660 U.S. Cities, 107 international cities, 12 countries worldwide - that's right People for Bikes has published their 2021 rankings based on the bike network and community. This week we have Jenn Dice with us to talk about People For Bikes and how they work with state and local governments to promote investment in cycling infrastructure, plus resources like the Ride Spot App.
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Interview with Jenn Dice
We've had several discussions on this show about how much effort goes into city planning and bike infrastructure. We know there's a lot of cities that have great cycling infrastructure with protected bike lanes lots of low stress places to ride. There are plenty of cities out there that don't have good cycling infrastructure and maybe you're looking for a way to improve riding in your city. I remember renting a road bike in Orlando and had a bugger of a time finding a safe place to ride. People for Bikes has recently released their ratings of cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The bottom of the barrel ranking is a 5 and the KOM has a rating of 83. Our guest this week is People for Bikes, CEO, Jenn Dice.
Boulder 65 (top 10)
Fort Collins 49 (top 10)
Jenn Dice has spent her entire career preparing for her role as CEO of People For Bikes. Here resume reveals a straight progression from her MA in Public Administration to her first internship at the City Manager's office in Silverthorne, CO. From there, Jenn went on to be a Transportation Lobbyist and then did a 11.5 year stint as the Director of Government Affairs at IMBA. Jenn made the move to the VP of Government Relations at People for Bikes and is now their CEO.
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Police arrested the woman they say caused Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) to crash on stage 1 of the 2021 Tour de France, media reports said.
The suspect, who held a sign in front of the peloton and provoked a high-speed crash that blocked the peloton, was taken into custody Wednesday in Landerneau, where stage 1 finished. “The woman has been formally identified and she was taken into custody a few minutes ago,” said Camille Miansoni, the state prosecutor for the city of Brest in Brittany. “A suspect is in custody.”
The French gendarmerie in Finistère announced an investigation into the incident, citing “involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or prudence,” reports RTL. French officials made a public request for witnesses to come forward to provide information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
As a result of the crash, Jasha Sütterlin (Team DSM) was forced to abandon the stage. If found to be responsible for causing the crash — and subsequently all the dozens of riders who were involved in the crash, to come down — the spectator could face fines of €1,500, as well as additional penalties should Sütterlin decided to pursue further legal action.
The case was of interest due to the high-profile incident in the opening stage of the Tour as well as the decision by authorities to pursue a fan, something that might be unprecedented in Tour history. While Martin is not actively serving as a law enforcement official, social media was quick to support the German time trial specialist, who is a German police officer, in holding the spectator accountable.
Tour De France
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About Lake to Lake and Bill's Chat with Rocky Harris
Chat with DA about Bike Law
Julie Coleman Ironman Boulder 70.3
Sam Long, 25, cruised to his first Ironman Coeur d'Alene men's title, finishing in 8 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds, a new course record for the full 140.3-mile race, which was held annually in Coeur d'Alene starting in 2003, but the full Ironman returned to the Lake City for the first time since 2017.
"Unfortunately, my dad couldn't come," said Long, of Boulder, Colo. "But I'm sure he's glued to his television somewhere watching. He told me before he left to go out and win it for him. He got me into this, not for the triathlon, but just to get outdoors."
Likewise, Carrie Lester, 40, won the women's race in a record time of 8 hours, 54 minutes and 51 seconds.
For Lester, who has now won eight Ironman triathlons, it was a bit of challenge just to get to the starting line.
"I'm 40 and had a career-best year in 2019 before COVID hit," said the Australian-born Lester, who lives in San Diego. "I had good momentum going into 2020 and obviously things changed. I really kind of felt lost, and wondered if I wanted to continue. Each year, it gets harder and harder as you get older. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get to that level again. To be able to do, with the support of my husband, Scott, to be able to put out a performance like that, it was unbelievable."
Winners of the men's and women's races each received $15,000, with $9,000 for second and $7,000 for third. Only the top 10 male and female finishers received money from the $100,000 purse.
Long won in his previous appearance in Coeur d'Alene, finishing as the high amateur in 2015.
"I definitely went a lot faster today," Long said. "I had the same process and mindset. I've just dedicated my life to this in the last six years. I really aligned my priorities, commitments and just focused on racing. I live with my parents in Colorado and it's really gotten me closer to home and the things that are most important to me."
Temperatures reached 101 degrees on Sunday, with the temperature of the pavement measured at 133 degrees before the men's finish.
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