Showing posts from March 31, 2013


Nano Brew Cleveland is a friendly neighborhood brewpub with 24 beers on draft both at the inside bar and at the lively outdoor Beer Garden Bar. Enjoy a freshly brewed beer from our 1 barrel brewhouse or any of the other local craft breweries we feature on draft. Brewmaster Andy Tveekrem brings over two decade of award-winning brewing experience to this small but mighty brewhouse to turn out adventurous and at times experimental brews. From one of a kind brews to recipes that might make it to full scale production at our Market Garden Brewery & Distillery  just down the block, the lineup of beers will change daily. We love to ride bicycles almost as much as we love to drink beer with family and friends, so we decided to collaborate with our neighbors  Joy Machines Bike Shop  on the Nano Brew Bike Tune-up Station inside the bar. All the bike tools you’ll need to get your two-wheeled steed back on the road are free to all. And there’s a drink rail to rest your brew while you wor

Topeak Bikamper

Bikamper™ Bikamper is a personal shelter that utilizes a 26” mountain or 700c road front wheel in place of tent poles. The main body is constructed of water-resistant urethane coated 45D ripstop nylon and features three mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing on pleasant nights. The fly is constructed of fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon for additional protection should the weather turn foul. Both tent and fly pack down to a small, space saving size. Bikamper™ packs down to a compact size and has it’s own special stuff sack that straps to the handlebars. Capacity 1 Person Season 3 Season Fabric (Canopy) 45D 210T Ripstop Nylon With 2500 mm PU (Fly) 70D 190T Ripstop Nylon With 2500 mm PU (Floor) 70D 210T Taffeta Nylon With 3000 mm PU Packed Size (L X H) 26 x 14 cm / 10.2” x 5.5” Floor Space 200 x 90 cm/200 x 70 cm Floor Area 1.6 m2 Doors 1 (Right side) Windows 3) two side, one end Weight (Tent only) 1.35 kgs / 2.98 lbs Total Weight 1.63 kgs / 3.59 lbs TBP

PARKCYCLE is for SALE for FREE! #letsride

A human-powered, open space distribution system The  Parkcycle  is a human-powered open space distribution system designed for agile movement within the existing auto-centric urban infrastructure. While its physical dimensions synchronize with the automotive “softscape” of lane stripes and metered stalls, the  Parkcycle  effectively re-programs the urban hardscape by delivering massive quantities of green open space—up to 4,320 square-foot-minutes of park per stop—thus temporarily reframing the right-of-way as green space, not just a car space. Using a plug-and-play approach, the  Parkcycle  provides open space benefits to neighborhoods that need it, when they need it, as soon as it is parked. Built in collaboration with the kinetic sculptor  Reuben Margolin  at his studio in Emeryville, California, the  Parkcycle  made its debut on Park(ing) Day 2007 in San Francisco. PARK(ing) Day 2007  and the  Parkcycle  were both made possible by a generous grant from the  Black Rock


Hirondelle from alexandre devaux on Vimeo . A short film from a ride in Paris in a nice evening. Music: "You" (Second one) Gold Panda. Hirondelle was the name of the bike, made from Manufrance bicycles company created in 1885, this was France’s first modern bicycle. Repainted and cleaned it's a nice ride:)

Location scouts upset again over green bike lane in downtown L.A. [LA Times]

Cyclists, cars and buses pass on the green-painted bike lane in the 400 block of Spring Street in Los Angeles.   ( Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times  /  March  8 , 2012 ) By Richard Verrier March 30, 2013 ,  6:00 a.m. Location scouts are once again red-faced over the bright green bicycle lane in downtown Los Angeles. City officials painted a 1.5-mile strip of Spring Street neon green in 2011 for a bike lane as part of larger effort pushed by Mayor  Antonio Villaraigosa  to make streets safer and more inviting to cyclists. But the bike path still rankles location scouts and filmmakers, who see it as another hurdle to filming in Los Angeles. Their concern: The bright color would be a distraction to viewers, doesn't belong in period movies and makes it harder for L.A. to do what it does best: play other cities. "As we all know, unlike other major cities, our downtown footprint is very small and limited and we've used this stretch for [an] 'anywhere in the wo

Portland Bicycle Postcard


Streetfacts #2: Americans Are Driving Less

The Shakedown - Salsa Cycles

Titanium bikes are a lot like drugs. You don’t think you want one. Then someone let’s you ride theirs on a whim. “Wow that feels pretty nice!” Then you venture out and buy your very first Ti bike. “One won’t hurt, will it?” Late last summer I got my hands on a Mukluk Ti. Wow, my very own Ti bike! And I fell in love with it. The ride was quick and responsive, yet compliant. Smooth and supple the titanium soaked up the harshness of whatever I threw into my bike's path. Dang, I was addicted.  The next bike was an easy choice. I love the do-it-all nature of my Fargo. From singletrack trails to gravel roads, to a bit of pavement sprinkled in with a few gravel connectors, the Fargo is my Jack-of-all-trades bike. The Ti frame graced my hands and the ideas of the build started flowing. In my opinion, with Ti it is imperative to build with a single color in mind. The whole bike comes together nicely when you have that one little bit of information to tie it all back together. My color

Cycling Central Asia

Cycling Central Asia from on Vimeo . Sweaty, itchy beards. Pounding 45°C desert heat. Lung-implodingly high mountain passes. Cows in lime-green Ladas. More friendly kids than an extremely enthusiastic baseball coach could high-five in the busiest of baseball seasons, and so much more vodka than even the thirstiest Russian could ever dream of consuming. The result of months of adventure (and equally as many months spent editing in hotel rooms from Kazakhstan to Vietnam) whittled down to seven minutes of digital moving-image-magic for your armchair entertainment. Kick back with a nice cup of tea and enjoy a few snippets from the Central Asian leg of our around the world tour. Huge thanks to our friends for the fun and adventure along the way, and of course for the amazing footage! Good luck with the rest of your adventures! Arian and Monique Marianne and Tobias Ramon and Hanne Soundtrack Credits Kyrgyzstan

7 Steps to Tune Up Your Bike for Spring

Basic Bicycle Maintenance and Safety Checks It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg strength, balance and coordination, plus improvements in mood. Biking can also help with weight management. For those living in seasonal climates, our bicycles typically lie dormant during the cold winter months and resurface in spring. But before you head outside for your first ride of the season, spend some time getting your bike ready for the road. These basic bike maintenance tips will help ensure a safe, efficient ride all season. 7 Steps for a Spring Tune Up Before you think about taking your bike for a spin, make sure you give it a thorough tune-up. Don’t worry; most of these checks are easy to administer. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, have a bike shop tune your bike (c

The cycle bug

The cycle bug from Florian Schmale on Vimeo . After 9 month on the road it is time for a review... Guitar music by Felix from Vienna, Guitar and harmonica by two unknown guys on a beach in Allaphuza

Ocean Air Cycles Rambler

The Rambler is our flagship sport touring model made in the USA.  A true sport touring bike rooted in the traditional french style with modern design and hand-made in the USA. The OAC design sketchbook is filled with ideas for other models, some will come to fruition, others will likely remain a sketch.  The culling process for future models is driven by many factors, customer feedback being one of them, so if you have a wish list let me know.  All Ocean Air models will have a solid design base rooted in proper handling for the intended use, material strengths that are appropriate, but not overbuilt  and a focused purpose.  The designs will never need to make the compromises seen by larger companies, wheel size appropriate to the fit and function of the design, room for tires and fenders, Applying strong engineering principles and decades of riding experience to the design process we have some strong feelings that do not always fall in line with the current mass market.  Wider ti

Donate Without Opening Your Wallet - Charity Miles

Ready to become a sponsored athlete? Simply turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start. As you exercise, we'll track your distance and the money earned. When you're finished, accept your sponsorship, spread the word, and we'll send you a note confirming your good work. How it Works It's as easy as this: get moving. Bikers earn 10¢ a mile and walkers and runners earn 25¢ a mile, up to our initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool. [Download it] Charity Miles Instructional Video from Bohemian Innovation on Vimeo .

The Angry Singlespeeder: Why Strava Sucks []

Editor’s Note:  The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the opinions of Mtbr, RoadBikeReview, or any of their employees, contractors, janitorial staff, family members, household pets, or any other creature, living or dead. You can submit questions or comments to Kurt at . And make sure to check out  Kurt’s previous columns . What do you call two people going for a bike ride? A race. What do you call two people with Strava going for a bike ride? A race that never ends. In concept, Strava seems like a good idea; mapping rides and archiving them for people to reference is a terrific service. It’s especially terrific for out-of-towners who don’t know of any good places to ride and need a quick guide at their fingertips. But in reality, I think Strava sucks because of one main reason — humans can’t be trusted to

Red Hook Crit Recap (Complete with Crash Footage)


Carol and Guy's Bicycle Tour Blog Site : The Ohio to Erie Trail 2012

From the blog: Greetings! We are Guy and Carolyn from Cleveland, Ohio. This is our new bicycle touring blog site, dedicated to all the great bicycle trails in Ohio. We have started a trail guide with detailed information about where to stay, eat, find beer, etc along the Ohio To Erie Trail in the  Lodging  tab. There are also  gear reviews , a list of the  gear we carry ,  safety tips  and some words on trail  etiquette . If you are new to bicycle touring, there’s some great information here;  Getting Started in Bicycle Touring . We have also included some of our own  original maps  for sections of the Ohio to Erie trail that are difficult, on roadways or otherwise not clearly marked. Our 2012 tour of the Ohio to Erie Trail was a fact finding mission, as Carolyn has been commissioned to design the new, official Ohio to Erie Trail Map. The tour started when we left our house on May 19th, and we were on the road for three weeks, from Cleveland to Cincinnati and back. It is our hope

A New Long-Distance Bike Trail Takes Shape [The Active Times]

The eastern U.S. may finally be getting its answer to the West’s epic long-distance mountain bike trails. Pioneered by mountain biker Chris Scott, the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail is taking shape in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Scott, who owns  Shenandoah Mountain Touring  and organizes a century ride through the mountains every September, originally envisioned a multi-state mountain biking equivalent to the Appalachian Trail, he said in an interview with the  Richmond Times-Dispatch . He pared the idea down—for the time being, anyway—to one that links existing trails in Virginia. “We just weren’t getting a lot of traction with [a multi-state trail],” Scott told the paper. “So, we thought, ‘Let’s just focus on what we have right now, a Virginia trail.’” The dream was realized in fall 2011 when Scott led a group on a 12-day inaugural ride down the route, which traverses George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. [Keep reading at The Active Times]

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - The Bike Song


The Perfect Athlete

The Perfect Athlete from Duncan Elms on Vimeo .

CYCLE CAMERA - 1890s Cameras & Cycling

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Draisienne, the IKEA hack by Samuel N. Bernier and Andreas Bhend

Draisienne, the IKEA hack by Samuel N. Bernier and Andreas Bhend from le FabShop on Vimeo . [IKEA Stool Bicycle Hack]

REI Member Stories: Exploring Moab, Utah by bike