Showing posts from May 29, 2011

2011 Tour De Cause is Saturday, July 16th

All proceeds go to the  Recovery Center  of Fairfield County to distribute to drug addiction and awareness programs. [Tour de Cause]

It's summer (almost), you need a sweatband! Check out GUTR.

Sweat GUTR Sweatbands. The only sweatband that is completely saturation-proof! Lightweight, fully adjustable, comfortable, easy to clean, and built to last. Captures and channels dripping sweat, preventing it from running into your eyes and blurring your vision. The sleek design allows for improved air flow, while the vented sides add flexibility and comfort. Sweat Gutrs do not contain any LATEX! Available in three colors: Frost,Smoke or new Burst (Yellow). [GUTR Website]

Rohloff Speedhub: So that's how they are made! VIDEO


How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents, Part 1 | Road Rights |

How to Handle Bike-Car Accidents, Part 1 Flickr image courtesy of Joseph Nicolia. I Was In A Collision—What Should I Do? By Bob Mionske It was an unusually bright sunny February day in Portland; I was on a ride and had a tailwind, so I was moving along pretty well. Suddenly, without warning or signaling, a driver made a right turn in front of me—a classic “right hook.” I had a moment where I saw what was happening, and attempted to turn right along the trajectory of the car, but just before impact I had to accept that I was not going to make it. She stopped mid-turn and I t-boned her right front quarter panel. I did a long flying aerial somersault and landed flat on my back and back of my head. After paramedics checked me for head and spine injuries, I went to emergency for x-rays. I was “lucky”; when my head hit the pavement, my jaw snapped shut, and I “only” broke my front teeth, dislocated my shoulder, and had my hips slammed into the pavement. continue How to Handle Bike-Car Accid

Third Hand is Moving...But Where?

Third Hand is growing beyond what we ever imagined, and we are looking for a new space.  If you are a realtor, know someone with property, or would like to help us fundraise, please think about volunteering on our Moving Committee.  We are looking for grant writers, property hunters, benefit organizers, private donors, etc... We would love to stay in our neighborhood (Weiland Park/Italian Village) and double the shop space we have now.  We are looking for a building or warehouse with the following specs: -At least 3000 sq ft. -Under $100,000 -Garage bay ideally to bring in lots of bikes -Bathroom -Climate controlled (to be able to use in the winter)  We are not very picky about other details as our volunteer crew is ready to put in hard work to make the new shop perfect!  Ideally we will move in our slow season (this winter).  If you have any information or ideas, please get in touch with us at   Thank you! [Third Hand]


Time Monday, June 6 ·  6:30pm  -  9:30pm Location 3rd Hand, 174 E. 5th Ave. $5 and up to however much you want to give! Benefit touring bands and 3rd Hand with your donations.   RVIVR (Olympia, WA raw pop-punk from some biking maniacs) THE CREDENTIALS (Boston, MA street pop-punk, biking with crusty chains in need of lube) DELAY (Cbus, I hear they only ride BMX and peg each other to band practice) THE SIDEKICKS (Cbus soul punk, do they make a four person tandem?) The idea is to have the show in the garage/parking lot area of 3rd Hand. If noise becomes an issue (it is a Monday) show will be moved to Monster House. Come AT 7PM! [Facebook event]

7 Unique Eco-Friendly Company Transportation Alternatives [Open Forum at American Express]

Erica Swallow   Associate Editor, Partner Content, Mashable Sperm bikes, electric cars and biodiesels, oh my! Converting your company's transportation fleet to an environmentally friendly one can be a daunting and costly process, but the change can bring significant cost savings–and you're helping preserve our planet, which is a noble cause not to be taken lightly. These seven companies have introduced innovative ways to make their companies' transportation more eco-friendly. Read on for more details and let us know about interesting alternatives you've seen around your neighborhood. 1. Nordisk Cryobank's Sperm Bike Nordisk Cryobank, a European sperm bank, recently launched its " Sperm Bullitt ," a sperm-shaped bicycle with a custom cooling system for transporting sperm samples to nearby fertility clinics. The Sperm Bullitt is also a moving advertisement for the Copenhagen-based sperm bank. The  website URL  written on the side of the bike translates to

India Empowers Students With Free Bicycles [AltTransport]

Photo by Nitish Kumar Bihar is the least literate state in India, with women’s literacy as low as 33 percent. Now the government   says a bicycle-reward program is turning that number around . In the last five years Bihar has spent half of the state budget on improving school education. By its most successful scheme, providing cycles to Class 9 and 10students, it greatly reduced the drop-out rate amongst girls in the state where female literacy at 33 per cent is the lowest in the country. The first year of providing cycles in 2007-2008, brought 170,000 girls to Class 9 which has now risen to 500,000. [read more]

Ride Cincinnati is Sunday June 12

Event Schedule 62.8 miles 6:30am 45.2 miles 7:30am 26 miles 8:30am 18.4 miles 8:30am 8.2 miles 9:00am (Families and supervised children welcome) Kids' Rally 11:00am for children 8 and under (1-mile ride through Sawyer Point) Celebration 9:30am - 1pm (food, entertainment, kids activities, music and more!) Registration - Adults - $35.00  Includes a t-shirt and goodie backpack Children (12 and under) - $15.00  Includes a t-shirt and goodie backpack Late Registration starting Monday, June 6 at 5PM $45 adults, $20 children 12 & under [Ride Cincinnati]

New rule bars kid riders from Pelotonia [Dispatch]

Thursday, June 2, 2011   03:10 AM BY  DEAN NARCISO ERIC ALBRECHT | DISPATCH Sam Ferrell, 11, of Upper Arlington, helped to raise more than $4,000 for last year's tour, even taking Pelotonia donations in lieu of birthday gifts. Sam Ferrell considers himself to be as skilled and safe a rider as the grownups, especially riding alongside his father. And he has trained and sacrificed to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research. But the 11-year-old has been told by Pelotonia officials that he's not welcome to again participate in its Columbus-to-Athens bicycle tour. Riders now must be at least 14, and those younger than 16 will have to stop in Groveport (23 miles) or the halfway point in Amanda (43 miles). The change in the event's third year is intended to balance safety with a growing adult participation and relatively few younger riders, organizers say. "Our ride has expanded so much faster than we expected ... and the under-15 (segment) is such a small percentag

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 05312011

Highlights 16 riders Goodale Park Hal & Al's Possum Holler Pizza (Obetz) for dinner Three Creeks/Alum Creek trail 30 miles (others mileage may vary) Mid 80's temps and humid

Titanium Tubing Strength Video


Trail List for Ohio, WV, PA

Akron Metroparks Bike and Hike Trail - Akron, OH Brady’s Run Trails  -  Beaver, Pennsylvania Mill Creek Bikeway   -  Mahoning County,  Ohio Stavich Bicycle Trail   -  New Castle, PA Ohio   - Rail to trails website Three River Heritage trail   - Bike and jogging trail around downtown Pittsburgh Great Allegheny Passage   - Pittsburgh area to Washington DC trail Little Beaver Greenway Trail   - Lisbon, OH Moraine   -  Moraine State Park Panhandle Trail   - Weirton, WV Western Reserve Greenway - Ashtabula county trails Yough River Trail- - Part of Allegheny Passage

Ride HALFWAY to Tar Hollow State Park Ride Recap 05302011

Highlights Start location at Three Creeks Park 56 miles Start temp 70, topping 104 in the sun. Lithopolis Cross Mound Park - closed due to vandalism Tarlton Lunch from IGA and ate at city park Tim spotted a creek and we stopped to splash in the cold water We didn't make it to Tar Hollow today, but we sure did get tar on our tires.

5th Annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour Ride Recap

Highlights Ray, Tim, Bill, Ashley and Dwight. We rode with a couple of guys from Pittsburgh as well on the 100km. The Ayers family rode the 25 mile route. 62 miles 15mph average 41mph top speed Wheeling to Short Creek to West Liberty, Bethany, Wellsburg back to Wheeling Temps in upper 60's at start, topped out in mid 90's.

Ride your bike to the GCAC Columbus Arts Fest! Park for free at Pedal Instead corner of Cleveland & Spring

We are glad to be back! After a year off, award winning Pedal Instead valet bike parking is back at the  Columbus Arts Festival . This year we will be located at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Spring Street at the North West corner of the event. (See our cute little bike on the map?) Interested in volunteering? We thought you might be. Click here to sign up for an open shift. Volunteer 4 hours or more and you’ll get a fancy “Columbus Arts Festival Volunteer” t-shirt. [Pedal Instead] [GCAC Columbus Arts Festival]

Wheeling, WV Area Bike Shop Photos