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Hot road bikes for the commute

Here at Commute By Bike we focus primarily on utility bikes designed more for practical transportation rather than fast sport recreation. I know many of you, however, like the fast road bikes. My good friend Ken Conley in Silicon Valley is a fast bike fanatic who rides his bike to work. He recently had an […]

Bike Boxes in the Bike Lane

Do bike boxes help? Have you ever used one? Do you even know what a bike box is? Here is a picture to help understand: Pic is from the Seattle Times, who published this article on the subject. I also came across this video with a bit more of an explanation.   I think they […]

Commute by bike and pro cycling

Just some random and unorganized notes and links about utilitarian cycling and the Tour de France and racing and controversy. Bike Hugger says he expects Interbike 2007 will focus on “comfort bikes, SUBs, cargo bikes, and the like” instead of racing bikes. Great article from Grist on Bicycle Shame To be a successful adult, apparently, […]

Clearing the air on San Francisco Critical Mass

There’s a lot of misinformation going around about the “attack” of a family in a minivan during San Francisco Critical Mass last Friday night. It started when San Francisco Chronicle columnists Matier & Ross (who are anti-cycling) wrote this very skewed editorial, claiming that a mob of crazed cyclists attacked an innocent family of vacationers […]

We report, you decide

Reported variously in the Times of India, DailyIndia.com, Mumbai Newsline, Daily News and Analysis and Sahara Samay comes this whopper of a tale: Vinod Punamiya is an unusual sports lover. Last week, he made a world record by covering 140 km – from Mumbai to Dombivli – on his bicycle in 2 hours 20 minutes. […]

31st Annual Lehigh Valley Velodrome Bike Swap

Yesterday I took a trip to Trexlertown, PA for the Lehigh Valley Velodrome‘s bike swap. It’s a sort of flea market where bike shops, vendors and just bikeheads come out and sell new bikes, old bikes, components, clothing, and pretty much anything else having to do with bikes. It’s heaven for a chronic DIYer like […]