Tag Archives: Ray Keener

50 years of Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Plus, Keener dives into the melange

Steve Buchtel says trails increase the demand for more bicycle-friendly connections throughout communities, both on-road and off. Continue reading

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After the boom: Ray Keener talks bicycles in the 1970s and business today

In 1981, Vitesse Cycle Shop of Normal, Illinois, opened a satellite store in Peoria Heights, Illinois. I was fresh from an abortive attempt at a journalism career, and I had always enjoyed bicycles, so I signed on as a mechanic … Continue reading

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Brompton, Michelin and Tern Bicycles win Eurobike awards

Eurobike is an international bicycle trade show held in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s also an awards show. This year 430 products competed for attention from a panel of six industry experts. Fifty-nine entrants achieved recognition: 10 won the Eurobike Gold, 48 won … Continue reading

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Rent and roll: bicycle sharing in Paris and Boulder, Colorado

Is it a good idea to lend your bicycle to a friend? How about lending thousands of bicycles a year to complete strangers? That’s what the best-known bicycle-sharing service in the world has done since its launch in 2007. Velib … Continue reading

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