Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)


Mon July 23, 2012

Photographic Proof That You Can Climb Mt. Evans On A Unicycle

Yup, that's a man on a unicycle... Click photo to enlarge.
Benji McPhail KUNC

The Mt. Evans Hill Climb is both the amateurs' and the professional's chance to ride 28 miles up hill and climb up to 14,264 ft. Would you ever do it on a unicycle though?

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Thu June 7, 2012
Latin America

Bicyclist Rides Super Tall Bike Around Cuba

Perched on his homemade bike, Felix Guirola rides around Havana. The bike is so tall; he can peer over buses and second-story windows. Hanging traffic lights do pose a problem.


Tue June 5, 2012
London 2012: The Summer Olympics

Cyclist's Swift Ride From Wall Street To The Olympics

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 5:53 pm

Since entering the sport at age 25, Evelyn Stevens (right) has risen to the elite ranks of women's cycling. In April, she passed top rival Marianne Vos of Holland on her way to winning the Fleche Wallonne race in Belgium.
Michael Steele Getty Images

Four years ago, Evelyn Stevens was working as a Wall Street investment banker and just starting to race bicycles. But she rose through the cycling ranks quickly, and next month she will represent the United States at the Olympic Games in London.

On a recent muggy morning in busy Central Park, Stevens easily weaves her bicycle through many obstacles.

"There's the horse carriages, there's the bike buggies, there's the Rollerbladers," she says, "the people on their bikes training, the five gajillion joggers, the hot dog stands, the dogs — there's a lot going in."

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Mon June 4, 2012
The Two-Way

A New Record: Cyclist Finishes 'Around The World' Ride In 92 Days

Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 11:31 am

Mike Hall, 30, who hails from North Yorkshire, is one of nine cyclists competing in an epic unassisted race around the globe, beginning the challenge on February 18 from the Greenwich Meridian at the Royal Observatory in south-east London.
Johnny Green Barcroft Media /Landov

As part of the World Cycle Racing, Mike Hall, 31, rode into the Greenwich royal observatory today 92 days after he left. The Guardian explains that to come full circle, he travelled 24,900 miles and biked 18,000 of them through "20 countries and four continents to raise money for the Newborn Vietnam charity."

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Sun May 27, 2012
NPR Story

Women Push Their Limits In Pro Cycling Race

Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 6:55 am

The Exergy Tour began Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. It's the largest women's five-day stage race in North America. It's also the last major race before cycling teams are chosen for the Olympics in London. This Tour is meant to raise the bar for women's cycling but as Sadie Babits reports, the race began with a major upset.