Xtracycle Bike Cargo Kits, Parts and AccessoriesRideKick Electric Powered Bike TrailerCygoLite Bike Lights: Engineered to ShineCommuter Bike Store Fuji TahoeBanjo Brothers Affordable Cycling GearOrtlieb Bike Bags & PanniersUtility Cycling - Use Your BicycleBionX: Electrify Your BikePlanet Bike: Better bike products for a better worldMiiR Bottles one4oneBike Bag Shop -- Grocery, Shopping, Market PanniersChrome Bike Backpacks and Messenger Bags

Archive for March, 2007

Love and Money: Thanks to our sponsor…

Thanks to our sponsor for keeping Commute by Bike running. Before Redline ever came on as a sponsor I was riding both their Monocog for dirt and 925 for pavement and it’s still what I commute on daily. Check out the 925 and help support our sponsor!

Bicycle safety quiz

Safety is always a big topic among cyclists. We usually share the road with multi-ton motorized vehicles. Motorists depend on safety features built into their vehicles such as restraining belts, air bags, crumple zones, antilock brakes, and traction control not to mention the safety provided by the mass of the vehicle. For cyclists, protective equipment [...]

Bike commuter benefits act of 2007

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced his plans to re-introduce the Bike Commuter Benefits Act. The bill would amend a section of the IRS code to include bicycles in the definition of transportation covered by fringe benefits. If passed, it would provide strong financial incentives for employees to bike to work. Currently, employers may offer a [...]

Don’t Need It ‘Til You Need It

20 years ago I thought bike helmets were silly and didn’t wear one. Back then I only commuted by bike occasionally, about a 20 miles round-trip, in traffic, and I never worried about safety issues. 17 years ago my wife convinced me that since my children were getting bike helmets, I should too in order [...]

Today’s gas saving tip

Gas prices are spiking all around the United States. Blame who you like — Republicans, Democrats, Environmentalists, Big Oil, Communists, Fascists, Terrorists, whoever — the fact remains that you are ultimately responsible for the gas you buy. In that spirit, I present today’s gas saving tip, which is the title of this blog! Commute by [...]

Hang your light on the ulock

I like to keep my ulock under the back of my seat but that doesn’t leave any space for my blinky light so I attached it to the lock. Out of the way and not obscured in any way.