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Archive for May, 2012

CycloFemme: The Biggest Bike Month Event You Didn’t Know About

Sarai Snyder is the founder of Girl Bike Love, a platform for educating and empowering women in cycling. As a lifelong cyclist, she enjoys every aspect of riding bikes including road, mountain, cyclocross and riding for transportation. Sarai can often be found riding and advocating on the streets and dirt in and around her home […]

The Best Bike Pumps for Getting Pumped

BluesCat is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, who originally returned to bicycling in 2002 in order to help his son get the Boy Scout Cycling merit badge. His bikes sat idle until the summer of 2008 when gas prices spiked at over $4.00 per gallon. Since then, he has become active cycling, day-touring, commuting by […]

Memorial Day in The CAR (Centric Autocar Republic)

Memorial Day is when patriotic Americans are asked to “pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.” We get the whole day off (well, many of us do) to prepare for that one minute. I think I blew it. […]

The Eclectic Ensemble’s Solar-Powered, Sound-System Bike Trailer

This photo submission shows what I would consider an inspired use of a bike cargo trailers.  For explaining, I’ll let the Eclectic Ensemble take it away. The trailers are for Music Of The Sun, a mobile, solar- and bicycle-powered outdoor improvisational ambient music series directed toward Minneapolis park and trail system users. Twice a month […]

The Low-Skill Backup Plan

When I started my experiment in car-free living back in 2004, I was living the orbit of a big city — Washington DC. So it I was already in the habit of using a taxi from time to time. But the option of taking a taxi rarely is in the mental toolkit of many people […]

Jumbo Slice on a Micro Bike: CarryMe by Pacific Cycles

Rod started cycling in college and found a job at a local bike shop assembling and repairing bikes. He and his wife went to work in the test labs and offices of Cannondale before heading off to try to ride their bikes around the world. After 18 months on the road, they ran out of […]