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Archive for April, 2008

Last day to enter to win the Raleigh One Way

Update: The contest is over and I’m contacting the winner. That doesn’t mean you still can’t browse and get involved with the Commuter Bikes Database. Thanks for playing everyone! If you haven’t entered already, today’s your last chance to enter to win the 2008 Raleigh One Way. All you have to do is visit our […]

Portland goes Platinum

The League of American Bicyclists announced that Portland, Oregon has been promoted to the platinum level of its Bicycle Friendly Community program. The designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community,” given at levels from Bronze to Platinum, recognizes those communities that are improving conditions for bicyclists and cycling safety. Portland is the first large U.S. city to […]

Fort Collins bike library opens

The Fort Collins, Colorado Bike Library opened earlier this month. The Bike Library, which is run by the city of Fort Collins bike program, currently has 50 bikes available for for anyone to use for free for up to seven days at a time. Unlike the automated bike kiosk rentals available in Europe, planned for […]

Bicycle-Sharing Program to Debut in Washington DC The metal racks are for SmartBike DC, a bicycle-sharing program touted as the first of its kind in the nation. The program is a public-private partnership between the District government and advertising giant Clear Channel Outdoor, which operates similar automated bike rental systems in France, Norway, Sweden and Spain. By mid-May, the racks will […]

Grade your bike locking skills

New York bike mechanic Hal Ruzal goes out with Bike Church founder Kerri Martin to evaluate how New Yorkers lock their bikes in this video at Streetfilms. Bikes with secure front and rear wheels and saddles using quality locks get an A, while those secured with “Craptownite locks” from the hardware store get a D. […]

What are the top cities for bicycle commuting?

As Commute by Bike continues to be the most visited resource for bike commuters on the web, I’m able to take a look at our stats and see where people are reading from and get a good feel for the top locations for commuting by bike. The top ten cities in the US are: Chicago […]