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Green Guru Spinner Backpack

Zipper pulls. That’s really all I’m asking for. Zipper pulls. I’ve owned a lot of backpacks over the years. Messenger bags, too. And, for several years, mostly just so that I would be able to confidently tell people, I’ve commuted with a messenger bag for years, I’ve been commuting somewhat consistently with a messenger bag. […]

Daylight Saving Ends; Bike Tech Shop Opens

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and why I don’t write more often, then you are my mom. But the answer is Bike Tech Shop. I’ve been pouring many work hours into launching this new online shop dedicated to “cycling with circuitry.” Clever, huh? Commute by Bike has been, well, slightly neglected while my […]

The Donkey Boxx – It will go well with your Work Horse

If Megan Fitch were a character in a movie, she’d be the 100-pound nerd who, halfway through the film, reveals herself to be a total badass who can crawl through enemy duct work, drop through the vent, incapacitate the security guard with Ninja-Yoga, and then splice the DNA of the terrorist biotoxin rendering it harmless. […]

Why don’t you tell me ’bout the mystery rack?

This custom rack was made by Stuart Henderson, Bike Shop Hub‘s resident metal fabricator, artist, and renaissance man. It is designed to carry a very specific object. Can you guess what that object is? The first person who guesses correctly wins a Commute by Bike t-shirt. Leave your guesses in the comments. Hint 1: The […]

Vaude Cycle 30 Bag Review

This review is by Arleigh of Bike Shop Girl. If you remember, Arleigh was at the helm of Commute by Bike for a good while and will be continuing to review and post commuter articles now that she is back on the bike commuting after her accident with a car a while back. We are […]

An Ortlieb Downtown Pannier Review (to Compliment a BikeBagShop.com Sale)

I’ve been reviewing the Ortlieb Downtown Commuter Pannier for several months now after my prior foray with the Racktime Workit Pannier.  With our parent company Bike Shop Hub launching their semi-annual Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime Sale, it seemed like a good time to share a few words about one of Ortlieb’s premier commuter panniers.  A little […]