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Trailer for transporting a large dog

Would it be possible to haul my 184 pound Irish Wolfhound behind my Cannondale Jekyl mountain bike, or my BLT steel touring bike? Both are geared very low, and I am interested in using it on nearly level paved bike paths. Could the Surly Bill Bike Cargo Trailer be adaped to such use? The dog…

A Saddle Bag for Downtown Abbey from Kaufman Mercantile

A Saddle Bag for Downton Abbey from Kaufman Mercantile

Karen Voyer-Caravona is an admitted bicycle dilettante in Flagstaff, Arizona, who blogs about her adventures on two wheels, vélo envy, her husband’s cooking, and cross country skiing at www.sheridesabike.com. Visit her Website for her endless opinions on the most stylish shoes for pedaling, critiques of bike parking, and the best bike date dining destinations. I…

International Bike Advocacy Organizations

Bike advocacy is a key element in the improvement of cycling in all its forms: sport, recreation, and utility. Recently, in the United States, bike advocacy issues have taken center stage, especially as cycling has become a heated issue on Capitol Hill and beyond. There have been many proposals to cut funding for bicycling and…

Tom and Ted’s Advocacy Adventure

Tom & Ted’s Advocacy Adventure

Tom Bowden: Months of detailed planning and analysis are about to come to fruition.   Ted Johnson, fearless and philosophical editor of Commute by Bike is flying eastbound for Richmond, Virginia, from whence he and I will depart, on our lugged framed steeds of steel, on Monday morning for Washington DC to attend the League of…

The 12 People Who Block the Bike Path

The 12 People Who Block the Bike Path

Samuel Hagler is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and founder of the Ride for Good Foundation. He is a master’s candidate studying Bicycle Activism in the M.A. Sustainable Communities program at Northern Arizona University, and enjoys mountain biking, commuting, and traveling the world by bicycle. Most university towns, including Flagstaff, Arizona, have a bike route…

Marital Aids

Marital Aids

I have stopped trying to turn my wife into a cyclist — a bike commuter; more than just the occasional recreational ride. But I haven’t given up on getting her to drive less. All her driving still drives me bonkers. She drives to work, she chauffeurs the kids around, she does the shopping. Not necessarily…

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Tom Bowden on 'The Outspoken Cyclist'

The Outspoken Cyclist’s interview with Tom Bowden, one of our frequent contributors, was broadcast on WJCU recently and can now be heard online. Tom talks about his transition from being a RAAM racer in the 1990s to becoming the tweedy mild-mannered bike commuter and advocate he is today. You’ll get a heads-up on America’s next…

Punctured: My Blissful Insolation from High Gas Prices

Self-Inflicted Pain at the Pump

I had a 170-mile commute by car this morning — from the southern ‘burbs of Phoenix all the way to Flagstaff, Arizona. I was about 35 miles along when I realized I needed to fill up the car with gas. And while filling up I also realized that I probably haven’t personally purchased gasoline in…

Mike's Full Featured BOB Ibex

There are quite a few ways to outfit a BOB Trailer.   Mike took it to an extreme by decking his BOB Ibex out with a Wandertec SAX Liner, a Greenspeed Rack and Delta Water Bottlecages.   The real topper is the wooden fender that makes this one of the coolest looking BOB setups I’ve seen.   If…