Houston Community News >>

1/3/2009 HANGZHOU, China (UPI) -- In China, once called a "kingdom of bicycles," cycling for fitness is making inroads after years of soaring car ownership, officials say.

Bicycling for transportation was a hallmark of Chinese culture until the creation of an urban white-collar class in the 1990s led many to purchase automobiles instead. But now those same urban professionals are buying trendy, upscale bikes to pursue their fitness goals, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency, reported Saturday.   

Read More