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Friday, July 1, 2011

Hydraulic Mountain Bike Shifters Coming to Market - ACROS A-GE

A new age in shifting gearThe new ACROS A-GE

Since the beginning of Mountain biking engineers are trying to make a bicycle as light, easy and durable as possible. During the change of brake sytems to hydraulic in order to improve function, the development of shifting gear stood still ― sliding wires in cables ...until now! The new ACROS A-GE combines hydraulic performance with high quality german CNC engineering. It´s goal is to be the lightest most powerful and most exclusive shifting system on the market. Lighter means faster. Reliable performance in a capsuled system at every time. Ride the new A-GE Experience the new AGE– because shifting is not only changing gears

NHTSA Bicycle Safety Tips For Adults

Join us for the fun at Bike the C-Bus! 2010 photo slideshow from Sarah Gaylor Photography

Detroit Bike City [VIDEO]

Detroit Bike CIty from Alex Gallegos on Vimeo.

Bike the C-Bus 2011 online registration is OPEN!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Doo Dah Parade 2010 pics

Co-Motion CityView


Integrate cycling into more of your life. The CityView’s Shimano Alfine hub and Gates Carbon Drive belt keep your commute and your errands clean and hassle-free. Equipped to accept your favorite fenders and racks, the CityView may just change your life.
Self-locking eccentric bottom bracket for simple, clean drive belt adjustment
Tough, over-sized Reynolds 725 Steel tubing and hand-built fork
8-speed internally-geared hub means sleek, derailleur-free riding with superb gearing range (11-speed option available)
Dual disc brakes for excellent safety and control

Civilized and upright body positioning helps you arrive relaxed and fully charged


  • Frame: Co-Motion-designed Reynolds 725 heat treated double butted Cro-Moly tubing
  • Fork: Co-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly with CNC steerer
  • Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
  • Brake: Avid BB7, 160mm Rotors
  • Crankset: Shimano Alfine
  • Drietrain: Shimano Alfine 8 Speed, Gates Carbon Belt Drive
  • Shifters: Shimano Alfine
  • Cogs: Gates 16t Cog
  • Bars / Stem: FSA Metropolis / FSA OS 150
  • Seatpost: Thomson Elite, 27.2mm
  • Saddle: Brooks B17 w/ matching leather grips
  • Wheels: Shimano Alfine Hubs / Velocity Dyad Rims
  • Tires: Vittoria Randonneur Pro 700 x 32

Bicycle commuting on the rise: Middle-aged men leading the way [via SFGate]

A forthcoming article to be published in Transportation Research A, Vol. 47 entitled Bicycling renaissance in North America? An update and re-appraisal of cycling trends and policies has concluded that cycling rates and interest are indeed on the rise, but the boom has been limited to a few dozen cities that have invested in improving cycling and these places are "islands in a sea of car-dominance."
some key findings:
  • Percentage of workers commuting by bike is almost four times higher in urban versus rural areas. (0.60% v 0.16%)
  • Between 2001 and 2009 the overall share of bike trips by men between 40-64 years old went from 10% to 21% in the US. Cycling Rates among women fell from 36% to 24% for that period.
  • Canadian women cycle to work more than US women do (29% of trips made versus 24%) even though the female work force for each country compares (47% in Canada and 46% in US). No data set exists for a non-work bike trip comparison.
  • The bike share of workers in the USA ranged from a low of 0.1% in Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia to highs of 1.9% in the District of Columbia and Oregon.
  • The highest cycling rates in the entire continent are in the Yukon (2.6%) and the Northwest Territories (2.1%), two of the coldest parts of Canada.
  • Between 1988 and 2008, the total number of cyclist fatalities fell by 21% in the USA and by 66% in Canada, but with considerable fluctuations year by year in both countries.
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Finish out the FOURTH with the ONLY bike parade float! BE THE FLOAT! Join us for The Doo Dah Parade 2011 on your bike.

Monday, July 4 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

Goodale Park
Park Street
Columbus, OH

Created By

More Info
Parade Line-up begins as early as 11:00 a.m.
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.

Wear a costume, or don't. Decorate your bike! Bring your craziest bike. We will gather as a group and ride through the parade as a float. just for fun.
[Facebook Event]

Tuesday Night Ride Recap 06282011

26 miles
25+ riders (largest group this year)
Beautiful weather
Olentangy River Trail
Crosstown Connector (designated bike route)
Alum Creek Trail south to terminus
Sunbury to Near East Side
Yellow Brick Pizza was closed due to gas line break
Tip Top

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Social Bicycles Demo [VIDEO]

Social Bicycles Demo from Social Bicycles on Vimeo.

[Social Bicycles]

Cycle Style: Road Holland Clothing

The Utrecht is what happens when you cross a performance-oriented riding jersey with the timeless good looks of a well-cut polo shirt.
We know you’re buying this to wear on the bike, so rest assured that The Utrecht has all the features you will need if you’re climbing a mountain or riding tempo with your normal group. The fabric is an ultra-technical polyester / Merino wool blend that will help regulate your body temperature in even the hottest of conditions. Ample cargo pockets – including one especially designed for those important things like money, credit cards and keys – line the back. A silicone waist gripper will prevent the jersey from riding up when you’re in the drops. 
Stripes – both inside the collar and on one sleeve – liven things up without garnering too much attention for those times when you need to blend in with the non-riding crowd.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How to fit a Marathon Plus Tyre

Columbus (OH) Bike Polo Invitational is July 9th and 10th

Columbus Ohio Invitational
Bike polo tournament
July 9th – 10th, 2011
Columbus, Ohio

INCEPTION: A Columbus AlleyCat is July 9th @ 6PM - Goodale Park

Come out and ride the Yelp on Two Wheels: A Taco Truck Tour! at NOON and then ride the INCEPTION alley cat at 6PM. From Sarah at Seagull Bags: First place will win a bike and tons, I mean tons of swag!!! We are doing top 3 male, top 3 female and top 2 out of towner. Plus the $5 entry fee goes to Gracehaven charity and there is an after race awards ceremony/party.

WooMan ride is September 18, 2011

Who will you ride for?

We are all affected by breast cancer. We all have family, friends or personal experiences with breast cancer. With your help, The Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund and Wooster Community Hospital can continue outreach about breast cancer education and awareness in the communities that we call home.
WooMan is a grassroots cycling tour through the Ohio rolling hills between Wooster and Mansfield. With your support, we can all make a difference in the fight against this devastating disease.
Registration: 6:30-8:00 a.m.
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Last Bike Out: 10:00 a.m.
Start/Finish/Turn - Panera Bread-Wooster, 3934 Burbank Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Start/Finish/Turn - Panera Bread-Mansfield, 2070 Walker Lake Road, Mansfield, OH 44508

  • WooMan: 50 miles from Wooster or Mansfield to Ashland and back (Targeted pledge level of $500*)
  • WooMan 100: 100 miles from Wooster to Mansfield and back or Mansfield to Wooster and back(Targeted pledge level of $1000*)
  • WooMan Recreational Ride: 20 miles in and around Wooster or Mansfield (Targeted pledge level of $200*)
* Targeted pledge levels are goals for fundraising, but not required.  Our objective is to raise money for breast cancer education and awareness so think of it this way:  Can you get 10 people to pledge $1 per mile that you will ride?  That’s how easy it could be to raise $200, $500 or even $1000 for the cause! 

Monday, June 27, 2011

iPhone Apps for Cycling (iTunes Link)

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Pedal Instead: A little history lesson to dispel some myths!

Pedal Instead is an internationally-acclaimed bicycle parking project in Columbus, Ohio. This project provides secured bike parking at various community events at no charge to cyclists. In addition to our bike parking service, Pedal Instead provides bicycle information, education and advocacy, working closely with other groups and policy makers in Central Ohio and beyond.
Pedal Instead has acquired numerous awards.  In 2009, we received local and international acclaim when WTS honored the corral with its Innovative Transportation Solutions award.  We have also accepted numerous competitive grants from sources as varied as the Columbus Foundation and ComFest. Funds are used to operate the project and add new innovations like our energy bikes allowing us to generate all the electricity needed to operate lights in bike corrals.
Pedal Instead began in 2006 as a project of Mayor Michael Coleman’s Green Team to provide community members with free, secure bicycle parking at large community events.  The program was managed by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department with the help of non-profits until 2008. In the midst of citywide budget cuts, the University Area Enrichment Association stepped up to take care of full time management of this project with loads of help from Yay Bikes!
Few activities suggest harmony with the world like riding a bike. Bicycling for transportation ameliorates poor health, environmental degradation, oil dependency, and financial strain associated with automobile travel. It permits community to occur between cyclists, their neighbors, and their environment. We encourage bicycle transportation as a means to a better life, and provide Pedal Instead to facilitate this. We believe people should experience the benefits of utilitarian cycling, and though Pedal Instead is simply tasked with parking bikes, we hope this project creates a context allowing this vision to become reality.

Join us for the Doo Dah Parade on Monday July 4th on your bike!

Monday, July 4 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

Goodale Park
Park Street
Columbus, OH

Created By

Parade Line-up begins as early as 11:00 a.m. on Park Street just north of Goodale Blvd.
Parade Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.

Wear a costume, or don't. Decorate your bike! Bring your craziest bike. We will gather as a group and ride through the parade as a float. just for fun.

Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road Tour

Designed for serious loaded touring, with tubing and frame geometry that ensures a stable ride. Versatile - 700c geometry will accept standard road tires, as well as up to 700x45c off-road capable tires. Can be ordered with either drop bars or flat. Or you can order it with both kinds of bars with our optional QS2s (Quick Switch System). Equipped with braze-ons for our 4130 tubular steel racks, 3 water bottle mounts, fender mounts,and cable stops for brakes and gears.
  • Standard sizes: 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59 cm center to center.
  • Frame and fork TIG welded at Bruce Gordon Cycles, Petaluma, California.
  • Standard colors: Powder coated in Metallic Red, Blue, Black, Green.
9 speed DEORE XT equipped $2999.00 (+ freight & assembly)
9 speed DEORE XT equipped w/ racks $3349.00 (+ freight & assembly)
frame & fork - no parts $1600.00 (+ freight & assembly)

Across Europe, Irking Drivers Is Urban Policy [via NYT]

Christoph Bangert for The New York Times
Pedestrians and trams are given priority treatment in Zurich. Tram operators can turn traffic lights in their favor as they approach, forcing cars to halt. More Photos »