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Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham August 8 – 10

Women's Elite downhill racing will be featured at Windham next weekend (in addition to men's.)

July 31, 2014 – Windham, NY A mere 100 miles from New York City, the  2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup starts in Windham, NY next Thursday, August 7. Racing will continue through Sunday August 10, for both men and women elite riders…

The Hazbins: Jersey of the Week

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See if you can find out who the Hazbins are: they keep a low profile, take a big trip every year, and have among them previous Olympic champions. The group is so secretive that Rob refused to reveal who runs the group, or any of the members’ names, and even gave us the wrong phone number to follow up with.

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…

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.

Talansky Dethrones Contador, Froome in Final Critérium du Dauphiné

Final podium at the Criterium du Dauphine today.

It was an epic day for Andrew Talansky who came almost out of left field to capture the title at Critérium du Dauphiné in its final stage, defeating Alberto Contador and Chris Froome, the Tour de France giants. It was a bad day for Chris Froome who had led the Dauphine for 5 days until he crashed on day 6, and was upset by Alberto Contador who surged ahead of the Kenyan and his entire Sky Team in the ultimate kilometers of the race. Mikel Nieves almost made up for it by winning the stage for Team Sky.

“Pumpkin” Gives Horse Carriage Opponents New Grist?

The incident today, Pumpkin the horse running wild through the streets, has spurred more horse opponents to call for removing the animals from the city. He didn’t hurt anyone, not even himself. To be fair, before we take horses off the street, let’s take all the cars off the street.

Meeting to Decide Bikability for 8 NJ Towns

“The plans will identify safety and mobility enhancements that can encourage more walking and bicycling in these eight communities,” and will guide the County’s efforts to create Complete Streets and identify priority roads and links for improving/enhancing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, according to the plan’s website.

Bike Expo Draws Companies From Across U.S.

May 5, 2014–New York, NY –By Jen Benepe The three-year-old expo that was created to expose riders from the Five Boro Bike Tour to cycling businesses was booming last week. Businesses came from across the country and Canada to peddle their…