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Things You Can Do With A Bike

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

Here's a funny, quirky video to finish the week off in good spirits via Cyclelicio.us. The video is by Daniel Bolda, a freelance filmaker. He does a lot with his bike (though he might be happier grocery shopping by bike if he had a bike trailer). What do you do with yours? Have a happy weekend!thiNgS YoU cAn Do wItH a biKe from Daniel Bolda on Vimeo.

 

Yet Another Holiday Gift Guide for Bike Commuters – 2012

2 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Yet Another Holiday Gift Guide for Bike Commuters – 2012

I know, I already did a 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Why do another one? Because I forgot some things, that's why. Also because some readers made some good suggestions after reading the first one. And also because a few products we've reviewed in the past year deserve another look.   Bike Saviours Getting Butts on Bikes Calendar I have not seen this calendar, but Bike Saviours has assured me that it's not too porny. According to Heather Hoch, it's "more PG13 sassy and less R sexual. I think it's sexy but not really offensive in any way, unless you don't like butts, but who doesn't like butts?" Bike Saviours is a nonprofit education center that teaches bike maintenance and repair, safe riding, cycling laws, ...

 

PBS’s ‘Pedal America’ Needs Another Season (at Least)

8 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
PBS’s ‘Pedal America’ Needs Another Season (at Least)

A week or so ago I spoke with Ira David, the host of Pedal America, "the only national television show in the United States that educates and inspires viewers to re-discover the travel, environmental, and health benefits of recreational bicycling." This show was launched with a big splash at the National Bike Summit earlier this year. Ira and I were talking about how we can compliment each others efforts. (I was initially contacted by an intern, who probably sent the same overture to a bunch of bike blogs.) Pedal America is trying to raise pledges for a second season, and you can pledge on The Pedal America Kickstarter Page. So I was on the phone with Ira, and in my mind I'm thinking, ...

 

Cycling and Kindness

2 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Cycling and Kindness

Todd O'Reilly and his 13-year-old son Daegan are making a documentary about the power of kindness as they ride Adventure Cycling Association’s Underground Railroad Bicycle Route from Mobile, Alabama to Toronto, Canada. They are asking for two kinds of pledges. First, is that people pledge to be more kind in a very specific way determined by the person making the pledge. For some bike commuters, pledging kindness is a tall order. Yes, I read your comments. If that's too hard, you can pledge some money so they can make a documentary about their journey, and you can leave the kindness to others. The Underground Railroad should make an interesting framework for exploring the power of kindness. Anyone who has taken a low-budget cycling tour should ...

 

Holiday Gift Guide for Bike Commuters – 2012

3 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Holiday Gift Guide for Bike Commuters – 2012

You're a bike commuter, or you know someone who is -- maybe you know many many people who are. (If you don't personally know any bike commuters I'll be happy to introduce you to some.) We're not so difficult to shop for, but I've made it even easier for you. And when your gift recipient says, "Thank you! You're so thoughtful!," remember: You owe me.   Oddball Accessories Sometimes the best accessories are the least obvious, or the least conventional. The accesory that you know your gift recipient doesn't have, but once they have it they'll wonder how they lived without it. Even better, they'll think of you every time they use it.   Skirt Garter/Clip For Biking Late in the day I put out a request ...

 

‘Tis the Season: Moving a Christmas Tree by Bike

3 Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

The holidays are upon us once again, as is a fun season of winter cycling. The holidays inevitably involve gift shopping, running errands, and visiting family and friends. The holidays also involve a lot of eating and merriment, so getting around by bike during this time can sure help curb those holiday pounds. Indeed, this season provides a lot of opportunities to haul just about anything by bike - including but certainly not limited to - a Christmas tree! Cyclelicio.us recently posted this video from John Nilsen Studios of a Christmas tree being hauled by bike, which will surely help get you in the bikey holiday spirit! From those of us at Utility Cycling, we hope you had a Happy ...