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Tigers and Bike Commuting: Together at Last (Friday Roundup)

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Tigers and Bike Commuting: Together at Last (Friday Roundup)

For those of you who don't follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook, Google Plus, etc.: Are you working or something? This is a roundup of some of the things we saw fit to share with our less productive readers over the last seven days:

 

 

Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!

10 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Blizzards and Meth Labs and Bears. Oh my!

Shanna Ladd is a bike commuter in Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Valley (a.k.a. "The Mat-Su"), north of Anchorage. She's getting ready to bike commute through her second winter. Her summer/fall commute looks like this:

 

Vancouver Cycling

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

I've always wanted to visit Vancouver, and this Streetfilms video about how the city is working to improve bicycling infrastructure makes me want to go there even more. The video documents a number of different improvements that are being made to the cycling experience in Vancouver. I especially like the separated bike lanes and the "green carpets" which help both cyclists and motorists be more aware of how the infrastructure works and encourages them to share the road. The riding along the sea wall doesn't look too shabby either! Enjoy.Vancouver's Velo Vision: Safe Biking for All Ages from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

 

Jordan & Papa Trail-A-Bike to School

No Comments Topics: Family Cycling Written by Ted Johnson
Jordan & Papa Trail-A-Bike to School

Dave and granddaughter Jordan cruise to and from school by Adams Trail-A-Bike. "Shes the only kindergartener that gets picked up with the bike limo." Lucky Jordan, and love the helmet! Enjoy those nice crisp autumn days while they last before the kiddos start complaining about the cold winter ahead -- and complain and complain and complain they will!

 

Attaching Bike Trailers to Trikes

No Comments Topics: Forum Written by Josh Lipton

Via BikeTrailerShop.com E-mail: We recently purchased a recumbent trike with two wheels in the back and one in the front. We would like to get a trailer for our 20 lb Westie. Do they make such a thing to fit the trike? Appreciate your help It's not so much a matter of finding a trailer made for a trike than adapting a trailer for your trike. The problem, as you've probably figured out, is that if you attach a two-wheeled bike trailer to your bike's left rear wheel, the trailer's left rear wheel sticks out even further. The goal is to find a way to attach the hitch arm behind the trike roughly where the hitch would be on a two-wheel bike custom bracket. ...

 

Mamachari Bicycles

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

The video below has a scene I can't imagine seeing in the U.S. - unless, of course, you switched out the bikes for SUV's. It's an incredible example of family cycling at its best. The video highlights the use of bikes in Japan called mamacharis, which are bicycles used to carry children and goods around town. Cyclelicio.us has a useful post explaining how they got their name and how they are used in Japan. I also recommend that you visit the blog Mama Bicycle to check out some really interesting posts from Shuichi, who is a father that uses a mamachari as a primary source of transportation with his kids. In the meantime, check out a ton of mamacharis in ...