A Less Sketchy Alternative To Craigslist Creates An Online Marketplace For Used Bikes
With a weekly, hand-picked list of bikes for sale, Get Biked hopes to make buying a two-wheeled vehicle on a budget easier than ever before.
As a first-time cyclist in a new city, learning to bike with the flow of traffic can be like learning a new language. There's etiquette, for one. Hand signals. Lingo. The helmet issue. Then, putting aside the fear of getting doored, sometimes there's also just the social anxiety of being a n00b in a world of die-hard bike geeks.
Dave Dawson, 28, creator of peer-to-peer bike marketplace Get Biked, however, is here to reassure everyone. "You don't need expensive clothes, or [to] be a hipster," he says. "You just need a bike."
Last fall, Dawson launched Get Biked as an email listserv where individual cyclists in New York City could put their bikes up for sale. He had three main goals: First, to create a "passive buying" experience issued as a weekly list of bikes. Secondly, he wanted to make uninitiated cyclists more comfortable with buying a frame on budget. Lastly, Dawson wanted Get Biked to serve as an educational platform--a place to share tips and experiences.
Now AAA members are eligible to have their bicycle transported by AAA in WA, OR, ID and BC BELLEVUE, Wash. (June 26, 2012) – On July 1, AAA Washington will begin providing its more than one million members in Washington and northern Idaho emergency bicycle service. AAA members now have membership benefits that cover them on their bicycle in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. AAA Washington’s new bicycle service works exactly like its emergency road service for vehicles. A member with a disabled bicycle due to mechanical failure calls the AAA hotline (800-‐AAA-‐HELP) and AAA will dispatch service. The member and their bicycle will be transported to a safe location within the distance their membership level allows: Classic – 5 miles, Plus – 100 miles, or Premier – 200 miles. “We are excited to extend our legendary emergency road service to bicycles,” said John Milbrath, vice president of Member Services for AAA Washington. “People who live in the Northwest are avid
In July of 2006 a few of my friends joined me on an inaugural bike tour of West Virginia. I spent that winter planning a variety of routes through the Monongahela National Forest, and this would be our first of many weekend tours in the Mid-Atlantic Region. An early morning departure from the Pittsburgh area had us loading up the trailers high atop Spruce Knob . The starting point for this 60-mile mixed-touring loop was the Big Run/Allegheny trailhead off Route 112. Heading clockwise, we utilized forest roads, rail-trails, and paved roads. The reality of pulling our belongings behind us set in as we headed down the dusty and rolling forest road, quickly understanding why West Virginia is known as "The Mountain State." Soon we were treated to one of many mountain vistas. After rolling onto pavement (Route 28), we climbed over Allegheny Mountain and coasted into our campsite for the evening -- Island Campground , situated on the banks of the East Fork of the Greenbrier
Nearly 30 years ago, J. David Rhoades had a unique idea – to design and market a 4-wheel bicycle that everyone could enjoy. He appropriately named it the Rhoades Car... http://www.rhoadescar.com/rcar/index.shtml