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  • Bicycle plan a step closer in Elk Grove Village Mar 11, 2015 5:30 AM
    More bike paths, wayfinding signage, and signals allowing cyclists to cross busy streets are all recommendations of a proposed Elk Grove Village bicycle plan, but funding and engineering obstacles may make the projects difficult to complete, officials said. The 47-page plan has been developed since last summer by a task force composed of representatives of Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove, the village and park district.

     
  • Arlington Hts. holds bike, pedestrian meeting Thursday Mar 8, 2015 4:24 PM
    Arlington Heights officials and the village’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission are hosting a visioning workshop on Thursday as the next step in the process of creating the Arlington Heights Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

     
  • Bike lane coming to Central Road in Des Plaines Mar 6, 2015 5:25 PM
    Striped, paved bike shoulders will be put in this summer along Central Road between River and Wolf roads in Des Plaines.

     
  • Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling Feb 16, 2015 2:18 PM
    An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an “unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy” that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

     
  • Police: Lance Armstrong cited in hit-and run after girlfriend lied Feb 3, 2015 7:58 PM
    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars with an SUV after a night of partying in Colorado but agreed to let his longtime girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention, police reports show. Aspen police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding weeks after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, acknowledged lying for him. Armstrong declined immediate comment on Tuesday.

     
  • Top cycling teams unite under 1 umbrella Nov 25, 2014 4:23 PM
    Eleven of the world’s leading cycling teams have united to form Velon, a business venture that they hope will rejuvenate the sport in the wake of doping scandals, haphazard management and questions about its overall integrity.

     
  • Daily Herald column rekindles long-lost friendship; now they're married Nov 16, 2014 6:57 PM
    A widow in Mount Prospect reached out to an old aquaintance after seeing his name pop up in a Daily Herald column about the 80-year-old bicyclist. They rekindled the friendship and got married earlier this year. They leave soon for Florida, where the now 87-year-old still participates in bike races. “I had no intention of ever getting married again,” she says. Then came that day in 2007.

     
  • Wayne Township, biking enthusiasts finishing blueprint to ‘bike culture’ Oct 23, 2014 6:24 PM
    A public-private group working to transform Wayne Township into a safe destination for bicyclists will complete their blueprint by the end of the year before campaigning suburban leaders to open their purse strings. “It's going to be a very doable plan," said Terry Witt, the owner of a Bartlett bike shop.

     
  • Czechs clear Kreuziger of doping charges Sep 22, 2014 4:32 PM
    The Czech Olympic Committee ruled Monday that cyclist Roman Kreuziger did not violate doping rules. Kreuziger was provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union, but the committee’s arbitration board said anomalies in his biological passport did not break any limits and the rider explained them during a hearing on Sept. 11.

     
  • Third Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride returns Saturday Sep 18, 2014 5:38 PM
    A community bike ride this weekend will take cyclists not quite over the river — but next to it — and through the woods in Des Plaines. The 9-mile, family-friendly Des Plaines River Trail Bike Ride is back Saturday after a one-year absence, starting and ending at the Historic Methodist CampGround .

     
  • Bike Palatine family Octoberfest ride Sept. 20 Sep 16, 2014 1:41 PM
    Get ready for another fun bicycle ride in Palatine as the Bike Palatine Club hosts a free Octoberfest ride on Saturday, Sept. 20, part of the Palatine Rotary Club’s Octoberfest weekend, Sept. 19-21.

     
  • Contador beats Froome to win Vuelta’s 20th stage Sep 13, 2014 1:56 PM
    Alberto Contador surged past Chris Froome to win the mountainous 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday and increase his lead of the grand tour heading into its final day. Contador stayed close to Froome as the former Tour de France winners shed the rest of the field on the special-category ascent to the Puerto de Ancares summit.

     
  • First Rotary Tour d’Arlington held Saturday Sep 6, 2014 6:49 PM
    on Crawford, heading up this year’s first Rotary Tour d’Arlington, said he was a “little disapointed with the turnout” of less than 50 people. Their mission statement for the day was to End Polio Now, a longtime Rotary crusade that is nearing success. Taking the blame was Mother Nature, with Friday night’s storm and downed trees putting a damper on the event.

     
  • Matthews wins 3rd Vuelta stage, takes lead Aug 25, 2014 4:26 PM
    Michael Matthews of Australia sprinted to victory on a hot and sunny third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday to take the overall lead of the three-week grand tour.

     
  • Movistar wins team time trial to start Vuelta Aug 23, 2014 5:34 PM
    Movistar won the team time trial to start the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, giving Nairo Quintana an early edge over the other candidates to win the three-week grand tour.

     
  • Sweet Ride Sunday in Palatine raises money for dog rescue Aug 13, 2014 3:13 PM
    Families, join Young at Heart senior dog rescue and Morkes Chocolates for chocolate and a scenic bike ride through Palatine at 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 17.

     
  • Kreuziger’s doping ban appeal on fast track Aug 5, 2014 5:31 PM
    The International Cycling Union has agreed to a fast-track appeal at sport’s highest court for Roman Kreuziger, who wants his provisional ban for suspected doping lifted before the Spanish Vuelta. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider seeks a Court of Arbitration for Sport verdict before the three-week race starts Aug. 23.

     
  • Schar holds on to win stage 2 at Tour of Utah Aug 5, 2014 5:31 PM
    Michael Schar of BMC Racing Team survived a six-man breakaway over Boulder Mountain and then time-trialed to victory Tuesday in the second stage of the Tour of Utah.

     
  • Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France Jul 27, 2014 6:21 PM
    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping” during the race, finished in a bunch behind Marcel Kittel, who won the 21st stage in a sprint finish.

     
  • Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium Jul 26, 2014 6:12 PM
    Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for the first time thanks to winning the last mountain stage on Thursday.

     
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