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Experienced Cyclist Falls in Worst Possible Place

Man goes into water in Florida, is attacked by alligator

(Newser) - An experienced bicyclist's fall in Florida on Monday could have killed him, but not the for reason you might think. TCPalm reports the cyclist lost control while navigating a wooden bridge and tumbled into a small body of water some 6 feet down an embankment, where he was then...

Woman Suspected of Causing Tour de France Mess Arrested

30-year-old reportedly turned herself in

(Newser) - It took a few days, but French police have managed to arrest the spectator who they believe caused one of the worst crashes ever at the Tour de France. The BBC reports the French woman is in custody in Landerneau. With 28 miles to go in the first stage of...

Fan Causes Pileup During Tour de France

Search begins for the spectator, who seems to have fled

(Newser) - A fan who reached into the roadway to try to get a sign picked up by TV cameras caused a major pileup at the Tour de France, leaving a tangle of bikes and riders. Tony Martin of Germany had nowhere to go but into the sign, CNN reports. Other riders...

Police Shoot Driver After Pickup Strikes Bicyclists

At least 6 are critically wounded in Arizona race, as is the truck's driver

(Newser) - A pickup truck was driven into a benefit bicycle race Saturday in Arizona, leaving at least six people critically injured. Police chased down and shot the driver, a 35-year-old white man, who also was hospitalized in critical condition, CNN reports. The event was the 13th annual Bike the Bluff race,...

'It's Just the Worst Thing I Could Ever See'

5 dead, 4 injured after truck hits Nevada cyclists

(Newser) - Almost 20 cyclists were traveling through Nevada's open desert on Thursday when they were involved in the deadliest vehicle-cyclist crash in the state in at least 16 years. Around 9:40am a box truck plowed into the group along Highway 95 north of Searchlight, where the speed limit is...

COVID-19 Is Bad News for Naked Bikers

This year's Philly Naked Bike Ride is no more

(Newser) - The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on this year's Philly Naked Bike Ride. The annual event, which usually draws thousands of nude cyclists for a trip around Philadelphia and its tourist sites, had been set for later this month. But organizers who had been gearing up for it...

Man Biked 14K Miles, Then Got Hit From Behind in Texas

Josh Quigley fractured his skull, ankle, heel bone, pelvis, and ribs

(Newser) - A Scottish man's quest to bicycle around the world has been studded with setbacks: His bike got stolen in April and he had to quickly fly from Australia to home and back to get a new passport after his own sweat damaged his passport photo beyond recognition. Now Josh...

Let's Do Away With Right on Red

This Common
Traffic Rule
Must Go Away

This Common Traffic Rule Must Go Away

Right-on-red is too dangerous for bicyclists, writes 'Outside' columnist

(Newser) - A columnist at Outside is making an argument that may not sit well with drivers—he says it's time to outlaw right-on-red turns. The reason? They're simply too dangerous for bicyclists, writes Eben Weiss. He cites an accident in Virginia that made headlines last month in which a...

It's Hard to Believe How Fast This Bicyclist Went

Denise Mueller-Korenek pedals at 183.9mph in 'motor-paced' record

(Newser) - Plenty of cars can't reach 183.9mph. Denise Mueller-Korenek managed it on a bike in the obscure world of "motor-paced cycling," reports the Wall Street Journal . Peddling in a race car's slipstream, the 45-year-old former junior cycling champion smashed the bicycle land speed record of 167mph...

Driver Guilty of Murder in Deaths of 5 Cyclists

Charles Pickett had 'swallowed handful of drugs'

(Newser) - A reckless driver who was on drugs when his pickup truck crashed into a pack of bicyclists , killing five, was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in southwestern Michigan. Charles Pickett's trial lasted just a few days in Kalamazoo County. There was no dispute that he had swallowed painkillers and...

NYC's Bike-Share Program Has First Fatality

Brooklyn banker collides with bus

(Newser) - New York's bike-share program just had an unwanted first: A 36-year old Citi Bike rider was killed Monday after colliding with a charter bus in Midtown Manhattan.The death of investment banker Dan Hanegby is the first fatality in the history of the city program, which has had more...

Cop Stops the Terminator for Improper Bicycling

German officer shocked to find himself issuing a warning to Arnold Schwarzenegger

(Newser) - He'll be back...but next time he'll make sure he's walking his bicycle. Deutsche Welle reports a German police officer was shocked to discover the man he stopped for riding a bicycle through the main railway station in Munich was none other than the Terminator himself, Arnold...

Cyclist Has Cracks in Spine After Crash on Risky Descent

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten tweets she'll be OK

(Newser) - A female Dutch cyclist suffered a horrific crash on a steep hill Sunday that left fellow cyclists and spectators fearing for her life. As it turns out, Annemiek van Vleuten cracked three vertebrae and sustained a concussion, reports Reuters . "I am now in the hospital with some injuries and...

Cyclist Burned After He Falls on His iPhone

Australian Gareth Clear has third-degree burns on his butt

(Newser) - Sydney cyclist Gareth Clear was riding his bike with his iPhone 6 in his back pocket over the weekend when his foot slipped off the pedal and he lost his balance and fell—all par for the course for riders of any level. But he was not expecting his phone...

911 Callers Reported the Driver. 30 Minutes Later, 5 Were Dead

At least 4 other bicyclists hurt in Kalamazoo, Mich., crash

(Newser) - At least five people were killed in a horrific crash a few miles north of Kalamazoo, Mich., Tuesday evening when a pickup truck plowed into a group of cyclists. At least four others were seriously injured in the Cooper Township crash, which involved a group of people that goes on...

Man Checks Out Citi Bike in NYC, Rides It 2,700 Miles

 Man Checks Out 
 Citi Bike in NYC, 
 Rides It 2,700 Miles 
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Man Checks Out Citi Bike in NYC, Rides It 2,700 Miles

Jeffrey Tanenhaus was 'out of options'

(Newser) - What does it take to get from New York to California? "Just WiFi, water, and a working bicycle," Jeffrey Tanenhaus tells WNBC-TV . The New Yorker rolled into the Golden State at the city of Blythe last week after riding 2,700 miles across 17 states—mostly along historic...

Cyclists Fighting Stop Signs in San Francisco

'It feels like the Wild West'

(Newser) - How would you feel about being able to legally roll through a stop sign while riding a bike? Your answer to that question probably depends on whether you're a cyclist or a driver. The New York Times reports San Francisco is considering a controversial ordinance that would allow bicycles...

Man Biking Across US for Charity Killed in Crash

Sarah Morris was allegedly looking at her phone when she hit Patrick Wanninkhof

(Newser) - On Sunday, Patrick Wanninkhof led a 26-person team that spent the day working for Habitat for Humanity. The 25-year-old was doing such charity work as part of Bike & Build, a group that bikes from coast to coast to raise funds for affordable housing. Yesterday, while cycling through Oklahoma, the...

Volvo Invents Life-Saving Invisible Paint for Bikers

 Volvo Invents 
 Invisible Paint 
 for Bikers 
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Volvo Invents Lifesaving Invisible Paint for Bikers

Spray-on stuff reflects in headlights

(Newser) - The company that invented the three-point seat belt is behind another big innovation in road safety, and this one comes in a spray can. Volvo's LifePaint, developed by a London ad agency and a Swedish startup, is invisible when you spray it onto, say, your bike. But when a...

Why 'Underground' Cyclists Battle Overnight

LA's nocturnal pastime becomes serious sport

(Newser) - LA's underground cycling scene has grown from a nocturnal pastime into an organized, competitive sport—with a few bumps along the way, LA Weekly reports. It started in 2004 when a small group began cycling at night for pleasure. Within two years they were a monthly, 1,000-strong horde...

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