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Archive for October, 2007

The Great Bike Rack Contest

Great bike racks are out there, we know it, and we’d like you to help us prove it. Enter the Bicycle Fixation Great Bike Rack Hunt! You could walk, er… ride away with some great Bicycle Fixation duds.Here’s how: Between October 1, 2007 and October 31, 2007, photograph a bike rack found “in the wild” […]

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Responds

On August 15th, Secretary of Transportation, Mary E. Peters, made comments on PBS News Hour with Jim Leher, that funding of bicycling facilities was an example of inappropriate, non-transportation use of the federal gasoline tax. We urged you to send your comments to Ms. Peters. I wrote a polite, but pointed comment to Ms. Peters […]

Silicon Valley bike commuters

A few people asked for commuter profiles from around the nation. Here are some thumbnails of what bike commuters look like around the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. You can read a little more about Emily (with the pink cruiser), Aaron (with the orange Masi) and commuting in Silicon Valley over at […]

Act now: Illinois Complete Streets veto override

The Illinois state legislature passed a “Complete Streets” bill this year which would require full consideration for pedestrian and cyclist access in the design for all new public roads in the state of Illinois. Governor Rod Blagojevich vetoed this bill last month, but the Illinois Senate voted 53-0 yesterday to override the veto. The Illinois […]

Reelight bike lights

The Danish Reelight has gotten quite a bit of attention over the past year ever since they introduced their unique, battery-less bike lights. The iFlasher light was nominated for an award in the Danish INDEX Design Competition. Hiawatha Cyclery in Minneapolis has had the Reelight bike lights available in the U.S. for a while now, […]

Commuter offerings from Crumpler Bags

A lot of my photography friends swear by Crumpler Bags so I was looking forward to taking a look at their bike commuter offerings. I looked through several of their bags and also picked up one to review which I’ve been using since I returned home. The upsides are plenty of pockets and storage space. […]