Month: July 2008

Win a free bike with Trek's Go By Bike Challenge

Take the Go By Bike Challenge. Trek Bicycle today announced the “Go By Bike Challenge,” a national pledge campaign sponsored by 1 World 2 Wheels — Trek’s cycling advocacy initiative — that challenges people to put down the car keys and instead go by bike. “The momentum for going by bike is undeniable,” noted Trek’s…

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Bicycle Trailer hitches and couplers

Probably the most common question here at the shop begins with, “so, I bought a used trailer on eBay.” Our follow up question is always, “what brand is the trailer?” The answer will invariably come from this list: Kidarooz, Rhode Gear, Bell, Kool-Stop, Winchester Original, JD Razor, Cannondale, Tanjor, Yakima, Norco USA, or Trek, those…

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Bike commuting forces fashion dilemmas

Scripps News: When the weather is favorable, Terry Plowman can get from home to his downtown Pittsburgh job in about 45 minutes. Not by car or bus, but by an increasingly popular mode of commuting — bicycle. And after a quick change from his biking gear to business casual, Plowman is ready for another day…

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New Bike Commuting Book: Bike to Work

There’s some exciting news to announce… Carlton Reid (of Bike Biz and Quickrelease.tv) and I are teaming up to write a new book, Bike to Work. Once released, it will be the definitive guide on bike commuting.

Quick Tip: Hang Your U-Lock Key-Side Down

If you are anticipating rain while your bike is locked up, try to orient your lock in such way that water will run out of the lock cylinder.  This may make it harder to access the keyhole, but it will help prevent corrosion. The problem is worse in the winter, when my lock picks up…

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Bike Commuting Australians Save Millions in Health Care

Carectomy.com: A recent report entitled Cycling: Getting Australia Moving indicates that by improving their health, cyclists saved about $227.2 million Australian per year. Dr Rob Moodie, Professor of Global Health at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute and author of the report, said “this report demonstrates the considerable benefit offered to individuals and governments by…

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One Wheel or Two?

Bicycle trailers are fast becoming a viable transportation option in the face of the changing energy scheme. With that, many calls are received at the Bike Trailer Shop headquarters about the basics of trailer design. One of the more frequent considerations when selecting a trailer is the wheel count. Are you better off with a…

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