bicycling

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Getting around uptown just got a little safer and easier for cyclists. City officials, neighborhood groups, and cycling advocates cut the ribbon Saturday on a one-mile stretch of bike lane along Clifton Ave. between the University of Cincinnati and Clifton's business district at Ludlow Ave.

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If you've had trouble buying a bike lately you aren't alone. Entry level to mid-range bikes are in short supply because of issues related to the pandemic. This, as an increasing number of people are taking to local bike trails for exercise.

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If you want to help build temporary bike lanes in Newport, Connect NKY and Tri-State Trails could use your help Saturday. They're hoping to show the city permanent ones are needed.

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It takes 5,000 to 6,000 volunteer hours annually to maintain the Little Miami State Park bike trail running 50 miles from Newtown to Xenia. The trail turns 40 this year and the Friends of the Little Miami State Park (FLMSP), who volunteer their time to maintain the trail, are looking to celebrate.

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Use your bike to get around the Greater Cincinnati area Friday and your ride on public transit will be gratis

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While the number of people in Greater Cincinnati who ride bicycles for recreation or for their daily commute is growing, our region still lacks a safe, well-connected system of biking trails and dedicated on-road bike lanes. Though there has been progress over the last decade to make our area more bike-friendly.

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More than 9,000 bike helmets will be handed out for free this year thanks to a safety program called "Put a Lid On It" from ODOT and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Staff Sergeant Timothy Brown is getting used to his new handcycling voice-activated shifting device developed by University of Dayton senior engineering majors. The triple amputee must simply say "up" or "down" for the bike to shift.

The Dutch government is considering a proposal to ban the use of smartphones and other "mobile electronic devices" on bicycles.

Infrastructure Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen published the draft legislation on Thursday, NL Times reports. If approved, it could go into effect in the summer of 2019.

It is already illegal to use a phone while driving a motor vehicle in the Netherlands, the news site says. Offenders face a fine of more than $250.

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Blue Ash is the latest Greater Cincinnati community to start a bike share program, which launches Wednesday afternoon with a ceremony at Summit Park.

Bicyclists from around Ohio will ride today in downtown Columbus to honor riders who have been killed in crashes.  

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A group of cyclists is trying to start a new Flying Pig tradition. Organizer Jason Barron says the night before last Sunday's marathon, seven people rode the entire 26.2 mile course.

To Bike Or Not To Bike Around Cincinnati?

May 8, 2018
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With more dedicated on-street bike lanes, an expanding system of riding trails, a bike-share system and several active cycling clubs, Greater Cincinnati is a far more bike-friendly city than it was just a decade ago.

Still, many believe Cincinnati is not doing nearly enough to promote biking and making cyclists safe on city streets.

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Physical therapist Shane Page and his company, Edge Cycle Technologies, have developed a bike seat that he says is “truly anatomical and accepts our anatomy instead of pressing against it.”

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Construction is nearly ready to begin on the final two phases of the Licking River Greenway Trail.

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It is against the law for adults to ride bicycles on sidewalks in Cincinnati. That will not be changing.  

A council committee was asked to repeal that law Tuesday, but the request was withdrawn.  

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There's a new effort to tie two local trails together. Fifteen organizations in Butler and Warren counties are working on a plan to connect the Little Miami Scenic and the Great Miami River Trails. The idea was first floated in 2002 in an OKI study according to Wade Johnston of Green Umbrella.

Leaders in Kenton County want to hear from residents about the community's bicycle and pedestrian plan through a new study. According to a news release, Kenton Connects is an effort by the county to update existing plans and promote a safer and more convenient bicycle and pedestrian environment.

Queen City Bike

A sure sign the opioid epidemic is getting worse is when Greater Cincinnati cyclists start seeing evidence of drugged drivers every two to three days. A forum is planned Thursday to help cyclists stay alive.

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The private group working to help fund an east side bike trail is looking at hiring an executive director to help with fundraising efforts.  

Susan Schaefer, who is the president of the Wasson Way Project Board, updated a city council committee on its work Tuesday.

Oxford Opens First Phase Of Trail System

Jun 14, 2017
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The Oxford community will cut the ribbon on a trail that has been in the works for the past several decades.

Cincinnati's Cycling Community Growing

May 15, 2017
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May is National Bike Month and this week is National Bike to Work Week. With expanding bike trails, bike sharing services, plenty of bike shops and a high rate of bike commuters, the bicycling community in Cincinnati is growing quickly.

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Red Bike officially got rolling in 2014 as a way to provide a low-cost, healthy and green transportation option for Greater Cincinnati.  

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An annual week-long bicycle tour is peddling through parts of southwest Ohio this week. Roughly 1,600 riders are participating in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure.

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A request for local matching funds to connect some bike trails in Hamilton County failed to get support from commissioners.  Cincinnati Connects had originally asked commissioners to commit to $360,000 for three trail projects.

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Cincinnati Council did not have enough votes Wednesday for a motion asking for a "solution" to make parts of the Central Parkway protected bike lanes safer for drivers and cyclists.  

Council Member Christopher Smitherman's plan had four yes votes and three no votes.  Council rules say an issue needs five votes to be approved.  

Cincinnati Council Member Christopher Smitherman is no longer asking that a section of the protected bike lane on Central Parkway be removed.  Instead he's asking city officials to come up with a solution to make the lanes safer between the 1600 and 2100 blocks.

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AAA is now offering emergency roadside service for bicyclists in the Cincinnati area. Automobile club members can now call for assistance if they have a flat tire, broken chain, or any other bicycle problem.

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May is National Bike Month. With expanding bike trails, bike sharing services, plenty of bike shops, a high rate of bike commuters and a strong cyclist community, bicycle culture is rapidly growing in Cincinnati.

Rethinking And Reinvigorating City Streets

Apr 4, 2016
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During her time as New York City's Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed that city's streets into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers.

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