Girl Scout Fighting for Crosswalk

CrosswalkA young, 10 year old, girl in New Jersey is fighting for the right of safety to cross the road from school.  For all the talk we are giving about Safe Routes to School and helping childhood obisety hopefully the Girl Scout and local town can find a good middle ground for the young girl to have to chose between walking home alone or crossing a busy intersection.

NATIONAL PARK Ten-year-old Emily Sztenderowicz has two choices when she walks home from school: Go alone so she can utilize the crossing guards posted near the school, or walk with a friend and have to cross busy Hessian Avenue.

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Burley Trailer Recall

Burley D-Lite RecallBurley Design, in conjunction with the CPSC, has announced a voluntary product recall of all 2009 d’Lite ST and Solo ST trailers.
In order to determine if you have an affected trailer, please read the documents below.

Consumer Handout for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf
Consumer FAQs for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf

Consumer Rework Instructions for Burley 2009 ST Recall.pdf

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SIGG Bottles, Maybe Not So Safe

Sigg BottleFurious blog entries and news articles are popping up across the internet that SIGG, known for their BPA free bottles weren’t so BPA free prior to August 2008.   If you remember that SIGG was one of the few bottles out there that parents were trusting their kids to drink out of when they were throwing away all their other bottles like Nalgene’s.

Now SIGG has gone public with an announcement that all of their bottles are completely BPA free, thanks to their new “EcoCare” powder-based, co-polyester coating.

But Steve Wasik now admits that bottles made previous to August, 2008 were lined with a water-based epoxy liner which contained trace amounts of BPA. Was I misled last year? When I wrote that it’s Time to Pack In the Polycarbonates, was suggesting people get a SIGG instead bad advice?

Wednesday Round Up

VO Mixte Cyclelicious reports on 3 different recalls for the day from Felt Bikes, Burley Trailers and Nirve Bikes.

Velo Orange has photos of their prototype mixte’s that will be available early 2010.

The Safe Routes to School Conference started today in Portland.  Follow BikePortland on twitter for more updates.

Chic Cyclist gives her impression of the bike share program in Paris called Velib.

Riding Pretty

Cycling and fashion is becoming a hand in hand thought.  Women riding in skirts, guys and their “tweed” rides or better yet guys in their white spandex.  Fashion is in right now with the cycling industry and Riding Pretty is documenting it around Santa Cruz.

There are many bicycle photo blogs out, many of which will be talked about here and there on Bike Shop Girl.  Riding Pretty is monitored by Shelly Shroeder, who keeps a photo gallery and even has an online store for helmet covers.

Grease Monkey Wipes

Worried about changing that flat or cleaning your bike because your hands will get filthy? Have no fear, Grease Monkey Wipes are here! Soon these will be found in my tool box, saddle bag and car first aid kit.

Grease Monkey Wipe

Grease Monkey Wipes are individually packaged degreasing/cleaning wipes that use a natural, non-toxic, citrus based formula to handle heavy duty cleaning including grease and grime.  Their compact size and portable nature make them perfectly suited to be carried in a jersey pocket, saddle bag, or bento box.  The wipes have several applications in the bike world and can be used to either remove grease/road grime from your hands after you change flat mid-ride, remove grease from your calf, or even degrease your chain