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A Bixi Bike stand in Ottawa. Photo:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jfingas/">Jon Fingas</a>, <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en">cc, some rights reserved</a>
A Bixi Bike stand in Ottawa. Photo:Jon Fingas, cc, some rights reserved

Ups and downs of Ottawa bike-sharing

All over Ottawa, you can spot clusters of red bikes parked on street corners. They're known as Bixi bikes; it's a bike-sharing program that's supposed to make it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are 25 bike stations all over the dowtown area. And the same model is used in Washington DC, Boston, Toronto and Montreal. But as reporter Karen Kelly discovered, there are a few challenges to mastering the Bixi bike experience.  Go to full article
Bill and Brenda Gosse with cycle buddies Judy Geraghty and her husband Bob Weber
Bill and Brenda Gosse with cycle buddies Judy Geraghty and her husband Bob Weber

Cycling Ontario's Waterfront Trail: good friends, good times

Leaving Cornwall last Friday, Lucy Martin stopped for gas on Highway 2 just past Ingleside, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. She was about to leave when four heavily-laden cyclists pulled in for a rest.

The two couples are enjoying a 400-mile journey of exploration along Ontario's Waterfront Trail and setting a terrific example of fitness at any age.  Go to full article

DOT says no to Tri-Lakes bike lane

Officials in the Tri-Lakes area want the state to build lanes for bicycles when state Route 86 is repaved this spring between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.

The 8-mile stretch of the highway is one of the most heavily traveled roads in the North Country.
It's also popular among cyclists, both athletes and commuters.

But as Chris Morris reports, the state Department of Transportation says there are no plans to widen the road to include bike lanes.  Go to full article

Radio Bob's summer biking adventure

NCPR's station engineer and the host of the Radio Bob Show is biking to the balmy beaches of Cape Cod this week. Bob Sauter is living out a long-term dream of transporting himself using muscle power. Todd Moe spoke with him by cell phone this morning as he was biking along the Mohawk River near Nelliston, NY.  Go to full article
 	Winter cyclists in Ottawa brave the weather on their daily commutes. (Photo © Richard Guy Briggs)
Winter cyclists in Ottawa brave the weather on their daily commutes. (Photo Richard Guy Briggs)

Bike Commuters Coast Through Winter Weather

By the first snowfall, most of us have long ago put our bicycles away. But in every city, there are a few die-hard souls who keep pedaling all winter long. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly offers a profile of the winter cyclist.  Go to full article

SLU Students Bike Across Montana for AIDS Research

To date, 19 million people have died of AIDS worldwide, and another 34 million are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the disease. Like all research projects funding is essential to its progress. So to help raise money, bicyclists from across the nation, including St. Lawrence University, will take part in this summer's Montana AIDS Vaccine Ride. Jody Tosti spoke with students preparing for the 575-mile trek over the continental divide.  Go to full article

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