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February 27, 2008 – The Atlantic Pedaler News has arrived. This newsletter contains the latest stories submitted to Atlantic Pedaler. You may also be interested in the region’s upcoming rides, current km leaders; if so, scroll down and enjoy the ride.

Catharine Pendrel is Making a Name for Herself in Elite MTB Racing
Don’t let the laid-back demeanor and friendly smile fool you — Catharine Pendrel is a fierce competitor.

Pendrel has proven this in the sport of elite mountain bike racing.

In 2007, she took gold at the 15th Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and placed sixth overall in the cross-country race at the… Click here for the full story.

Moncton’s Mapleton Road Widening to Include Bicycle Lanes
Moncton, NB – The City of Moncton’s director of design and construction says plans to upgrade Mapleton Road are proceeding on schedule, despite a delay in presenting the city’s plans at the last meeting of Moncton City Council.

Alcide Richard said the last minute decision to postpone the presentation on Jan. 21 came about when councillors who had been pre-briefed… Click here for the full story.

Atlantic Canada Cycling Centre 2008 Giant Elite Program Team Members
The Centre will once again count on a talented group of riders for the 2008 season. Although limited in number of licensed riders, the Atlantic riders keep on going against all odds and pack up the good results.

Here are this year’s riders:
Gold A
– Christian Meier, New Brunswick, Symmetrics Cycling

Gold B
– Dustin MacBurnie, Nova Scotia, Team … Click here for the full story.

NB: Currie and Chase, Masters of Snow
Dieppe, NB – The weather and the amount of snow were certainly different then the previous years, but some things stayed the same at the 3rd annual winter-cross championships: The rider’s enthusiasm, and the winner. On this sunny afternoon, the once almost icy course became really soft once the temperature increased more then 10 degrees to plus three in less then four hours. But Jeff Currie again proved no one could beat him in the snow. This year, the challenge came from a young talented rider, Ryan Belliveau. He led the race for three quarters of the race and was taken by… Click here for the full story.

ATV Club Denied Use of Sentier NB Trail System
Miramachi, NB – Council voted last Thursday to reject a motion it approved Monday that would have allowed ATVs on a 1.4 kilometre (4,600 feet) stretch of walking trail in the city.

The motion would have allowed ATVs to use the section of trail from Loggieville to Forrest Corner on a oneyear trial basis, provided the Outback Trail Runners ATV Club maintains the trail surface.

The motion was originally introduced before Christmas and tabled for 30 days.

During a general committee of council meeting Monday night,… here for the full story.

$6.4 Million Active Transportation Plan for Summerside
Summerside – Summerside is looking to go green – in a big way.

The city has submitted a proposal to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities seeking money to kick-start a multi-year, multi-phased green project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while offering transportation options to residents.

The Green Transport Plan was drafted November 2006. The proposed first phase is to establish a cross-city bicycle route which, once… Click here for the full story.

Tim Hortons First on List for Charlottetown Council for Potential Intersection Clean-up
Charlottetown, PEI – Charlottetown city council is looking for a fix to the rush-hour traffic jams near many popular coffee shop drive-thrus.

Councillors Terry Bernard and David MacDonald singled out the Tim Hortons on St. Peter’s Road as a spot where accidents are waiting to happen.

“Right off the bat we’re looking at the possibility of closing that entrance right next to Tim Hortons, and move the entrance back,” said… Click http://www.atlanticpedaler.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1168&Itemid=147″>here for the full story.

Pearl Izumi Purchased by Shimano
Bringing premium sports apparel and footwear to its offering of industry-leading cycling and fishing products, Shimano has completed its purchase of DashAmerica, Inc. (dba Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.) from Nautilus, Inc., announces David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano American Corporation. Pearl Izumi becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano’s U.S. operations, and will continue to operate from its facilities in Broomfield, Colorado and Kirchzarten, Germany. “The acquisition brings together two companies started by Japanese families who share a passion for cycling,” said Pfeiffer. “Both have… Click here for the full story.

CDNs Rock and Roll’n Rollin Wins Stage 4 in California
San Luis Obispo, Calif – The picture says it all. Quebec’s Dominique Rollin wins stage four of the Tour of California and also captures the Green Jersey and the Most Aggressive Rider for the day.

Follow this link to read the in-depth article featured in Pedal Magazine here. Way to go Dominique and way to go Pedal!

First Annual East Coast Interbike has Over 30 Exhibitors Already
Interbike has e-mailed exhibitor sales kits for its first annual Interbike OutDoor Demo East to companies and organizations doing business in the bicycle industry.

The e-mailed OutDoor Demo East sales kit includes detailed information about the event, site map, pricing and an exhibiting contract. The sales kit can also be downloaded from Interbike’s Web site here. Scheduled to run Tuesday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Roger Williams Park in Providence, R.I., the… Click here for the full story.

Adventure Cycling Names Ten Top Touring Areas in North America
Adventure Cyclist magazine has your next cycling destination. Ten of them, in fact. In its inaugural “Ten Top Touring Areas” feature, Adventure Cyclist (Adventure Cycling Association’s bicycle travel publication) highlights ten of the finest cycling destinations in North America. From the well known (Blue Ridge Parkway) to the undiscovered (Yukon’s Canol Road), these top bike travel areas were selected for their… Click here for the full story.

Bruyneel Can’t Cure Astana’s Ills
As a team manager and sports director, he has won a record eight Tour de Frances in less than a decade, and his best rider is the defending champion.

His second-best rider is America’s top cyclist. And none of his men have failed a drug test while working for him.

But Johan Bruyneel is finding out how the other half lives as he attempts to restore the credibility and viability of his new team in his charge, Astana.

The Belgian mastermind of the U.S. Postal Service/Discovery Channel dynasty now knows what it feels like to get doors slammed in his… here for the full story.

Canada’s Largest Outdoor Adventure Show Now Open
Toronto, ON – There are still two days to enjoy Canada’s largest outdoor adventure & travel show! With over 300 exhibitors from a wide variety of recreational pursuits, this show has something for everyone.

For those who like to get their feet wet there will be a variety of paddle sports and scuba diving options to explore. Or if you prefer to stand on… here for the full story.

Bertie to Raise $60,000 for MS to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Leduc, AB – Gordon Bertie, a local businessman, has been cycling in the RONA MS Bike Tour – Leduc to Camrose for the past five years. In this time he has consistently been a top fundraiser for the Tour, raising more than $7,000 each year he has participated. This year, however, Gordon has upped the ante and has decided to reach for a new milestone.

“In August 2008, I will celebrate my 60th birthday and I have set a goal for the 2008 Bike Tour to raise $28,000. This will bring my fundraising total to $60,000 for my 60th year,” Bertie says. A physical challenge such as this is not foreign to Gordon. He is an Olympian having competed in the 1972 Olympic Games in freestyle… Click here for the full story.

Iditalake II: IceCycle Challenge takes over Lake Charles, N.S. on March 2
Lake Charles, NS – Iditalake Ice Race is back for a second time. The event that is asking you to bring warm clothing and hot chocolate is sure to get everyone energized as Lake Charles will feature spills and chills during the IceCycle Challenge on March 2.

Call for Applications – Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is now accepting applications for the 2008 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship. The scholarship is a national, three-year, $1,500 per year, university award presented to one outstanding female high school graduate. The award is named in honour of the late Carol Anne Letheren (1942-2001), former chief executive officer of the COC. The Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship is given to a female student (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) presently… Click here for the full story.

Singapore to Host First Edition of the Youth Olympic Games in 2010
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that Singapore will host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The result was unveiled by the IOC President, Jacques Rogge, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Singapore beat Moscow in the final by 53 votes to 44.

The 105 IOC members entitled to vote(1) had cast their votes by post over the last few weeks. The sealed envelope with the name of the winning city was delivered to the IOC President during the announcement ceremony by the independent and certified notary who oversaw the process to guarantee confidentiality. “This is a key moment for the Olympic Movement”, said Rogge to the journalists present in Lausanne. “Singapore has put together a very exciting… Click here for the full story.

Island Trails Continues to Grow and Offer a Cycling Experience for All Ages
Charlottetown, PEI – Planning for the Island Trails recreational cycling season is well underway after a recent meeting of Trails, government and volunteer representatives. A full schedule of Tip-to-Tip events will be capped again this year with a three-day Cycle East celebration, and new training opportunities are scheduled for volunteers who support the programs.

Tip-to-Tip events are scheduled weekly between May 27 and September 17 this year, with the Island East Cycling Event rounding out the… Click here for the full story.

CDN Olympic Committee Unveils Plans for Groundbreaking Amateur Sport Television Networks
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently unveiled details of its application for groundbreaking English and French amateur sport television networks, which would be a first in Canada if approved (Canadian Amateur Sports Network). The proposed Canadian Amateur Sports Network (CASN) and le Réseau du sport amateur canadien (RSAC) would provide much-needed exposure and funding for both Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

Atlantic PedalER is pleased to support such an endeavour that would provide Canadians the opportunity to watch more amateur sport and… Click here for the full story.

French Immersion Multi-Sport Camp for March Break in N.B.
Sport Academy NB is offering a French immersion multi-sport camp packed with action, skill learning and fun for boys and girls ages 5 to 10. This day camp will be held at “Le Mascaret” middle school (Léopold Belliveau Dr., Moncton) on March 3, 4, 5, 6.

This camp is the perfect opportunity for children to learn and develop skills in several sports (mini-volley, soccer, badminton, martial arts, etc) in a fun and recreational atmosphere while practicing their French skills.

All instructors are certified by the Canadian Coaching Association and are fully bilingual. Children will be able to speak English when… Click here for the full story.

Adult Participation in Sports Growing in PEI
Charlottetown, PEI – A new Statistics Canada report says adult participation in sports in Prince Edward Island has increased significantly since the early 90s.

A research paper – Sport Participation in Canada, 2005 – released yesterday by Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics says Islanders participation in sports has brought the province from 10th place in 1992 to fourth place in 2005, the most recent reporting period.

Hon. Carolyn Bertram, Minister Responsible for Sports and Recreation says partnerships with communities, sports organizations and the… Click here for the full story.

Budget: COC Applauds Ongoing Investment in Road to Excellence Summer Sport Program
Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) applauds the Harper government’s decision to invest in the Road to Excellence summer sport program, as unveiled yesterday in the 2008 federal budget. The budget provides funding of $24 million over the next two years ($8 million in 2008/09 and $16 million in 2009/10) and $24 million for each subsequent year ongoing to support the Road to Excellence program. “This is excellent news for our summer sports and athletes and will certainly enhance our chances of seeing them on the podium for future… Click here for the full story.

Budget: CDN cities have 30 days to put proposal for bicycle infrastructure
Ottawa, ON – Canada’s towns and cities got a boost yesterday with the promise of $2 billion a year in permanent funding to help keep pace with aging infrastructure.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty made the move in the 2008 budget, announcing that the program that gives municipalities a share of federal gas tax revenues would be made permanent.

“Municipalities large and small, from coast to coast, will be able to plan and finance their infrastructure needs with this additional… Click here for the full story.

Submit Your KM Biked
Every year, Atlantic Pedaler encourages cyclists to record their distance cycled during the year and to submit it to AP. It is amazing to see how active our cycling community is. Take a few seconds today and login and update your profile and km biked here.

Upcoming Atlantic Events
Take advantage of our Calendar by planning your vacation around an upcoming ride or submitting your own ride for free. Please visit Submit Rides FAQ for directions on how to submit your ride. The rides are limitless; the option is yours.

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Atlantic Pedaler News

February 6, 2008 – Here is the latest news from Atlantic Pedaler. This newsletter contains the latest stories submitted to Atlantic Pedaler. It contains the region’s upcoming rides, current km leaders, and the top stories of the last two weeks. Scroll down and enjoy the ride.

American Cyclists Enjoy Treasure Chest of Adventure in Nova Scotia
Digby, NS – When Arlete Hodel and Dick Skaug left Tampa, Florida, last February 1, their original goal was to bicycle through to Ohio and take the route of the historic ‘underground railway’ down to Alabama.

That sounds ambitious enough for a couple in their late 50s. “We had no intentions of coming to Nova Scotia,” Hodel said, “but because we were ahead of schedule when we arrived in Bar Harbor, we… Click here for the full story.

Tour de PEI Named Canadian Road Cycling Event of the Year
Charlottetown, PEI – Prince Edward Island’s newest international cycling event has been awarded the sport’s highest honour.

The Canadian Cycling Association granted Tour de PEI the 2007 Road Event Organizer of the Year award. The annual prize is presented to the organizers of a Canadian cycling event, for outstanding coordination and exposure for the sport. The award was granted to Tour de PEI for its inaugural year. The event’s lead organizer, Daniel Manibal, is a veteran events planner who has successfully organized large scale international cycling… Click here for the full story.

CAC Call for Expressions of Interest Deadline February 15
Through its Coaching Research Committee, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is seeking to enhance coach education research in Canada. Towards this goal, CAC sponsors an annual Coaching Research Symposium in conjunction with its Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference, calls occasionally for proposals on particular research topics, and calls twice annually for coach education research proposals for projects up to $7,000.

Maximum amount per research project grant: $7,000
Application deadline: February 15, 2008 Click here for the full story.

NB Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission for 2009 Canada Summer Games Announced
Fredericton, NB РThe chef de mission and assistant chef de mission of the New Brunswick team participating in the 2009 Canada Summer Games have been announced by Wellness, Culture and Sport Minister H̩dard Albert. Jennifer Bent-Richard will serve as chef de mission, while Steve Harris will act as assistant chef de mission.

The Games will take place on Prince Edward Island from Aug. 15-29, 2009. Several coaches have also been selected, with the remainder to be named… Click here for the full story.

Job Opening: Canada Games 2009 Looking for Senior Manager
Charlottetown, PEI – The Prince Edward Island 2009 Canada Games Host Society is seeking an individual to fill the following position. This individual will be a member of the senior management team, reporting to and guided by the Chief Executive Officer – Operations. Detailed job descriptions and statements of qualifications may be obtained from the Participate page or by contacting the Games’ Office (1-888-438-2009). Term of employment: As soon as possible to September 30, 2009. Salary established at $50,000/annum + benefits. Please forward… Click here for the full story.

Tour of California Only Have Half the Amount Needed for Kickoff
California – With less than a month to go and roughly half the money needed, local organizers for the Amgen Tour of California are scrambling to raise enough funds to cover the bicycling race’s kick-off in Palo Alto next month, organizers said Wednesday. “We’re not getting the support we would love to see,” said Joe Manning, a member of the local organizing committee and Stanford classics… Click here for the full story.

A Bicycle that Filters Water
San Francisco, CA – A group of young Peninsula designers who just wanted to have fun creating a new bicycle ended up making a funky-looking device that could help solve a health issue plaguing 1.1 billion people across the world.

Team Aquaduct, a five-member Peninsula squad consisting of design professionals from the Palo Alto and San Francisco-based firm Ideo, created a bike in 2ˆ weeks that provides clean drinking water using only renewable energy.

Here’s how the Aquaduct bike works: Someone pedals the blue, tricycle-like machine to a water source such as a pond and fills a 20-gallon… Click here for the full story.

Bye Bye to Another Pro Team Title Sponsor: Credit Agricole
France – After nearly 10 years, French banking group Credit Agricole will end its backing of the green-and-white clad outfit, which among others has helped fine-tune the talents of Australian Stuart O’Grady and Norwegian sprinter Thor Hushovd – as well as making the company a household name.

But while there is plenty of regret – and uncertainty as to whether a new backer can be found for next season – team manager Roger Legeay… Click here for the full story.

UCI and Cycling Federations Making Up, Sort Of…
Milan, Italy – The International Cycling Union (UCI) and federations from across Europe came to a preliminary agreement on January 26 over a long-running dispute threatening the calendar.

The UCI, which runs the Pro Tour, has been at loggerheads with the organisers of big races such as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. The… Click here for the full story.

North American Sponsorship Spending to Reach $16.78B in 2008
According to IEG in the IEG Sponsorship Report here, sponsorship spending by North American companies is expected to increase 12.6% in 2008 to $16.78B.

The increase marks the sixth consecutive year that the growth rate will be higher than the year before, and is the biggest jump since 2000. Spending… Click here for the full story.

Mississauga Store Hiring
Mississauga, Ont. – Re-My Sport in Streetsville, Mississauga is looking for professional, friendly, motivated and knowledgeable bicycle mechanics. We are hiring full and part time positions. The applicant will be required to service all makes & models of bikes, and work well in a fast-paced team environment. Previous experience and a working knowledge of suspension, disk brakes, hubs and wheel truing is a definite asset.

Apply in person or… Click here for the full story.

Bicycle Film Festival Looking for Entries
New York, NY – The 8th annual Bicycle Film Festival is fast approaching, and it’s calling for your entries with the deadline being Feb. 19. The film festival is looking for films with a strong theme or character of bicycles. This includes all mediums and styles such as… Click here for the full story.

Winnipeg Cyclist to Pedal 5,000 km Across USA
Winnipeg, MB – Arvid Loewen has one goal as he trains for this summer’s Race Across America.

It’s not to win or finish in the top 10. In fact, the finish doesn’t even matter to cyclist Loewen as long as he does finish. And that’s going to be a huge challenge in itself.

The RAAM is known as “the world’s toughest race” as it begins in Oceanside, Calif., and ends in Annapolis, Md. That’s just under 5,000 km… Click here for the full story.

Cycling Clinic Today in Sydney, Cape Breton
Sydney, NS – Cycling clinics coming to Cape Breton. Traffic Dynamics is the first of a series of three in-class lectures preceding the on-bike sessions to be given in May. It is for the cyclist who wants to learn street survival skills and build confidence. It is also for the recreational cyclist who wants to learn defensive cycling tips in challenging traffic situations. Where to ride on the road, principles of traffic flow, Rules of the Road, Signaling, steering, Right and Left turns, Changing gears, Braking and Avoiding road hazards, are only a few of the elements of this first session.

When: Wednesday, February 6th
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: McConnell Library, Sydney

Submit Your KM Biked
Every year, Atlantic Pedaler encourages cyclists to record their distance cycled during the year and to submit it to AP. It is amazing to see how active our cycling community is. Take a few seconds today and login and update your profile and km biked. Update Your KMs here.

Upcoming Atlantic Events
Take advantage of our Calendar by planning your vacation around an upcoming ride or submitting your own ride for free. Please visit Submit Rides FAQ here for directions on how to submit your ride. The rides are limitless; the option is yours. Complete Calendar here.

Top Stories of Last 15 Days
Here is a look at the most popular stories submitted to Atlantic Pedaler in the last 15 days, ranked in order of most popular. Remember too that you can easily publish your own stories or begin a column of your very own. Go to Authoring Content FAQ for more information. Everyone has a story to tell and the following are the most popular stories in the last two weeks:

– Religious orders bring clout to war on bottled water – Full story here
– PEI Transit coalition looking for Ghiz’s support – Full story here
– NL Minister names Chef de Mission; encourages applicants for 2009 Canada Games – Full story
– Truro’s MacBurnie signs deal with Team R.A.C.E Pro – Full story here
– Cyclist challenges driver downtown T.O. – and wins – Full story here
– Velo Cape Breton rider becomes new CEO of YMCA Cape Breton – Full story here
– Francois is the man in the middle for 2009 Games – Full story here
– Mountain bikers embark on life-changing challenge – Full story here
– Drinking water in bottles is painful to the planet – Full story here
– BFBC looking even more popular in 2008 – Full story here.

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Atlantic Pedaler News

January 2, 2008 – Your Atlantic Pedaler Weekly News has arrived. It contains the latest stories submitted to Atlantic Pedaler, including news from Canada and the rest of the world. Scroll down and enjoy the ride.

First Nations Children Receive 67 Bicycles for Christmas

Calgary – Christmas came early on December 21 for children at the Tsuu T’ina Nation who received bicycles from a local charitable organization.

For the Love of Children Society of Alberta brought smiles to the faces of 67 students at Chiila elementary school, on their last day of classes before the winter holidays when each was given his or her own bike, donated by Bow Cycle, said society president and founder Ashid Bahl.

“What we do is make Christmas happier for different kids on different reserves,” Bahl said.

“Most of them indicated they…

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The Real Santa Plans Spring Bicycling to Get Slimmer

Nicholas Trolli jokingly points out that he should have an easier time squeezing down chimneys tonight.

The full-time Santa Claus has lost about 20 pounds from his five-foot-10 frame in recent months – slimming down to 260 pounds from a roof-bending 280.

But don’t pout. Even though his red suit isn’t quite as snug this Christmas, the 46-year-old father of four insists he’s still his jolly old self….

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Own the Podium 2010 Job Opportunity

Calgary – Own the Podium 2010 is seeking a full-time office assistant to start on February 4, 2008 at its Calgary offices. Deadline for application is January 14, 2008. Responsibilities include providing professional support, general administration, website and communities of practice duties.


Professional Support
– Provides professional support to Director of Planning & Operations of OTP
– Monitors the agendas/emails of the Director…

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Landis Banned From Riding in France until 2009

Paris – American cyclist Floyd Landis cannot compete in France until 2009 even if he has his two-year doping ban lifted by the sport’s highest court.

The French Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it had imposed its own ban against Landis, preventing him from riding in France until Jan. 31, 2009 — ruling him out of next year’s Tour de France.

Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour title after testing positive for synthetic testosterone, has already been given a suspension until…

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Exhibitors up 30 Percent for Handmade Bicycle Show

Speedway, IN – The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is on the verge of selling out all 185 exhibitor spaces as it heads to the cycling-friendly city of Portland, Oregon, for the first time in the show’s three-year history.

The 2008 show will be held in the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, February 8-10.

Show director, Don Walker, the founder of NAHBS, and the…

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World Class Cyclists Unite for Amy

Australia – World Champion cyclist Cadel Evans will hit the Bellarine Peninsula the firs week of January for a fundraiser bike ride.

The Tour de France hero is one of several sports stars, including top Australian swimmer Michael Klim to tackle Amy’s Ride, commemorating the life of cyclist Amy Gillett.

Gillett died in 2005 after being hit by a car while training with the Australian women’s cycling team in Germany.

A foundation was later…

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Submit Your KM Biked

Every year, Atlantic Pedaler encourages cyclists to record their distance cycled during the year and to submit it to AP. It is amazing to see how active our cycling community is. Take a few seconds today and login and update your profile and km biked.

Update Your KMs Today here.

Upcoming Atlantic Events

Take advantage of our Calendar by planning your vacation around an upcoming ride or submitting your own ride for free. Please visit Submit Rides FAQ for directions on how to submit your ride. The rides are limitless; the option is yours.

Complete Calendar here

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December 26, 2007 – Your Atlantic Pedaler News Delivery has arrived. This newsletter contains the latest stories submitted to Atlantic Pedaler, including several items from Atlantic Canada. Scroll down and enjoy the ride.

Cycling PEI Hands out Awards

Cycling P.E.I honoured its top athletes, administrators and volunteers recently at a well attended banquet at the Stratford Town Hall. On hand to present the A.D.L. Certificates of Achievement to the winners were Barrie MacWilliams of Amalgamated Dairies, and Nick Murray, public relations officer for Sport P.E.I.

Major winners were Senior Male Athlete of the Year Ryan Taylor, and Sara Bryanton, who was top female athlete. The junior athlete of the…

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The Mob, Cheese, and Pedalling all in the Making of Quebec Family Fortune

Montreal – He transformed his Italian immigrant father’s humble cheese-making business into a global dairy-and-bakery conglomerate, built a reputation as one of Quebec’s shrewdest entrepreneurs and now sits atop a family fortune estimated at $1.4-billion.

But Lino Saputo’s rise to wealth and status as a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist has been shadowed over the years by unsubstantiated allegations of links between his company, Saputo Inc., and the Italian mob.

The family-owned business – which went public 10 years ago – has suffered knocks to its reputation in the past because of the unproved allegations…

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NB Boy Now Riding High With Adaptive Bicycle

Dalhousie – Efforts by a Dalhousie-based organization to help disabled youth paid dividends earlier this year.

The Active Living for Disabled Youth committee recently presented an adaptive bicycle to Jordan Hicks. Hicks, 8, the son of Peter and Charlene Hicks of , has cerebral palsy, but takes time every week to participate in sports and social activities, including figure skating and as a member of the Charlo Beavers.

The bicycle is designed for easy movement and the pedals on the bike are specially designed to keep his feet in at all times.

Charlene Hicks…

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Montreal Pedals Way to Public ‘Self-Serve’ Bicycle First

Montreal – The city of Montreal plans to be the first North American city to set up a large-scale “self-serve” public bike rental service.

Following in the footsteps, or pedalling along the same path, as European cities such as Paris and Lyon where such systems have recently exploded in popularity, Montreal hopes to get its project started by next fall and fully operational by late 2009.

“Montreal wants to be the bicycle city par excellence in North America and this project will definitely help us get there,” said Andre…

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Canada’s Cycling Radio Show Entering 8th Year

Vancouver – It has been a long road for Pedal Revolutionary Radio. They have been on the air since 2000. The show airs on alternative Thursdays with the next two shows on:

Dec 6/20, Jan 3/17/31, Feb 14/28

5:00 pm – 6:00pm Pacific time

Listen at 101.9fm or live streaming at citr.ca. Or, download past shows…

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B:C:Clettes Performing at UBC Sustainability Conference

The B:C:Clettes are performing at the UBC Sustainability Conference on Saturday January 19. The performance is 3-3:30 pm and is the final event before the ending keynote speaker.

Plus, for the first time ever, the ‘Clettes we’ll be holding a presentation/ discussion session!! 1:45pm-2:45pm.

More details to come!

About ‘Clettes

We are an all lady, bike inspired, street-performance collective. Our performances are a celebration of bikes and those who…

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Charges Laid in Cyclist Hit and Run Causing Death in Edmonton

Edmonton – Charges have been laid in a fatal hit-and-run that left Edmonton’s cycling community disgusted.

Stony Plain resident William Korol, 38, was struck as he was riding his bike on Stony Plain Road and Anthony Henday Drive in the early hours of Sept. 15.

The impact sent Korol’s body flying 20 metres into a bushy ditch, ripped the handlebars from his bicycle and littered the road with bike parts, a…

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Pedal-Powered Supercomputer: MIT Cycling Team Sets New Record

Massachusetts – Cyclists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have set a new world record in Human Powered Computation (HPC). The team of 10 used bicycles to power a SiCortex SC648 supercomputer drawing 1.2 kilowatts of electricity, riding non-stop for 20 minutes to achieve the feat of the largest HPC in history. The idea behind the event was to highlight the range of energy activities being conducted at MIT. By riding bicycles attached to electrical…

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Road Cycling Will Have to Fight to be in 2013 Canada Games

Ottawa – The Canada Games Council (CGC) is pleased to announce the final sports selected for the 2013 Canada Summer Games, to be hosted in Quebec.

The Canada Games Council’s Sport Committee followed a clear and objective sport selection process in which it analysed all sports wishing to be included in the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

The Canada Games are important to the development of Canadian sport, and thus have evolved to the size where more sports vie for inclusion…

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The Picture Says it all: Astana’s Training Camp

On a cold morning in the town of Javea on the East coast of Spain a bunch of cyclists look at their new bikes for the coming year. This group is a mix of Astana and Discovery Channel riders that next season will become the new Astana team. PEZ was there too for a look, and some words from Alberto Contador.

The man at the helm, Johan Bruyneel has the job of welding these two distinctly different elements into one super team and with Tour winner Alberto…

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Lawyers Line up: Rasmussen Considers Lawsuit

The two-time polka dot jersey was sacked from his team and kicked off of this year’s Tour de France while leading the race after lying about his whereabouts during missed random doping tests.

“I was sacked on the basis of an incomplete report, unilaterally and subjectively,” the Danish rider told the ANP news agency.

“Six months after…

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Officials Plan Bike Path Across Airport Property

Toronto – Officials have nearly resolved security issues over a new bike path across Pearson International Airport property, one of the last pieces in a new path that will allow bicyclists to travel from Toronto to Caledon.

“The big push in cycling circles is this concept of connectivity,” said Mississauga Councillor Eve Adams. “You want to be able to get onto a trail and go for a long run.”

Mississauga plans to connect several bike trails through the city, making the completed, multi-purpose Etobicoke Creek Trail 50-kilo-metres…

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Poll Finds that 85% of Atlantic Canada Residents are Donors

Halifax – At a time of year when people are looking forward to gifts and indulgences, Scotiabank’s 2007 Holiday Poll reveals that 73 per cent of Canadians are also planning to make a personal donation to charity this holiday season.

“It’s great to see that, for many Canadians, getting caught up in the spirit of the season includes setting aside part of their gift giving…

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60-Year-Old Mother Looking for Closure in 22-Year-Old Hit and Run Cycling Case

Edmonton – Edmonton police are counting on the Christmas spirit to crack a 22-year-old hit-and-run case and provide closure in the death of 16-year-old Robert Phillips.

“It is difficult to believe that someone with intimate knowledge of this event could carry it as long as they have without allowing Robert’s family to fit the last piece of the puzzle,” said Sgt. Robin Jorritsma of the EPS hit-and-run unit during a presentation at police headquarters today. “I’m sure that whoever has knowledge of this tragedy has grown weary of keeping it a secret.”

Phillips was cycling along 127 Avenue around 7 p.m. on Feb. 19, 1985, when he was struck and killed between 87 and 88 streets. A taxi…

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Duathlete to Cycle Across Canada for Kids With Cancer

Toronto – Duathlete Hannah Spence will cross the country on a bicycle – again.

This time, she’ll do it in 19 days instead of a leisurely 66.

More importantly, she’ll do it to help children.

The Evelyn Avenue resident is one of a select number who will embark on the SEARS National Kids Cancer Ride, one of the largest and most ambitious…

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Chatham Cycling all Year Round

Chatham, Ontario – It all comes down to that issue of lifestyle change.

You need to get to the post office. You don’t have enough time to walk there and back, but it’s a beautiful day. You reach for your car keys, promising yourself you’ll go for a walk later.

What about your bike?

“If I have a choice of driving a car or taking a bike, I go for the bike,” says cycling enthusiast John Sigurjonsson.

“When you’re…

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Halifax Ship Brings Bike for Afghan Boy

Halifax – Our fifth Christmas story this season comes from Halifax. Six-year-old Mostafa Jalili shyly clung onto his new blue-and- red bicycle while sailors from HMCS Toronto looked on.

The crew worked in collaboration with the Children’s Wish Foundation to grant Mostafa and six-year-old Kimberley Hill their wishes in time for Christmas.

The gifts were presented on board the ship yesterday, just before it made its way back into Halifax Harbour after a five-month deployment overseas.

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Roads in Halifax are Not Safe, says Cycling Coalition

Halifax – A newly formed cycling coalition wants Halifax city hall to switch into gear with a bike plan.

“The city is really, really not safe for cyclists at all,” Chris Poulain, the vice-chairman of the Halifax Cycling Coalition, said Monday (December 17, 2007).

“They are always good at talking, but when it comes to doing anything, they don’t.”

Action is necessary now, Mr. Poulain said, because…

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Submit Your KM Biked
Every year, Atlantic Pedaler encourages cyclists to record their distance cycled during the year and to submit it to AP. It is amazing to see how active our cycling community is. Take a few seconds today and login and update your profile and km biked.

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Upcoming Atlantic Events

Take advantage of our Calendar by planning your vacation around an upcoming ride or submitting your own ride for free. Please visit Submit Rides FAQ here for directions on how to submit your ride. The rides are limitless; the option is yours.

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