- DCist put together a handy listing of free, weekly group bike rides in the DC area.
- Cyclist in San Francisco to be charged with felony manslaughter after a fatal crash with a pedestrian. "Some 4,834 cyclists and 59,925 pedestrians were killed by motor vehicles in the United States between 1999 and 2009 (the most recent year for which figures are available), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cyclists killed just 63 pedestrians, or about six a year, during the same time period." And one letter writer to the Post thinks that last week's fatal trail crash should serve as a warning to pedestrians. [I'm actually unclear on the letter-writer's point. Are they actually trying to warn pedestrians, or just complaining about cyclists?]
- I think Congress should fund biking and walking programs, but I've come to believe that we should probably retire the word "war" except for those cases where we're actually blowing things up and killing people. This is especially true at a time when we're actually at war. A better headline might be "Republicans want to defund biking and walking."
- The reason Hincapie didn't make the Olympic team? He asked not to, as did three other cyclists associated with Lance Armstrong.