Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #st-george-utah, #weddings-and-engagements

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New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles

Riders’ water bottles are treasured souvenirs among cycling fans. Cyclists are unhappy with a new rule that outlaws tossing them into the crowd.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #froome-christopher, #international-cycling-union, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

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A Cyclist on the English Landscape

Grounded by the pandemic, a travel photographer spent the year pedaling the roads around his home, resulting in a series of poetic self-portraits.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #photography, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sussex-england, #travel-and-vacations

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If You Build It, They Will Bike: Pop-Up Lanes Increased Cycling During Pandemic

A study of European cities adds to a growing body of evidence that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage bike commuting, which helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #medicine-and-health, #research, #urban-areas

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Anti-Asian Activity Online, Walking Down the Aisle Alone and Your Brain on Peloton: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #charles-prince-of-wales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newspapers, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rigsby-cody, #the-biggest-loser-tv-program, #weddings-and-engagements

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The Joys of Biking at Night

Riding through the empty city, I felt present in my body again, oriented amid the disorientation of pandemic life.

#berlin-germany, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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This Is Your Brain on Peloton

The exercise bike company’s virtual classes represent an intense new genre of content: a total curation of the mind.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #exercise, #peloton-interactive-inc, #rigsby-cody, #social-media

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British Cycling Doctor Ordered Drug in Doping Case, Panel Finds

The ruling against Richard Freeman, who worked with Team Sky and Britain’s Olympic teams, raised new doubts about his country’s cycling success.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #doping-sports, #freeman-richard-doctor, #froome-christopher, #team-sky, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race, #wiggins-bradley

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‘My Turn to Get Robbed’: Delivery Workers Are Targets in the Pandemic

Armed robbers are targeting delivery workers in New York, stealing the expensive electric bikes that are the key to their livelihood.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #city-council-nyc, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #grubhub-inc, #rivera-carlina, #wages-and-salaries

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The A Train and the Macarena: 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race

Candidates sparred over their subway smarts and did some virtual dancing, while the former sanitation commissioner got support from influential women.

#adams-eric-l, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #endorsements, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #stringer-scott-m, #subways, #wiley-maya, #wylde-kathryn-s, #yang-andrew-1975

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How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging

Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.

#apple-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #exercise, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mobile-applications, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wearable-computing

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Farther, Faster and No Sweat: Bike-Sharing and the E-Bike Boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.

#africa, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #california, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #colorado, #eco-tourism, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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New N.Y.C. Transportation Boss Has Big Agenda but Little Experience

Hank Gutman, a retired lawyer, will lead the city’s efforts to build more bus and bike lanes and move away from car-clogged streets.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #gutman-hank, #new-york-city, #transportation

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Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to add bike lanes on the Brooklyn and the Queensboro Bridges to encourage cycling as the city recovers from the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brooklyn-bridge-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

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New Yorkers Can’t Find Parking. For Bikes.

The uptick in cycling during the pandemic has shined a light on the problem.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #smith-tracy-k, #transit-systems

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Traveling With a Purpose: For Some, It’s a 2021 Resolution

The crises of 2020, particularly the pandemic and violence against Black Americans, have caused many travelers to rethink how and where to travel.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations

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The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #running, #walking, #weight

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Biden Peloton Raises Security Risks

It doesn’t exactly comport with his “regular Joe from Scranton” persona, but beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #exercise, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Push for Cyclists Safety After 5 Die Near Las Vegas

The growing metropolitan area often pits cars and construction against cyclists, with tragic consequences and calls for better regulation.

#barson-jordan-alexander, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-nev, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Paris by Bike

Pedaling across the Seine on a sunny day is a peak experience. How did the City of Light become a city of cycles?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seine-river-france, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems

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Why Emptier Streets Meant an Especially Deadly Year for Traffic Deaths

In New York City, at least 243 people died in crashes in 2020 — the most since Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced his signature street safety plan in 2014.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #deaths-fatalities, #drag-racing, #forgione-margaret, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives

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Can 4 Seconds of Exercise Make a Difference?

Four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to a minute of total exertion, led to rapid improvements in strength and fitness in middle-aged and older adults.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #exercise, #muscles

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You Got a Bicycle, Now You Have to Take Care of It

Tips from an expert for properly storing your bike and giving it the maintenance it needs in the colder weather. You might even be able to cycle all winter if you dress for the occasion.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #winter-season

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The Tech That Was Fixed in 2020 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From videoconferencing to fitness apps, the best tech helped us endure a hard year. But there were also low points.

#5g-wireless-communications, #amazon-com-inc, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #drones-pilotless-planes, #exercise, #mobile-applications, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #wearable-computing

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Bicycling Surges in Manila Amid Covid-19 Lockdowns

City dwellers around the world turned to bicycles as the pandemic forced urban areas to restrict public transit. In the crowded Philippine capital, that meant weaving through notoriously bad traffic.

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems

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How John Foley, Peloton Co-Founder, Spends His Sundays

A year ago Peloton was the butt of a holiday joke. Not anymore.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Truck Driver Crashes Into Cyclists, Killing 5 Outside Las Vegas

The crash happened on Thursday morning as a group of about 20 bicyclists were riding on the shoulder of U.S. 95 in Clark County, just north of Searchlight, N.V.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #deaths-fatalities, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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As a Black cyclist from South Los Angeles, Justin Williams says he has frequently been written off by managers. That hasn’t slowed him down as he works to diversify the sport.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #international-cycling-union, #los-angeles-calif

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Food Delivery Apps Are Booming. Their Workers Are Often Struggling.

Delivery drivers have been essential to feeding New York, while boosting sales for companies like DoorDash and Uber. But they say work conditions have gotten worse.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #grubhub-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #jump-rope, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #social-media, #yoga

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Peloton Recalls Pedals on Thousands of Bikes After Reports of Injury

About 27,000 bikes were affected by the recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #company-reports, #exercise, #health-clubs, #peloton-interactive-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recalls-and-bans-of-products

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NYC Bike Thefts Are Up 27% During Coronavirus Pandemic

As more people are buying bikes, more bikes are being swiped from sidewalks, garages and basements. Locks are not always a deterrent.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts

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Bike Thefts Are Up 27% in Pandemic N.Y.C.: ‘Sleep With It Next to You’

As more people are buying bikes, more bikes are being swiped from sidewalks, garages and basements. Locks are not always a deterrent.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts

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Try High-Intensity Interval Training. You Might Like It.

Many inactive adults who tried a sampling of exercises preferred intense efforts to gentler workouts.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #exercise

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Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C.

When the pandemic hit, draining streets of traffic, more women began using the city’s bike-share program.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #strava-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly, #women-and-girls

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Cycling Helped Our 52 Places Traveler Fall Back in Love with N.Y.

Here’s what he appreciates about leaving behind flights and taking up biking.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #modak-sebastian, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

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I Traveled to 52 Places. Then I Discovered N.Y. on My Bike.

After a nonstop year zooming to far-flung destinations for The Times, a well-traveled writer learns to love the local attractions — and the spaces in between.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #road-trips

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Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar Becomes Slovenia’s First Winner

Riding into Paris a day after grabbing the lead, Tadej Pogacar, 21, was still struggling to fathom how he had claimed his victory over two unforgettable days.

#bernal-egan-1997, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #roglic-primoz, #tadej-pogacar, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

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Tadej Pogacar Takes Tour de France Lead From Primoz Roglic in Epic Time Trial

For more than a week, Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic had stalked each other across France. On Saturday, Pogacar surged past his rival to claim the yellow jersey.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #pogacar-tadej, #roglic-primoz, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

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For Successful Aging, Pick Up the Pace or Mix It Up

Older people who cycled for exercise walked more efficiently than people whose primary exercise is placid walking.

#age-chronological, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity, #mitochondria, #running

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Tour de France Puts On a Brave Face and Hits the Road

The coronavirus has forced a race celebrated for its accessibility to embrace social distancing. But can you take an entire country along for the ride from inside a bubble?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cycling-road, #france, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race

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E-Bikes Are All the Rage. Should They Be?

Two new studies shed light on whether pedal-assisted electric bikes provide good exercise, and how safe (or unsafe) they might be.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #content-type-service, #exercise, #sports-injuries, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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A New York Biker’s Headache: Where to Store It

With New Yorkers avoiding the subway and buses, landlords and building managers grapple with the expanding need for bike storage space.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #transit-systems

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Sorry, the World’s Biggest Bike Maker Can’t Help You Buy a Bike Right Now

The pandemic has created a bicycle boom — and a shortage. Giant, the Taiwanese juggernaut, is trying to meet demand while navigating the politics of trade.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #giant-manufacturing-co, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #taiwan

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They’re Teens Biking Across a Turbulent Country. The Lessons Keep Coming.

The romance of the open road is well established: meeting strangers, self-enlightenment, getting lost and breaking down. Would these ideals hold up in the cruel summer of 2020?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #road-trips, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states

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How to Cycle Up ‘Mount Everest’

A biking challenge known as “Everesting” — hill repeats equal in distance to the climb up the mountain — is catching on, with records rapidly falling.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #contador-alberto, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #mount-everest, #mountains, #vancouver-british-columbia

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Are More Car-Free Streets in N.Y.C.’s Future?

The tension between “those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential” intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-reopenings, #indian-health-service, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #native-americans, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #roads-and-traffic, #telemedicine

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A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

Coventry can be forbidding for cyclists. But before it became Britain’s Detroit, the city was famed for making bicycles.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coventry-england, #cycling-road, #factories-and-manufacturing

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