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World Bicycle Relief: The Solution

No Comments Topics: Utility Cycling Written by Melanie Colavito

If there is an organization that encompasses many of the ideas and ideals of utility cycling all in one place, it's World Bicycle Relief. It doesn't get much more useful than giving the gift of mobility to someone. World Bicycle Relief works to provide people around the world with bicycles as a key means of transportation, which can enhance livelihoods, enable more education opportunities, and generally improve one's mobility. And mobility is certainly something we take for granted in many places. Currently, if you donate to World Bicycle Relief, your donation will be matched! Hey, what's better than that, and just in time for the holidays! Go here to donate.

 

Post-Sandy Bike Commuting Tips for New Yorkers

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Post-Sandy Bike Commuting Tips for New Yorkers

Hey, New Yorkers! Are you still figuring out your post-Sandy bike commute? I'm 2069 miles away, but I haven't forgotten you. I'm happy to pass along these tips from Bike New York: Be careful of any obstructions in the road. Downed tree limbs and wet leaves are particularly dangerous. Some flooding may have opened up a few new potholes, so be extra vigilant, even if you ride the same route everyday. Have your front and rear lights on (blink setting if available), even during the day. You want to be as visible as possible. Help a biker out! If you see a biker or pedestrian who needs help, be sure to slow down and see if there is anything you can do to help. And, New ...

 

Critical Cycles’ Factory-Direct Fixie

20 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Pete Prebus
Critical Cycles’ Factory-Direct Fixie

This is a guest post from Pete Prebus. Pete runs Electric Bike Report and is enthusiastic about spreading the word about electric bikes because they have great potential to get more people on bikes and out of their cars. Critical Cycles is a new kind of fixie company. They state on their website that: What matters to us most is getting as many people out of cars, off their sofas, away from their desks, and onto a bike. That's why we offer many sizes, colors, and the best prices anywhere on the web. Yeah, that pretty much rocks! And I think that there is a good chance they will accomplish their mission. Fixie style bikes are fun and very simple. Maybe that is what ...

 

John, his Burley Nomad, and the C&O Trail Autumn Leaves

No Comments Topics: Bike Touring Written by Ted Johnson
John, his Burley Nomad, and the C&O Trail Autumn Leaves

Just last month, John took his Burley Nomad Cargo Trailer on the C&O Trail from D.C. to Maryland. The Nomad proved to be a safe fashion choice amongst the changing of the leaves from last season's green to this season's yellow. Although I'm sure John had a greater appreciation for the Nomad's heavy-duty carrying capacity - 105 liters and 100 lbs. Still. Color-coordinating your gear with Mother Nature doesn't hurt. All Burley Cargo Trailers are now 10% off at BikeTrailerShop.

 

Kid Rock and Sean Penn’s Cum-Bike-Ya

2 Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
Americans - a Public Service Film by Kid Rock & Sean Penn - YouTube

Wanna feel warm and fuzzy one week after the US election? How about two rich entertainers hurling partisan epithets at each other? The language is not safe for work, plus it's nearly 11 minutes long, so save this until you get home. Spoiler Alert!!

 

‘Big thoughtless blundering beasts’ (Friday Roundup)

No Comments Topics: Commute By Bike Written by Ted Johnson
‘Big thoughtless blundering beasts’ (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: