Blog

Cyclist Cyber Monday is Here

This is our newsletter for the month.If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox, subscribe here. For the cyclist — and the future cyclists in your life, we have a whole mess of Cyber Monday specials. Want something in a smallish box that you can fit under a tree? How about this: Garmin…

Randall's Extrawheel Ad-Bird

“List Free, Shop Smart, Save Gas!” This is the motto of Randall’s bicycle-powered advertising business. He used an Extrawheel Voyager to prop his “Ad-Bird” and he can still haul cargo in his 6 Ortlieb panniers as he advertises. Way to multi-task. Also check out Extrawheel’s other trailer, the Advert — an alternate design for promoting…

Post-Sandy Bike Commuting Tips for New Yorkers

Post-Sandy Bike Commuting Tips for New Yorkers

Hey, New Yorkers! Are you still figuring out your post-Sandy bike commute? I’m 2069 miles away, but I haven’t forgotten you. I’m happy to pass along these tips from Bike New York: Be careful of any obstructions in the road. Downed tree limbs and wet leaves are particularly dangerous. Some flooding may have opened up…

John, his Burley Nomad, and the C&O Trail Autumn Leaves

Just last month, John took his Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer on the C&O Trail from D.C. to Maryland. The Nomad proved to be a safe fashion choice amongst the changing of the leaves from last season’s green to this season’s yellow. Although I’m sure John had a greater appreciation for the Nomad’s heavy-duty carrying capacity…

Yvan's BOB Trailer Mod

Yvan needed more space than the Bob DrySak would allow. So he took matters into his own hands. I decided instead to adapt my BOB trailer with a luggage rack. It cost me only $40 for the support. The advantages are that the panniers are lower, and therefore more stable. The weight is on the…

Chariot Sale! Inspirational Photos

    Select 2011 and 2012 Chariots are now 25 – 35% off at BikeKidShop! Specific pricing details listed at bottom of page. And there are 51 shopping days til Christmas. And we’ve already told you how awesome Chariot is as a company. Need or want more reasons to buy yours today? Well. Just look at how…

Leslie's Carry-All Croozer Trailer

Leslie recently brought her Croozer Cargo Trailer along on a 180 mile ride on the Katy Trail in Missouri. She loaded the heavy-duty trailer with 3 sleeping bags and a 7-person tent. Leslie comments “The Croozer was easy to assemble and hook up to my bike. It had more drag on the trail than I…

Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

Sandy: Mother of a Million Bike Commuters

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, where the New York subway system may take weeks to recover, expect a lot of bikes to come out of mothballs. New York City bike advocates Transportation Alternatives are preparing to help erstwhile cyclists make the transition from neglect to success with commuter support stops. The “Bike Ambassadors” will…

Comparison's between Tubus Titanium Racks

Via BikeBagShop.com Email: I am a road rider who mixes a daily commute with 70 mile cafe racer runs, the occasional crit and some cyclo touring. A friend and I recently built up a Lynskey Sportive one for each of us. The plan is that this will be our touring / traveling bike. Next year…

Ross's Pollution-Reducing Pyramid Ride

Tomorrow is Halloween and there will be plenty of little ghosts and goblins out hunting for candy. Others will hole away indoors watching spooktastic movies about monsters and mad scientists and their wild inventions. Which brings us to Ross’s invention: the Purviance Pyramid — shown strapped to his Xtracycle bike trailer, deck, and racks. Here’s…