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Archive for September, 2007

Commuting 101: Lights at night

Lights have come a long way since I started bike commuting over 20 years ago. In the mid-80s, I used a 6 watt dynamo to power my incandescent headlight and tail lights, supplementing those with the old flashing yellow “Belt Beacon.” Today, a dizzying array of lighting choices are available for the night cyclist. You [...]

Home Bike Storage

A while back we ran a poll to see how you stored your bikes at work. I thought about doing another poll about home bike storage but, let’s face it gang, there are just too many options and too many combinations. There are 11 bikes in my garage at the moment, three of them are [...]

Take a Survey and Win!

We’re running a little survey here on Commute by Bike and giving you a chance to win some cool gear. For the two minutes of your time it takes to fill it out, we’ll enter you in a drawing to win… One lucky person will walk away with a shirt (in your size) and sticker [...]

Commute train

I’m curious, does anybody commute to work with at least one other cyclist? Has anybody ever joined or started a spontaneous group ride during a commute? I’m broke this month so I didn’t buy a train pass. My commute from San Jose, CA to Menlo Park is about 22 miles. This morning, a guy joined [...]

London Tube Strike = More Bike Commuters

London residents are half way through the planned three-day strike by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers which began Monday evening. According to the Associated Press: “Hundreds of thousands of commuters struggled to get to work Tuesday by bus, bike, cab and on foot as a subway workers’ strike stretched [...]

NYC traffic commisioner commutes by bike

Janette Sadik-Khan, the commissioner of the Department of Transportation, rides her bicycle to work. That the head of an agency long associated with car travel is an avid bicyclist symbolizes what might be a new way of thinking about how New York’s asphalt should be used. “It’s invaluable to get on a bike and see [...]