Bike-Happy Davis Named Home of US Bicycling Hall of Fame

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009  |  Updated 8:47 AM PDT
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Bike-Happy Davis Named Home of US Bicycling Hall of Fame

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The bike-happy city of Davis, Calif., has been named the new home of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Search committee chairman Bill Brunner says Davis was picked because its 64,000 residents have adopted the bicycle like no other city. It has more than 100 miles of bike paths and lanes and was named the League of American Bicyclists' first "platinum level" bicycle-friendly city.

The hall has been in Somerville, N.J., population 13,000, for two decades.

Dan Kehew, president of the California Bicycle Museum, said Friday he wants to combine the hall and museum into one facility with hands-on cycling exhibits. City leaders are seeking an appropriate location where star athletes will be inducted each year.

Davis beat 10 other communities that submitted proposals.

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