As most of you know, BikeShopHub is the publisher of UtilityCycling. In the past, we’ve covered a lot of epic tours over on our sister site, but we are now going to be switching gears (oh puns…) so to speak and BikeShopHub will now be taking over the reporter position.
For those of you who are having trouble finding a way to replace bearings on commodity trailers, wikiHow has a new step-by-step tutorial on what you need to use and how to do it in just 16 steps!
Bike Church Tool Cooperative
In a small town in south-central Pennsylvania, salvation found a man and a dog through cycling.
Over the course of two weeks, I tested the Buff Headband while running and cross country skiing, as well as during my regular bike commute to work.
“Moving day” is perhaps one of the most stress inducing phrases a person can hear in their adult life. I should know, I’ve had to slog my junk across my hometown about five time in the last four years. But bike-enthusiasts, we’ve got great news! Andy Dyson managed to move the contents of his Louisville home about 1.4 miles away, all on pedal-power!
I am glad that these shops are out there spreading the word about bikes as a viable form of transportation–especially in the US. We seem to be behind the curve when it comes to bikes being accepted as a way to get around.
Recently, a Montague rider named Hernani Cardoso undertook a journey from Austria to Bulgaria after being inspired by the amazing visuals from The Sound of Music. The trip was long and somewhat difficult, but in his online interview with Montague Bikes, Cardoso recalls the details of his trip with clarity and enthusiasm.
Would you buy your fake masters degree from an online diploma mill whose operators don’t even know how to Google search for the top bike commuting blog?
The following piece is a guest post by Kathleen McDade. Kathleen usually blogs over at Techno Earth Mama, but given her expertise in family cycling, she is going to write a few posts for Utility Cycling on the topic. We look forward to expanding this important piece of utility cycling with Kathleen’s help! Bicycle commuting…
…so I came up with this brilliant plan: She’d stand on one pedal, and I’d stand on the other. We’d motor to our destination.
“The area (Queensland) is known as the dry tropics. The arrangement that you see was used for grocery shopping when I lived back in place called Wodonga in the north eastern part of Victoria. Now I have a kiddie Chariot trailer taken the place of the BOB as we have an increased family size and the grocery bill that goes with it.”
Last April, we covered the most common methods for transporting goods on a bicycle in Stacey Moses’s article Carrying Your Stuff: Bicycle Bags and Racks. Now it is time to turn our utility cycling obsessed brains in the direction of a less frequently used method for transporting goods by bicycle, bicycle cargo trailers. Though used…
This past Thursday, I was in my first ever bike commuting accident. The result: a broken bike, a broken helmet, a badly bruised knee, a mild concussion, and some post-accident anger.
This would be an ideal bike for a commuter (a) living in a fairly flat big city, (b) who does not need to fold and unfold the bike during the course of his or her commute, and (c) has cozy spots for the bike both at home and at the office.
Sarah Outen, a citizen of London, England plans to ride and paddle her way across Asia, the Pacific ocean, North America, and then back to her hometown across the Atlantic in a two-year tour. Her journey is scheduled for April 1st, 2011, but she’s already begun to prepare with strict training regiments and getting her gear together.
The New Wheel is a â€œmobile bike shop” in San Francisco doing demos across the city at farmers markets and offering personal test rides to potential customers.
It took Jenny about five years to ultimately embrace life on bikes. In these videos, she openly discusses the rough road from being â€œaddictedâ€ to her minivan to realizing that her family of six was better off without it.
Riding in the Winter
Having to tow lengthy cargo (golf clubs, fish tanks, suspiciously unmarked cardboard boxes: the essentials) is definitely a problem, but one of our readers has come up with his own hitching system to offset the literal “drag” of figuring out how to set up your trailer to fit in bigger packages.
I used be a cyclist. Then I wasnâ€™t. After almost twenty years Iâ€™ve started cycling again. Why such a big gap? What has changed in that time?
Youth Bike Summit
Five poll-takers chosen at random will receive a free t-shirt once we choose a design. You’ll be able to buy the shirts eventually, but at first they’ll be extremely exclusive.
The mission of Austin Bike Zoo is “to have fun and make people happy with our unique human powered vehicles, bicycle-based theatrical performances and educational programs for youth.” You could call what they do, “non-utility cycling” if you’re the type of person who finds no utility in art, community building, and imagination. But you’re not,…