Month: June 2007

Commuting 101: Essential Tips For New Riders

…or, Father Knows Best. So, I got the call a couple nights ago: “Dad, my car died.” Yep, looks like my eldest son is about to join our ranks. He actually came up with the idea of commuting by bike before I did. As a parent, I immediately launched into a lengthy, one-sided conversation regarding…

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Cycling Fashion

I’ve seen a bunch of recreational cyclist out the last couple of weeks and over 90% of them seem to be clad in spiffy cycling jerseys and shorts. I’ve also seen a few other commuters this week and they’re outfitted the same way. I don’t want to upset those of you who are used to…

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Commuter Story: Better now than never

Ed – This commuter story from Rehan of Indianapolis, IN. Send yours to I’ve been into biking for quite a few years now, but only recently did I decide that yes, I should go to work via bike. I’m actually annoyed that I didn’t do it earlier. I work in downtown Indy and live…

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Colorado Bike To Work Day

Remember, all, that Wednesday, June 27 is Colorado Bike To Work Day. Map out your breakfast station stops to maximize munchies while minimizing mileage. Here’s a neat article about Bike Week festivities in Telluride, Colorado. Telluride is a laid back mountain town with a culture of outdoor recreation. When Daniel Murray moved to Telluride five…

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It starts with us

Commuting by bike takes a level of commitment that many aren’t willing to give. In this article from the Chicago Tribune the author relates trying it out, the obstacles she encountered and then eventually going back to her car. The interesting thing is she ran into only a few of the challenges many of us…

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…as in Unidentified Cycling Objects. I came across this on TechEBlog this morning and thought it was too good to not pass on. Now, I’m all for being as visible as possible on the road … but this is a bit much. I neither want or need that much attention. Has anyone been to Japan…

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Raleigh One Way: Singlespeed love child

He is a sturdy, hard-working cyclocross bicycle who’s retired from racing and works for a living. She’s a slim and beautiful fixed-gear track bike. Put them together and the offspring might be what Raleigh calls “our idea of a perfect single speed commuter.” My quick, initial impression of the One Way is that they’re not…

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Bike Trailers for Golf Clubs

Bike Trailers are a great way to combine bicycling with other activities, golf for example. Here are a few trailers that can be used with a little modification to transport golf clubs.

The simplest solution is the PaddleBoy Flyer Trailer. This trailer is designed for use with kayaks and canoes. Because the trailer is adjustable in length, it could be set to the right length to support a golf club bag. In its shortest position, the trailers main support strut positions the support brackets at 43″ apart, just the right length for a golf club bag. An extra bit of padding could be used on the front v-shaped support for cushioning.

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Dump the Pump Day

The American Public Transportation Association is promoting Thursday, June 21 as “Dump the Pump Day” in the United States. We here at Commute By Bike believe that commuting by bike is another nifty fun way to dump the pump to save a few bucks.

Colorado Bike To Work Day is next week

Coloradans, remember that Wednesday, June 27 is Colorado Bike To Work Day. The Denver Post reports on Denver area bike commuters. About 17,000 people across the state commute by bike, according to a 2000 U.S. Census Bureau survey. June is Bike to Work Month, culminating in Bike to Work Day on June 27, and organizers…

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