Thursday, October 14, 2010
My bike riding brother, who went from 300 pounds to 175 in only 10 months (no joke) by riding bikes, will be in town next week, and I want to show him a good time. I'm planning a Sunday ride out to Shenandoah and back. Of course, you're invited!
With the crisp morning air, autumn leaves, and warm afternoons, this is an awesome time of year for long rides down the Wabash.
Please see this link for more details.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
from WebUrbanist by Delana
Much to the disappointment of pretty much everyone, we have yet to perfect the science of teleportation and no one has bothered to invent Futurama-type human pneumatic tubes. Until those things become reality, we are stuck walking, biking, or riding almost everywhere. At least these three human transport systems are weird enough to be interesting, which will just have to do for now.
The Trampe Bicycle Lift
(images via: Trampe)In bicycle-friendly Trondheim, Norway, a curious contraption adorns a steep hill. It is the world’s only functional bicycle lift, designed to help bike riders ascend the hill quickly and easily with a minimum amount of stress on their muscles. Built as a sort of working prototype, the Trampe (meaning “to stomp” in Norwegian) Lift was installed in 1993.
(images via: Trampe)Inspired by Trondheim’s large student population and very hilly topography, the Trampe’s inventor, Jarle Wanvik, first came up with the bike lift idea in 1992. He envisioned the lift working like a ski lift, taking bikers from the bottom of a hill to the top with a minimal amount of effort. Since Trondheim had recently invested large amounts of money in a number of pro-bicycle city improvements, the Public Roads Administration loved the idea.
(image via: Trampe)After choosing a manufacturer and working out the details of the plan, Wanvik and the Municipal of Trondheim chose a suitable hill. The hill that would eventually become a bike commuter’s dream and a tourist attraction for the city is located near the town center and leads up to the university campus. The location is perfect for students and commuters alike. Keycard passes for the lift cost 100 Kroner per year for residents, but one-time cards are free for tourists.
(image via: Trampe)So why isn’t this great idea employed elsewhere in the world? According to the official Trampe website, it’s not for lack of interest by other cities. The idea has been well received by locations all over Europe, Asia and the US, with many cities promising to install one in the future. But before that can happen, the overall bicycle infrastructure has to be ready to support such an endeavor. For many cities, that means installing dedicated bike lanes on the streets before undertaking an ambitious project like a bike lift.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This Sunday, September 26, is the last day that the Platte River State Park restaurant will be open for visitors. That means that it's the last chance for a Bacon Ride until next season.
Who? Anyone who wants to ride 74 miles of mixed bike paths, street and gravel for an all-you-can eat breakfast. Bring $10 for the buffet and a tip.
When and where? Meet at 6:30am Sunday at the Wohlner's in Aksarben Village. We should be back in Omaha by 1pm.
How? See the following maps and cue sheets for the routes:
Despite the Bacon Ride name, there are many options for vegetarians. :)
Thanks to MOD for the original Bikely map, on which this route is based.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Ivan Basso Likes bacon, the reason he smiles has nothing to do with enjoying biking. It's his love of pork belly that has him going tough. yes it's true. Do you want to be like him or do you want to be like him and eat some bacon. Now is your chance. Sunday will be the first bacon ride. Meet at wohlners around 6ish am. Leave 6:30 am. Here's the route . Anyone is welcomed the weather looks perfect we should be back noonish.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
With DK coming up time to ratchet up the gravel miles. If you are interested in 100 miles of gravel and some casey goodness. Guess what you in luck. Here is the route. Meeting place will be scooters downtown on 12 and howard. Meet 7:00 am roll out 7:3o am. The mileage from scooters will be about 110 miles or so nothing crazy on the docket.
- You can turn around anytime
- Bring enough stuff to fix your bike in case of failure
- Bring enough food/water for yourself
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 16th
The Waiting Room, Benson
Tip you bartender...
Thanks again James for getting all this together
Monday, May 3, 2010
Take the Survey!
Interesting things happening this week-
Bus Challenge Meetup
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Parliament Pub in Midtown Crossing
Come in a bus, on foot, or on a bike (you can drive your car too. We'd just like to see you anyway you can get there)
Bike Commuting Clinic
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Greenstreet Cycles (Mike Fahey St. in North Downtown)
Courteous Mass (similar to a Critical Mass, but nicer. And legal. And not religious in nature)
5-mile, family-friendly bike ride through downtown
Starts following the Commuting Clinic (probably beginning at 2:45 or so)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Date: Sunday April 18th
Start time: 8 AM
Start location: Meadowlark Coffee
The ride will leave at 8 AM sharp. Please try to arrive by 7:45. If you want coffee I suggest 7:30 AM.
The route was pre-rode today and it is currently in flux. We will post the route soon.
This is a ride, not a race, but expect some folks to ride fast'
Lets bring a crew from Omaha
Perhaps pedal there Saturday. Hang. YiaYia's.Crash @ D st.
Or drive early Sunday morning
Whaddya think boys?
-All of the above words were issued by the moist -n-tasty Cornbread and lifted directly from the PCL.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The tenative date for the even would be April 24th info
- Wohlners 8 am start.
- Follow bacon route and gravel along mopac
- Rain date well if it rains then this might have to be put off fore later during the summer
- This will be long day affair
- All welcome*
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
According to their website,Daily Grub is a farm to table vegetarian diner and juice bar. French press coffee, freshly made juices and smoothies, homemade soup, bread and daily special tacos are served during the week with a waffle heavy brunch menu on the weekends. It’s all your favorite food cart fare in one neighborhood place.
Daily Grub is located on the Northwest corner of 2oth and Pierce Streets.
Hours of operation Wednesday-Friday 8am-2pm
Sat/Sun Brunch is offered from 10am-3pm
Now all you eager puppies will have to wait until April 21st ya here, because that's when they open.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
We are particularly interested in getting the midtown/downtown commuting crowd around the table, as we will have some new maps from Marty Shukert showing potential changes/tweaks to the Bike Omaha 20 mile loop routes, and we would like to get your input. Specifically, we’re looking at the “red” route that will take you from downtown to the Benson area, and the “blue” route that will take you from downtown to Aksarben via Leavenworth.
We will also take your thoughts on bike parking and potential locations for bike racks. (You can “ooh and ahh” at the new rack that was just installed in front of the Slowdown last week, too!)
Hope to see you there.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The Bike Way will be hosting it's version of roller races using the CompuTrainer 3D program, February 27th, registration @ 5pm. Go @ 6:00 pm.
-Best two out of three races - one minute rest between
-Will have Women's category
-Prizes for top finishers
And best of all this event is FREE. We will have to limit the field at some point so please call in and/or show up early to get registered. So come on out and lay your claim to braggin' rights in Omaha.
We will also have an informal after party at the Liar's Club near by.
Omaha, NE 68144
Sat 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
By ROSS BOETTCHER
World-Herald Staff Writer
A 57-year-old man riding a bicycle died today after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in south Omaha.
Police identified the dead man as Jose Sandoval of Omaha.
Witnesses said Sandoval left the Super Laundry laundromat near 37th and Q Streets about 9:45 a.m. on his bike.
He was crossing Q Street just east of 37th Street when he was struck by a westbound Dodge Dakota pickup truck, police said.
The driver sped away from the scene, swerving and speeding through traffic before striking another automobile, witnesses said.
Police later arrested the driver at his Omaha home. He was identified as Tomas De La Cruz-Prado, 19.
He was booked on suspicion of felony motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Sandoval was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Moises Jutierrez, who said he called 911 and tended to Sandoval after he was struck, said the man had a wound on the back of his head and was bleeding from his nose, mouth and ears.
“He was moving and conscious but wasn't talking,” Jutierrez said.
Police said Sandoval was not wearing a helmet.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
If you want some easy riding that includes some upper body strength training and lots of comradery, consider spending a few hours monkeying around with the Guerrilla Trail Crew? In addition to working out your arms and back slinging wet, heavy snow with a shovel, you'll be working out your heart by giving a little something to the community.
Maybe you don't ride trails, but a lot of people do; for fitness, recreation, and transportation. This sort of volunteer action also helps send a message to the community and to local officials that people care about access to the trails all year long.
Learn more about Sunday's Guerrilla Trail Crew action at their website, guerrillatrailcrew.blogspot.com.
Get up to the minute information on the GTC on Twitter: @OmahaTrailCrew.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
4 PM sign up
5 PM start
Head-2-Head single elimination tournament or Grudge Match call outs for bragging rights
$2 grudge match call outs
Drink Specials, I reckon some tall boys will be consumed.
KC Sprints homepage here.