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First Time Experiences

I must admit that I was a little scared the first time I rode my bike to work. 90% of my commute involves riding in the street. I had scoped out the best routes for over a month before I decided to go for it. I now wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. I…

Nashbar Handle Bar Bag On SALE!

Check out Nashbar’s Handle Bar Bag. It’s on sale for $12.99! Here’s a description: Ideal size bag to keep your essentials at hand. The main compartment gives you plenty of space for gear. The outside pocket has plenty of room for snacks. It installs and removes in a snap. Imported. You even have a choice…

Bike Commuting is contagious

A buddy & I have been commuting for several weeks to work. As we walk in with our gear to our cubicles, we get a lot of stares and sure, some snickers. We also get questions about commuting by bike. How long do we ride for? do we sweat?, where do we stash our clothes?…

For the DIY Mechanics

I found a real good deal for any of you DIY Mechanics for a Park Repair Stand for only $79!. Here’s the Description: The new PCS-9 offers Park Tool quality in an entry level repair stand for the home mechanic. Check all these features: Three-point leg system creates stable base. Height adjusts from 39″to 57″(99cm…

How to Commute

About a month ago, I wrote an article that was posted on Blue Collar MTB called “How to Commute with your Bike” I gave some details on how you can successfully commute to and from work through my personal experience. It’s not a long article, just enough to get you thinking.

Children matter

“Hit at 40 mph there’s a 80 per cent. chance I’ll die, hit at 30 mph there’s a 80 per cent. chance I’ll live.” Check out the Article

Bike Summer is Here!

Angelinos are lucky to have a whole month dedicated to cycling. Los Angeles is a city where residents love their cars (‘You are what you drive’) and there is not much support for commuting by bike. The whole month features a kick off party at the famous Santa Monica Pier and there will be rides…

Kona Smoke Review

Overview: Kona is a bike company that made its name in creating bomb-proof bikes for freeriding, DH, XC, Dirt Jumping, Cyclocross and Road. Kona is also a company that gives back to the MTB community by being a heavy trails advocate and a proud supporter of IMBA. Disclaimer: As a product reviewer for the Crooked…

1 Car + Bicycle Commute=$avings

Meet Kevin Mabry, a father, husband and bicycle commuter. He’s also an Account Manager for Hawk Bio-Pharma and a former Personal Trainer. Kevin is known by his friends as “Mr. Fitness.” They call him that name because he earned himself a BS in Kinesiology and has an extensive background in nutrition, exercise and supplementation. Back…

The Solution Bicycle Seat

I came across this unusual product called “The Solution Bicycle Seat” Here’s what they said about the seat: “In fact, research shows that the pressure upon the Public Ramus caused by riding with a typical bicycle seat can lead to impotence and any number of other health issues such as Penile Numbness, Urinary tract Infections,…

Jax Bicycle Re-Grand Opening!

If you’re in the So. Cal area, around the OC come check out the Re-Grand Opening of Jax in Fullerton (my home town). Here’s some of the details: When: Saturday, June 4th Where: JAX Fullerton Time: 8AM to 7PM What’s Going On: Demo ride with Gary Fisher on the loop at 8am. Gary will be…

A two-wheel kind of town

The sun has begun to burn the morning chill away, warming and brightening the day. Almost 100 men and women of varying ages and at least one child have gathered at Wheeler Park near downtown Ann Arbor. Dressed in colorful cycling jerseys and snugly fitting pants or shorts, they’re ready to pedal for fun, fitness…

What is a Fixed Gear?

Earlier last week I posted some info about the Surly Steamroller. I then received a great question asking what a “fixed gear” is. Here at commutebybike.com we’re the type of folk that likes to make sure everyone has the correct info. So here’s the definition: “Fixie is short for “fixed gear,” meaning the rear wheel…