Check out this hair raising video—Norco Bike doing its job! Come and try out a Norco Bike at TLC for Bikes in Raleigh NC.
Norco is based in British Columbia and has been part of the bike industry for 50 years. They got the honor of the Bicycling Editors choice award in 2014. They were one of the first North American bike companies to deliver ten-speeds. They helped lay the foundations for BMX, sponsoring the first factory team in 1981.
Bert Lewis founded Norco Bicycles in 1964 with a simple vision: build better bikes. From their humble beginnings operating out of a converted chicken coop in small-town B.C., they have grown into a global brand delivering more than 125 different models to cyclists worldwide. They are proud of the role they have played in helping to shape the industry and the sport over the past five decades.
TLC for Bikes has 2 new 2014 Colnago complete bikes at great prices.
Come on it the shop and check them out! They won’t be around very long.
Great Stats from John Pucher Prof. at Rutgers University who will be retiring to Raleigh in early 2015. He will be helping to promote Greenway rides from the TLC for Bikes shop and will be active with the Raleigh Dept of Transportation to help the riding growth continue! We are very fortunate to have him be part of the Ralegh biking alliance.
2014 Biking and Walking Alliance Benchmarking Report.
Available 3-year ACS average mode share for bike commuters (from 2009 to 2011). Here’s what it looks like for some of the key cities in the Southeast and South Central areas of the country (ratings among the country’s 50 largest cities, thus excluding smaller towns, especially small university towns):
#1: New Orleans, 2.3%
#2: Austin, 1.3%
#3: Atlanta, 1.1%
#4: Raleigh, 0.5%
#5: Houston, 0.4%
#6: Louisville, 0.4%
#7: Nashville, 0.3%
#8: Memphis, 0.2%
#9: Dallas, 0.2%
#10: Charlotte, 0.2%
#11: Ft. Worth, 0.1%
Another study shows data for the Southeast:
2012 ACS calculations (using exactly the same methodology as for Raleigh) and found the following bike shares of work commuters in Raleigh compared with Atlanta, Charlotte, and Memphis:
That would give Raleigh the highest 2012 ACS bike mode share of any large city in the Southeast: about four times as high as in Charlotte and Memphis, and much higher than in Atlanta as well.
Many thanks to all the planners, consultants, advocates, engineers, and cyclists for contributing so much to the growth of cycling in the Southeast. All of us owe so much to their hard work promoting active, sustainable transportation.
An off-road specialist, Todd is available for monthly training programs and specializes in one-on-one dirt riding skills building sessions. He works with small clinic groups, teams, and couples in cyclocross and mountain bike-specific riding. He also has a passion for dialing in bike fits to maximize riding efficiency.
Todd’s clients benefit from his extensive racing experience in the dirt and an ability to teach the factors that lead to performance, including proper training and recovery, bike handling and technical skills, and a winning mindset. Todd’s clients have achieved everything from category upgrades and placings in local goal races, to medals and top-5 finishes at the US National Mountain Bike and US Cyclcross Championships. With his wealth of knowledge of the competitive cycling world as well as additional years of working in the customer service realm, Todd uses his skills, passion and compassion to help his clients achieve their goals by balancing training, work and family efficiently.
Todd started racing BMX in North Carolina at age 11 and quickly established himself, winning many regional and national events across the US. He followed his passion for BMX racing to California and Hawaii where eventually took up the sport of Formula Car racing, winning many races and a championship. After moving back to North Carolina, Todd returned to bike racing, most recently winning the 2012/2013 North Carolina Cyclocross Masters series. He is also a former NC Cyclocross State Champion and places consistently in the top 5 in the Southern Classic XC MTB Series as a Cat 1.
Todd lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife Dorothy (who is an accomplished ultra runner) and their three cats. They enjoy hiking and riding in the mountains and going to the beach when the surf is up.
Events: Mountain Bike Racing, Cyclocross, Endurance Mountain Biking, Endurance Road Riding, Road Racing
Services: Training Programs, Consultation, Clinics/Camps, Skills Training, Bike Fitting, Nutrition
Specialties: Working Athletes, Junior Athletes, Master Athletes, Senior Athletes, Dirt Skills, Elite Development, Return from Injury, Return from Illness, Return from Overtraining
Bio: Todd Hunter is a USA Cycling certified coach in Cary, North Carolina with over 25 years of racing experience in mountain bike, cyclocross, BMX and Formula cars.
An off-road specialist, Todd is available…