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The Urbana and BionX: Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The Current is an Urbana bike integrated with a BionX electric assist system. We’ve had a really, really, long term test of this bike — like more than a year. At first it was, Oh God! It’s so cute! Can I ride it can I ride it? And now it’s, Hey, I’m taking the Urbana […]

2012 Resolutions for Commute by Bike Contributors

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Happy New Year bike commuters, and would-be bike commuters! I asked some of our contributors to send me their resolutions for 2012, this is what I got back: Bob Caravona Has it been two, three or four years ago that we sold our other car and became bike commuters? In any case, since then, as […]

Commute by Bike’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Are you looking for a stocking stuffer for a bike lover? Do you not dare buy a cycling accessory for someone who is very particular, or has an exotic bike? Do you want to instill the love of cycling into a young’un? Do you want to make this the most special holiday ever? We don’t […]

Rediscovering Boston on an Urbana Bike

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Greg Hum leads a bike-centric lifestyle in Boston, MA, going everywhere and carrying everything by bike. In college he co-founded a bike-advocacy group and still loves organizing people around bikes. He can sometimes be heard playing jazz rhythms on his handlebar-mounted percussion instruments while riding. His musings on biking and more can be found on: […]

2011 New England Bicycle Expo: A Recap

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Greg Hum leads a bike-centric lifestyle in Boston, MA, going everywhere and carrying everything by bike. In college he co-founded a bike-advocacy group and still loves organizing people around bikes. He can sometimes be heard playing jazz rhythms on his handlebar-mounted percussion instruments while riding. His musings on biking and more can be found on: […]

The Practical Cargo Bike, or, are Cargo Bikes just the New Black?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Are cargo bikes practical? asked a denizen of Quora.com recently (a more polite version of Reddit). An interesting question, I thought, but whats a cargo bike, and whos to say whats practical? If cargo is defined as anything in excess of the human engine, then any bike that can carry a water bottle is a […]

La. lawmaker to cyclists: Keep off the streets

Monday, July 18th, 2016

I live in Louisiana, a place that carries the ignominious designation of being one of the most dangerous places to walk or bicycle in the country. We’re in good company in the Sun Belt and in the Deep South in particular which, with certain important exceptions, is especially hostile to non-motorized transportation. Part of the […]

The Electric Car: A Fireless Dragon

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

It’s been two years since Arleigh Jenkins announced here that she had been hit by a car. Arliegh was the previous editor of Commute by Bike. Her collision with a car led her to find a new home for this blog. A bunch of stuff happened, and I became the new editor. Here’s another recent […]

Old Man Warner, Cycling Opponent

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Recognize this quote? “Pack of crazy fools,” he said. “Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while.” If you graduated from high school, you were likely required at some […]

‘Hollywood Rides a Bike’ (to the Oscars?)

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Bike lover and film critic Steven Rea has long been the Web’s foremost collector of celebrities on bikes on his Tumbler blog. Rea has a new book coming out, Hollywood Rides a Bike, which you can pre-order here. Yup, it’s true: Rides a Bike is soon to be a real hold-in-your-hands, stow-in-your-messenger-bag, position-in-an-honored-spot-on-your-coffee-table tome. Hard […]