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Saturday, February 28, 2009

North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2009 Slideshow

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Metro Bicycle Coalition



The Metro Bicycle Coalition is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving commuting and recreational cycling conditions in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. MBC works to increase transportation choice, mobility, and infrastructure by establishing a safe network of bicycle lanes, paths and facilities, educating cyclists and drivers on safety and the rules of the road, and advocating at local, state and national levels for routine accommodation of bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pentabike



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Octopus Caps



All of our caps are handmade right here in Columbus, Ohio. The four panels and bill are made of a wool or polyester, inner lining is cotton, and the inside cash/card pocket is a thin silk-like nylon.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bikemaps - San Fran style


Welcome to the Bay Area’s resource for bicycling information. Here you’ll find the new 511 BikeMapper, route maps, locations of lockers and racks, information on how to take your bike on public transit and across Bay Area toll bridges, how to ride safely in traffic, tips on commuting, bicycle resources and more.

New to biking? Register with the 511 Ridematch Tool to find a Bike Buddy and start today!

Check back frequently for announcements of upcoming events and activities for bicyclists.

the site - click on the map and see what C-Bus needs!

Boneshaker highlights Columbus Ohio business



Got the latest Boneshaker Almanac in the mail yesterday and much to my surprise and delight they interview Octopus Caps.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Laser Light Bike Lane



Stay Outta My Lane
A close brush with a distracted driver is enough to intimidate any avid bicycler from riding at night. You’ve probably seen small blinkers and flashers tucked just below the seat but that isn’t enough. As a daily driver in a very bike friendly city, I can attest I usually don’t notice those blinkers until I’m within a few hundred yards of the bicycler. That leaves very little distance and time to react if I were to collide with them.

Only a small fraction of streets have dedicated bike lanes, and with an installation cost of $5,000 - $50,000 per mile, we shouldn’t expect to find them everywhere anytime soon. LightLane projects a crisply defined virtual bike lane onto pavement, using a laser, providing the driver with a familiar boundary to avoid. With a wider margin of safety, bikers will regain their confidence to ride at night, making the bike a more viable commuting alternative. I want one now. Evan and Alex, make it and call me!

Designers: Evan Gant & Alex Tee

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Commuter Bike Design Winner



It has taken some time, but I can finally announce that Torkel Dohmers' “ThisWay” concept has been chosen as the winning entry in the Bicycle Design “commuter bike for the masses” design competition. Congratulations to Torkel, who will receive a Cannondale Bad Boy 700 for his efforts. Since I already published Torkel’s description of his entry, I won’t post it again, but you can read it in the finalists post if you are interested.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

From the Mailbag: REI explains how to change a flat

Even though most of us know how to this, or should know how to do this REI has produced a nice video to illustrate how to change a flat.

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