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Sympathy for the Salmon

You see a bike rider riding where a bike shouldn’t be ridden, or in a manner contrary to your refined sense of cycling civility. What do you think? If you’re like me, you’re a judgmental rage turd before you catch yourself, and you calm yourself with the mantra, “They’re not in a car. That’s a [...]

Bikes and Streetcars in Tucson – Is There a Way to Make it Work?

What happens when two very good, well intentioned modes of transportation come together in a densely populated, busy urban corridor?  Well, if it’s the Tucson Streetcar and the fleet of Tucson bike commuters, the results are starting to get ugly. The Sun Link Streetcar is now in the final testing phases in the bustling University [...]

Where are the Bicycle Startup Successes?

Its 2014 and Tech Startup Culture/Silicone Valley/Ambitious Teenagers have been  going strong with producing great consumer focused companies for over 10 years now.  So what about bikes? When I look up bicycling Startups at Angel List, its not that they are non-existant.  There are some interesting and meaningful efforts being made. But when I see [...]

The Five Commandments of J.O.Y.B.A.G.®

I have traveled into the Safeway parking lots, among the glass filled shoulders, through the misery of forgetting my spare tube.  I have lugged grocery bags on my handlebars and arrived to gatherings late and sweaty.  I have cursed and sworn with befuddlement at being ill-prepared to make my way through the world on my [...]

Kickstart Our Heart! Bike Commuting Specific Projects Launching on Kickstarter

Here at Commute by Bike, we get a lot of emails from folks launching projects on Kickstarter asking us to help promote their campaigns.  A number of the projects look awesome, inventive, and definitely worthy of some attention.  While we can’t write individual articles about all of them, I decided to start a semi-regular feature [...]

Crowdsourced Maps for Local Cycling Routes, Still Waiting…..

The internet waves generated earlier this week over Strava’s user data heatmaps we’re both exciting and frustrating to those of us who have been waiting for the technology revolution to catch up with smart route mapping for cyclists.  It was exciting because it is definitely a sign of momentum, but frustrating in that there is [...]