- Through August of 2012, CaBi has surpassed the number of rides for all of 2011. Currently they're at 1,293,431 rides for the year. CaBi had a glowing report in businessweek as well. "Better yet, the program pays for itself: Maintenance and operating costs totaled $3.5 million in 2011, while fees collected were $4.1 million." Though I think they're wrong on this "Most people opt for the $75 annual membership." I think most people opt for the 1-day memberships, but I know what they're trying to say. And, in preparation for the 2 year anniversary, they're having T-Shirt design contest.
- "the D.C. Department of Transportation has announced a pair of community meetings to discuss what parking in D.C. might look like in the future...DDOT is asking for citizen input to develop strategies and recommendations to better balance the parking needs of everyone -employees, residents, and visitors - who competes for a share of the limited curbspace." One goal is "Ensuring the safety of all transportation users including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists." and they're seeking comments on bicycle and scooter parking accommodations. "The first discussion will happen next Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square (441 Fourth Street NW). The second will happen on Tuesday, September 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ora Glover Community Room (1800 Good Hope Road, SE). More meetings might be added to the schedule."
- The DC Best Buddies bike challenge will feature a chance to ride with George Hincapie.
- Bladensburg Waterfront Park - through which the Anacostia River Trail passes - will be home to the War of 1812 Visitor Center. Grand opening tomorrow.
- A 15 year-old Gaithersburg cyclist was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries after being struck on southbound 124 near Airpark Road. "Police say she was on a bicycle. The striking vehicle reportedly stayed at the scene."
- A positive review for PR. "But is cycling ready for its close-up? "Premium Rush" arrives with some timeliness, a kind of victory lap for the country's growing cycling culture and New York's increasingly bike-friendly streets. Wilee's Wild West and his trusty steed are in some ways behind the curve, as Mayor Bloomberg has largely tamed the Manhattan grid with color-coded bike paths."
- "Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong faced a deadline Thursday to formally challenge sweeping doping allegations from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency or accept sanctions that could include a lifetime ban from the sport and potentially strip him of his titles."
- Kickstarter bike gear.