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Pedaling to work no sweat, riders say

Marshfield News Herald: That same endorphine-induced buzz from childhood bike rides is easier to get each morning before your work day than you might think. May is Bike to Work Month and is an ideal time to begin cycling to work with the month’s warming weather and longer days. But many potential commuters fear the…

Kona Smoke

One of my team mates named Moe Ramirez has recently purchased a Kona Smoke for commuting purposes. He was riding a Giant Boulder to work, but opted for a rigid frame. Here are some of the specs: Frame tubing Kona Cromoly Butted Fork Kona Project Two Headset Aheadset STS Crankarms Suntour CW-XCC150 Chainrings 42/34/24 B/B…

Baggy Shorts on Sale!

For you commuters that use baggies, Supergo has a pair baggy shorts on sale. Click HERE to check them out! I have a pair of these same shorts and have lasted over 2 years!

Not a Car in the World

This is a good article about a guy who would not succumb to the peer pressure of driving a car. Grist Magazine In the rich mosaic of North American society, I stand rather forlornly on my own as a member of an oft-forgotten minority group: I am an adult male who can’t drive. Catapulted into…

Dirt Rag Raffle!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite 4 letter F-word is FREE! Dirt Rag is having an online raffle for a set (front and back) of Old Man Mountain Sherpa Rack. Enter HERE!

Surly Steamroller-Fixed Gear!

I know there are a brave bunch of commuters that use a Fixed Gear bike to ride everyday to work. I know I am not one of them. For those of you that do, AMEN to that! Surly Bikes makes a really sweet fixie called the Steamroller. Here’s a little sample on how they describe…

Specialized Commuter Cup

Specialized challenged industry companies to participate in the ride your bike to work week last week. Quality Bicycle Parts (QBP) and its 175 employees responded to the challenge and won for the third year in a row with a 78 percent participation rate. Thursday May 19 was the official competition day but retailers could commute…

Can you Be a One Car Family?

My wife and I each have our own cars. Now that commuting is an option for me, being a one car family is becoming more and more attractive. The amount of money I would save is alone enough motivation to ditch one of our cars. I found a great site that provides some information on…

Bikes At Work Bicycle Trailers

This has got to be one of the coolest bicycle products I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a bike trailer! But not just a regular trailer, Bikes at Work Inc. has just about any trailer you can think of to do some major work with your bike. Check them out HERE

Overcoming Bike Commuting Excuses

Do you ever struggle with the thought(s) “Why should I ride my bike to work when I can just drive?” Well you’re not alone. There are plenty of us that think those nasty thoughts every single day. We all have our “reasons” why we don’t want to ride to work. Reasons such as: I’m out…

After-school program gets 50 bicycles

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP – Nick Luzzo popped wheelies, Justice Covington rang the bell with glee, and Lance Spegal just enjoyed the whole experience of riding a new mountain bike yesterday during an after-school program at Helen A. Fort Middle School. “This is totally cool,” Lance said, before he took the bike for a ride. “I like…

Pedal power beats rising prices at gas pump

“When gas prices soared above $2 a gallon last May and some of his co-workers started to complain and formulate end-of-the-world scenarios, Mike Cox barely noticed. The senior project manager for the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has been riding his Trek to work for three years. Three to five days a week, the 50-year-old…

HOOAH! Commuting Soldiers

Soldiers stationed in the Defense Distribution Depot in Susquehanna Pennsylvania commute every chance they get from their homes to the base. It’s about a 14-mile round trip for the three US Army Sergeants. (left is SGT Kasey Carr middle is SGT Eri Ramos right SGT Randy Policar). Sgt. Randy Policar stated, “Sometimes for PT (Physical…

Give The Car a Rest

“I’m a little awestruck every time I see one of those intrepid bicyclists, decked out in their cool, multi-colored, skintight outfits, pedaling down a busy thoroughfare while giant SUVs bear down on them. It’s scary enough just driving around Charlotte in a car, I can’t imagine tackling the Queen City’s mean streets on a bicycle…

Brompton Bicycles

You may have seen this posted on BlueCollarmtb.com before, because Brompton bikes are really cool. I first heard about them when my step-brother was stranded in England with a bad Visa. Anyhow, he bought one to ride around the town. The best part about them is that they are foldable and very functional. You can…

Happy Bike to Work Day!

To keep up with the festivities, I’ll try my best to keep posting “Bike to Work” related news through out the day. Here’s the first one! In a soggy ceremony on the eve of the 11th annual Bike to Work Day, Michael Burns, head of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, and Bond Yee, executive director…

Continental Town & Country 26" City Tire

Police forces all over the country demand this tire due to it’s strength, on-pavement grip, and long life. Perfect tire if you ride your bike on the pavement with occasional dirt riding and like the softer riding of a full width tire. Black Tread with Brown sides. Steel Bead 590/690 grams COMPARE TO $ 30.95…

Bike Metro

This site has become a life saver! I’ve become desperate on looking for a safe route to travel from home to work. Part of my current commute places me on a very congested street with no bike lanes. Using Bike Metro has provided me with an alternative route that even uses some bike paths that…

Bicycle Club of Irvine, BCI

While I was at the press conference for Bike to Work Day, I noticed a large presence from the folks of BCI. So I decided to check out their site and found some great info. “The Bicycle Club of Irvine is a recreational and social cycling club for men and women of all ages and…

Federal grants pay for that and a five-mile bike path

Here’s some awesome news! Wichita bikers will be able to pedal 25 uninterrupted miles on city bike paths, and the Minisa Bridge will be repaired without losing its historic style, thanks to federal grants announced Tuesday. Standing beside the Minisa Bridge just west of North High School, Deb Miller, the state’s transportation secretary, announced six…