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Archive for May, 2008

Join a bicycle convoy

Several individuals and groups have started bike commute convoys around the nation. These group rides provide social interaction and help encourage new riders. Because bike commute convoys generally have a fixed route with time points to allow others to join the convoy, they’re also called bicycle buses or bike trains. Kansas City. Noah (who writes [...]

Puma Urban Motility: The Glow Rider

We talk a lot around here about staying seen and safe while riding at night. You can use lights and reflective material, but what if your bike glowed in the dark? Puma has a bike in their Urban Motility line called the Glow Rider. It comes in two colors (cream and orange), both of which [...]

Commuter Story: Score one for the cyclist!

From the Surly Blog: I play this little game while riding to and from work where I memorize the license plate of a passing car. When the next car drives by I memorize that one, and so on and so on. If there is an altercation, I’ve trained myself to look at the license plates [...]

Tim Jackson (the MasiGuy) in the hospital

One of the frequent commenters here at Commute by Bike and a good friend of mine, Tim Jackson (the MasiGuy), was involved in a wreck during a track race a couple nights ago. He hit the boards at close to 40mph and has plenty of injuries to show for it. concussion (he was out for [...]

Happy USA National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month in the United States, and with gasoline approaching $4 per gallon in the United States now is as good a time as any to ride your bike to work, to the store, to school, to the park or just for fun. The League of American Bicyclists suggest 50 ways to [...]