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Archive for April, 2012

Portland did what? Pinch me. Am I dreaming?

Tom Bowden is a bike commuter from Richmond VA, a “suit” – a corporate lawyer with an MBA, and a conservative – You betcha! He is also a board member of Bike Virginia, a pro cycling and pedestrian group in Virginia that raises money to promote cycling, walking and active lifestyles. Tom’s lawyerly blogging can […]

Greg’s Xtracycle Dog Rig

Greg, sent in this clever setup for using his Xtracycle to commute with this his dog. A good use of the WideLoaders. The customer innovation never stops! Keep on sending in those photos…

Humorous PSA’s

Humorous PSA’s

The Art of Advocacy: ‘The Return of the Speedwells’

Mike Rubbo, filmmaker, painter and cycling advocate, raises some very interesting questions in his short film, “The Return of the Speedwells.” Focusing specifically on Australia, Rubbo faults the media for its depiction of cycling as a competitive and aggressive sport, to the exclusion of images of the friendlier, utilitarian benefits of cycling. [T]he sport cycling […]

I Feel Your Rage

Somebody yelled at me from a car this week. I’m pretty sure he was yelling at me. It happened so quickly. I was heading down a hill, preparing for a left turn. I checked the traffic behind me with my rear-view mirror. I moved out of the bike lane, into the main lane, and toward […]

Chinese Utility Bikes

Editor’s Note: We are very pleased to be able to feature the photography of Paul Jeurissen in this guest post here at Utility Cycling. Paul & his partner Grace Johnson are bicycling around the world in search of beautiful images of bicycles. The following text and images were contributed by Paul & Grace, and we […]