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September 17-23, 2006

Sept. 19, 2006
Skate Mapper
Those Lucky Floridians!
No wonder Florida produces so many great skaters (e.g. Joey Mantia and Jennifer Rodriguez). The state boasts some of the best facilities anywhere, including the amazing Brian Piccolo Park Velodrome in Cooper City. Aside from the tracks, there's a 4K criterium course, site of a weekly Sunday morning marathon.
Look for it on the Group Skate Mapper.

Skate Bytes
Ind. Trail Needs Help
Half finished, the planned 17-mile Pumpkinvine Trail in north central Indiana is already providing some great rolling for skaters. But there's lots left to do. Want to help? Join the Friends of the Trail, which raises money and awareness for this great resource.
Go to Friends of the Trail.
Go to South Bend Trib story.

Sept. 20, 2006
Northshore Inline Marathon
A rain-addled cherry picker marooned Darlene Prois for part of the race. But she still left Duluth with a great collection of photos.
Go to the photos.

Skate Bytes
Save the Rattleskate!
It's new, it's innovative, and it sounds like a lot of fun. But it's not gonna happen unless 64 more skaters sign up for the Arizona race by Saturday. The organizer needs skaters to pre-register (only 11 have so far) to gauge the viability of the Oct. 15 event.
Go to announcement

Sept. 21, 2006
Town Mulls Skate Ban
It's another one of those knee-jerk ideas. A few skateboarders damage some property in Lake Forest, Minn., so the muckety-mucks propose a partial ban aimed at all skaters.
Go to Planet story.

Skate Bytes
a2a May Reach 400
The number of skaters signed up for the Athens to Atlanta Road Skate (Oct. 1) hit 350 last week, and organizers say that day-of registrations could push the number to 400. Only 100 skaters had registered by mid-August 2005 when organizers decided to cancel last year's race.
Go to more Event news.
Become an a2a volunteer.

Houston Marathon Postponed
Unable to find a racecourse, organizers have scrubbed the launch of the Houston Inline Marathon but plan to try again next year. This year's event crumbled when a property owner withdrew support.
Go to announcement.

Sept. 22, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Coping With Smelly Skates
As World Team coach and skate mom, Linda Wood has had more experience with stinky skates than she likes to remember. So what's her advice? She lays it out in this week's skate tip.
Go to skate tip

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