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Archive for May, 2011

Commute by Tyke: Child Trailers

Bike commuting is fine for you, but I have kids who I need to take to daycare every morning. Oh Mama, are we ready with a comeback to that one. Child bike trailers aren’t just for towing your spawn to the playground on weekends. Many owners of child trailers use them daily as parents drop [...]

Bike to Work Week 2011 Begins

We kicked off Bike to Work Week by visiting and participating in a bike swap and parade held by our local bike advocacy organization. The bike swap was basically a bike-specific swap meet. Nirvana for DIY mechanics, bargain hunters, and bike nerds. I took some video and added some uplifting music to make it seem [...]

Is There Bike After e-Bike?

Steve Benning has been using an Ohm XS 750 e-bike for four weeks leading up to Bike to Work Week. And he’ll use it during Bike to Work Week too. But then what? What will happen after he has to give back the e-bike? I’m very satisfied with Steve’s willingness to try this experiment, and [...]

2011 New England Bicycle Expo: A Recap

Greg Hum leads a bike-centric lifestyle in Boston, MA, going everywhere and carrying everything by bike. In college he co-founded a bike-advocacy group and still loves organizing people around bikes. He can sometimes be heard playing jazz rhythms on his handlebar-mounted percussion instruments while riding. His musings on biking and more can be found on: [...]

Flashy Folds: It’s a bike, not a party trick

I decided to demonstrate how to fold four folding bikes, with no flash or showmanship whatsoever–the way the average user of would.

Bike to Work Week: Exercise the choice–if you have it

Bike to Work Week begins this coming Monday. Depending on where you live, there are even events this weekend. So let me tell you a story about swimming with ducks. Last weekend we went swimming in Oak Creek, near Sedona, AZ. There was a rope swing, and I acted like a 12-year-old. I had my [...]