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Archive for October, 2010

10 Rules For Urban Commuting

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com My commute through Seattle’s Capitol Hill and into the heart of downtown takes me through a maze of cars, pedestrians, […]

State of the Hub: CommuteByBike.com!

This weekend, we are announcing some big news. The stewardship of CommuteByBike.com is being handed over to us. The previous owner, editor and primary blogger, Arleigh, passed it on to us, in part due to the stress and issues surrounding a bike commuting accident. Given these circumstances, the transfer of the blog to us were […]

The Great Debate: Vehicular vs. Segregated Cycling

One of the most contended points in bicycle advocacy is how cyclists fit into the overall transportation picture and what course of action best benefits individual riders and cyclists as a group.  Two distinctly different schools of thought exist: vehicular cycling and segregated cycling.  While the vast majority of cyclists fall somewhere in between the […]

Racktime Addit Rack – Zinger & Quick Review

The Zinger of the day is the RackTime AddIt Rear Rack!!! The RackTime AddIt Rear Rack is a great rack designed with multi-purpose use in mind. RackTime is a new brand, developed by Tubus. Tubus wanted to offer up more economically priced racks and bags for bike commuters and weekend bike tourists. They’ve put together […]

A Modified Burley Flatbed

Thanks for the photo submission Kevin! “I commute by bike year round in Minneapolis, and wanted something for more cargo. I got an old Burley Flatbed for 40.00, took off the parts that I wasn’t using (used one for extra bottom support), covered the frame in electrical tape, put a sheet of 1/2 ply wood […]

Thanks Arleigh!

Our team of bike bloggers was happily blogging along at UtilityCycling.org and BikeTrailerBlog.com when Arleigh emailed us with the jaw dropping proposal for us to take the reins of Commute By Bike.  We had heard about Arleigh’s recent bike commuting accident.  Related to this, she explained her reasons for stepping back from running.  Commute By […]