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  • Biking safe is a priority in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Kids learned about bike safety for Bike to School day as the city works to make it a safer place to ride. University Terrace Elementary encourages kids to bike and walk to school. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office taught kids about hand signals and laws... more »
  • Chicago joins growing club of bike-sharing cities

    June 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    CHICAGO - The newest piece of Chicago's transit puzzle will not rumble between skyscrapers on its 100-year-old elevated rail lines or utilize its fleet of hybrid buses. The city is turning to thousands of bicycles to send commuters and visitors zipping on their way. Chicago joins New York, Los Angeles... more »
  • Man on bike, wearing a mask, tries to rob woman at LSU

    March 28, 2013 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU are investigating an attempted armed robbery in a campus parking lot. A woman told investigators, a man on a bicycle wearing a hoodie and a white mask demanded she hand-over her cell phone. She believed he had a gun. She refused and ran... more »
  • Baton Rouge getting bike friendly

    December 31, 2012 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Bike lanes, paths and shared-use roads have almost tripled in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2009. In 2009, Amanda LaGrange, a grants coordinator in the Mayor's Office overseeing the bike program, tells The Advocate there were only 23 miles of bike routes, and now there are 68... more »
  • Residents want safer streets after hit-and-run death Play Video

    October 1, 2012 5:53 PM

    GARDERE - State Police arrested a man from Baton Rouge they said left a cyclist lying in the road after he hit her with his vehicle, then fled the scene. Investigators arrested Darby Griffin, 49, in suspicion of DWI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license, obstruction of... more »
  • Mandeville bicycle path nears completion

    September 24, 2012 10:13 AM

    MANDEVILLE - Officials say construction of a $1.8 million pedestrian and bike path along West Causeway Approach that will help connect the east and west sides of Mandeville should be completed in two to three weeks. Mayor Donald Villere says plans are in the works to improve traffic signals... more »
  • Search teams back out after Shunick's bike found

    May 28, 2012 10:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Search teams are back out again today in Iberville Parish after finding a bicycle that belonged to missing college student Mickey Shunick. Cpl. Paul Mouton with Lafayette Police said the bike was spotted by a fisherman under an Interstate 10 bridge about 25 miles away from where... more »
  • Long Lost Bike

    May 24, 2012 7:39 PM

    A huge twist in the loss of a bike on Cape Cod. Lisa Brown says she lost control while riding over a rickety bridge that spans the Herring River in 1970. She took a spill and would up in the river but couldn't find her bike after she climbed out... more »
  • Search continues for woman missing in Lafayette

    May 21, 2012 5:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The FBI has offered to help in the search for a missing Lafayette woman who disappeared over the weekend according to Lafayette station KATC-TV. Michaela "Mickey" Shunick went missing after leaving a friend's house around 2 a.m. Saturday. The Lafayette Police Department continued to search the... more »
  • Baton Rouge named "Bike Friendly"

    April 5, 2012 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The League of American Bicyclist named Baton Rouge the first "Bike Friendly" city in the state. The city was awarded bronze level status for it's encouragement, but was not rated on four other factors including: engineering, education, enforcement and evaluation. New Orleans is the only other... more »
  • Aspen man gets bike back from 'Drunk' needing ride

    March 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    ASPEN, Colo. - A Colorado man whose bike was stolen says he bears no grudges against a remorseful person who returned it with a handwritten note of apology that was signed "Drunk." Aspen resident Jay Maytin says he's just happy to be back on his Trek. The Pitkin County Sheriff's... more »
  • Livingston Parish bicyclist struck

    February 29, 2012 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The family of 34-year-old Earl Jones says someone swiped their son and fled the scene shortly after midnight Sunday morning as he was riding his bike along Lockhart Road. Earl Jones is deaf and could not call out for help. He was found hours later... more »
  • Bicyclist wakes up from coma

    January 27, 2012 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a man hit while riding his bicycle along Perkins Road has confirmed to News 2 that her son has woken up from a medically induced coma. Days after Danny Morris was hit by a suspected drunk driver, who police say had a blood... more »
  • Sentencing continued for hit-and-run case

    September 19, 2011 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge agreed to delay sentencing for the man accused in a hit-and-run incident that critically injured an LSU graduate student in 2010. Marshall Hahn, 31, faces up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty in May to the incident that injured Mike Bitton, a... more »
  • Donors Rock Bike Ride

    July 5, 2011 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Donors Rock Bike Ride started Tuesday morning at The Bicycle Shop on Highland Road. David Landsberg, kidney transplant recipient and president/founder of Society for Organ Donor Awareness, started his journey at 7:30 this morning, to travel by bicycle through 50 states, over the course of... more »
  • Mayor declares April is Bicycle Month in EBR

    March 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- April has been proclaimed "Bicycle Month" in East Baton Rouge Parish, to focus on safety and the healthy aspects of bicycling for transportation, exercise, or recreation. LSU graduate student Mike Bitton, who nearly lost his life when struck by a motorist in May 2010, will serve as... more »
  • Mayor Loses his Ride

    February 24, 2011 7:25 PM

    The bicycling mayor of Seattle has some explaining to do to his wife after he borrowed her bike and it was stolen. Mayor Mike McGinn frequently commutes by bike and often rides to events and meetings. He borrowed his wife's bike because he had donated his to charity and hers... more »
  • Robert Pattinson buys bicycle in Baton Rouge

    October 18, 2010 4:17 PM

    One of the stars of the "Twilight" movie series stopped by a Baton Rouge bicycle shop while he was in town this weekend and left with a new bike. Workers at Capitol Cyclery on Essen Lane confirmed that Robert Pattinson, who plays the vampire Edward in the films, visited... more »
  • Parents set up memorial for son at new Perkins Road Park

    October 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    Perkins Road Park will reopen this weekend after years of renovations and additions, and people may be surprised at what’s there. The Velodrome was built in 1985. Since then, a BMX bike track and tennis courts were added. Saturday, BREC will unveil an updated BMX track, a new... more »
  • Cyclist raising money for oil spill killed in crash

    October 8, 2010 3:19 PM

    Although a former LSU administrator's cross-country bike ride to raise awareness about the Gulf Coast oil spill ended in tragedy, his quest to help those harmed by the spill continues. Roger Grooters, 66, began his ride Sept. 10 in Oceanside, Calif. He was just days from finishing his 3,200-mile journey... more »
  • LSU encouraging kids to walk, bike to school

    October 5, 2010 12:02 PM

    A $100,000 federal grant is being put to work this fall encouraging Baton Rouge kids to walk or ride their bike to school. LSU professors in the College of Education are using the grant to start a Safe Routes to School program at Polk and Buchanan elementary schools. It includes... more »
  • Cyclists, community support local bikers

    May 19, 2010 10:21 PM

    The annual "Ride of Silence" sent a loud message across Baton Rouge Wednesday when more than 250 bikers put purpose to their pedals. The bike ride remembers cyclists who have been injured or killed by motorists, like LSU grad student Michael Bitton. Bitton was hit over the weekend while... more »
  • Deputies looking for hit and run suspects

    March 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    Terrebonne Parish deputies are looking for two females involved in hitting a child on a bicycle in the 600 block of Linda Ann St. in Gray. Deputies say the women were inside a dark-colored four door car when they hit the 6-year-old child while he was riding his bike, and... more »
  • Boy thought dead survives plunge into storm drain

    October 23, 2009 9:13 AM

    A 12-year-old boy from Pineville was in critical condition late Thursday after being swept by rushing storm water into a culvert, police said. Lt. Darrell Basco, a spokesman for the Pineville Police Department, said the child was submerged in the water for about 45 minutes before department divers found him... more »

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