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Archive for October, 2007

Commute by bus

You rode your bike to the office, but then a freak blizzard rolls in to render road conditions hazardous for your bike. Or you get a bad case of food poisoning. Or some dirtbag stole your wheels. Or the you forgot to charge your light batteries. Any number of mishaps can happen to greatly increase [...]

Commuter bikes on talk radio

KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles had a 40 second piece on the commuter bike trend at Interbike. KFI’s Michael Clarke talks with Derek Deubel of Trek and our friend Tim “MasiGuy” Jackson of Masi Bikes. Click “Listen Here” for the story at the KFI news page. Via Masiguy. Over the past couple of years [...]

NYC’s LOOK Campaign

Following the 2006 release of New York City’s first comprehensive analysis of fatalities and serious injuries of cyclists in the city, the NYC Bicycle Safety Coalition has kicked off the 2007 LOOK bicycle safety campaign. The LOOK campaign aims to educate the public about bike safety and encourage sharing the road in an attempt to [...]

Utility bikes that can carry a big load

Can a bike really replace a car? Two new bikes due out in 2008 will make it that much easier. The Surly Big Dummy and Kona Ute are built to be a daily workhorse. The methods are different but the goal is the same… make a bicycle that has a much larger carrying capacity than [...]

The Great Bike Rack Contest

Great bike racks are out there, we know it, and we’d like you to help us prove it. Enter the Bicycle Fixation Great Bike Rack Hunt! You could walk, er… ride away with some great Bicycle Fixation duds.Here’s how: Between October 1, 2007 and October 31, 2007, photograph a bike rack found “in the wild” [...]

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters Responds

On August 15th, Secretary of Transportation, Mary E. Peters, made comments on PBS News Hour with Jim Leher, that funding of bicycling facilities was an example of inappropriate, non-transportation use of the federal gasoline tax. We urged you to send your comments to Ms. Peters. I wrote a polite, but pointed comment to Ms. Peters [...]