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Be Aware of Bike Theft

1st Aug 2017

It is a positive statistics that the frequency of crime is declining all over the country. Unfortunately, there is always an exception to the rule, and it seems that this exception is found in bike theft. Over the past five years, this has been increasingly steadily, in fact.Statistics on Bike TheftFBI reports tell us that some 183,028 bikes were reported stolen in 2009. By 2012, this number increased to 194,549. The next year, it dipped ever so slightly to exactly 190,000. What is perhaps even more worrying is that the value of the average stolen bike is also going up. In 2009, the value was …
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Cycling Popularity Up in SoCal

1st Aug 2017

It is a known fact that cycling is becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation, be that for practical purposes or for fun. In the 1880s, the League of American Bicyclists was formed, and they have been behind every cycling craze known to date. They have also reported that there has been a 43% increase in cycling popularity between 2000 and 2008, which is very significant. It also showed that some of the world's major cities are showing even more rapid growth. Consider Portland, Oregon, for instance, where bike commuting has grown by 238%.Why Is Cycling Becoming More Popular?The con …
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Tune Up!

1st Aug 2017

A Tune Up Is Not A Tune Up. Does this make sense? Yes it does.It’s this time of the year, your bicycle was stashed away all winter long, barely used and when you finally feel like getting it out - it’s covered in dust and spider webs. And some things don’t seem to be right.What to do now? Usually just bring it down to your local bike shop, but all though you like the guys at the shop and their work you wanted to do some price shopping before you bring it down. Because saving money is always good, you think.You check the web and find 3 bike shops close by, one of them is your local shop that yo …
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Trend Alert: Family Cycling

1st Aug 2017

All over the world, we are seeing that family biking is becoming more trendy. There are many reasons for this, and they are all positive. So why is it becoming so trendy?The Various Benefits of CyclingThere are currently various blogs, Facebook pages and other online groups that promote the benefits of cycling. Not only do these groups give you great tips on days out with the family and how to keep safe but they can also allow you to build a new network of friends and acquaintances. Plus, these trips can also let you see a bit more of the world.Secondly, the reality is that bikes are convenien …
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5 Things for a Safe Ride

1st Aug 2017

Any cyclist knows that riding is one of the best ways to unwind, have fun and take in the scenery and it doesn't take long for any rider to recognize that there are inherent hazards whether you're in the countryside, in town, or even in your own neighborhood. Of course, regular maintenance and repair is necessary to keep a bicycle in top condition. To make sure you don't get caught off guard on your next ride, there are tools every cyclist needs to have. These gadgets make it easier to perform the occasional roadside or trail-side repair. Safety equipment lessens or prevents injuries such as h …
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