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Winners of LVBike2Work2017!!

Announcing the Winners of LVBike2Work2017!! Individual Winners: 1. Dave Trautmann, Bethlehem 2. Silagh White, Bethlehem 3. Karen Leatherdale, Asbury, NJ 4. Chris Briggs, Bethlehem 5. Pete Gutzmirtl, Allentown Municipality Awards: 1. City of Bethlehem 2. City of Allentown 3. City of Easton Bike Shop Winners: 1. Genesis Bicycles 2. Cutters 3. Bike Line Employer Participation: 1. Lehigh Valley Planning Commission 2. City of Bethlehem 3….
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How Bicyclists and Pedestrians Use Secondary and Arterial Roads to Traverse Highways (with video)

Riddle #1: What is Like a River But is Not a River? A highway is like a river. More specifically, a limited-access highway. Traffic flows on the highway, with on- and off-ramps controlling access. Limited access highways crisscross the Lehigh Valley (Routes 22, 33, 378, I-78, etc). In Pennsylvania (unlike other states such as California), bicyclists and pedestrians may not travel on designated highways controlled…
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To Go Where My Bicycle Takes Me

By Scott Slingerland —  As a child in the 1980s, I rode bicycles fervently around my suburban neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, New York. In summers, we’d visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the paved rail trails seemed to go forever, weaving through scrubby pine forests, cranberry bogs and fresh water ponds, ocassionally offering rest stops at candy stores and sandwich shops. At nearly the age when many youths…
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36 Years and Counting

By John Schubert Early in 1979, an unemployed bicycle tourist and newspaper reporter answered a job ad in the New York Times. Rodale Press needed a writer with subject expertise in bicycling. By March of that year, I was on the job at Bicycling Magazine in Emmaus. I wasn’t sure what to make of my move to this backwater called Allentown. I’d spent the previous nine…
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