Month: March 2007


This Week:1.Shipped out our largest quantity of bike cargo trailers for one week (11).2.Placed orders with all of largest suppliers BOB, Burley, Xtracycle & Ortlieb.3.Got ahold of a new light by Weber of Germany.It was a great week for sales. The first week of Spring ushered in great demand as people gear up for the…

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Bike Trailer Videos Part 3

Gathering together bike trailer videos, I’ve noticed that Xtracycle users have by far been the most prolific with posting their videos.

This seems to be evidence of the inspirational and fun nature of the Xtracycle. When you get on one you just want to party. The inventions that the Xtracycle has inspired include a bike mounted blender system, a neon lighting system sold through the Fossil Fool, music systems that mount onto the Xtracycle’s Snap Deck and much more.

Here are a couple of videos of the good time to be had with an Xtracycle.

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First time bike commuters

With the weather and gas prices both heating up, I’m seeing mentions in the blogosphere of folks trying bike commuting for the first time. Becky in Milwaukee dusts off her old Raleigh for her eight mile bike commute. Maria in Albuquerque is looking at a five mile bike ride in her multi-modal train plus shuttle…

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Support the Bicycle Commuter Act

Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R.807, S.2635). It’s before the U.S. congress right now. Here’s how it’ll work if passed into law: The bill provides a tax benefit to employers who offer cash reimbursements to employees to defray costs of riding to work. All it requires is an amendment to the Transportation Fringe Benefit of the tax…

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Q&A: What kind of handlebars should I use?

I have commuted by bike for awhile, but always with a flat handlebar. It works great and I have no issues with it. I, however, am purchasing a new bike and I am trying to decide whether to keep the drop bars it comes with or change them to bull horns. I was just wondering…

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Bike Trailer Videos Part 2

There are two ways to generalize how bike cargo trailers are used:

  1. Ride to work, pick up groceries and pick up anything else you can think off and haul it around town.
  2. Go on an epic voyage.

While all bike touring voyages are not equal they all seem epic as they are being prepared for and undertaken.

Here are some inspiring videos of tours that can truly be called epic.

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This Week: 1. Ordered socks for the 2. Updated listings for Burley Trailers with photos of their new hitch design. 3. Discovered a bike case/bike trailer for coupler & folding bikes, the Turtle Tow by Bilenky Bikes. 4. Discovered a light that mounts on flags for Bike Trailers, recumbents and any other devise with…

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Help for our friends in the media

Ah, Spring is in the air! Seems like articles about cycling are in bloom as well. As a public service to those who have publication that have not written an article about people commuting by bicycle, we present the following media template: You will first need to find a local cyclist who is willing to…

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