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Olympic cycling facility could open in downtown Winston-Salem

Reported in Triad Business Journal and W-S Journal is that Winston-Salem could be the site for an Olympic cycling facility. Steve Johnson of USA Cycling said “I believe this building has wonderful potential to develop the programs necessary to become an elite training facility, as well as serve the local community and region in general population health and wellness,”

The goal would be getting USOC approval so that renovations could begin by late summer and have the facility operational in 2015, Rick Rauck said. Dr. Rauck is the lead supporter of the Winston-Salem Classic to be held April 18 & 19, its second year.

The proposed space is at 505 N. Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. It’s a 42,000 sf building across from the Millenium Center. Per Mr. Johnson, one of the reasons this site is being considered is “the Southeast has clearly become a fast-growing center for cycling in the past few years.”

For more information, see the W-S Journal article http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/olympic-cycling-site-a-possibility-downtown/article_6bc10b64-b082-11e3-83e3-0017a43b2370.html

More on the Winston-Salem Classic: The event is one of 16 National Criterium Calendar events and one of 11 USA Crit Series professional road bike races in America. The event also is one of only nine National Racing Calendar professional road bike races, and one of only two Union Cycliste Internationale road races for women in the country. There will be $50,000 in prize money.

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Winston-Salem Cycling Classic (Criterium April 2014)

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic is back for a 2nd year and better than ever.

This year is a sanctioned USA Cycling event. Racers will participate to become eligible for world cycling events.

Date: April 18th & 19th

http://www.winstonsalemcycling.com/

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3T Design Recalls Cervelo Bicycles with Aduro Aero Handlebars

Name of product: Cervélo P5 bicycles with3T Aduroaero handlebars

See below if you purchased the handlebars, you can receive a full refund or replacement

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/3t-design-recalls-cervelo-bicycles-with-aduro-aero-handlebars-due-to-risk-of-injury-243542191.html

www.kirksanderslaw.com

The Answer to Biking & Roads

See this tweet for more photographs:

https://twitter.com/AsEasyAsRiding/status/425233182519087104/photo/1

W. Kirk Sanders, Attorney

Sanders Law Firm, PLLC

326 N. Spring Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Telephone: (336)724-4707

Facsimile: (336)724-2077

www.kirksanderslaw.com

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Hit & Run Bicycle Wrecks in NC

What to do if you or someone you know is involved in a Hit & Run Wreck on a bicycle (or cars for that matter)?

1st Contact the Police or Highway Patrol as quick as possible. It’s preferred to do at the time of the accident, but if that isn’t possible, state law requires this to be done within 24 hours of the collision. This investigation by a law enforcement officer will help determine the cause of the accident by an independent 3rd party. Plus it may lead to the discovery of the hit & run driver.

2nd Notify your insurance company. Even though you were on your bicycle, contact your automobile insurance carrier and notify them of the claim. You may be able to recover under a uninsured motorist (UM) coverage portion of your policy. There may be other policies you have that may apply.

Questions about what to do if you or a family member or friend is injured in an accident? call Kirk Sanders 336-724-4707.

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USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships July 27, 2013 High Point NC

USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships
July 27 – High Point, NC

http://www.usacycling.org/2013/pro-criterium-nationals

Professional Men & Women riders will race in this bicycle criterium. A chance to see national riders up close.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

There is a weekend of biking events.

Amateur races too.

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic: Results of Winston Salem Criterium

Road Race results for June 16, 2013 Winston-Salem Cycling Classic:

Men’s Race:

Congratulations to Winston-Salem’s Daniel Patten of Team SmartStop Mountain Khakis for 1st place finish in Men’s Race

In the Women’s Race:

The Winner was Alison Powers of Pinecliffe, Colorado.

Sara Tussey was highest placed Winston-Salem racer in 4th place (VeloShine Cycling Team)

For more race results, go to: http://swagger.gobike1.com/site/results/winston-salem-cycling-classic/

How many people ride bikes in the USA? ((Tags: bicycle ridership data, NC Bicycle law))

This is old data (2002 survey): approximately 57 million people, 27.3 percent of the population age 16 or older, rode a bicycle at least once during the summer of 2002. The survey breaks this down by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. http://www.walkinginfo.org/library/details.cfm?id=14 (survey)

Here’s a 2001 study on travel by all means: http://www.walkinginfo.org/library/details.cfm?id=3185

Here’s another source for surveys more current: http://nhts.ornl.gov/publications.shtml (US DOT Federal Highway Admin.)

Take a look at this policy paper from Rutgers (Puchler, Beuhler, Merom & Bauman). http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/faculty/pucher/2001-2009.pdf The Chart below is from the paper.