Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

| May 11, 2015

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

On April 1, Aichi eased cycling regulations to let tandem bicycles use public roads, becoming the first prefecture in the Tokai region to do so. Previously, tandem bikes were only ridable in parks for leisure purposes. The change is expected to greatly benefit people ...

Exploring France's Loire Valley on two wheels

Oct 4, 2014

Exploring France's Loire Valley on two wheels

by Karen Schwartz

There are hundreds of kilometers of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley in France — and that’s what tripped us up. We’d been trying to cycle the 27 km from Chenonceaux to Chaumont, but kept getting lost. We even asked ...

Cycling Sayama

Apr 5, 2014

Cycling Sayama

by Mark Schilling

A forested area bordering western Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture offers day-trippers a chance to experience the great outdoors on two wheels.

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

Nov 23, 2013

Cyclist deaths in London spark outcry

When a cyclist is killed on London’s roads, a flower-laden white bicycle is sometimes placed at the scene — both as a tribute to a lost comrade and a warning to others. More of these poignant “ghost bikes” may appear for the six cyclists ...

Oct 25, 2013

Bicycle minister pitched for Cabinet

A nonpartisan group of lawmakers plans to call for the creation of a bicycle minister whose task would be to promote cycling. National bicycle administration should be integrated with the new ministerial post, the group led by Justice Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said in a ...

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

| Aug 30, 2013

Aichi city gambles on female cyclists

The Toyohashi Velodrome in Aichi Prefecture has started a program to train professional female cyclists to drum up interest in the dying sport. The city hopes the women will base their activities in Toyohashi and increase the popularity of cycling to attract more spectators ...