Posts tagged ‘bicycles’

Kids Bike Parade

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

A patriotic kids Bike Parade was held in Travelers Rest, with prizes awarded for the most creative and patriotic decorations. The parade traveled from the gazebo by the Swamp Rabbit Trail to Pink Mama’s Ice Cream – and the best part was that all the kids got free ice cream on a hot day!

Here, “Pink Mama” leads the bike parade while pedaling the ice cream cart.

Protected bike lane test

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

A “Protected bike lane” is a narrow lane of traffic dedicated to bicycles, but separated from vehicle traffic by a curb, decorative planters or some other type of barrier. A demonstration section has been set up on the corner East Broad Street and Main Street. It will also be there for Sunday (today), so be sure to bring your bike to test it out.

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Jetpack Needed?

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Considering that the minimum posted speed limit on this Interstate highway is 45 mph, Jetpacks would be a useful accessory for these bicycles. But it’s not as dangerous as it looks – the entire stretch of the Southern Connector was shut down on Sunday as part of the Bikeville Classic time trials. The general public had a chance to ride the 20 mile course on the Interstate before the time trials began.

It was a challenge to get this as I was riding, and trying to minimize the amount of the heavy rain getting on the camera – not entirely successful as can be seen in this view.