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Don's Parrot on a Bike Rack

Don sent in this great photo of his parrot adapter stand perched on the back of his seatpost rack. With the parrot dominating the rear storage of the rack, it looks as if Don has to ride a bit heavy loaded with a milk crate on his Old Man Mountain Rack   and an Arkel handlebar…

Sanitov Cargo Bike with Built in GPS

There is a GPS chip in this beautiful looking cargo bike to help with theft prevention! Perhaps in a few years this will start becoming standard issue for cargo bikes and bikes of all stripes.From the manufacturer: Sanitov Studio is happy to introduce our Cargo-bicycle Concept and the Campaign Go Bicycle Before Its Too Late….

Washington Monument Earthquake

In Case of Emergency, Take Bike

It's been a strange week for residents of Virginia and Washington, DC. In a few instances, a tragic week. When I awoke on Tuesday morning in the nation's capital, I never expected to experience an earthquake and days of hurricane warnings over the following five days. But, amid a chaotic week of natural disasters, Capital…

Todd's Cold Springs Rack on Surly Pugsley

Todd stopped by the shop to brainstorm the best setup for an Old Man Mountain Rack on his Surly Pugsley. While we do offer a Cold Springs setup to fit the Pugsley, Todd wasn’t impressed with the setup and had some ideas for improving it. We brainstormed the idea back and forth a bit and…

Find Family Bike Fun at the BikeKidShop.com

EDITORS Note: Megan wrote this post about a year and a half ago when we were launching BikeKidShop.com. It got missed and buried in our drafts, so I figured why not resurrect it. Enjoy…The bike community has expanded greatly in the states over the last 20 years with heightened awareness of environmental issues. Wandertec was…

Thomas Jefferson with Helmet Hair

Hair: 'Tyranny over the mind of man'

I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. –Thomas Jefferson When someone starts an article with a Jefferson quote, you already know it’s going to be a rant, right? Clearly, Jefferson was talking about hair. The mind is in the brain; the brain…

Share The Road

Californians: A Call to Action

Californians, it is time to act. The California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles have cosponsored a 3-foot passing bill, Senate Bill 910. Many other states have already passed similar legislation that requires automobile operators to allow a minimum of three feet when passing a cyclist from behind, and California is working to…

Hitch for Trek Trailer

“I’m looking to buy a replacement hitch for my trek trailer.” www.CampfireCycling.com’s Answer: We do not support Trek trailers however we are aware that some Trek trailers use Chariot’s hitches: We also have written a blog post about bike trailer hitches that may be helpful if your trailer does not use a Chariot hitch.

Campfire Cycling Trailer Lineup

I recently did a little tuning up of the Campfire Cycling trailer fleet. These are the trailers that we keep around for shop use and when customers want to borrow one for a couple days to really get a sense for how the different styles of trailer feel on the bike. The lineup includes an…

PumpTire

Self-Inflating Commuter Tire

You’re a bike commuter. You’re in good shape. Your risk of coronary artery disease is pretty low, so you’re not likely to be needing a peristaltic pump–one of those pumps in an open-heart bypass machine. But would you be interested in a peristaltic pump if it was at the heart of a self-inflating commuter tire?…

Commute by Bike Taxi

I was in New York City about a month ago, and I was really impressed by how many bike taxis there were. It really appears that bike taxis are taking over the city. It got me wondering what were the forces behind this strongly emerging trend. I suspect some combination of economic, fashion and environmentalism….

BackTpack Street View

BackTpack: A Bag for the Zombie Apocalypse (and Good Posture)

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. The…