Swim, Bike, Run – As Nature Intended?

An email newsletter from a local racing company landed in my inbox recently. It carried this interesting announcement: NEW RACE! We are excited to let you know about our 2021 schedule - we will see the return of our regular schedule along with bringing back an old-time classic. Well, hey, a new race means more …

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Ride Silent, Ride Strong

Last week I took part in the Ann Arbor Ride of Silence, a three-mile group bike ride through the downtown commemorating the five cyclists killed and four injured in Kalamazoo earlier this month. The mood was very similar to the "Boston Strong" group run in 2013; subdued, but with a strong undercurrent of positive energy …

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How Not to Reduce Bicycle Accidents

THE MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE, IN ITS WISDOM, believes it has found a way to boost bicycle safety. All that's needed is two simple changes to existing laws. The first proposed change allows a cyclist to signal a right turn by extending the right arm, rather than upturning the left arm at a right angle. It passed …

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