U-M police: Bicycle theft increasing in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety & Security has reported a rise in bicycle theft on campus since the end of August. While investigations into several thefts are ongoing, DPSS released this list of precautions bike owners can take moving forward:Register your bicycle . Registering your bike (or personal electronics such as a laptop) with DPSS can help deter theft and assist in the recovery of stolen property. Report suspicious behavior near campus bike racks by contacting DPSS at (734) 763-1131 or 911. For more information, visit DPSS' Bicycle Safety and Security page.
City of Ann Arbor expands e-bike discounts with local shops
ANN ARBOR – The City of Ann Arbor is expanding its electric bike discount program, which it originally launched in July. Part of the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations, the partnership program with Human Electric Hybrids in Kerrytown has expanded to include Arbor Vacuum. As part of the city’s sustainability goals, Arbor Vacuum is offering $100 off all e-bikes. Customers can also enjoy discounts on two e-bike models at Human Electric Hybrids. To secure the discount, customers only need to mention the discount program at check out.
Ann Arbor Velo Club launches new Not Everesting cycle challenge
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Velo Club has launched a new Not Everesting cycling challenge for its members. Until June 15, AAVC members can submit an activity report of themselves Everesting -- a challenge in which cyclists ride up a hill for 60 minutes without stopping. The goal of the AAVCs challenge is to gain as much elevation as possible in a single ride. Participants who enter an activity report through Strava are entered into a raffle for 12 Walz caps. Non-members in the Ann Arbor community are encouraged to participate in the challenge but must be AAVC members to be eligible for the prizesOver the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ann Arbor Velo Club has created different challenges for its members to participate in; however, non-members can still participate in the challenges and showoff their results.
Man with black bicycle accused of robbing Adrian gas station
ADRIAN, Mich. – Police are searching for a man with a black bicycle who robbed a gas station in Adrian, officials said. The strong-arm robbery happened around 11:50 p.m. Saturday at the Shell Spee-D-Mart at 507 West Beecher Street, according to authorities. Police said the man was last seen riding a black bicycle north on North Main Street. He is in his 20s, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and has a thin build, witnesses said. Anyone with information is asked to call Adrian police at 517-264-4853 or 517-264-4834.
The surprisingly melodic bicycle
The surprisingly melodic bicycle Did you ever think of a bicycle as a musical instrument? That's exactly what it is in the hands of music design artist Steven Baber, a.k.a. Johnnyrandom. He coaxes more than 200 different sounds out of a bicycle's moving parts and weaves them into a musical montage. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com