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Car-free Sundays are the norm in Colombia's capital city, Bogot

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what was once a congested intersection, it’s likely to become one of your favorite traditions. For 45 years, the Colombian city of Bogotá has closed its major roads for Ciclovía, a weekly event where cyclists and p...
Tags: Design, France, La, Features, Colombia, Public Health, Bicycles, South Africa, Cycling, Bicycle, Cape Town, Community, Vox, National Geographic, Bogota, Green Transportation

The hubless, carbon-fiber Cyclotron bike looks straight out of ‘Tron’

The Cyclotron bicycle borrows both look and name from the science fiction film, with a design that’s unmistakably based on the Light Cycle, namely its two illuminated, spokeless wheels. The post The hubless, carbon-fiber Cyclotron bike looks straight out of ‘Tron’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Bicycle, Kickstarter, Tron, Bike, Carbon Fiber, Health & Fitness

German Government Spends $450,000 On A Bold Cycling Safety Campaign, But Not Everyone Likes It

$450,000. That’s how much the German transport ministry is reported to have spent on a bold cycling safety campaign. The ads from the country’s transport ministry carry the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life.” One of the biggest names in the advert is Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel. Like the other models, she’s wearing only a colored helmet and a lacy... Source
Tags: Design, Safety, Sexism, Germany, Advertising, Bicycle, Inspirations, Alicija Köhler

5 Bike-Friendly Cities for People Who Love Urban Cycling

As more cities around the globe adopt environment-friendly policies that lean toward a more sustainable world, many people are rediscovering the benefits of cycling. To the delight of cycling enthusiasts, some cities have established policies that transformed their post-industrial cities into world-renowned cycling havens. During the Industrial Revolution, as manufacturing launched rural societies into a new age of urbanization, the central question revolved around how to get more trucks on the...
Tags: Travel, France, Bicycle, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Travel Blog, Malmo, World Economic Forum, Amsterdam Netherlands, Copenhagen Denmark Denmark, Utretcht Netherlands, Utretcht, Strasbourg France Bicycle

The Last Mile Commute Just Got Easier

Designed to accommodate last-miles commutes, the Flow bike is aptly named for the easy and intuitive way the user is able to flow through the folding process. Just swipe the seat forward in one simple gesture to make the bike fold and unfold. Users will enjoy the feel of a robust, grooved frame and overall lightness that makes it comfortable to carry between public transportation alternatives like buses and trains. Other useful features include integrated headlights, taillights, and comfortable ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Bicycle, Bike, Product Design, Cheng, Hsu, Andy Cheng, Elvis Hsu, Andy Cheng Elvis Hsu Flow

Sunnyview Cyclocross 2018 — Race Report

Here is my race report and assessment from the Sunnyview Cyclocross 2018 race! Sunnyview Cyclocross 2018 — A Bad Start Isn’t it great when you have a day where nothing can seem to go wrong? [...]
Tags: Fitness, Sport, Competition, Racing, Cycling, Bicycle, Skiing, Sunnyview, Cyclocross, Race Report, Wisconsin Cycling Assocation

Trike Meets Tote

Just like the name suggests, the TAKEME trike aims to tag along with its user everywhere they go. Designed with the elderly in mind, it features a thoughtfully designed folding system that allows it to transition between riding, carrying, and storing modes in mere seconds. Functioning as both an e-tricycle and cart, the different modes accommodate a variety of activities including last-mile commuting, shopping, and more. In addition to having a triple-wheel design that provides enhanced stabilit...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Bicycle, Electric Bike, Product Design, Red Dot Concept 2018, Ronsben Huen, Kinson Chan, Rice Mak, TAKEME

The Bosch Kiox adds an instant dashboard to your bicycle

You may know Bosch from its power tools, but that isn’t all the company is famous for. A pioneer of engineering and electronics, Bosch makes its share of ground-breaking products… or in this case, road-blazing ones too. The Kiox is an onboard computer for your e-bike that lets you visualize data such as your speed, cadence, distance, battery level, and even access more niche features like indicating when your bike needs servicing, as well as rider’s health stats like heart rate, etc.Kiox’s main ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Computer, Outdoor, Bicycle, Performance, Bosch, Electric Bike, Product Design, Bosch Kiox, E bike, Kiox

Like a Bat-Signal for cyclists, this laser light makes bikes visible to drivers

The Laserlight Core is a smart projection system for bicycles that's designed to promote safer cycling. It works by projecting an image of a cyclist 20 feet in front of you as you ride. The post Like a Bat-Signal for cyclists, this laser light makes bikes visible to drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Cycling, Bicycle, Kickstarter, Bike, Emerging Tech, Bat Signal, Laserlight Core

A tiger tail for your bike seat

Huh, I had no idea tiger tails for the back of bicycle seats were even a thing. But, according to Loyal Supply Co., the design company behind this one, it's a throwback to an old 1959 ad campaign for ESSO fuel. “Put a tiger in your tank,” the message read. A simple advertisement spawned a whole generation of kids using this strange attachment in a myriad of great ways. If it seems strange that a gas company would be offering items for a bicycle, you might not be surprised that the tail was a...
Tags: Post, News, Bikes, Bicycle, Esso, Bicycle Seat, ESSO fuel, Tiger By The Tail, Tiger Tail, Loyal Supply Co

What does Argonaut’s $21,000 carbon bike look like? Whatever you want

There’s a small custom bike shop in Oregon that makes carbon fiber bicycles unlike anything else on the market. They cost up to $21,000 a pop. Here’s what makes them special. The post What does Argonaut’s $21,000 carbon bike look like? Whatever you want appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Oregon, Trends, Cycling, Bicycle, Carbon Fiber, Emerging Tech, Argonaut

Everything you want from a car… in a folding bicycle

Gathering almost every known award for its innovative design, the Mando Footloose has two Red Dots under its belt, an iF Design Award, and even a Good Design Award. Described best using the word ‘elegant’, the Footloose is one of those rare products that stand at the intersection of magnificent design and remarkable technology.An elegantly folding electric bike, the Footloose occupies negligible amounts of space when folded. Its wheels align together, while its otherwise chunky frame folds inw...
Tags: Design, IM, Automotive, Bicycle, Footloose, Mando, HMI, Mark Sanders, Mas-Design, Mando Footloose

Budget bike tour: 7 ways to do your next adventure on the cheap

In the UK, we love to go away for the summer. And naturally for cyclists, our favourite travel companions are on two wheels. One of the main perks of cycle touring is that it’s cheaper than your standard getaway. It’s also a great way to meet new people (cyclists or not) while discovering lesser-known sights and making impromptu pub stops – all rather spontaneous. However, be careful not to rely too heavily on your future self. A lack of planning (trust me, I’m well versed in this area) can lead...
Tags: UK, London, Budget, Sport, Cycling, Bicycle, Bike Touring, Break out of London

Four-Links – STP, interstate history, Route 66 for bikes, Anna Isaak

Nearly 55 years ago, the Department of Justice’s antitrust division filed a complaint against Studebaker for pricefixing oil additives through its subsidiary, STP. As Automotive News reported, the department decided this week to officially terminate the complaint. * Speaking of interstate love songs, Geotab’s interactive and animated infographic on the evolution of the Interstate Highway System is worth perusing. (via) * Speaking of the country’s road network, Route 66 is fast becoming a dest...
Tags: Videos, Legislation, Regulation, Bicycle, Antitrust, Autos, Department Of Justice, Locations, Route 66, Barn Finds, STP, Hemmings Classic Car, Personalities, Auto Art, Road Trips And Cruising, Studebaker

Register Your Bike Before It Gets Stolen

When your bike gets stolen, just calling the cops isn’t going to be much help, says bike owner Jason McDowell in OnMilwaukee. But if you register your bike and record its serial number, you can alert the community and local bike shops when your bike goes missing. That makes it harder for the thief to sell your bike,…Read more...
Tags: Security, Theft, Bikes, Bicycle, Lifehacks, Bike, Anti Theft, Theft Prevention, Jason McDowell

Explore South Africa on a bicycle

South Africa’s Western Cape province is one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Most visitors to the region know the scenic Garden Route, but they usually hop in a car to follow the N2 highway that runs the length of it. Although driving is a good way to experience the coastal region, there’s now an even better way to explore the province — on the back of a mountain bike, via a continuous network of isolated, well-maintained trails that you can ride as a multi-day adventure. The ne...
Tags: Travel, South Africa, Cycling, Bicycle, Mountain Biking, Cape Town, Faroe Islands, Johannesburg, Orlando, All, Western Cape, Kissimmee Fla, Stellenbosch, Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna

Belt Meets Bike Security

If you’ve ever used a u-lock to secure your bike, you know just how cumbersome it can be to carry or dangle across your handlebars while you’re riding. Designed for both security and comfort, the Litelok Gold Wearable makes it easy to carry by wrapping around your body. Simply snap it around your waist (without locking) and it will stay out of the way while you ride. When it’s time to secure, just loop your bike around any pole or other object. Litelok’s patented, flexible yet strong Boaflexic...
Tags: Design, Bicycle, Product Design, Litelok, Bike-lock, Litelok Gold Wearable, Neil Barron

Game-Changing Projects for Berlin’s Future

Germans are famous for their grumpiness – and sometimes it feels like the new expats are adapting it quicker than they would admit themselves. While gentrification is a real issue, we cannot stay entirely focused on that, because that leaves us with no time to support new initiatives with the potential to have a really positive impact on our city. Today, we are presenting 5 such ideas from the minds of our local visionaries – the future may not be as dim as you’ve thought! Radbahn Berlin – t...
Tags: Fashion, Berlin, Future, Urban, Bicycle, Stories, Alex, Ferris, Museum Island, Mitte, U Bahn, Garten, Warschauer Straße, Spree, Radbahn Berlin, Spreepark

How To Survive a Long Long Bike Ride in NYC

We know you’ve seen them: big groups of bicyclists cycling along major streets and highways. They’re probably doing it to raise money for Habitat for Humanity or some other cause. So Now You Have the “Bug” You’ve taken some bike tours around the city and enjoy the activity so much your rides are getting longer and longer–and now you’re going to do one of those cause-related marathons. “Building up to longer and longer rides is part of the joy of cycling, and it means you always have a new goal ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, New York City, Bicycle, Travel Blog, Blair Nicole

Questions About Biking In NYC…But Were Hesitant To Ask

We’ve all got to start someplace! Whether you’ve been riding a bike for years or are just starting, sometimes you just might have a question about biking in a big city, but don’t ask it because “it’s something you should know.” But, you know what? We’ve all been there, and there just may be someone who has the same question as you–but were too afraid to ask. That’s actually one of the great things about a guided group bike tour. You’ll have a chance to connect with other people, see what they’r...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Usa, New York, Instagram, New York City, Bicycle, Travel Blog, Strava, Central Park, Blair Nicole

MyTrinTrin to expand its bicycle rentals in Bangalore this month: Report

MyTrinTrin, an app-based bicycle renting service is reportedly going to be available in Bangalore by end of this month, reports The Times of India. Note that MyTrinTrin is a Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) system. Under PBS, bicycles are owned and operated by a government or its associates, for the... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Bicycle, Pbs, Bangalore, Public Transport, Karnataka, Bike Sharing, Mytrintrin, Times of India Note

Cycling in Paris: An Update

I’m not in London anymore. When I moved back to Paris after a year and a half in the UK, this became clear on many levels. The baguettes. The smoking. The cafés. It was all just as I had left it — almost.  One of the most striking difference was as I hopped on my bike to whisk off to some social engagement where I realized that Paris’s cycle culture had changed enormously, and mostly for the better. As I rode along the streets, I noticed three distinct changes that show how Paris is ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, London, Cycling, Bicycle, Paris, Velib, Place de la Concorde, rue de Rivoli, City Bike, JC Decaux, BNF, Gobee, Berges de Seine This east west, Smovengo

Question of the Day: What is the Best Bicycle Rain Gear for Commuters?

Recently, a friend of mine started commuting to work by bike. (That’s one more Nashvillian down, another 691,242 to go.) As it had been raining in Nashville for the past 40 days and 40 nights, he texted me to ask if I had a suggestion regarding rain gear. After trying to answer with a text message (something like, “just enjoy getting wet”), I realized that bicycle rain apparel is a highly personal and technical topic. Not quite up there with whether or not wear a helmet (I do), but still an exis...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Britain, Bicycling, Bicycle, Tennessee, Nashville, Gloucester, Rhode Island, Bicycle Commuting, Louis Vuitton, Don, Brooks, Granger, Ortlieb, Bangor Daily News

Ideal Home For Cycling Enthusiast

If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
Tags: Home, Radio, Bicycle, House, Bike, Apartment, Just For Fun, Cycle

An Introduction to Gravel Adventures

I’ve written about gravel and how it’s changed my way of thinking and riding, now I want to share what I’ve learned. This ride is not a “road” or a “mountain” ride, it’s mixed terrian and a lot of fun. I’m always looking for a trail or a street to discover, something new to explore and share with others. I don’t just want to share the routes through STRAVA, I want to share that feeling with other riders, that’s why The Cyclery Bike Shop and I are happy to announce (and I was happy to do all th...
Tags: Sport, Bicycles, Cycling, Bicycling, Bicycle, Commute, Bike, Strava, Gravel Bikes, Bike Commuter, Gravel, Bike Shop, Urban Cycling,, Kom Bike Talk, Gravel Bike

Superpedestrian Scoops Up $16.5M, Enters Bike-Sharing Frenzy

Bike sharing is the new ride hailing. Similar to what has played out with Uber, Lyft, Didi Chuxing, and other private car-hailing app companies, investors are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into racing to be the leading operator of fleets of bicycles that people can rent on demand. The players include Ofo, Mobike, LimeBike, Zagster, and even some ride-hailing companies. Like the ride-hailing sector, bike-sharing startups have courted controversy. But advocates believe they coul...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Boston, Trends, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Bikes, Bicycle, Tony Fadell, Nest

Biking the Tour de France

The Tour de France is often dubbed the most prestigious and the most difficult multi-stage bike race out there. Because of this exceptional reputation, it one of the most-loved sporting events for amateur cyclists around the world. Every year, for three weeks in July, cycling fans everywhere gather in front of their TVs and along the scenic route of the Tour de France to cheer the athletes who pedal up mountain passes at unbelievable speed and with incredible stamina. But with a bit of trainin...
Tags: Travel, France, Cycling, Bicycle, Marseille, Paris, Chalet, Tour De France, Alps, Provence, All, Don, Ballon, Alsace, Tom Simpson, Mont Ventoux

1984 Bike Tour: Day 2 – First roadside attraction – Shirley Plantation

We awoke to roosters crowing Monday morning. They walked down the hill from the house and strutted around our campsite. Bruce and I climbed out of the tent at 5:45. It took us two hours to get ready, and most of that was just repacking our panniers so that the stuff we'd probably use first was at the top. After pop tarts and coffee (the water heated on a one-burner Coleman stove), we were back on the road at 8. ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Bicycle, Touring, Coleman, Bruce, TransAmerica, Main Page, TransAmerica Tour 1984

Day 1: Dude — Where’s my campground?

Sunday, May 13, 1984 Yorktown to Charles City, Va. 40 miles Note: Every few years I publish my journal from a transcontinental bicycle tour my friend and I took back in 1984.  I’ve included daily news updates to put things in context of what was happening in 1984, and Bruce has included his journal entries … Continue reading
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Bicycle, Touring, Bruce, TransAmerica, Charles City Va, Main Page, TransAmerica Tour 1984