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DIY Trailers and Cargo Powerhouses – A Reader Round-Up

Here at Commute by Bike and our sister site, BikeShopHub.com, we get a lot of happy folks who are very excited to share how they use their bikes for tours, commutes, and all other fun adventures. Today, we’ve got a round-up of some of the creative and epic uses of some great gear. DIY Trailers […]

Bike Shop Hub Blog Posts Are Migrating…Come With Us!

Hello from the BikeShopHub.com crew!We want to thank all of our readers for submitting amazing photos and stories of their experiences with their trailers, bags, racks, and other bike accessories. We love reading about all the ways you are getting out there on your bikes exploring the world. Please keep those photo and video submissions […]

Bikes and Streetcars in Tucson – Is There a Way to Make it Work?

What happens when two very good, well intentioned modes of transportation come together in a densely populated, busy urban corridor?  Well, if it’s the Tucson Streetcar and the fleet of Tucson bike commuters, the results are starting to get ugly. The Sun Link Streetcar is now in the final testing phases in the bustling University […]

Kickstart Our Heart! Bike Commuting Specific Projects Launching on Kickstarter

Here at Commute by Bike, we get a lot of emails from folks launching projects on Kickstarter asking us to help promote their campaigns. A number of the projects look awesome, inventive, and definitely worthy of some attention. While we can’t write individual articles about all of them, I decided to start a semi-regular feature […]

Hard working trailers, panniers, and racks

Colin sent us these photos of how he’s been utilizing his bike for a pretty awesome array of activities. He packed up his MIG welder and gas tank onto his BOB Trailer, which makes for a pretty bad-ass looking commuting rig.Next, he loaded up a folding table, chairs, and all the necessary tabling supplies for […]

Cyclovia Tucson Spring 2014

Our family has just celebrated one year living in Tucson, Arizona.  There are a lot of great things about Tucson, but as a cycling family, one of the things we have enjoyed most is the nearly year-round cycling season.  Granted, our first summer was a bit of a rough adjustment (toasted bums on blazing hot […]

Stay Hydrated

Our friend Robert reminds us that hydration is the key to a good ride. I’m sure whatever he’s carrying in those pony kegs are quenching some thirsty riders. Another great use of the Xtracycle and Wandertec Bongo trailer. Ride on…

BOB Trailer Cruising the Burr Trail

Rick recently sent us this photo of his touring set up. He’s got a BOB Yak trailer with the attached Greenspeed rack for extra storage. He’s also using a Greenfield Stabilizer Kickstand for extra stability for the added weight.He toured from Bullfrog Utah to Boulder Utah along the Burr Trail, carrying 5 large bottles of […]

Burley Nomad Trailer – The View from the Bike

This is a perspective you don’t see often. Riley attached a camera to the back of his bike to film his sturdy Burley Nomad cruising along the road near the seaside and on a dirt trail. The trailer itself is loaded with camera gear and it looks snug and tight inside the trailer. It looks […]

Ted’s Leisure Trailer – Built for Fun

Ted recently shared with us his sturdy trailer build that looks like a party on wheels! Ted explains the origins:I built this bike trailer in the spring of 1987 in Calgary, Alberta. It was designed to supplement a backpack and front pannier bags, and to encourage a leisurely travel pace through exercise.Two main challenges by this […]