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Archive for May, 2008

Commuter tax benefit

Bicycle Commuter Benefit on House Tax Extender Bill On May 21, 2008, prior to the Memorial Day recess, the House passed H.R. 6049, the “Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008.” Included in the legislation is a $20 per month transportation fringe benefit for bicycle commuters to cover costs of commuting by bike. The […]

Hosting a “Bike To Work Week”

Bike To Work Week is a loosely-organized nationwide event that’s promoted by League of American Bicyclists.. May is always Bike Month, and LAB chooses a week to designate as Bike To Work Week.. The Friday of that week is set aside as Bike To Work Day. Cities in cooler climates often observe Bike To Work Week later in […]

The New Look of Commute by Bike

You may have noticed that we launched a redesign of Commute by Bike today.  As the site continues to grow we’re adapting to meet the needs of our readers.  To do so, we’ve added some new features… Share and Support Do you ever have something you would like to share with othe.  bike commuters? Here’s […]

LED Bike Lights

LED lights were once considered basic blinky lights. Simple, light and forever lasting. Up until the past two years lights were considered “to be seen” or “to see” with. “To see” often meant halogen or HID lights with rechargeable batteries. They cost between $150-500 and often were finicky with various battery types. “To be seen” […]

Welcome new readers from

If you’re visiting for the first time from the recent article at, welcome. This is a site dedicated to helping the bike commuter get where they’re going safely and efficiently. Here you’ll find tips, product reviews and news on all things related to commuting by bike. Below are a few links that will help […]

Canadian auto club offers bike assistance

British Columbia cyclists who suffer flat tires and other mechanical woes can call the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) Road Assist program for free roadside assistance during British Columbia’s Bike to Work Week and Bike Month from May 26 to June 30. From May 26 to June 30 – “Bike To Work Week” and “Bike […]