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Hit the road this summer with bicycle safety

John Coffelt, The Manchester Times Staff Writer

Seven-year-old Mason Johnson shows off the bicycle he won at the Old Stone Fort State Park/Manchester Recreation Department bike rodeo and parade. Johnson rode his new bike during the parade, a round trip ride to the state park and back. Staff photo by John Coffelt

No gas, little maintenance — the freedom of the road is truly free when riding a bicycle, but this carefree transportation requires some precautions to stay safe as possible.

“Always wear a helmet,” local certified instructor Joe Capezza of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club stresses first thing.

Before each ride, he performs the ABC Quick Check, to make certain the bicycle is ready for the journey.

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4 Sale: ** SOLD ** 2019 Trek Madone 9.5 Project One

This bike is number 6 of that year’s assembly line and recorded!

  • Di2 Shifting; cord included for recharging
  • Power Stages Crank (will connect to Garmin 1000, INCLUDED for on the road power check)
  • Clincher Aeolus 5 carbon wheels
  • 11-34 rear cassette for the best of climbing; also included extra is a 11-32 rear cassette
  • New Continental 4000s tires and tubes
  • New handle bar wrap
  • LOOK carbon pedals
  • Attachments on bike for lights (included, front and rear) as well as for the Garmin 1000

EXCELLENT CONDITION, no blemishes or crashes, orange sunburst special paint.

All it needs is a RIDER!

ASKING PRICE (WITH REFERENCE TO BLUE BOOK value): $3350

2022 Ride of Silence

The International Ride of Silence is held on the third Wednesday of May every year. The ride honors vulnerable road users who have been injured or killed by traffic violence while bicycling, raises awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to use the road, and reminds motorists to respectfully share the road with all users.

Enjoy these photos of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club’s participation in this event.