Showing posts from November 1, 2015


Dexter Avenue. For those of us watching, the last two years have revealed a very clear new superstar in the country's progress toward protected bike lane networks. It's the Emerald City: Seattle. In the last two years, Seattle has completed seven protected bike lane projects,  more than any other city in the country  in that period except New York. As we've written, Seattle  heaved through a significant "bikelash"  a few years ago. And (much like  NYC before it ) it's discovered an ocean of political support on the other side. [Keep reading at People for Bikes]

The Rise of Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S.

The Rise of Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S. from The PeopleForBikes GLP on Vimeo .

Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA)

On Wednesday and Thursday the House of Representatives are going to voting on the transportation bill- including up to three  votes to cut eligibility for biking  projects. We need your help! Please  ask your Representative to vote NO on the Carter amendments 68 and 69 and Yoho amendments   158  that would end eligibility for biking and projects. Last week the Transportation Committee, led by Chairman Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member DeFazio (D-OR), passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (STRRA).  This bill includes a carefully constructed agreement on bicycling and walking funding that we support  - and need to defend.  It maintains funding streams for biking infrastructure projects, and it maintains the local control aspects and competitive processes that have made the transportation alternatives program effective.  Rep. Carter and Yoho have introduced amendments that undermine that agreement.  Rep Carter has two amendments. One amendment makes bik

Video: McLaren 675LT vs. a Bicycle


TRANS AMERICA TRAIL: THE END OF AN ODYSSEY @SwallowBicycle @bikepackingcom

An inspiring epilogue to the Swallow’s 87 day, 4,970 mile, off-road ride on the Trans America Trail. Plus, tips for riding the TAT, a final QA, and their favorite gear… From Morehead City, North Carolina into the Great Smoky Mountains, across Southern Tennessee, we dropped into Northwest Mississippi, pedaled across Arkansas, over the Ozarks, and dead straight across Northern Oklahoma and the Panhandle. We rode into the gulches of Northeast New Mexico, climbed up into Colorado, up and over the Rocky Mountains, before we dropped down to ride across Utah, and from basin to range northwest across Nevada and the high desert. We tapped California before riding northwest again, across Oregon, where we came to the end of our western route in Port Orford, Oregon on Sunday, October 26, 2015. The final tally of miles came in right around 4,970, which we completed in 87 days (81 days pedaling with 6 days off). [Keep reading at]

The Top 10 Reasons Everyone Should Bike to Work @momentummag

Photo by   Todd Mecklem Despite vast improvements in cycling infrastructure in many cities across the continent, the majority of North Americans still don’t bike to work. While the benefits of cycling to work are nearly innumerable, we managed to round them down to just ten so we wouldn’t run out of space on the Internet. From the  Momentum Mag  staff, here are our top 10 reasons to bike to work: 1. Fun! Biking to work is fun, plain and simple. Many people look back wistfully on fond childhood memories of riding their bike around their neighborhood, wishing they could still be so carefree amid the rigors of working life. Biking to work allows you integrate that simple feeling of exhilaration into your daily grind. Observe your surroundings, listen to the birds and wave at passing cyclists as you ride. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself wishing your commute were longer. 2. Fitness Biking to work is good for you . While the exact calories burned on a ride varies between each

Ben Weaver: Surrounding Water @salsacycles

Ben Weaver: Surrounding Water from Salsa Cycles on Vimeo .

The Velocipede Races @ellyblue @kickstarter

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The traditional bottle cage is the stuff of legend. It works well but does not cover the needs of all cyclists. Perhaps you would like to carry a vacuum flask safely and conveniently for those  HOT  or really  COLD  drinks? Or maybe you feel the need to carry a large container up to  2 LITRES  capacity? Cycle campers are often at a loss as to where to keep their stove fuel bottle when traveling from site to site. Back in 1986 we thought about these requirements. The result was  BIKEBUDDY  the unique ADJUSTABLE bottle cage system. BIKEBUDDY  comes in three versions:  MK1  for cycles without bottle cage fittings, and the  MK2  and  MK3  for cycles, which do. They are all manufactured entirely from stainless steel, so there is no fear of corrosion. The  MK1  is designed to fit the most popular tube size i.e. one and one eight inches (28.5mm) diameter. The  MK2  screws directly to the frames bottle cage fittings. Its central chassis contains eleven slots for positioning up or down the