Showing posts from March 24, 2013

PEDAL PALE ALE KEG RIDE is April 27, 2013

Quick!  Grab a bike and a GOOD FRIEND and get ready for the running of the 9th Annual Keg Ride . We're back at it again to raise money for  In Stride Therapeutic Riding  and  BikePGH  this year, and we need your help! THE RIDE: To spread the word about what it means to operate an environmentally sustainable brewery, since our very first year, we've been delivering the the very first PEDAL PALE ALE kegs of the season to a local tap-spot in a very unique way....BY BICYCLE. On Saturday Morning, April 27th, 2013, we'll set off with a few kegs and about 650 of our GOOD FRIENDS in tow to a mystery destination some place in Pittsburgh that ordered some beer. The trip will be slow, meandering, and maybe a little surprising - especially the secret destination. CAN I BUY YOU A BEER? For everyone that rides, your first beer is on me. The more riders, the more beer we have to pull... but we'll worry about that part. NEW/NOT SO NEW THIS YEAR: We're starting at our ne

Ergon PC2 pedal

The PC2 redefined the market for touring / commuting / everyday pedals. The PC2 Evo takes this one step further. Using lightweight materials, such as a carbon composite pedal body, and hollow mat chromed axle, the weight has further reduced. Other high end details ate the CNC machined aluminium axle cap, and orange integrated reflectors for increased visibility.  PC2 (Small) - width: 3.89 inch/ length: 4.88 inch  PC2 (Large) - width: 4.25 inch/ length: 5.39 inch  [Ergon]

2013 Barry Roubaix 36 mile race


Red Hook Crit Brooklyn


"Mama Like" - One Bicycle. One banjo. One Month. One thousand miles on the California Coast.

"Mama Like" - One Bicycle. One banjo. One Month. One thousand miles on the California Coast. from Brittany App on Vimeo .

Northern Europe by Bike

northern Europe by Bike from showmetheworld on Vimeo . Six month I traveled in northern Europe on my Bicycle. From Germany through Danmark, Sweden and Norway to Cape North, then through Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Filmed with Canon 600D and Sony Cybershot HX9V More about me and my project on

BYOBW Announcement video


Lawnmower Bike



[From Ohio Bike Lawyer - Steve Magas] The BikeLawyer's FIRST EVER OHIO BIKE CRASH APP is now LIVE - It is Up and Running! You can download for your iPhone here! It is, of course, completely FREE I would love to have to MANY folks try it out and let me know about any issues you see - improvements - bugs - etc You Droid users can also get the App - I don't have a Droid, so please let me know how it works for you! The App is, of course, a bit of shameless self promotion that gives you some background about me, a summary of all of Ohio's "Bike Laws," information about how we handle cases. It also has important summaries of Insurance issues that typically come up in injury cases, FAQ's, "What To DO" if you crash, and more.  Howev

Mammut Ambient Light Dry Bag

Simply attach the Ambient Light Dry Bag to a headlamp to create pleasant diffused light for cooking or reading and the romantic ambiance of an evening under canvas. The ideal accessory, offering a range of additional benefits. The Ambient Light Dry Bag can also be used as a waterproof stuff bag. [ Mammut]

Eat'N Tool - Spoon, Fork, Bottle Opener, Screwdriver/Pry Tip, Metric Wrenches, Carabiner, Clam Only

Here at Columbia River Knife & Tool ®  (CRKT ® ) we're inspired by great design. Our I.D. Works ®  products are not tools you will find anywhere else. We're motivated by design that is both inspired and functional, as created 500 years ago by painter, sculptor, architect, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, who said "observe everything" in nature. We've partnered with the best and brightest designers of today who share this vision of putting functional art in your hand. They are organic and ergonomic shapes, sometimes whimsical, always useful. These unique tools make up our growing I.D. Works ®  line. Put them to use, enjoy them, and always remember what inspires you! Our new Eat'N Tool ™  is the brainchild of New York City designer Liong Mah. At first glance it looks like the familiar spoon/fork "spork" combination, but Liong has used his ingenuity and computer-aided design skills to create a lightweight, high-tech outdoor tool. Yes, there is an e

REI Member Stories: Biking from Chicago to San Francisco


Columbus To Add 300 Bikes To Downtown Share Program [NBC4i]

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The City of Columbus plans to spend more than 2.2 million dollars to begin a Bike Share program in the downtown area, which means there could be about 300 more bikes on the road by the summer. The City of Columbus is already considered a bike-friendly area with bike trails and stations where bicyclists can put air in their tires. Now, a new deal with Alta Bike Share could put more bikes on the roads. The bike share program is expected to increase bike traffic on roads downtown. NBC4's Liz Adeola took a look at how the increase of cyclists will impact safety. Lieutenant Brent Mull with the traffic bureau of the Columbus Division of Police says he believes Columbus has become a bike friendly town, but he says he has seen it all. "A couple of months ago, we had a bicyclist hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian is still in a coma." With the new bike share program, he says the number of accidents will likely increase.  "Whenever you get more vehicles

Breck Epic - Mountain Bike Stage Race

Breck Epic - Mountain Bike Stage Race from CBST Productions on Vimeo .

Bike-Riding Banned On The OSU Oval Beginning April 17 [WOSU]

OSU students, faculty and staff will 'Honor The Oval' beginning April 17th (Photo: Ohio State University) University officials are calling it “Honor The Oval.” Starting April 17, the Ohio State Oval will be restricted to pedestrians only. Bicyclists and skateboarders will have to dismount and walk across the heart of campus. OSU officials began studying changes to vehicular and pedestrian traffic last fall after a number of accidents occurred. After months of study, both short-range and long-term goals were established. One of those goals will be implemented April 17. It will turn the Oval into what’s being called a Walk Zone. Lindsay Komlanc, a spokeswoman for the university’s Office of Administration and Planning, says the study helped identify how different modes of transportation interacted with one another. “One of the ways we wanted to start to stress the need for us to separate the different forms of transportation was by establishing a walk zone on the oval

An App To Track Your Stolen Bike (Or Even Just Your Rides) [FastCompany]

Spike Bike is a GPS device that lets you track your bike’s location at all times, which is good for measuring where and how far your latest trip was, and even better for finding it when someone makes off with it. There’s LoJack to fight back against grand theft auto. There’s the phone-tracking Find my iPhone when a smart phone goes missing. So it makes sense that cyclists might want a tracker to help locate stolen bikes--an expensive (and sentimental) purchase that’s often quite vulnerable to theft, even when wrapped in the thickest chains. The  BikeSpike  is a GPS device that would alert bikers the minute their vehicle was stolen and allow them to track it in real time on a map, with their phone or computer. The idea is that it could allow law enforcement (presuming they care about your jacked bike) or vigilante citizens to track down their missing property. The app can also put out a text alert to friends with the bike’s location, so they know to keep their eyes open too. If

Woody Scorcher

Strong  – Steam bent and Kevlar reinforced Durable  – Protected with marine spar varnish Green  – Individually made from sustainable  American hardwoods Beautiful  – Hand ash wood Local  – Made in Denver, CO USA _____________________________ Woody  Scorcher Specs. Full ash wood  frame Disc brakes Gates Carbon Drive belt system Sport geometry 29er wheels with fat tires Single speed Gullwing wood/Kevlar handlebars Weighs around 25lbs 135mm hub spacing As shown $4,500.00 Options: Small, Medium and Large sizes Chain drive Multi-gear hub Sweepback  handleabars Answers to more questions in on  my FAQs page. [Connor]

Columbus: Architectural review not needed for bike kiosks [ThisWeek]

Enlarge Image Columbus officials are planning to install bicycle-sharing stations similar to this in German Village and other neighborhoods throughout downtown Columbus. By  GARY SEMAN JR. ThisWeek Community News Monday March 25, 2013 7:14 PM As the city of Columbus prepares to implement a bicycle-sharing program downtown this summer, it will do so without the usually required consent of architectural review commissions in historic districts. The city says that, as a courtesy, it will share the specifications with the appropriate commissions, which will then share their recommendations with the city's Recreation and Parks Department. But the commissions will not issue the appropriate signoff unless the kiosks are located on private property, said Randy Black, the city's historic preservation officer. The city plans to install 30 kiosks, which can hold 10 to 15 bicycles each, in various points across downtown and surrounding communities. Under the plan, affe

Hammock-Compatible Sleeping Bag

The Hammock-Compatible Sleeping Bag is a brilliant solution for hammock sleeping on cool and cold nights. Most sleeping bags compress under your back when you lay in a hammock, which crushes the insulating loft and lets your back freeze. But Grand Trunk’s Hammock-Compatible Bag wraps around you and the hammock, creating a warm, swinging nest. Hanging in the cool mountain air never felt so good.  The product was conceived by Herrick Kroeger, an avid outdoor lover, who works for one of our favorite retailers, Blue Sky Outfitters, out in GA. We loved the idea, ran with it, and now we have a new patented product design, and will share a portion of every sale with Herrick. Check it out: FEATURES Bag is rated to 32 degrees Fahrenheit Mummy-style design is insulated with lightweight Thinsulate® insulation Bungee cord loop at the bottom cinches the bag around the hammock to keep cold air out Full-length left and right zippers offer ventilation and let you get in from either sid

Whiskey Off-Road 2012

Whiskey Off-Road 2012 from Epic Rides on Vimeo .

Columbus Bicycle Sub-Committee Meeting - WED MARCH 27 5-7PM

COLUMBUS TRANSPORTATION AND PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION BICYCLE SUBCOMMITTEE   The Bicycle Subcommittee reports to the  Transportation and Pedestrian Commission  and has been in existence since 2010. The city will be updating the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan in 2013 and anticipates using the subcommittee as a major partner in the update effort. Other duties include assisting the city in the design and operation of bike facilities, assisting in the prioritization and programming of bike projects and collecting community concerns regarding general bike issues. January 30th, 2013 Sub-Committee Meeting Notes  (pdf) February 27th, 2013 Sub-Committee Meeting Notes  (pdf) March 27th, 2013 Sub-Committee Agenda  (pdf) THE NEXT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH, 2013 NORMALLY MEETS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 109 NORTH FRONT STREET, GROUND FLOOR, ROOM 100 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Bicycle Subcommittee Parking Lot There is not enough time for every potential new bike project or issue to

Riding Across A Frozen Field - Thanks Carey H.


Viva Kilo

The Viva Kilo is a vehicle with a strong identity. It’s elegant and known for its durability, long lasting stability and classic beauty that brings cycling to a higher level. It is elegant and robust in a fusion with Viva’s own design. The details and parts give the vehicle a particularly impressive presence, with stunning design lines which are not just a delight for the eye: the Viva Kilo also sets standards with it’s excellent of driveability. [Viva Kilo]

Mayor’s Twilight Ride is FRIDAY, JULY 12th 2013 @MichaelBColeman #letsride

Please join Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs, Columbus Public Health officials, other dignitaries and fellow cyclists for a fully supported evening ride promoting the benefits of active living. Proceeds will fund bikes and helmets for kids in need and support bicycle safety initiatives. The ride begins at 6:30 pm at COSI, 333 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43215. The finish is at the pedestrian/bicycle north side of the Main Street Bridge. Riders have the choice of a 10 mile or 25 mile route. Bike parking will be available. Cost is $25 and only $10 for newly designed Twilight T-Shirt until Wednesday, July 10th. NEW FOR 2013 All riders return to free entertainment at Bicentennial Park as part of Rhythm on the River. Bands to be announced. Food and beverages available including free slice of pizza by Donato’s. ROUTE This unique tour takes riders through the vibrant downtown area, including the Scioto Mile, new bridges and other city gems. It

Freeze/Thaw Gravel Grinding in Southeast Michigan


Review: Wahoo RFLKT is a big win for cyclists [TechHive]

As both a tech fan and a biking enthusiast, I’ve always lusted after posh bike computers and other high-end cycling gadgets—so when we got our hands on the new  RFLKT from Wahoo Fitness , I jumped at the chance to take it for a spin. The $130 RFLKT bike computer is unique in that it relies on an iPhone for all of its data—it pairs with an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 via Bluetooth for all of its functionality. As a result, it gives you access to smartphone features that other bike computers don’t offer, most notably the ability to switch your iPhone’s music tracks wirelessly. Specifically, the RFLKT is designed to interact with Wahoo Fitness's iOS app, which tracks your workout time, distance traveled, and speed; it can also connect with other sensors over Bluetooth to display your heart rate, cadence, calories burned, and more. By displaying all your ride data on the app, the RFLKT essentially turns your phone into a powerful bike computer capable of giving you a great deal of info

Will Vehicular Cyclists and the “Right to Park” Trump Safer Streets in Boston? [DCStreetsBlog]

Beacon Street in Somerville, just outside Boston, is perhaps the most biked route in the state of Massachusetts. It also has a terrible safety record. There have been 154 collisions involving cyclists on the corridor between 2002 and 2010, according to the state Department of Transportation [ PDF ]. Vehicular cyclists are undermining a proposal for a protected bike lane on Beacon Street, just outside Boston, that has attracted opposition because parking spots will be eliminated. Image:  Somerville Patch “There are more bikes going down Beacon Street in a sort of subpar bike path than anywhere else in the city,” said Pete Stidman, executive director of the Boston Cyclists Union. Having a safe and protected space to bike “would increase cycling numbers exponentially.” Working with officials from the city of Somerville, bike advocates have been promoting a safe solution. And it looks like it’s on the way: The city recently presented preliminary designs that include the addit

Driver Hits Cyclist In Bike Lane And Keeps Going As Victim Clings To Front Of Van [gothamist]

Kelly's mangled bike (John Kelly) John Kelly is  lucky.  Lucky that he wasn't seriously injured when a van struck him (twice) while he was riding his bike home in Astoria, lucky that the van's windshield wipers didn't give out as he clung to them while the vehicle kept moving, and lucky that at least four people witnessed the whole thing. "I'm just astounded," Kelly says. "[The driver] just stared at me the whole time I was hanging on the hood and shouting. He just had this angry look on his face. It was really disconcerting." One of the witnesses to the hit-and-run, Michelle Islas, says she was walking with a friend down 35th Street at 30th Avenue on Saturday afternoon when she saw the collision. "We see a man on a bike, and a van hits him once on the side—he tries to keep his balance, but the van kept going into the bike lane and hit him again. He was holding on to the windshield wipers and screaming but the van kept going."

Pinchflat Bicycle Poster Blowout is May 4 [@pinchflatcols]

Join us for the third annual Pinchflat Bike Poster Party on May 4. Pinchflat features limited-edition posters, inspired by bikes and cycling, designed by central Ohio artists, designers, and illustrators. These fresh posters will each be available for the super-affordable price of $30, so you can adorn your walls and celebrate bikes without breaking the bank! We are now accepting entries for Pinchflat 3!  Click here  for more information. 

CASCADA - not cycling, but still an adventure

CASCADA from NRS Films on Vimeo .

Amish Country Roubaix Recon Ride 03232013 [PHOTOS]

[Amish Country Roubaix] 

Detroit City Ride [PHOTOS] 03172103

Detroit Bike City [PHOTOS] @detroitbikecity

[Detroit Bike City]

The Buzz: Local Cyclist to Ride in Brooklyn’s Red Hook Crit []

In a city where college football is still king, it’s safe to refer to just about everything else as an “alternative sport”.  Roller derby ,  Australian Football , and even  professional Futbol  fall into that category along side Aidan Seufert’s favorite pastime of unsanctioned fixed-gear bike racing. Seufert is a local racer who has been training rigorously over the past several months leading up to next weekend’s  Red Hook Crit , a Brooklyn-based bike race that has quickly gone from an illegal street race to a trans-Atlantic four part competition that cyclists from around the globe now have on their radars. We spoke recently with Seufert to find out more about his passion for cycling in Columbus and why he’s competing in this upcoming race. Our full Q&A can be found below: [Keep reading at]

Barry-Roubaix E Sager Road to Shaw Rd