A very common keyword that brings people to Commute By Bike is, fenders. Those plastic, metal or wooden sheets that wrap around your wheel or clip on to your seatpost. Protecting you and sometimes your bicycle from wet roads, grime and slush. A well installed full coverage fender will keep the rain out of your [...]
A short film documentary from UCLA Transportation and the Sustainable Resource Center. Within this short film they talk to a few different bike commuters in the LA area. Each user gives the advantages of choosing a bike for transportation, tips for how to get started and on safety. Two thumbs up for a 5 minute [...]
A short video on how well my Google Maps “Bike There” experience has been.
A wonderful reader, Phil, shot us an email last week about a garment bag review he did. Thank you for the okay to post it on Commute By Bike! Nashbar Garment Bag Pannier I bought this garment bag pannier in October of 2008 when I decided that I wanted to commute by bike to work [...]
The magazine, Bicycling, publishes their own version of the Top 50 Bicycle Friendly Cities in the US. Most of them aren’t a surprise, but what is surprising is that Portland, Oregon was bumped out of the top seed by Minneapolis, MN. Top 5 Cities #1 Minneapolis, Minnesota *I must note that Minneapolis most likely moved [...]
As a bike commuter it has really cut down our family cost on every day things. This morning while reading Treehugger.com they have a $$ saved article, and it got me thinking. How much as cyclist do we really save. After all the the money spent on the gear, bikes, and extra food. Do we [...]