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Mike Honnold pedals the Netherlands (and returns to Peoria)

Mike Honnold is a Caterpillar engineer based in Peoria. A member of Bike Peoria and former president of the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n (the “e” is non-existent), he rides thousands of miles each year. 2,824 more words

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Word on the street: Per Ellingson

It’s all about efficiency.

Before companies in the greater Peoria area install energy-efficient electric and gas equipment, they often apply for cash incentives offered by the local utility company, Ameren Illinois, through its ActOnEnergy program. 129 more words

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In the mountains of Peru: cargo tricycle

When Melanie Martin took this picture and sent it to me, she wrote that she and her husband John were on their way to the Colca Valley to see… 86 more words

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Lean it here in Lima: bicycle rack

My friends Melanie and John Martin just hiked to Peru’s Machu Picchu. Given its 15th century origins, the Incan site is sadly lacking in ancient bicycle-related artifacts. 36 more words

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Word on the street: Tim Beeney

Tim Beeney works at the Children’s Home and Bike Peoria Co-op. The latter is “a place where people can work on their bikes, with assistance, if they want it.” 54 more words

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Word on the street: Greg Lynn

Ten years ago, Greg Lynn worked for Bushwhacker, “Peoria’s original outdoor store.” That’s where he bought his road bike. Today he has his own web design and development company and leads the Epiphany Anglican Mission in Peoria. 21 more words

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