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Commute By Unicycle: Realistic or Ridiculous?

After a significant hiatus from Commute by Bike, I considered reintroducing myself to the wonderful world of bike blogging by composing a fluffy, friendly piece about the joys of traveling by bicycle, the amazing feeling of having fresh, crisp air flowing through your lungs as you take the clean, green way to work… and then […]

The Art of Advocacy: ‘The Return of the Speedwells’

Mike Rubbo, filmmaker, painter and cycling advocate, raises some very interesting questions in his short film, “The Return of the Speedwells.” Focusing specifically on Australia, Rubbo faults the media for its depiction of cycling as a competitive and aggressive sport, to the exclusion of images of the friendlier, utilitarian benefits of cycling. [T]he sport cycling […]

The Fixit Public Bike Repair Stand: There When You Need It (Maybe)

Since 1995, Dero Bike Rack Co. has been positively contributing to the world of bike commuting. The company produces a host of bike parking solutions, including commercial racks and storage lockers as well as home storage products. However, I have mixed emotions about the new Fixit Public Bike Repair Stand that Dero has recently introduced. […]

The Best Cycling Photos. Ever.

That’s a bold statement. However, I feel confident asserting that we’ve collected some very lovely cycling photos, and many of them will be featured in the 2012-2013 Revolution Cycles calendar. Fans of Revolution Cycles, a bicycle retailer in the Washington, DC metro area, submitted more than one hundred photos from all over the world, and […]

Three (Not So) Baffling Things About Women’s Cycling Clothing

While I’m not quite sure why Ted, my fearless editor, is researching the “7 Most Baffling Things About Women’s Clothes,” his suggested reading did inspire me to consider the benefits and shortcomings of women’s cycling clothing. Fortunately, I don’t have quite as much to gripe about as the author of the piece that sparked this reflection […]

Bein’ Green: If Bike Lanes Were Muppets

Decades ago, Kermit the Frog made a guest appearance on Sesame Street and crooned about the difficulties of being green. While the popular line from the frog’s famous song, “Bein’ Green,” expresses Kermit’s discontent with the color, he does, in the end, come full circle. Will green bike lane skeptics experience the same change of […]