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Commuter Profile and Commuting Stories: Thomas Brock

My name is Thomas and I commute about 3-5 times a week by bicycle in Jacksonville, NC. It’s home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (where I work) and isn’t known for it’s advanced urban or transportation planning. My daily commute is between 10 and 11 miles (one-way) and is from the deserted urban area [...]

Tools for Normalizing the Bike Commute

Come on now.  I know that you think of yourself as a bike commuter. But all too often something gets in the way. As a small business owner who also likes calling himself a bike commuter, I’ve become quite familiar with all of the reasons (excuses) that it often seems much easier to take the [...]

Are Electric Bikes Part of Our Future

Today’s E-Bike Wednesday Guest Article is brought to you by Elise Giddings.  Elise is co-owner of Cycle 9 bike shop in Carrboro, NC, which specializes in electric assist, cargo bikes, commuting and city bikes. http://www.cycle9.com Elise will be featured in one of our upcoming Commute By Bike Podcast, look forward to the series starting next [...]

2010 NAHBS Interview Series : Strong Frames

The largest series of interviews of frame and part builders, leading up to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show February 26-28, 2010.. Make sure to add us on Twitter for the latest show news. Basics: What’s your name?. Carl Strong Where are you based out of?. Bozeman MT in the heart of the Rockies How did you get [...]

2010 NAHBS : Ant Bike, Mike Flanigan Short Film

The man behind Ant Bike, is Mike Flanigan. A great guy that was the original person to introduce me to great looking “utility bikes.” It was the summer that I was running a shop in Bedford, MA.  I met Ant Bike Mike through the internet and one day he rode his lovely bike over to [...]

Basic Ways to Stay Dry this Winter & Spring

The snow is melting outside which will leave me for a wet commute to work into the morning.. Here are the basic ways I keep dry during the rainy season. Fenders – Full coverage fenders are best but even a race style fender that clips on and off quickly will keep the mud off your back [...]