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A Contraflow Bike Lane in Washington D.C

DC will soon have its first protected bicycle lane. DDOT is ready to begin construction on a protected, contraflow lane for bicyclists to ride south on 15th Street NW between U Street and Massachusetts Avenue. By placing the lane adjacent to the sidewalk, buffered from high-speed traffic by parked cars, this will create a more [...]

A Group Build of Building Your Perfect Commuter Bike

Over the next couple weeks you the readers and I will be walking each other through the process of building up a commuter bicycle.  This isn’t only going to be a how to, but also going to go through the questions you need to ask yourself as you are building or picking out a bike [...]

Open Forum : Electric Bicycles for Commuting

In the past weeks I’ve talked about the new Trek Ride+ lineup, that are electric assist.  As I’ve received many emails and comments about electric bikes I wanted to hear your input. Do electric bikes kill the thought of cycling for you? Do you think more folks would get started bicycle commuting if they knew [...]

Honda is Taking Action for Bicycle Safety

Of all companies to invest in safety of people on bicycles, Honda is leading the charge. Tokyo, Oct 15, 2009 – (JCN Newswire) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced plans to begin Japan-wide sales starting February 2010, of the Honda Bicycle Simulator developed for the purpose of traffic safety education. By safely experiencing the [...]

2009 Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Congratulations to the 45 businesses named a Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclist.

Lock Your Bike Up

Lock your whole bike, not just the rim and tire! Megan posted this photo on her Flickr site and boy did it catch me off guard.  Having seen many wheels or frames left rotting due to mis-lock use I’ve never seen spokes cut out of a wheel to get the bike. Here are some great [...]