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Commuting Stories


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Fix-Curious? An Experiment in Fixed-Gear Commuting - Part 1

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine.  He switched to full-time single speed commuting in 2010. You can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com At the beginning of 2010, frustrated by the mechanical problems and constant derailleur adjustments necessitated by riding through Seattle’s winters, I […]

Jawa Costume from Bike Accessories

Recently I received a pair of Fire Eye rear helmet lights for review. My first instinct was to goof off with them.

Back on the horse that throwed me

After two days of using that boat to get around, I can truly say, I really like riding a bike.

Saved by the Bike: Bill & Daisy Mae

In a small town in south-central Pennsylvania, salvation found a man and a dog through cycling.

My First Bike Commuting Crash

This past Thursday, I was in my first ever bike commuting accident. The result: a broken bike, a broken helmet, a badly bruised knee, a mild concussion, and some post-accident anger.

How Workplaces Are Incentivizing the Ride

At the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., commuting by bike to work is second nature for many of the employees.  In fact, CEO of National Geographic Society, John Fahey, encourages it.  National Public Radio’s Morning Edition recently featured Fahey and his crew on their daily lunchtime ride in the story Switching Gears: More Commuters […]