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You may remember the small town of Black Hawk, Colo., for its recent ban on cycling because bikes were getting in the way of all its casino traffic. Well, city officials still don’t consider this move a gamble and to date have no plans to roll back the ban. As bike advocates gear up for a court battle over the issue, you might not think this wild west town would be going out of its way to court pro-cycling groups.

Oh, the irony, then, when one of the town’s top “priority” casinos sent an email invitation to the League of American Bicyclists, along the lines of ‘hey maybe did you ever think of having one of your bike conventions at our delightful resort in Black Hawk, Colorado?’

A tip for that casino: Don’t bet on it.

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Get Off Your Ass Alert: The advocacy group Bicycle Colorado has a petition and other active efforts going to counter this affront to low-carbon commuters everywhere.


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