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Adjusting to the New Commute

3 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Josh Lipton
Adjusting to the New Commute

A few weeks ago, I moved from a house where I had a very simple bike commute (I rode straight down one road for 3 miles) to house located such that there are a wide array of route options.

 

Holiday Gifts for Those Who Adventure Daily

No Comments Topics: Shop Updates Written by Josh Lipton
Holiday Gifts for Those Who Adventure Daily

Let the Holiday adventures begin! Enjoy our list of gifts optimized for everyday cycling adventures. Revelate Designs Viscacha Ready to break away from the everyday? The Viscacha is the first bag to start your ultimate bikepacking setup. Ortlieb Commuter Bag Looking for a better way to do it? The Commuter is going to get you to work in style. Eliminate those excuses and get out there. Burley HoneyBee The adventure begins when your kids scramble into a Honey Bee and you head out to the park. Thule Cadence Achieve instant adventure. As soon as the kids pile in, the fun begins with Thule's Cadence Bike Child Trailer. Radical Design Cyclone IV Trekking Trailer Get ready for the long haul. The Cyclone IV has the DNA of a long haul trucker built ...

 

The Adventure Begins…Updates to our Blog

1 Comment Topics: Shop Updates Written by Josh Lipton
Our New Sign

As of a few days ago, we completed the first step of a rebranding project for BikeShopHub.com with some updates here. Step 1 involved the following: Transition CommuteByBike.com into BikeShopHub.com/blog. Transition UtilityCycling.org into BikeShopHub.com/blog. Put up a several aesthetic changes including a new header images. Archive our Forums Organize our content into 5 categories: Commute By Bike Bike Touring Family Cycling Utility Cycling Shop Updates This last aspect is the most important to you our readers. With this update we are beginning our adventure of expanding our blogging activities beyond bike commuting and utility cycling into bike touring and family cycling. While it is clear that our blog's template and design are out of date, this is the next change that is on the agenda. We will be working on updating to a ...

 

The Habit-Forming Neoprene Hug of Owl Band

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Did you see it?Photo:Ted Johnson

This is like one of those "When You See It" pictures that your friends send you on Facebook. I took this photo while commuting by bus in Madagascar. Do you notice anything odd? Owl Band Reflective Ankle Bands sell for $11.95 for a pair. If you are into the reflective thing, the same company makes an ultra-reflective yellow Leg Shield that'll cover half your leg. (I reviewed the ninja version of the Leg Shield awhile back.) Ted Johnson is lives and works in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Follow his hardly-ever-about-bikes blogging at Half-Hearted Fanatic, and tweeting at @TedJohnsonIII.

 

KP FaceOff Messenger Bag Review

3 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Dara Marks Marino
KP FaceOff Messenger Bag Review

Over the last 22 years that Ive been bicycle commuting regularly, I have often tried to be a messenger-bag-kinda-gal, but it never seemed to work out. The bags felt too floppy, or too small, or too big, and always too heavy on my shoulder. They often swung around while I was riding, and I can think of few things more un-hipster like than having to constantly fling your bag out of your lap and into its proper place on your back. I've looked at others with a mixture of envy (she looks so much cooler than I do with my nerdy backpack!) and curiosity (is one of her shoulders naturally higher than the other? Does her neck get stiff?) as I ...

 

Interview By Bike: My Ride in Omaha

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Stacey Moses
Interview By Bike: My Ride in Omaha

If you're a devout follower of the Commute By Bike blog, you know that I typically write about exciting advocacy issues and helpful or controversial new products. Once in awhile, I engage in some hard-hitting investigative journalism. Today, however, I am inspired to write about a more personal experience with cycling - one that reminded me why I've been drawn to this crazy industry for the past decade. Last month, I flew out to Omaha, Nebraska to spend some time getting to know the team at Harvest Retail Marketing, a marketing agency that serves independent bicycle retailers across the country. I've worked with Harvest for several years, both as a client and as a contractor. Many of the faces and voices ...