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Aug192011

Spokes

What started as a weekly or so blog about bikes in the city has grown to become a regular column in the Metropolitan section of the paper, and online. Below are some recent pieces about the culture, politics and style of urban cycling with a New York twist.

Published: October 14, 2011
Fearing a law would depress ridership, neither city officials nor cycling groups are proposing to require bicycle helmets, even with a bike-share program on the way.
 The open road has long drawn New Yorkers, and sales of maps of New York State bicycle trails are rising.
Published: June 24, 2011
Aided by cameras on helmets and handlebars, short clips of police stops, arguments and indignant commentary have been proliferating on the Web.
Published: June 3, 2011
In most cycling circles, 125 miles would be a major undertaking, but for one group, it is a mere tuneup.
N.Y./Region
The Hands That Steer Are Building the Bikes
By SEAN PATRICK FARRELL
Like thousands of other New Yorkers, Jason Henkle throws a leg over a bicycle every day and pedals to work. Unlike most of his fellow riders, Mr. Henkle built his understated single-speed bike by hand.
Published: November 13, 2010
Long looked down upon by other cyclists, recumbent bikes, which allow riders to recline while pedaling, have their own devoted followers.
Published: July 17, 2010
Who needs a car? A growing number of New Yorkers are using bicycles and tricycles to carry around their children, pets, groceries and more.
Published: July 13, 2010
After dark on Monday night, the Midnight Keirin Club raced around McCarren Park in Brooklyn as part of a back-to-basics underground race series.

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