Showing posts from December 19, 2010

Bike Lady 2010 Final Report

Dear Friends of the Bike Lady, Bike Lady 2010 by the numbers…. 1              Inspiration in the form of two former foster children – my daughter (adopted 2008) and my son (adopted in the midst of Bike Lady 2010) 1              Radio show 1                       Semi tractor-trailer trip 2              Box truck trips 2              Wal-Mart truck trips 2              Out-of-country donors 3                   Bikes/helmets/locks sent to FCCS kids living in Alabama 3              TV news stories 4              Weeks 4              Landscape trailer trips 5              Email updates 13           Out-of-state donors 23           Corporate and organizational donors giving monetary, bikes/helmets/locks or gifts in kind 97           Facebook posts 110+      Individual and family donors which gave monetary or bikes/helmets/locks 460         New helmets 524         New locks 524         New bikes – about 2/3 for teens 1048       Wide eyes that will pop tomorrow morning 38,976   Dollars rais

Monowalker Lowrider Bicycle Trailer

MONOWALKER Bicycle Trailer Technical information Material: Wood, ash tree- bent with steam and sealed with spar vanish Weight: 6 kg/ 13.23 lb  Payload: 45 kg/ 100 lb  Drawbar: Aluminium  Connecter: Weber Design Germany - can be assembled universally on every bicycle  Tire: Schwalbe MoeJoe  Upgrade: Can be reconstructed as backpack or hiking trailer  Set- up time: 5 min  How does it come that the MONOWALKER Lowrider is a two- wheeled trailer and not a one wheeled trailer? One-wheeled bicycle trailer can be usually packed with baggage up to 20 kg/ 44,09 lb. Furthermore, one-wheeled trailer have often impact on the performance of the bike, due to the shearing force. Additionally, manoeuvring a one-wheeled trailer without a bicycle is very difficult. Furthermore, connecting it when it is fully loaded is very difficult. We constructed our trailer as a means of transportation for the entire equipment, even if you plan a weeklong journey. With the  MONOWALKER lowrider bicycle trailer ,

Moose Mitts (Mountain and Drop Bar Compatible) via Trails Edge

Drop Bar Version Mitts:   We have a new road bike version. After lots of testing and design updates We have a design we feel good about...and thing you will too. The Road version is more open in the back end, but allows the rider to ride in the Drops, Hoods, and Flats of any drop bar. Made of 1000 Denier Cordura and Fleece lined your fingers will be warmer longer and keep you riding during the colder months. Details: 1000 Denier Cordura provides a strong, abrasion resistant material, which is also coated with wind/water proof membrane.  Sorry Black only Fleece Lining  Provides a warm environment for those digits. Once the internal area gets warm from your hands they stay that way. 3M Reflective Stripe 500 candle power reflective material sewn across the top provides a little added safety for riding at night   Standard Internal Pocket:   (Standard Version Only) Standard in all Flat Bar Moose Mitts, this pocket is a good place to keep your energy bars warm enough to eat. It can

Adventure Cycling Association Top 10 Places to Bikecamp (Western US)

It's the end of the year, which seems to me to be a great time to make a list. The following is a list of the top 10 routes on which to take a mountain bike trip in the American West.   10. White Rim Trail:  Ride 100 miles along spectacular red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park. Permits for camping are required. A flood in 2009 washed out part of the road, so it can not be completed as a loop until further notice. For more information, visit . 9. Utah Cliffs Route: Pedal through national parks and stunning red rock country on rugged back country roads, bike paths, and jeep tracks in this 287-mile loop developed by Adventure Cycling Association. Road surfaces on the Utah Cliffs Loop Route are approximately 50 percent dirt and gravel roads and 50 percent paved roads. For more information, check out Adventure Cycling Association's  description of the route . 8. Maah Daah Hey Trail:  This 97-mile-long singletrack trail in North

Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride

Join up to 9,000 bicyclists on Saturday night/Sunday morning July 10/11 2010 for Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride. Enjoy a 25-mile ride through Chicago's neighborhoods and along the lakefront. Cycle past skyscrapers, hear shout of "Opaah!" in Greek Town, cruise through the North Side, wave to onlookers, and watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan. Plus, you’ll enjoy music before the ride, sponsor booths to explore, refreshments before the ride and at the rest stop, and great food and beverages after your trek through the city.  Pedal for Parks! Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride is Chicago's biggest charity bicycle ride! Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of the Parks, a 34-year-old not-for-profit parks advocacy group whose mission is to protect and improve Chicago's parks and forest preserves in Cook County. Since 1975, Friends of the Parks has served as the city's strongest independent advocate for improved parks and park programs, for the creatio

(Christmas) Trees by Bike - Available in Portland

What is Trees By Bike? Trees By Bike is a small business created by Portland folks who are looking to spread some holiday cheer, make a little extra money, and raise some cash for things we care about. All of our trees are locally grown and 10% of your order total is donated to  Project Grow , a local organization that is pretty amazing. The story of Trees By Bike starts on a frigid Portland morning, over one year ago. Full of turkey, cranberry sauce, and various libations, the Yule Dispatcher was prompted with the most curious desire. A desire for a needle-ridden mess that many call a Christmas tree. The Yule Dispatcher remembered the childhood home he grew up in, adorned with cheap mistletoe and dollar store garland. He recalled the coos of joy and laughter in front of a meagerly sized tree, strung with plastic and popcorn. And with a belly full our Yule Dispatcher set his mind to erecting a Christmas tree in the living room of his shared house, much like his parents had done in his

Studded Tires (via Commute by Bike)

Studded tires by Richard Masoner Nashbar studded tire Originally uploaded by  richardmasoner . Although my icebiking friends in Alaska continue to use their studded bike tires, most of the Northern Hemisphere has escaped the grip of winter.  Al asks , though, about information on studded tires. [join the discussion]

Studded Tires Discussion (via Peter White Cycles)

This web page is intended to help educate winter cyclists about studded tires. There's a lot to read on this page, and unless you are sure you know exactly what you want, it would behoove you to read the entire page before placing your order. I've put a lot of work into this page, to help you be sure that you're getting the right tire for your needs. I think you'll find that a few minutes spent reading is time well spent. You could call and ask, but many people don't know what questions to ask. This page answers many questions you may never have thought about. I stock Nokian carbide studded bicycle tires for winter riding on ice and snow; too many models to count. I am also stocking several Schwalbe studded tires, which now come with extremely durable carbide studs, instead of the steel studs they used to use. I'm thrilled about this, since Schwalbe makes very high quality tires and we have so many happy customers using their regular tires. Scroll down the page

For Cycling's Big Backers, Joy Ride Ends in Grief - WSJ Online

By  REED ALBERGOTTI  And  VANESSA O'CONNELL They gathered outside an Arizona resort in skin-tight clothing and aerodynamic helmets, standing astride pro-quality racing bikes. They could have been mistaken for local cycling fanatics preparing for a Saturday spin. Getty Images Lance Armstrong with Thomas Weisel, left, after 2000 Tour de France victory. What they were, however, was a cadre of elite businessmen who had supercharged American cycling with cash infusions, helping to turn Lance Armstrong and a handful of other American riders into stars. The February 2003 gathering was their chance to enjoy the dividends: to pound the pedals for 60 miles with Mr. Armstrong, the reigning Tour de France champion, and other U.S. Postal Service team members such as Floyd Landis and George Hincapie. "There was a lot of macho that day," says one of the riders, Kenneth Barnett, chief executive of a Michigan marketing firm, of his fellow executives. "These fairly accomplished peopl