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Friday, December 30, 2016

Norwegen Bike-Tour 2016 #letsride

Norwegen Bike-Tour 2016 ---- short version from Vindur Kai on Vimeo.

MTB Trail Ride With Aaron Chase and a GPS-Tracking Drone

Claudio Caluori – World Champs course preview

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dubstep Santa on Tron Bike | Merry Christmas

The Koppenberg | GCN's Epic Climbs @gcntweet

Sulphur Mountain Loop by Bicycle in Ojai, CA @pathlesspedaled

Santa's riding bicycles - Merry Christmas!

The Heartbreaking Creation of a Ghost Bike @outsidemagazine

The bicycle was black before it was white.
It lay on the pavement behind Alan Nakagawa’s house in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. An English-style cruiser, it had fenders, a swept-back handlebar, and a wide leather seat. Nakagawa and two friends, Isaiah and Julio, got busy, pulling off the tubes and tires, disassembling the brakes, sanding the frame. Nakagawa is an artist who primarily works with sound, but on this evening his medium was paint—two cans of white Krylon ColorMaster. He painted the chain guard and then the frame. He waved the can to coat the fork, the handlebar, the saddle, the fenders, and the chain. Finally, Nakagawa painted the rims and the spokes and the pedals.
It was after dark now, and the bike was done, leaning against a couple of sawhorses, gleaming and wet.

Montreal Cyclists Say a Bike Commute Is the Best Way to Go @nextcityorg

Even on cold days, cyclists reported a better commute in a recent study at McGill University. (Photo by Francis Bourgouin via Flickr)
Add this to the list of reasons cities might consider designing for and promoting bicycle commuting: Compared to other travel modes, cyclists have the greatest odds of showing up to work or school energized and punctual. That’s according to data from a 2013 survey at McGill University, which researchers used to compare the punctuality and energy level at work of students, staff and faculty who commute by bus, car or bike.

Felt Electric Tote'm @feltbicycles

Felt Electric Tote'm from Felt Bicycles TV on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jamis® Renegade® : Starring Thomas Turner @jamisbicycles

The World's Fastest Mountain Biker on 4 Wheels: Stacy Kohut @redbull

Your (Just a Bit Illegal) Cheat Sheet for Hacking Safer Streets @WIRED

A month-long protected bikeway project in Rogers, Arkansas. The urban planning design firm Street Plans Collaborative worked with local governments and groups to protect cyclists using hard, plastic barriers called "armadillos," durable chalk, and traffic tape. STREET PLANS

AS FAR AS monikers go, “guerrilla urbanist” invokes an exotic, even frightening image. But the members of the San Francisco Municipal Transformation Agency have nice families. They met on Twitter. And they often get to work in the middle of the day.
Yes, they stray into illegal territory from time to time. But for these folks, “crime” involves using traffic cones or plastic bollards to protect bike lanes from cars without proper permitting. These men and women, who came together after vehicles killed two cyclists in San Francisco on the same day last June, are no masked vigilantes. They just want pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly infrastructure, and they’re willing to make it themselves.

[Keep reading at Wired]

Madrid's Christmas Present to Itself: A Car Ban @CityLab

Cyclists look at Alcala Street, which was free of cars as part of European Mobility Week in central Madrid. (Andrea Comas/Reuters)

Madrid just gave its citizens a present for the holidays. The city closed the entire city center to most cars, turning the urban core into a de facto pedestrian zone.
Starting last Friday at 5 p.m. and continuing for nine days, vehicles belonging to non-residents are banned from entering a zone covering Madrid’s historic core as well as Gran Via, the blaring, multi-lane avenue that serves as the Spanish capital’s main drag and as a major through-route for crosstown traffic.
Buses, cabs and residents’ cars will still be crawling the streets, although restricted to a specially lowered 30 kmh (18 mph) speed limit. The otherwise blanket ban in the throbbing, vehicle-packed heart of a major metropolis is one of the boldest anti-car plans seen in Europe so far. To get a loose idea of the scale in American terms, imagine banning all cars in Manhattan from driving south of 14th Street.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Should bicyclists always halt at stop signs and wait at lights? Study says no @chicagotribune

A new DePaul study recommends the city adopt the "Idaho Stop" rule for cyclists, allowing them to treat stop lights as stop signs at certain times of the day.
This won't surprise anybody who has driven through a Chicago intersection, but not all cyclists obey stop signs and lights.
Maybe they shouldn't always have to, suggests a new study from DePaul University.
State law requires bicyclists to follow the same rules as motor vehicles, but the laws are not strictly followed or enforced. A study released Monday by DePaul's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development found that just 1 cyclist in 25 comes to a complete stop at stop signs, and 2 out of 3 go through red lights when there's no cross traffic.
The study proposes that Illinois cities consider changing their laws and allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, and some red lights as stop signs, thus permitting cyclists to maintain their momentum. It's known as the "Idaho stop" for a 1982 law in that state.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Believe in Bikes @trekbikes

The world is a vast place. But even across great expanses, the bicycle shortens the distance between us. Every day, millions of people ride bikes around the world. Geography may divide us but we are united by the power of the bicycle. A simple, elegant, solution to many of the world’s most complex problems. Wherever you are, when you ride, you’re part of something bigger. Something shared. That’s why we believe in bikes.

To see how bikes are changing the world, visit:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mini Monster collab - BOURNE workshop & @mengesdesign

Bicycle Touring: Oasis on the Colorado River

Vancouver's Multi-Modal Success Story @Streetfilms

Vancouver's Multi-Modal Success Story from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

How Vancouver got half of its citizens out of their cars @Curbed

Vancouver’s low-impact, high-return bike lanes
 Jeff Arsenault
The news that Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars on its streets seems like a distant fantasy—if not downright impossible—for vehicle-bound American cities. But when it comes to weaning cities off the automobile, the U.S. has a fantastic example to learn from right here in our backyard. Vancouver residents now take an incredible 50 percent of their trips by walking, biking, and riding transit.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Acadia by More Than Just Parks - @MTJParks

MTJP | Acadia from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo.

Citi Bike May Need Public Funding to Reach More New Yorkers @nytimes

A community bike ride in Upper Manhattan on Saturday as part of Citi Bike’s efforts to reach new neighborhoods and more low-income and minority customers. CreditAlex Wroblewski for The New York Times 
Citi Bike stations have cropped up this year in brownstone Brooklyn and on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Next year, the blue bicycles will inch farther afield into Harlem and Astoria in Queens.
Back from the verge of bankruptcy, Citi Bike is widely viewed as a success. With tens of thousands of people using the bikes each day, it has become an increasingly popular way to navigate New York City.
[Keep reading at NY Times]