, the rowers are taking front stage, and center. Cyclists are turning more and more to rowing during the off-season winter months, and even now converting parts of their summer workouts to rowing competition,…

How the Car Industry Outlawed Walking

In the News–By Jen Benepe Car lobbyists successfully ran a campaign against pedestrians to shift the blame for fatalities from motorists to the walkers by systematically painting them as looney birds who shouldn’t have crossed the streets. It sounds like…

NJ Bike Summit to Feature SRAM EVP

Tomorrow’s gathering of the who’s who in cycling and pedestrian advocacy in New Jersey will host as its plenary speaker the executive vice president of SRAM. F.K. Day who is also the co-founder of World Bicycle Relief will be the opening…

Midnight Ski in the Snow–Near New York City

January 21, 2014–By Jen Benepe–Fort Lee, NJ For those of you stuck on the east coast of the U.S., nature dumped almost a foot of snow over a period of 8 hours in the region yesterday. So I took the opportunity…