So come on down to Hampden to enjoy extended hours on the avenue!!!
This morning, Frontier Airlines announced bicycles fly free for passengers paying “Classic” and “Classic Plus” fares. Passengers paying the lowest “Economy” fares pay the standard baggage fee of $20 for a bicycle. This policy takes effect for tickets purchased on or after today, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Bikes are now treated as any other standard luggage on the Denved-based airline. It’s perfect timing for those arranging travel to the watch the USA Pro Cycling Challenge beginning on August 22, 2011.
According to Frontier Airlines, “Classic” fare is just $25 more than Economy. The increased Classic fare includes two free checked bags, while Economy passengers must pay $20 for each checked bag. Frontier also waives the oversize fee for bikes. If your packaged bike weighs more than 50 lbs Frontier will assess their overweight charge.
Most U.S. airlines charge fees ranging from $50 to $200 for travelers flying domestically with bicycles.
Also if you haven't filed your taxes yet don't forget your bicycle commuting deduction and a FREE federal tax return from FileYourTaxes.com just use coupon code "ICYCLESUSA10"
For calendar year 2010, the exclusion for reasonable expenses of qualified bicycle commuting is $20 multiplied by the number of qualified bicycle commuting months during that year. Reasonable expenses include the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage. A qualified bicycle commuting month is any month you use the bicycle regularly for a substantial portion of the travel between your residence and place of employment and you do not receive any of the other qualified transportation fringe benefits. You are not entitled to this exclusion if the reimbursement for bicycle commuting is made under a compensation reduction agreement.
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[B' Spokes: And if you do need help with your taxes, please do not forget your fellow cyclist and professional tax return preparer: <a href="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20071228211424872">http://www.baltimorespokes.org/article.php?story=20071228211424872</a> ]
Location: Downtown Baltimore
Requirements: Bicycle & Camera
Description: Gather info from 99 parking facilities.
Job Details: We require a motivated individual with a bicycle (or
motorcycle) and a camera to gather rates from approximately 99 parking
facilities in the heart of Baltimore. You will be given maps detailing all
parking locations in downtown Baltimore. You must visit each parking
facility listed on the maps, take pictures of the rates, write down the
phone number and monthly rate, and ask the attendant specific questions.
It will take 8-10 minutes to collect all needed information at each
facility. You will be paid $5 per facility. You will be paid $5 EXTRA
(double pay) for each commercial parking facility not yet listed on our
Job Requirements: You will need to start this job immediately and finish within a specified time period business days working on approximately 10 facilities per day. You must regularly upload files to the online storage site; half of the total number of facilities (photos) must be uploaded by the 8th business day. You must work between the hours of 8AM and 5PM, Monday-Friday. You will need a 3+ megapixel digital camera, a bicycle/motorcycle, and high-speed Internet access. Before I hire you, I will give you more detailed instructions on the process. Payment via check will be sent after the entire round is completed.
$25 Off Any Red or Pink Bike From Saturday, February 12th – February 19th.
[B' Spokes: These guys really do a lot to help promote bicycling in the city and I just wanted to return a little bit of promotion to say thanks.]
The Stop, Swap and Save bicycle swap meet will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster. Swap meet and expo, with fitness products, demonstrations and giveaways. <a href="http://www.stopswapandsave.com">http://www.stopswapandsave.com</a>.
B' Spokes: I thought I would add some pictures as that is the cool bit:
More info at: http://baltimorevelo.com/2011/01/fresh-product-from-seated/#more-1648
In recent weeks BBW has added another two lines of fantastic products to our ever growing collection.
Civia “Bikes For The Way You Live”: Civia Cycles is a relatively new bike company on the scene, but their vision for the future of urban cycling is clear. Civia makes simple, elegant bikes and products that take you to work, to school, the grocer—anywhere you need to go. Whether you’re commuting hours a day or just pedaling a few blocks to the train station, their bikes and accessories keep you and your stuff on the move.
Ibex Outdoor Clothing: We cannot begin to express how much we love Ibex and their line of outdoor clothing! Wool based clothing is the ultimate in performance and comfort and Ibex knows wool best. High quality merino wool wears better than synthetics and does not capture body odor. Additionally, a significant portion of their clothing line is made here is the USA. If you have never tried wool or are skeptical about it, please come by the shop or give us a call and we’d be happy to share the benefits we have discovered.
Choosing the proper winter tire can make all the difference when riding in the cold, wet, snowy or icy conditions. With the many choices available, it can seem difficult or intimidating to make your selection. That’s why we have narrowed down some of our favorite options.
Studded Tires: Yes, they make studded tires for bikes too! These tires are best used in snowy or icy conditions. We like the Innova Studded Tires, available in both 26 and 700c versions. These tires boast replaceable studs and are sure to give you traction in even the most extreme conditions.
Knobby/Street 700c: For hybrid and or cyclocross bikes looking to run a knobby tire around the city, we like the WTB All Terrainasaurus. This tire will give you additional grip in the slushy streets or off road while remaining practical for everyday winter commuting.
Knobby/Street 26: For those of you riding 26’s, we like the Conti Traffic. This tire is MTB worthy, yet has a lower profile center line making it efficient on the city streets.
Cold Weather: We like the Conti TopContact Winter II as an all around cold weather tire. This inverted tread tire provides traction in wet and light snow conditions and it specifically designed to preform in cold temperatures. It keeps you sticking to the road no matter the temperature and with puncture protection and a reflex side wall, it is perfect for Baltimore City streets. Available in 26 and 700c versions.