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Archive for August, 2007

A Guide to a Simple Bike Commute

A special message for Huffington Post readers Designing your bike commute to be as minimalistic as possible will make it easier to opt for your carbon free, two wheeled transportation on a more regular basis. It will also reduce the daily stress of between waking up and walking out the door. The tips in this [...]

What is your perfect do all commuter bike?

It’s pretty obvious that the bike industry is making a big push to utilitarian bikes. To carry everything around, Surly has their Big Dummy complete with Xtracycle goodies. And now the 2008 Kona UTE is sporting similar characteristics. Then you have plenty that are low maintenance singlespeed and fixed gear bikes like the Kona Paddywagon [...]

Help shape a new city’s transportation plans

You can impact the transportation plans of a new city. Jason of John’s Creek, GA sent the following email: I am helping my city create a bicycle commuting plan that will be incorporated in to a 25 year transportation package for our city (John’s Creek, GA). Our city is newly formed so we have a [...]

I guess you could call this a single speed

Now here is a single speed that would get you some attention on your commute. As I post there are only a couple more hours left on the ebay auction for this 1873 Monocycle Replica. There are no bids yet so if you have a spare $13,000 that you want to spend on your next [...]

Bike commuter legislation update

When the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the landmark energy legislation about two weeks ago, they also included the bike commuter tax benefit. The Commuter Benefit for bicyclists amends the IRS code to include “bicycles” in the definition of transportation covered by fringe benefits so that employers can receive a tax benefit to provide [...]

2008 Raleigh One Way preview

Carey of Raleigh USA has posted some spy photos of the 2008 Raleigh One Way. Big changes from the ’07 model are a leather Brooks saddle and Brooks leather handlebar tape will come stock on this bike. The model bike is also a nice looking forest green. Carey has posted several more photos of several [...]