Showing posts from May 13, 2012

Bicycle Basket Liner with Drawstring - Bike Basket Liner Converts to Tote Bag [etsy]

Beautiful reversible cruiser bicycle basket liner - created for carrying your keys, phone or wallet with you on your bike and then with you once you've parked. I've also made many Basket LIners for four legged friends! One side of this Cruiser Bicycle Basket Liner is made with a bright fucsia colored heavy cotton/canvas with a folky flower pattern. The other side is made with a strong durable canvas fabric in a beautiful versatile flax color. When you’re done riding your bike, just pull the drawstrings of the basket liner to make a cool tote bag, so you never even have to take your stuff out of the basket. Just grab it, sling it over your shoulder and go! How easy and cool is that? You can bring your swim gear to the beach, on the boat, or go shopping on your bicycle and easily manage a few groceries all at the same time. The cute tote bag serves as an eco-friendly solution to save wasting paper and plastic bags. Have any questions?  Contact the shop owner. [etsy

Abus Granit X-Plus 54 - As secure as Fort Knox?

Application:   Recommended for securing two-wheelers with a high risk of theft   Operation:   Attach two-wheeler to a fixed object (e.g. lamppost, road sign, fence)   Technology:   Strong square parabolic shackle (patented) with very high protection against brutal attacks, e.g. with bolt cutters, car jack or saws   Shackle is double bolted extremely secure in the patented ABUS power cell   ABUS-X-Plus cylinder for highest protection against intelligent opening methods   Transportation:   TexKF Twin: Universal fixing to all common or special frame profiles with the textile fixing strap (Ø 21 – 80 mm)   USH 54: Universal carrier for U-Shackle locks 54, 51, 47, 46 [Abus]

Norman Rides a Bike


Cannondale Bicycles Assembly Line


design:ROLLS – An Architectural Bike Tour of Columbus is Sunday, June 3

design:Rolls event poster On Sunday, June 3, we will host our first architectural bike tour. This 9-mile bike ride in and around the  Downtown area will include stops in German Village, the Audubon Center, the Arena District and the Short North. Riders will hear first-hand from city planners and architects about historic preservation, brownfield/green design, activation of public space, and new redevelopment plans for the city of Columbus. Registration will open at 12:30, with the tour beginning promptly at 1:00 PM. Participants are required to bring their own bikes, and helmets are required for this ride. Please keep in mind that this ride takes place in an urban environment. No children under the age of 12 permitted. [design:ROLLS]


  Seems like every time I post a bicycle related post there are a few angry, f-bomb filled replies and/or rebloggs on my blog, Views From The 'bus , located on Tumbr. Hate is more often an adjective used to vent these folks frustrations with the two wheeled peddler. It's what I like to call “off road rage” and it's a little creepy. Especially when these people are maneuvering a half ton of steel at a much higher velocity than I can propel my bike. Yet, we as riders are the villains to many of this nations “car culture” . Interestingly enough I have not seen the same venom spewed towards pedestrians and their jay walking or automobiles and their speeding, illegal U-turns, driving down one way streets the wrong way or non-signaling ways. I have heard drivers state ” bicycles do not belong on the road”, then where I ask? The sidewalks? Bicycles are illegal on sidewalks in most states, are considered motored vehicles in 48 states and are supposed to be ridden in the street. A

Bicycle Traveler Magazine - FREE Download!

Welcome to the Bicycle Traveler Magazine e-newsletter. The third issue is now online and can be downloaded at :   In this issue: Hitch-biking through Africa Jo Charnock travels the length of Africa via folding bikes. The art of the unplanned journey Tom Allen advocates true adventure cycling America Inspirational photos from Adam Coppola Equipment information and more… Also download   the free Bicycle Traveler packing list spreadsheet to discover just how much weight you carry. " Bike Touring Basics"  is a free magazine, created by  to help answer the questions that so many people have when they’re planning a first tour. It will tell you about budgeting and planning for a tour, which bike to buy, the other equipment you'll need and good places for a first tour.  Get your copy here! "

Americans Support Federal Funding For Biking and Walking

Americans Support Federal Funding For Biking and Walking Ask Your Member of Congress to Protect Funding in the Transportation Bill Senators and Representatives are meeting now to create a final transportation bill, and we need your help to protect the funds that the Senate designated for local biking and walking programs. We are working to preserve the  Cardin-Cochran agreement . This agreement was part of the Senate bill passed two months ago with bipartisan support. It allows local governments and school systems to access much-needed funds to make bicycling and walking safer and more accessible, in response to local needs. The agreement does not increase the overall size of the transportation bill, it simply maintains a funding stream that local governments have used for over 20 years to provide their citizens with a variety of safe transportation options. Funding for bicycling and walking has popular support—a  recent Princeton survey  found that 83 percent of A

Bike To Work Day: Your Photos, And Riding Advice From Grant Petersen

[  Listen to the Story at  ] For many people, Bike to Work Day (which is  today ) is a reason to put air in their bike's tires and see if their chain is too rusty to get them to work on time. And as a growing list of photographs shows, many people who follow NPR online also ride to work. You can submit a photo of yourself and your bike, a scene from your commute's route — or, if you can manage it safely, a picture of yourself actually riding to work. Just post the image to  Twitter or  Instagram  with the hashtag #NPRbike... ...For Grant Petersen, Bike to Work Day probably feels like just another day — after all, he has been riding his bike to work for three decades. "It's always been easier for me that way," Petersen tells NPR's David Greene, for an interview on  Morning Edition . "I've never really taken to the car. I don't hate cars; I own a couple. But, I like to ride my bike." Petersen is the iconoclastic fou


Jess, was a victim of a house fire here on The OSU campus, local bike club, The Righteous Mothers are holding a rummage sale to benefit her! All proceeds go to Jess to help get her back on her feet and offset the staggering medical bills occurring as she recovers. Find cool stuff and help out a fellow Columbus resident!

Join Yay Bikes! TOMORROW for May Year of Yay ride! #letsride

YEAR OF YAY! is a series of 12 rides to celebrate our city and promote membership in Yay Bikes!. Everyone who rides with us will receive an exclusive button designed by Bandito Design Co, as well as other goodies TBA.   Start time: NOON Location: Goodale Park open air shelter inside the park May's theme is Bike Month. We will be visiting some   of our favorite bike shops, Cafe Brioso (our YoY sponsor for May) and Seagull Bags to see the Pinchflat bike/art show. All YoY rides are FREE for Yay Bikes! members and $5 for everyone else. Become a YB! member at membership/ . { { { { HELMETS are *strongly* encouraged on all YB! rides. LOCKS are also useful at our stops. } } } } [Facebook event] - a resource

For the last few weeks, the last thing I think about, before I go to sleep, is called Big Eau Pleine. It’s a park up in Marathon County, Wisconsin that I’ve frequented over the years. While I’ve ridden my bike there, it isn’t what I would call a mountain bike destination. Big Eau Pleine (BEP) is a penninsula that juts out into the BEP Reservoir and recently has me thinking and dreaming about its beach and snow riding possibilities. What wouldn’t be considered a very exciting MTB ride has my imagination completely engaged for more than one kind of Fat-bike adventure ride! That’s a very important aspect of fat-bike rides…one doesn’t have to head to a mountain bike mecca to get a full ear to ear grin on a fatty. [keep reading at fat-bike] About Born of a love for FatBikes and all things FAT, this site aims to become a one-stop resource for all things FAT-BIKE! Ride Reports Gear Reviews Interviews Events How To’s Videos Tips on Where to Ride


It's a CO² Inflator and Mini Tool all in one! Downloadable Documents Operating Instructions Tools included:8,6,5,4,3,2.5, 2, 1.5 mm allen keys, phillips and standard screwdrivers, 25, 30 Torx, open wrench 3.23, 3.3, 3.45, 3.96mm, spoke wrench, chain cutter with retainers and CO² Inflator CO² Built in to the Mini Tool 17 Funtions Full Metal Body Compact and Functional Sizes:  One  [Serfas]

It's Ok to Bully Bike Hipsters on Ladyblogs [Urban Adonia]

I read a few "ladyblogs," primarily xoJane and Jezebel. If I click on a post, I usually read the comments, too. When the topic of bikes comes up, there's always a mini-war in the comments between people who despise "bike hipsters" (read: entitled, privileged jerks who think they own the road) and people who actually ride bikes. Commenters trot out their most extreme stories of negative interactions they've had with people on bikes, sometimes concluding with things like "FUCK BIKING HIPSTERS I HOPE A BUS HITS YOU." These are the same websites that promote things like fat acceptance and anti-bullying campaigns. Why are bicyclists portrayed as inhuman creatures unworthy of sympathy, dismissing an incredibly diverse world of practice (bicycling) because of the stupid behavior of a few jerks? And, this is the thing that really confuses me, why do people find jerk bicyclists so harmful to society when they constantly interact with motorists who run red l

Bike Tourism Impact - Survey Results Are In! [ACA]

Last fall, Adventure Cycling staff worked with a University of Montana (UM) communications class on a survey to assess bicycle-travel habits and spending. The survey went out to 4,505 people who had purchased Adventure Cycling maps within the last three years. A link to the survey was also posted on our social media sites. We had nearly 1,300 people answer the survey and some of the data confirmed our long-standing beliefs about touring cyclists, while other information provided some ah-ha! moments. Age . No surprises here, but what we were really curious to see was how many people under the age of 40 were traveling by bicycle. We've seen map sales ramp up considerably over the past few years, and while we know retirees -- both early and traditional, are our biggest market, the younger demographic is also on the upswing. 370 of the respondents were 40 or under. That's a promising sign for the future of bike travel. Trip length . What I found interesting was that almost 29% said


The PUBLIC V7 is our affordable, 7-speed, all-purpose, lightweight steel-frame urban bike. It's ideal for rides in any urban (or rural) terrain, whether you want to speed around town or enjoy the slow ride life. Comfortable enough for everyday trips for casual riders and reliable enough to be your everyday, rain or shine, commuter workhorse. Signature PUBLIC features include a durable steel-frame. Guaranteed for life. Upright handlebars and relaxed frame geometry provide European feel and comfort. Featherweight aluminum chain guard and sturdy steel fenders keep your clothes clean. You can add a PUBLIC rack to carry a pannier, basket, or bungee your items. Add a front rack for purses, baguettes, or any lightweight items. Color options include our classic Cream and British Racing Green. We've modified the frame geometry with a sloping top tube that provides more stand-over clearance. Put simply, the PUBLIC V7 rides like butter. We make delivery and assembly easy for you