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A Thought Experiment on Bike Commuting Safety

Josh King’s guest post, “10 Rules for Urban Commuting” sparked a lively debate, not just in our comments, but across the blogosphere. Well, the bike-commuter corner of the blogosphere anyway. If you missed it, the essence of the article (if I should hazard a summary) is this: If safety and survival are paramount to an […]

Teach Your Children Well: Safe Routes to School

In my first post, The Great Debate: Vehicular vs. Segregated Cycling, education for cyclists came up as a critical issue both in my research and in the response. Whether you ride on the road among four-wheeled gas-powered vehicles, or you prefer riding in a space designated for human-powered vehicles as an adult, creating a community […]

Velo Orange Brass Temple Bell Review

We are big fans of bells here at Commute By Bike.  Every good commuter bike, or bicycle that is ridden near people and dogs, should have some sort of bell attached to it.  After many years of trying various bells, some expensive and some inexpensive, I think Velo Orange has crafted my favorite for the […]

Road I.D for Commuters

In the Charlotte, NC area there has been a large increase of car and bike accidents..  While my rant for this topic will be held off for another topic, I started to fear for not only my safety but many hard questions came to mind. What would happen if I was in the middle of […]

Commuting with Children

Commute By Bike isn’t only about commuting to and from your work place.  It is anytime you chose your bicycle over a car, or other form of transportation, to get from point A to point B..  You could be commuting for many different reasons..  The library, groceries and school are three top reasons that are […]

Civia Carbon Fork Recall

We’ve conducted 3rd party testing and have concluded that the problem we’re seeing is the fork was designe. to b. stiff so that under braking, the legs would not wander around creating a noodly fork feel.  An unanticipated by-product of this le. stiffness is that the fork legs aren’t moving at all during regular braking and in turn, […]