This weekend news wrap-up include two Eugene men cycling a frozen lake in Russia, an STP-U funds update, planned construction on Highway 126, an upcoming cycle track webinar, an upcoming River Front Research Park meeting, and the return of Bike Porn to Eugene.
Eugene men to attempt a winter bike ride around a frozen Russian lake.
Our lead story comes courtesy of the Register-Guard outdoor section. Quoted from the R-G:
What surely ranks among the most unusual and challenging mountain bike rides in the world will be attempted later this month by an international group of adventurers that includes two Eugene residents.
The five-man team hopes to become the first to use human power to circumnavigate Russia’s Lake Baikal in winter â€” as well as the first to bicycle around the lake’s entire 1,300-mile shoreline.
If the expedition goes as planned, it will take the cyclists 43 days to pedal â€” and sometimes push â€” bicycles with studded tires from Irkutsk down the frozen Angara River to Lake Baikal, around the frozen 400-mile-long lake, then back up the river to Irkutsk.
More wrap-up after the more link: