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Archive for June, 2007

‘No driving today’ As gas prices rise, more drivers ride the cycling trend

This article from InsideBayArea.com is a bit long but well worth the read. This first part of the article gives, what I think, is a great example of how most of us started out commuting by bike. Out of shape on an old, crappy bike and wondering what the hell we were thinking when we [...]

Commuter Story: Two days, two close calls

On a good portion of my ride home there’s a large turn lane that runs the entire expanse of the road… even when there aren’t places to turn into. I stay in this lane whenever possible so I’m completely out of traffic and out of the way. Yesterday on my way home, I turned right [...]

Put the Gas Savings Calculator on your website

We’ve had several requests to make the Gas Savings Calculator on our sidebar available for your websites. I did some tinkering with the code this morning and it’s ready to go. If you want the US version, drop this on your site: <script type="text/javascript" src="http://commutebybike.com/widget.php"></script> If you have any questions or problems, send an email [...]

Commuting 101: Bike Tips Video

Tip of the helmet to FatBoy. The U.S. Department of Transportation – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration produced this Bicycle Safety Tips for Adults video. It’s a fairly common sense video – but if you’re just getting started commuting, it might be worth 7 minutes of your time. Included is a quick run through the [...]