Month: December 2009

Commute By Bike for the Holidays

A quick note that Commute By Bike & Bike Shop Girl will be running on the lean side of the next two weeks. With the holiday a few days away we are helping Santa Claus get ready for the big day, and the week after we will be finishing inventory counts at the bike shop….

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Beating the Winter Time Wohs

Nothing’s harder then having to hang up the bike during the cold short days of winter. Going to work in the dark and coming home again after dark can be hard on the body and mind. It is important to keep active during the winter months and not let the darkness, cookies and egg nogg…

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Fire Service Bicycle Update

We recently published a series here at Utility Cycling dedicated entirely to emergency and patrol cycling services. The series about that included posts on police bicycles, emergency medical service (EMS) bicycles, fire service bicycles, and search and rescue bicycles. Header image credit: Palatine Bike Medic Team The purpose of the series was to explore the…

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Beat the Elements with Waterproof Panniers

I know this is a blog dedicated to bike trailers, but of course, we are enthusiasts and users of bike panniers and bike racks, as well. After all, it sure is hard to determine a winner in the battle royale of panniers versus trailers, and the winner for any particular person often comes down to…

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My Commute Today : Wintery Mix

Down here in the dirty south we are receiving a winter mix of snow, sleet and ice.. While my readers up north are probably laughing, it is a big deal to the southerners to get 4-8 inches of snow in ONE season. Now we will be getting that much in a day. Schools closed early,…

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