Recreational cycling

April 15, 2019 - 4:56 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,000 children across North Carolina will get bicycle helmets thanks to an initiative aimed at reducing injuries and deaths. The N.C. Department of Transportation says in a news release that it uses funds from the sale of the 'Share the Road' specialty license plates...
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March 31, 2019 - 2:45 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — An artist in South Carolina wants to find the thieves who have taken two of his public sculptures. Cody Roberts has put his Hoondirt art all around Spartanburg. Roberts told the Herald-Journal that a wire bicycle sculpture was taken from the Mary Black Rail Trail and a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018 file photo, a naked bicyclist poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia. Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they’ll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they’ve “ridden in chilly weather” the last two Septembers so this time they’ll saddle up Aug. 24 and “hope it’s a scorcher!” The nude ride was on Sept. 8 last year and Sept. 9 the year before that, with temperatures reaching only about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
March 24, 2019 - 9:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they'll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they've "ridden in chilly weather" the last two Septembers so this time they'll saddle up Aug. 24 and "...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, friends and relatives of Alaa Mashzoub light candles at his assassination site in Karbala, Iraq. Alaa Mashzoub, the Iraqi novelist who was gunned down this week in Karbala, was a secular civil society activist who used his bike to get around the Shiite holy city's infamous traffic and road closures. He was also an outspoken critic of foreign interferences in Iraqi affairs Iraq and political meddling by powerful militias backed by Iran. On Saturday, he was gunned down by unknown assailants who silenced him with 13 bullets as he rode his bicycle home for the last time. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
February 06, 2019 - 2:29 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub was a secular civil society activist, an outspoken critic of foreign interference in Iraq and political meddling by powerful Iran-backed militias. On Saturday, Mashzoub was gunned down in the central city of Karbala by unknown assailants who silenced him...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Instagram photo released by New Zealand’s Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, Genter pregnant with her bicycle pose on an overpass outside Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Genter said she decided to ride to the hospital on her electric bicycle because it was a beautiful morning and there wasn't enough room in the car for her support crew. (Peter Nunns/Julie Anne Genter via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 10:04 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a beautiful morning, according to New Zealand's minister for women, so after 42 weeks of pregnancy she decided to hop on her electric bicycle and ride to the hospital to give birth to her first child. Julie Anne Genter this week posted a picture of herself...
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Paul Alexander stands in front of a commemorative statue, dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the 'Kindertransport' (children transport), near the train station Friedrichstrasse in Berlin, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Paul Alexander, one of the children whose life was saved with the transports from Berlin to London, attends a memorial bike ride from Berlin to London to mark the Kindertransport's 80th anniversary. (AP Photo/Miriam Karout)
June 17, 2018 - 10:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Almost 80 years after the first "Kindertransport" evacuations of Jewish children to safety in Britain, 42 people have set off on a memorial bike ride from Berlin to London. The cyclists departed Sunday from Berlin's Friedrichstrasse station, where a statue commemorates the 10,000...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1990, file photo, comedian Chris Farley, a new cast member of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" appears in New York. Farley's family has filed a federal lawsuit against Trek Bicycle for naming its fat-tired bikes Farley. The lawsuit alleges that the Wisconsin-based bike company misappropriated Farley's name and traded on his "fat guy" brand of comedy in 2013 when it gave the Farley name to its new fat-tired bikes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 05, 2018 - 7:05 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The family of late comedian and film star Chris Farley has filed a federal lawsuit against Trek Bicycle for naming its fat-tired bikes Farley, saying the Wisconsin-based bike company misappropriated Farley's name and traded on his "fat guy" brand of comedy. Chris Farley was...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, Cheryl Rehmann has a message painted on her back by Matthew Wellstein before the start of the naked bike ride in Philadelphia. The annual ride of naked bicyclists through Philadelphia’s streets has been so popular, organizers are teaming up with the artist behind New York City’s Bodypainting Day to launch another body-painting event. Philly Bodypainting Day will debut Sept. 8, 2018, the day of the 10th Philly Naked Bike Ride. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek, File)
May 01, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The City of Brotherly Love apparently loves getting naked. The annual ride of naked bicyclists through Philadelphia's streets has been so popular organizers are teaming up with the artist behind New York City's Bodypainting Day to launch another body-painting event. Philly...
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Signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Orange County has long announced plans to clear the area of tents and tarps and officials say they will start doing so on Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
January 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California on Monday notified hundreds of homeless people camped out along a dusty riverbed near a baseball stadium that they must move starting in two weeks. Formal notices were posted at the encampment near the stadium of the Los Angeles Angels team...
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October 15, 2017 - 3:09 pm
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — The California city of Folsom has completed the second section of its "Johnny Cash Trail" that pays tribute to the country music icon and his 1968 album "At Folsom Prison." Cash's daughter Cindy Cash gave an emotional speech as she cut the ribbon at Saturday's event, which...
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