I rode into work with my wife last week. It was nice to see that they had decent bike parking facilities for the employees at her new job at NAU’s extended campuses building.
Makezine: Live Bicycle Special on 4/13/2011
Makezine will have a live bicycle special tomorrow, 9 PM EDT/6PM PDT, 4/13/2011, and it will be available here on Commute by Bike.
Vaude Silk Road Plus Rack-Top Bag
I’ve had this Vaude Silk Road Plus Rack-Top Bag for several months, and has totally become my manbag. Clearly I’m not the guy you want to put in the spotlight to make cycling chic.
Steve Butcher Commutes by Bike
My bike is an old Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 that I have modified for commuting. The commute to my office is three miles one way on rural roads.
The Monowalker Cycling/Walking Trailer
A while back, Kai Fuchs of Monowalker contacted us about his new product to see if we would like to publish it on our website. Well a year later, I’m finally getting around to posting something up about this interesting direction for bike trailers. I’m not actually sure if I should call this a bike…
Bike Share: There's an App For That
As bike share programs continue to pop up around the world, so does more technology aimed at tracking and exploring these programs. But, given that the definition of bike share seems to vary by person and by region, as well as the fact that these programs are both publicly and privately owned (or somewhere in between), tracking bike share is far from standardized.
The Blue Ocean Trilogy: Cycling for the Other 90% of Us
We often ask, What is keeping more people from riding bikes? Mark Sanders’ answer: The Cycling Industry.
Little Red Riding Hood's Grand Canyon Brompton Ride
On our trip to the Grand Canyon last weekend, we decided that rather than catching the bus to the start of the Kaibab trail, we’d park and ride the 1 mile rim ride to the trailhead. Folding bikes available in the back of the trunk are excellent for unplanned conveniences and adventures such as this.
Commute by Big Wheel: Accidental Advocacy Strikes Again
I watched the video of a Big Wheel beating a NYC bus and (when I stopped laughing) thought, How can you argue against bike lanes in New York City?
Moving Beyond the Automobile: Traffic Calming
What is bike commuting "expertise?"
Are we the experts in the thing that requires no expertise?
Cyclovia Tucson 2011
Cyclovia is not a race; cyclovia is not a parade; cyclovia is simply a temporary space that springs up for people to interact with each other, get some exercise, and do so in safe, car-free environment.
Grand Canyon Weekend on Folding Bikes
My wife and I decided to take a quick weekend getaway to the Grand Canyon. We tossed the Brompton and Bike Friday folding bikes into the trunk of our Corolla thinking we might do a little riding. These bikes turned out to be perfect tools for tooling around the South Rim.
Bicycle = Pogo Stick âˆ´ P.J. O'Rourke = Carrot Top
P. J. O’Rourke complained about bikes, and cyclists, with the same whiny grievances and arguments we cyclists have heard beforeâ€“only funnier.
Interview: Jeremy SyCip of SyCip Bikes – NAHBS 2011
Jeremy Sycip, of SyCip Bikes, is a well recognized name in the custom frame building world and has been making user-friendly, reliable, eye-catching bikes since 1992. Josh interviewed Sycip at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Austin. When I see people on the bikes, when I see them on the trails, and they…
The Bicycle City Trailer
The Bicycle City Trailer
A Conservative Commuter's Recycled Raleigh
A brown Raleigh Sprite! It was a mess. Something didnâ€™t look quite right about the front wheel, the brake cables hung loose, no front derailleur, and it was all scratched upâ€“even for a 30-plus-year-old bike.
Not the Troll
This ugly Troll Doll has been being passed around the office showing up on people’s desks and other spots. Today seemed like an appropriate day to pass it off to the interwebs.
Advocate's Dilemma Revisited (And Revoked)
If we ignore one part of the equation, we either end up advocating for something that nobody is really invested in, or we struggle to really enjoy riding bikes.
Auto Passengers to be Required to Wear Helmets
UPDATE: If you are discovering this article after April Fools Day 2011, don’t, y’know, freak out or anything. April 1, 2011, 7:40AM ET The Federal Highway Administration will require that all states either implement helmet laws for drivers and passengers in passenger cars or lose Federal funding for highways. States will have until 2018 to…
Bicycle Signage: Signs, Markings & Signals
Bicycle signage is implemented to guide cyclists and to improve roadway safety for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. There are three general categories of signage, including posted signs, roadway markings and electronic signals, and within these categories, there are numerous variations.Signs for cyclists are typically wayfinding signs placed at intersections where bikeways or bike routes are…
Tiny Bikeshop Concert: Brianna Lane, Live from Calhoun Cycle
This is the kick-off for the Tiny Bikeshop Concert series from Banjo Brothers. I’ve never heard of Brianna Lane before, so here’s a quote I found on her Website from CoffeeHouseTour.com: Her music is about self-expression, love and heartache presented with rich vocals. I love how Brianna paints a picture with every word in every…
Review: Sock Guy Arm Warmers
The only test that these arm warmers have yet to pass is the test of time.