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Are you new to bike commuting? Have a look through our Commuting 101 articles. Tons of info for the beginner to commute by bike safely and quickly.

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Dealing with Dogs

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I somehow have managed not to read Mark Twain’s essay, Taming the Bicycle until recently. I particularly enjoyed the section on dogs: There was a row of low stepping-stones across one end of the street, a measured yard apart. Even after I got so I could steer pretty fairly I was so afraid of those […]

10 Rules For Urban Commuting

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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, […]

Commuting 101 : Don’t Have a Shower?

Friday, June 4th, 2010

One large complaint or worry for beginner bike commuters is the lack of showering, or showing up sweaty to work.  This is a valid worry and shouldn’t be overlooked as your employer, co-worker or client may not appreciate the “biker look.” Top tips if you don’t have a shower at work Photo Credit : Fritz […]

Basic Ways to Stay Dry this Winter & Spring

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The snow is melting outside which will leave me for a wet commute to work into the morning.. Here are the basic ways I keep dry during the rainy season. Fenders – Full coverage fenders are best but even a race style fender that clips on and off quickly will keep the mud off your back […]

Top Commuter Bike Resources and Reviews

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Bike commuting is all over the news and maybe your work place has signed on for the commuter tax benefits..  We want to help you get on that bike and out using this amazing piece of transportation.. The more cyclist that are out on the road, the more we will be taken seriously and moving the […]

One World Two Wheels : Basics of Commuting By Bike Video

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

A great video provided by TrekBikes.com and their advocacy program, One World Two Wheels.