Chariot Carriers sent us a Catch Em’ Bike trailer to test out.
So I decided to take my daughter to school this morning with it. I was using the Woodstock 707 to tow her with.
Check out her messenger bag….hehe its so cute!
It’s always sad to see a bike shop go…
Bike business one of the oldest in the West; no plans to tear down building
By Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 03/23/2007 01:35:09 AM MDT
Just when Salt Lake City wants more residents to commute by bicycle, downtown’s only bike shop – and one billed as the oldest in the West – has closed.
Guthrie Bicycle, 158 E. 200 South, shuttered at the end of January. Its Sugar House spot, 803 E. 2100 South, remains open.
While business has been slow since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, shop owner Richard Goddard said that wasn’t the reason for the closure.
Goddard’s family, which owns the building that housed the shop, was approached by a buyer. While the structure wasn’t for sale at the time, the family agreed to do it.
Because the building has been in the family since about 1931, the decision was difficult.
“I grew up in it,” said Goddard, now in his 50s. “I used to go down when I was 10 years old and count inventory at the end of the year. I started building bikes at the downtown store at age 12.”
Thanks to Dirt Rag for this info.
The Bicycle Commuter Act would extend the transportation fringe benefit, currently available to transit users and car drivers, to bicycle commuters. The act would provide a tax benefit to employers who offer cash reimbursements to their employee who commute by bicycle. The Bicycle Commuter Act would simply extend the definition of “transportation” in Section 132 (f) of the 1986 IRS code to include “bicycles.”
The Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R.807, S.2635) is before congress right now. The League of American Bicyclists website has more information and a convenient online form for contacting your Representatives and Senators to tell them to support H.R. 807 and S. 2635. It’s as easy as entering your zip code and clicking the “go” button—the system generates emails to your Congress-people, which you simply sign and send.
Yesterday I did some grocery shopping and I used my Redline 925. After I came back my 9 year old daughter was asking why I loved this bike so much. Truth be told, I talk about this bike way more than any of my other bikes. So I’m sure she knows that I prefer it more than my other rides. Anyhow, I began to explain to her about the fixed gear thing and how your supposed to use your legs to slow down/brake/less gears, less hassle and so on and so on and so on.
She said, “COOL!” I then asked her if she wants to try it. Sure enough, she did! Check out the video.
I know I know, I’m a bad parent for allowing her to ride without a helmet. But I figured she was on grass. Still, there’s no excuse for riding without a helmet.
May 14-18, 2007
Courtesy of CaliforniaBikeCommute.com
California Bike Commute is a project of the California Bicycle Coalition-a non profit organization that advocates increased bicycle use, access, safety, and education, by promoting the bicycle as an everyday means of transportation and recreation.
Various special activities have been organized locally by ride share agencies, cities, counties, employers, bicycle advocacy groups, bike shops and others who support bicycle transportation in California’s communities.
Events may be planned in your area, including bike tune-up clinics, morning “buddy rides,” pit stops, energizing stations and noon-time rallies. Click on Local Events to find out what’s happening in your area.
Visit the Smart Traveler website for further tips on commuting; a great source of transportation systems and related links in California sponsored by Cal Trans.