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Archive for June, 2007

Raleigh One Way: Singlespeed love child

He is a sturdy, hard-working cyclocross bicycle who’s retired from racing and works for a living. She’s a slim and beautiful fixed-gear track bike. Put them together and the offspring might be what Raleigh calls “our idea of a perfect single speed commuter.” My quick, initial impression of the One Way is that they’re not [...]

Dump the Pump Day

The American Public Transportation Association is promoting Thursday, June 21 as “Dump the Pump Day” in the United States. We here at Commute By Bike believe that commuting by bike is another nifty fun way to dump the pump to save a few bucks.

Colorado Bike To Work Day is next week

Coloradans, remember that Wednesday, June 27 is Colorado Bike To Work Day. The Denver Post reports on Denver area bike commuters. About 17,000 people across the state commute by bike, according to a 2000 U.S. Census Bureau survey. June is Bike to Work Month, culminating in Bike to Work Day on June 27, and organizers [...]

Commuter Story: Commuting in Atlanta

Ed – This story from Chris of Atlanta, GA.      Share your story by emailing diggers@commutebybike.com. My commuting by bike story starts like many others. My car broke down. What I believed to be the need for a simple tune-up repair evolved over the course of two weeks into a warranty fight with the dealership. I [...]

Flip Side

Yet another Bicycling Top Ten. This time it’s the U.S. Census Bureau’s 10 Cities Where the Most Employees Bike or Walk to Work. The large cities with the highest percentage of bicycle commuters are: 1. Portland (3.5 percent) 2. Minneapolis (2.4 percent) 3. Seattle (2.3 percent) 4. Tucson, AZ (2.2 percent) 5. San Francisco (1.8 [...]

Bike Theft: Top Ten Cities

Fritz points out on Cycle-licious that Kryptonite has put out their list of the top 10 cities for bike theft. Acording to the Unbreakable Bonds blog, those cities are: 1. New York City 2. Chicago 3. Boston 4. Philadelphia 5. San Jose 6. Los Angeles – tie San Francisco – tie 8. Seattle 9. San [...]