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Bike Medics Do It Faster

If you’ve been to an outdoor festival or a marathon, you’ve seen the guys standing on the sidelines with overloaded mountain bikes. At first glance you might have thought they were just part of the crowd, but their matching uniforms and EMS embroidery tells a different story: they’re Bike Medics. Surely in the Twenty First…

Weeehooooo: Check out the New Products by Weehoo.

WEEEEEEHOOOOOOOOOO! We went to Vegas Interbike Bicycle show and boy was it amazing! If you’ve never been it’s a giant collection of bicycle manufacturers or a GIANT TOY STORE OF BICYCLES GOODIES (and Beer). Interbike is a great way for companies to preview new products to businesses and consumers. One of our favorite companies is…

Cyclovia and National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month so I only see it fitting to write a little about events taking place to strengthen the bicycle community and with that, biking families. As author Russell Anderson so eloquently states ‘Bike riding is great for family involvement. It’s something fun to bring everyone together.’ Being from Tucson we are…

My mom, a quiet urban revolutionary

As a newly-anointed mother who has recently tapped the never-ending wellsprings of maternal generosity found in my mother and mother-in-law, I find myself much more nostalgic this Mothers Day than most. Thus, it is only fitting that I deposit a few words here about a remarkable woman who in addition to being an extraordinary mother…

The Many Racks of Dobie Gillis

Putting a rack on a bike is a pragmatic statement of utility. It separates the practical peddlers from the the casual or competitive cyclists. It says, I’m going somewhere, and I need to bring more stuff than I can just stuff in my pockets or comfortably carry in a backpack. It says, I’m less worried…

Meet Joe’s Lawnmower Bike Cart

It’s a sight you don’t see everyday- A guy riding a Walmart mountain bike, with an oversized, lopsided cart strapped to the back of his bike. He’s hauling a lawnmower, a weedwacker a broom, a big red cooler, a 5-gallon bucket, a couple of gas cans and a backpack. Joe rides his bike from one…

Yes, I’m pregnant. And riding my bike.

“You’re 8 months pregnant! Can you please stop riding your bike?” my concerned co-worker pleaded with me on a recent Friday. As we headed to lunch in her car, she’d spotted my bike glinting in the sunlight, conspicuously tethered to a signpost in front of our office. “Actually,” I corrected her, thinking back to my…

The Accidental Utility Cyclist

Once upon a time, we were all utility cyclists, and all of our rides could be adventures. Riding our bikes was how we got to school or the library, how we explored new neighborhoods and found independence. Riding half a block or half a mile was nothing. But somewhere between junior high and college bikes…

Say Hello to our New Bloggers

We had a great response to our recent blogger outreach. Thank you to everyone who applied! We’ve put together our team and have been prepping everyone to launch their first post and get on their monthly posting rhythm. We’ll be publishing posts every Monday starting in the coming weeks. Without further ado I am pleased…

The 2015 Closeouts List

And now a message from our sponsors… 2016 is well upon us. As we prepare for the coming cycling season, we’re looking to clear out some space in the old warehouse. So we’re lowering our prices on our remaining 2015 inventory. Below is the list of all of the great deals we have going on…

Wide-Eyez Helmet Shield Review

If youve read any of my posts here on Commute by Bike or follow me on Facebook, you might know that I do not subscribe to traditional helmet orthodoxy. I believe they have their place, they can, in fact prevent or reduce the severity of some injuries, and that the decision to wear one should…