Lance Armstrong Returns to the Tour de France – But Not With Welcome Arms

FRANCE ARMSTRONG S CYC FRAMany sports fans forgive their favorite stars when they deal with brushes with the law and situations of immorality. But in the case of Lance Armstrong and his infamous doping scandal in 2012, many people aren’t willing to forgive and forget so easily. The disgraced, former professional bicyclist returned to the Tour de France on July 16th and 17th to raise money for charity. Armstrong was invited by English football player, Geoff Thomas, to help raise £1milllion for Cure Leukaemia. Judging from the reactions from the media and other bicyclists, not many people were thrilled to have him in attendance.

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Bay Bridge Bike Path Still Under Construction, Expected to Expand to San Francisco

San_Francisco_-_Oakland_Bay_Bridge_At_NightCrossing the Bay Bridge is no big deal for motorists who commute to work. But crossing the Bay Bridge was just a fantasy for San Francisco and Oakland cyclists. The only choices for pedestrians and cyclists were to take a ferry or a BART car. In September 2013, pedestrians and bicyclists were given the opportunity to cross the eastern span of the bridge thanks to a new bike path. However, construction continues and there is a plan to extend the bike path an additional two miles.

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Modesto: One of California’s Unlikely Bike-Friendly Cities

bike-lane-santiago-gift-ideas-cyclists-urban2When people imagine bicycle-friendly cities and towns, Modesto, California, rarely comes to mind. But Modesto, located in the Central Valley approximately 75 miles south of Sacramento, has made major strides to accommodate bikes in the past few years. One of the state’s oldest cities, Modesto was once known for wide streets built exclusively for cars. But with Modesto city planners thinking about the future – which includes more bicycles – the city began undergoing some positive changes in 2012, and the city’s not done yet.

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