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News / 2011 / October
October 30, 2011
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Planet Adventure, an Indianapolis-based promoter of bicycle, running and endurance racing events, donated $1,000 to St. Mary's Child Center Wednesday morning.

The money was from the second-annual St. Mary's Cyclocross race at Fort Harrison State Park, held in September. Nearly 300 cyclists turned out on a rainy and muddy Sunday afternoon to get their bikes dirty while helping out a good cause.
October 30, 2011
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For the second week in a row, two Marian University students dominated the elite fields at Planet Adventure's Lion of the Den cyclocross race in Yorktown Saturday.
October 27, 2011
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Three years ago, some leisure-minded Londoners cloaked themselves in woolen and tweed, hoisted their knickered legs over vintage bikes and pedaled around the city, admiring neighborhood landmarks (and themselves, no doubt).
October 26, 2011
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Update to INDYCOG members, followers, & Monon Petition signatories. In case you aren't following INDYCOG on Facebook or Twitter, you missed the news on (10/20). At 6:30 PM, that the Indianapolis Parks Board voted unanimously to extend the hours of the Monon Trail! The new hours we be 5AM-9PM and will take effect November 6th, 2011, and will extend to March 13th, 2012 (Daylight Savings Time). That means that you can still be kicked off/ticketed for using the Monon from dusk and to dawn before the start date (11/6/11). Also, this is only for the Monon Trail and not any of the other greenways/multi-use paths or Town Run.
October 23, 2011
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Median discussion event, Freewheelin' Fundraiser, Health By Design Urban Planning Scholar Series, Zombie bike ride and 2nd Annual Tweed Ride!
filed under Events
October 19, 2011
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Friends and family of a fallen Indianapolis police officer organized a charity bike ride this weekend, with proceeds benefitting a foundation named in his honor.
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October 18, 2011
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More options are on the way for Indianapolis bicyclists.

Fort Harrison State Park and the city on Friday each unveiled new trails, one for mountain bikers and hikers, and another for regular bicyclists, 6News' Julie Pursley reported.

The park opened a three-mile multiuse trail in a partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association.
filed under Trails
October 17, 2011
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Mayor Greg Ballard on Friday outlined plans for an additional 75 miles of trails and bike lanes to be built throughout the city by 2015.
October 16, 2011
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I'm sure we've all seen it or experienced it a time or 10 here in Indy. Walking down the sidewalk (when there is one available) and someone either comes at you on a bike, or brushes past you from behind on a bike. Some go fast, some go slow but the fact that they are cycling ON THE SIDEWALK is the point I wish to examine with this post.
filed under Bicycle Safety     tags safety
October 13, 2011
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How can cyclists and motorists better understand each other?
filed under Advocacy
October 10, 2011
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Fall is on the way and with that every cyclist's dreams turn to thoughts of ...tweed!?! Indeed! Join the sartorially-superior for the 2nd Annual INDYCOG Tweed Ride on October 29! The Tweed Ride is a celebration of leisurely riding in the traditional style of a bygone era of British touring.
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October 10, 2011
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Perennial winner of Bicycling Magazine and the League of American Bicyclists Best Biking in America Awards. The Central Indiana Bicycling Association, Inc. (CIBA) is proud to sponsor the 44th Annual Hilly Hundred Weekend, a classic bicycling event designed for the touring cyclists. If you like a bicycling challenge that includes entertainment and fellowship with more than 5,000 cyclists from over 40 states and several foreign countries, the Hilly is for you.
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October 9, 2011
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10 Questions about cycling in Indianapolis with the Mayor Ballard and opponent Melina Kennedy
October 6, 2011
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HMBA's Brown County Breakdown & Indiana Cyclocross Cup #3 - NEBO Ridge/Traders Point
October 5, 2011
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Hundreds of mountain bikers from all over the U.S. and Canada will take to the trails of Brown County and beyond this weekend.

The Brown County Breakdown is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, raising $65,000 for the trail building and advocacy group over the past six years. The money has helped build dozens of miles of trails in Brown County State Park " where the ride and related festivities kick off " and throughout the state. Although Sunday's ride is the major attraction, there's plenty to keep riders occupied when they're not in the saddle.
filed under Mountain Biking
October 3, 2011
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A bitter cold morning made way for a brisk but pleasant afternoon opening dedication for the new permanent home of Freewheelin' Community Bikes " a full-service retail space at 3355 N. Central Ave.
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October 2, 2011
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INDIANAPOLIS - The city is moving forward with plans to nearly double the number of bike lanes by years end from 32 to 63.

Usually, the lanes are striped and marked first, with the signs then going up alerting motorists to the traffic changes.

It's the complete opposite along a four-mile stretch of Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street just north of downtown. The signs are in place, but no lanes. Latosha Jenkins, who lives on Illinois, calls it confusing.