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On the cover: Julie Benedetto at the 2008 Bicycle Film Festival in New York, NY. Photo by Brad Quartuccio

Contents: Fans in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh celebrate the Steelers’ record setting sixth Superbowl win. Photo by Brad Quartuccio

6 Editor’s Statement
Brad Quartuccio

8 Publisher’s Statement
Jeff Guerrero

10 I Love Riding in the City
Readers from around the world share their tales of city cycling.

32 Pain in the Neck
Andy White
A cyclist’s true story of breaking his neck during a routine ride in the country, and his realization of just how lucky he is to be alive.

38 Roller Racing
Evan Farrar
A state of the nation report on bicycle roller racing.

48 Gallery
Brenton Salo

54 Residue
Roger Lootine

56 Discovering the Bicycle in Bogotá
K. Bellon
A cyclist returns to his native Colombia and rekindles his love of cycling.

64 Bicycle Advocacy Stimulus Package
David Hoffman
The new wave of funding isn’t coming from the government, but from within the bicycle industry.

68 Bikes on Film
Ted King-Smith
A closer look at the 2004 documentary B.I.K.E..

70 Getting a Handle on Handlebars
Brad Quartuccio
The most common handlebar styles and measurements explained.

76 Chainring BCD Gauge
Brad Quartuccio
Use this handy gauge to determine your chainring’s bolt circle diameter.

78 No Exit
Andy Singer