Biking

Idaho Olympian's Bicycles Stolen

Sep 12, 2012
Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

Boise resident and Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong has had two bicycles she rode in the London Olympics stolen. Armstrong received two empty boxes at her house Tuesday, according to a news release issued by her cycling team, Exergy TWENTY12.

The road and time trials bikes had been on display in Germany two weeks ago, and then were supposed to be shipped through Atlanta to Boise.

Police Return Bike After Suspect Cooperates

Sep 11, 2012
Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Boise Police returned a stolen bike to a local woman this afternoon. The bike was one of about 50 stolen in a rash of thefts this spring, which included 13 Exergy race bicycles. 

Detective Paul Jagosh says 29 bikes stolen in the Boise area have been recovered. The suspect in custody, Michael Lawrence, is cooperating with police to recover as many bikes as possible as part of his plea agreement.

Ada County Highway District

New symbols are popping up on some roads in Ada County.  They’re part of a pilot project to increase awareness and safety for bicyclists. 

Idaho’s Inaugural Exergy Tour Goes Big

May 24, 2012
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

The inaugural Exergy Tour women’s cycling race kicks off Thursday. It promises to be a major event for Idaho and for women’s professional cycling.

Tour organizers at a press conference Wednesday afternoon introduced some of the athletes. Dave Towle, a professional race announcer, put it this way, “If you look on the timeline of American cycling, this’ll be one of the most significant weeks we’ve ever had.” 

In a question to a rider he described it as, “this is really your Tour de ’France.”

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