Showing posts from June 26, 2011

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

A new age in shifting gear The 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 [ACROS]

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!

Event registration for Bike the C-Bus 2011 powered by Eventbrite

Doo Dah Parade 2010 pics

Co-Motion CityView

CityViewOverview 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 CityViewSpecifications 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:  Shiman

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 US

Finish out the FOURTH with the ONLY bike parade float! BE THE FLOAT! Join us for The Doo Dah Parade 2011 on your bike.

Time Monday, July 4 ·  11:00am  -  3:00pm Location Goodale Park Park Street Columbus, OH Created By Yay Bikes! 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

Highlights 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

Social Bicycles Demo [VIDEO]

Social Bicycles Demo from Social Bicycles on Vimeo . [Social Bicycles]

Cycle Style: Road Holland Clothing

The Utrecht 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. [Road Holland]

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 More info:

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 Recreation

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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 commu

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

Time Monday, July 4 ·  11:00am  -  3:00pm Location Goodale Park Park Street Columbus, OH Created By Yay Bikes! 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) [Bruce Gordon]

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 » By  ELISABETH ROSENTHAL Published: June 26, 2011 ZURICH — While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile to cars. The methods vary, but the mission is clear — to make car use expensive and just plain miserable enough to tilt drivers toward more environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Cities including Vienna to Munich and Copenhagen have closed vast swaths of streets to car traffic. Barcelona and Paris have had car lanes eroded by popular bike-sharing programs . Drivers in London and Stockholm pay hefty congestion charges just for entering the heart of the city. And over the past two years, dozens of German ci