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Archive for March, 2007

So you wanna work in the bike industry?

Well here’s your chance… I have started a new site where bike companies can list their open positions and where you can easily keep up with them. It’s www.GetABikeJob.com. Right now there are openings at companies such as Bianchi, SRAM and plenty of bike shops. Check it out, subscribe to the RSS feed or keep [...]

How NOT to lock up your bike

found on flickr [sanse] via Treadly and Me

Commuting 101: Plan Ahead

UPDATE: – check out the comments for more (better?) tips… The biggest enemy of choosing the bike over the car is not planning ahead. If you don’t plan ahead then it’s way to easy to get flustered in the morning and grab the keys. Here’s a few things to think about the night before to [...]

First time bike commuters

With the weather and gas prices both heating up, I’m seeing mentions in the blogosphere of folks trying bike commuting for the first time. Becky in Milwaukee dusts off her old Raleigh for her eight mile bike commute. Maria in Albuquerque is looking at a five mile bike ride in her multi-modal train plus shuttle [...]

What happens to motorists who get probation in bike fatality cases?

Biking Bis: Too often, motorists are sentenced to probation when they’re judged guilty in bicycle fatality cases. What happens to them? In two cases reported this week in Indiana and New York, the drivers in two hit-and-run bicyclist deaths are being dragged back into court for violating terms of their probation. After being too lenient [...]

Support the Bicycle Commuter Act

Bicycle Commuter Act (H.R.807, S.2635). It’s before the U.S. congress right now. Here’s how it’ll work if passed into law: The bill provides a tax benefit to employers who offer cash reimbursements to employees to defray costs of riding to work. All it requires is an amendment to the Transportation Fringe Benefit of the tax [...]