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Archive for May, 2007

Cyclist beats car and bus in commuting race… does it matter?

A press release posted on Bicycle Retailer gives a quick synopsis of a commuting race between a bike, car and bus to see which is faster and, come to find out, a trip that’s less than four miles in rush hour traffic in a major city is fastest on a bike. I wonder how much [...]

Bike commuters: You’re not alone!

Paul in Fort Oglethorpe, GA left a comment here a few days ago: “Web-sites like this one goes a long way helping people like me feel just a little bit normal.” I hope you and others in your situation are helped and encouraged by Commute By Bike. I’m in a bike commute mecca now, but [...]

Let’s see your Bike To Work Day photos

Summer the FAST cyclist Originally uploaded by richardmasoner. I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours. Leave a comment with a link to your bike to work day photos. More Bike To Work Day photos from Oakland, CA, Fresno, CA, the South Bay, Los Angeles, Portland, OR, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

Commuting 101: Bike To Work Day checklist

For those deciding at the last minute to bike to work on Bike To Work Day, here’s a handy dandy checklist of things to have and do. I recommend getting this stuff together the night before you ride. Check weather forecast. The bike: Tires inflated. Saddle adjusted. Brakes adjusted and operating. Gears adjusted. Chain lubricated. [...]

Bay Area: 100,000 bike commuters expected

Cycling advocates expect 100,000 cycling commuters to visit the dozens of “Energizer Stations” in the 9 county San Francisco Bay Area on Bike To Work Day, Thursday, May 17. The spectrum of regular bicycle commuters spans from executives on near-weightless, space-age contraptions to restaurant workers on rusted rolling clunkers. In between are students, homeless wanderers, [...]

CBB Poll: Bike To Work Week

I normally see at least two or three other bikes on the way to work. So, we’ve reached the middle of Bike To Work Week and so far, on day 3, I’ve seen a grand total of 1 other cyclist. That is 1 all week! What about you? How many bike commuters have you seen [...]