In 1897 A Bicycle Superhighway Was Under Construction
"In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now-everyone knows Angelenos don't get out of their cars-but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built." more...
Bike Rack Sculpture
"From the 18-foot Fremont Troll squashing a Volkswagen Beetle to a statue of Lenin towering over a public plaza, Seattle's Fremont neighborhood (self-proclaimed "The Artists Republic of Fremont") is well-known for its quirky public art..." more
Hiking Sedona's Chicken Point
"The view from Chicken Point after hiking the Broken Arrow Trail makes all those Pink Jeeps worth it." more...
Canada's 6 Best Bike Trails
"There's no better way to enjoy the early days of spring than taking in the sights and sounds of Canada's spectacular landscape. Coast to coast, here are our top-rated routes." more...
World Bank Group Rides To Silver Status
"The World Bank Group has an active crew of bike commuters, so when I was invited to join them on their convoy this morning, I jumped at the chance.
"We were not only celebrating Bike to Work Day a day early, we were also celebrating their new Silver Bicycle Friendly Business award." more...
Kindness On Bike Trail
"In this fast-paced world it is easy to become cynical and concerned with what has been dubbed as the "me" generation. However, this notion was dispelled one early morning, when a buddy and I went on a 25-mile bike ride on the W&OD, Custis and Mount Vernon Bike Trail..." more
RTC Trail Of The Month: Virginia Creeper
"...There are so many trestles along the route that each is numbered with an identifying plaque at either end of the bridge..." more
Step Backward, Step Forward
"A few weeks ago I was out walking in my neighborhood when an SUV came barreling around the corner and into a crosswalk I had traversed halfway. I assumed the car would stop..." more
Opening Streets & Connecting Communities
"Waking up on April 21, reminded me of waking up on the morning of a big field trip in grade school - except today I was going right down the street from my house. Frankly, I couldn't even sleep. This was the biggest CicLAvia ever and no one knew exactly what was going to happen." more...
Cyclists Are Special & Do Have Their Own Rules
"Sarah Goodyear of the Atlantic has an article for Bike to Work Week entitled "Cyclists Aren't 'Special', and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules." The thesis seems to be that now that cycling is mainstream, cyclists need to behave better. I would argue that whether or not cycling is mainstream you need to ride safely and courteously. In fact, an increase or decrease in cycling mode share shouldn't change the way you ride one iota." more...
NH: The Best Hiking & Biking In The Lakes Region
"Whether you've never hiked before or you're a seasoned expert looking for a challenge, there's a perfect trail for you in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire..." more
Ducking Geese On The Olentangy Trail
"The "scout" honked three times as I approached on two wheels, alerting the other geese farther along the bike path." more...
Bike & Build
Ducking Geese On The Olentangy Trail
"...Stella and I were a part of the non-profit Bike & Build, joining 31 other young adults raising money and raising roofs for affordable housing..." more
7 Reminders Why Bikes Are Pure Goodness
"There are no downsides to bicycles. Here are seven ways that bikes are good..." more
Hey, I'm Walking In LA!
"Last year I gave a talk at the WIRED 2012 conference about the importance of designing our cities for walking: It's the simplest, fastest way to make a city safer, healthier, and economically stronger..." more
The Beginner's Mind Of Car Freedom
"Bike commuting in Tucson is becoming easier. My routes are starting to take shape, and I'm feeling less and less like I will get lost on the way to work..." more
The Reward In Biking
"This past Wednesday was National Bike to School Day. So as far as Meghan Bown from Get Fit Itasca was concerned, it was the perfect opportunity to use a little wager to make sure as many kids as possible at the elementary schools and middle school in Grand Rapids rode their bikes to school." more...
"Andrew Taylor discovers the highs and lows of summer bike riding through winding Aspen valleys - and lives to tell the tale." more...
Cinci Bike Drive
"The Cinci Holiday Bike Drive is a volunteer-run project that refurbishes donated children's bicycles and provides them to low-income children in Cincinnati..." more
Commuter Idyll Winner
"...Our "Commuter Idyll" winner - Jake Williams of Chicago - had a hellish commute too. He made big changes to get control over his time, his health, and his happiness. Here's Jake's story..." more
Rotorua Among Red Bull's 8 'Best Bike Trails on Earth'
"Rotorua's world-renowned mountain bike trails have won global praise from Red Bull as one of the eight top mountain biking destinations on earth - the only place awarded such recognition in the Southern Hemisphere." more...
World Bicycle Relief
"...n the wake of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, F.K. and Leah founded the global non-profit World Bicycle Relief. In the two years following the disaster, WBR provided 24,000 bicycles to the residents of Sri Lanka, supplying a key resource to citizens in rebuilding their lives..." more
Taking On the Arizona Trail 300
"After three years, Aaron Gulley finally made good on his obsession with one of the harshest, self-supported mountain bike races in the West." more...
Mental, Physical & Spiritual Health At 83
"...Retiring at 65 and experiencing some joint pain, I added cycling to my regiment. Little did I know that at age 69 I would be one of a team of four doing Race Across America, riding from Irvine, Calif. to Savannah, Ga..." more
Surly Recalls Pugsley Forks
"Surly Bikes is recalling about 975 Pugsley bicycle forks because they can bend right above the mount for the disc brake." more...
Giving The Gift Of Cycling
"Getting a good idea is easy, acting on it is the hard part. But it's those rare movers and shakers that make a difference in our communities. One of those pivotal people is John Horvath, a physical education teacher at Omro Middle School in Omro, Wisconsin." more...
London to Edinburgh
"When I signed up for the two-day Rat Race Road Trip, London to Edinburgh cycle ride, I thought, how hard can that be? I clearly didn't think hard enough. This weekend, three months on from that decision, I found out." more...
Licking County Will See Parks Blossom
"There's something fitting about housing the Licking Park District offices in the former county poorhouse. That's exactly where the parks were headed until Licking County voters approved a 0.25-mill levy in March 2012." more...
National Bike Challenge Inspires 88-Year-Old
"...Take Val Roemer of Menasha, Wis. She's 88 years old and has been riding her bicycle for the better part of 70 years." more...
The Kindness Of Strangers
"I'm writing this with a bandage covered hand and some rather bruised legs, and scratched arms, but with a large smile on my face." more...
Bikes Aid Recovery For Wounded Warriors
"...They said, 'Here's a bike. We'll start you in one that's slightly more recumbent, because you've lost all the strength in your abs. This will cradle you and you can start to move your arms...'" more
Overcoming Abuse, Addiction & Incarceration
"...Today's post comes from Kristin Gavin, founder of Gearing Up, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that uses bicycles to help women transition from abuse, addiction and incarceration." more...
MO: View From The Handlebars: Southcreek Trail
"...Moving forward on the 8 mile South creek trail you can first expect a tunnel of green and a steady stream." more...
Texting While Driving A "National Epidemic"
"According to a new study, about 43 percent high-school students taking part in a survey have said that they have texted while driving in the past month. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers, and texting while driving is a risk factor for accidents." more...
Detroit Draws Bike Builders
"...In the past year, the bike business has gained traction in metro Detroit, in part, because people outside the country are seeking products made in the Motor City. Two new companies - Detroit Bikes and Detroit Bicycle Co. - even worked Detroit into their names." more...
Are Bike Lanes A Safe Place To Ride?
"May is National Bike Month, but virtually every day is about bicycling for Alecia Adcock, who rides as much as 300 miles a week." more...
The Beginners Mind Of Bike Commuting
"...The moment you think you know everything there is to know, you will have lost the way. The beginner's mind is the mind of wisdom." more...
CT: Bike Sculpture Paque To Be Unveiled
"Just in time to celebrate May as National Bike Month, a plaque honoring the donors who made Simsbury's bike scupture possible will be unveiled May 6 at 3 p.m..." more
Elevating The Voices Of Delivery Cyclists
"...I was looking for a job and a friend of mine delivered cookies. I realized that getting paid to ride a bike was about as good a gig as I could ever hope for..." more
Manhattan's Waterfront Greenway
"...There are few things quite like seeing Manhattan from the seat of a bicycle and this greenway, which hugs the entire circumference of the city and showcases a magical reuse of its industrial waterfront..." more
The "ti"That Binds On The Trails
"My husband, Steve, and I arrive at the La Cuchara parking lot on a beautiful morning in mid-March and unload the bikes..." more
Bike Party - A Fresh Way To Take Back The Streets
"As with all great parties, I heard Friday night's bike fiesta before I found it. Pedaling my old-school aluminum Trek road bike up one of Baltimore's main drags - in a black bow tie, ruffled shirt, and cummerbund, naturally..." more
Man Pdals His Message Of Hope Coast To Coast
"...Last week, he pedaled back into town using the Great Allegheny Passage to complete a cycling journey that started in Tampa, Fla." more...
Man Loses 105 Lbs. By Biking, Dieting
"When Dale Juedes celebrated his 42nd birthday last October, he could think of no better gift than to ride his mountain bike more than 82 miles from Wausau to Green Bay." more...
BikeSpike: Meet MyRidePool
"... I don't really get why there are so many competing services offering to help people map and share their rides." more...
Ride Oconto History Bike Trail Organizer Honored
"Amber Van Den Heuvel, 15, of Oconto was honored on April 20 for her efforts in establishing the Ride Oconto History bike trail, which incorporates six bike routes of varying lengths." more...
Bike To School Day Spotlights Versatile Device
"...Bike to School Day encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May and builds on the popularity and success of international Walk to School Day, celebrated in October." more...
Springtime Fun In The Smokie Mountains
"Visitors by the millions vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains each year to experience the great outdoors, see the national park's natural attractions and enjoy the beautiful mountain vistas." more...
Biking To Work Not For The Faint Of Heart
"I was, of course, woefully unprepared to bike to work." more...
Electric Bikes A Rising Force On Urban Landscape
"Efforts to transition rapidly to renewable and clean energy solutions while satisfying growing urban mobility needs are key factors accelerating the sale and use of electric bicycles..." more
Historic Markers Along Trails
"There's something about historical highway plaques and markers that are extremely distracting when I'm bicycling through new territory." more...
Justice Breyer Crashes Bike, Breaks Collarbone Again
"...Breyer had surgery at a Washington hospital after fracturing his collarbone when he fell off his bike, spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, according to ABC News." more...
Biking Boom Spurs Riding Lessons For Adults
"When they were kids, they could only watch as their friends pedaled off. In college, they saw other students go ten-speeding around campus. As grown-up Washingtonians, increasingly surrounded by bike lanes, bike commuters and bike-share stations, they have stood aside as a city zips by on two wheels." more...
A Glorious Day To Launch A Bike Tour
"What better day to start your bicycle travels than a sparkling clear spring day in April.
"That's how it worked out for Wendell Poole III, whom I happened upon while completing a Green River Trail-Interurban Trail loop in Kent on Thursday." more...
A Long, Long Bike Ride
"It's hard to fully describe how tired I am after yesterday's incredibly long ride to NYC from Hartford." more...
Cyclists Endanger Motorists
"Remember that next time an impatient motorist lays on the horn and passes you close and at speed, that it is in fact the motorist that is in danger. At least according to Bill Krawietz, the Mayor of Bulverde TX..." more
Bicycling In Minneapolis
"Aside from the cold, Minneapolis is a great city to get around by bike. Unlike other cities which have been working hard to add bike lanes, the backbone of Twin Cities bicycle network is its system of off-street paths..." more
Riders Embark On Aussie Adventure
"Carlton from Mukinbudin is one of the first 26 riders from across Australia who are currently cycling the 1000-kilometre Munda Biddi Trail from Albany to Mundaring.
"The riders are the first people ever to ride the completed trail, which travels through forests, bushland and scenic river valleys boasting unique flora and fauna and towering eucalypts, on the Welldrill Munda Biddi Epic 1000." more...
Hand-Bikes At Dawn: A Mountain Ascent
"On Saturday, four disabled riders and their support crews set out to scale Cadair Idris, one of the tallest mountains in Southern Snowdonia, using specially designed mountain bikes. The bikes are pedalled by hand rather than by foot, and have especially low gears, which are essential on the steep and rocky upper slopes of the mountain..." more
Thieves Pursue Cyclists For High-Price Bikes
"Professional bike thief gangs are reported to be tailing mountain bikers away from popular trail centres and stealing high-value bikes from their homes or car bike racks." more...
Mountain Trail Runs Offer More Benefits
"...here are my own reasons why running in the mountains trumps the pavement every time..." more
Will E-Bikes Get America Pedaling?
"Electric bicycles are already popular in Europe and in China, which has more e-bikes than cars on its roads. Now, manufacturers are marketing e-bikes in the U.S., promoting them as a "green" alternative to driving." more...
NE Ohio At Odds Over Its Future
"If city and regional planning in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio were the focus of a reality-TV series, the current season would be ablaze with fiery conflicts among protagonists, plus lots of juicy subplots." more...
Rural Roads Can Be Hazardous For Cyclists
"...He was riding north on the LeRoy-Lexington blacktop when he came to an intersection. He stopped behind a van and remembers looking left and right and thinking he would go straight when it was his turn.
"'My next memory is the EMTs standing over me,' said Lipic..." more
Rotorua: The Road's Your Oyster
"A weekend in the Britz camper vans - kitted with bike racks and bikes - meant that with more wheels than you could shake a stick at, I was living a fantasy I'd been harbouring for years." more...
Cycling In The Dolomites
"...over the past three years, Cortina d'Ampezzo has seen a "phenomenal" growth in mountain biking and road cycling, according to Marianne Moretti of the resort's marketing department. There are now 13 "bike hotels" dotted around the town where you won't be frowned upon..." more
PA: Chinese Harmony Pavilion Enhances Bethlehem Greenway
"You may notice a wooden structured architecture with no surrounding walls covered with grey tiles and wonder what it is while you run along the Bethlehem Greenway everyday..." more
Santa Monica Beach With A Power-Up Option
"This beach-and-bluffs walk in Santa Monica is a great way to soak up some scenery, take in some salty air and learn a little local history..." more
New E-Bike Shop Opens In Dayton
"A new business only a few feet from the Brown Street bicycle lane has joined the growing market for e-bikes, a new wave of lightweight and emission-free rides that plug into common household electric outlets and carry riders up to 40 miles on a charge." more...
10 Great Spring Bike Rides in Central MA
"Going for a long run or stroll through the park is pleasant, but as everything bursts into bloom this spring, the urge to break out the bike and go for a ride can be much greater..." more
Trail Building: An Eye-Opening Experience
"If I'm being honest, the first reason I decided to volunteer for COPMOBA's recent trail building day was to alleviate a sense of guilt." more...
Bicycles & Recidivism Reduction
"Michael Herron, who's been busted in the past for peddling drugs, grins like a kid when he hears about a program that would give bikes to people who've been released from prison or jail." more...
Best Rides For NYC, LA And D.C.
6 Road Rules for Fun Family Bike Rides
"...Biking with the entire family can be fun but, let's face it, requires more planning, especially if your kids range in age and one of them might be strapped to your bike, or just getting off training wheels. Here are six tips for fun but safe family rides." more...
Washington State Parks turn 100
"...Last month, our very own Washington State Park System-the fourth oldest state park system in the nation-turned 100..." more
Road Rage Retribution
"So many people seem to be angry behind the wheel. How can I go after a driver after I've been the victim of a "road rage" incident?" more...
My First Tucson Commutes
"I'm starting from scratch as a bike commuter in a new city, which means..." more
Riding The Historic B & A Trail To Annapolis
"Besides 60-degree temperatures and clear blue skies, how perfect was Sunday's bike ride down and back to Annapolis on the B & A Trail?" more...
Teen Sends Bikes To India's Poor Children
"Thomas Hircock first visited India when he was 12 years old. The US schoolboy, who had joined his father on a business trip, was shocked by the poverty he saw." more...
Biking the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail Challenge
"...This year, they loaded up their backpacks, dusted off their compasses, and bicycled through the woods along portions of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail." more...
Restaurateur Scales Up to an Intense Routine
"Dining at Jodi Richard's New York restaurant, Atera, feels like an eating marathon. Guests need to pace themselves for the 22-to-28 course, tasting-menu experience. Ms. Richard, however, prefers to trail run for three hours, fueled by gummy bears and coconut water." more...
New Developments For Tipp City Parks
"...The board approved several grant applications for new projects in the city's parks. They include an Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) grant for playground equipment, a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for a handicapped walkway in Kyle Park, and an ODNR recreational trails grant." more...
Traffic Com: Eveyman's Traffic Counter
"TrafficCOM is a hardware and software platform that allows anyone, from individuals and community groups to professionals and municipal agencies, to easily collect and share automobile and bicycle traffic count data." more...
A Closer Look At NY's Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail
"...The Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail is a ribbon of green running for about 40 miles from downtown Albany to Rotterdam Junction. Steeped in history, it's built on old rail beds and Erie Canal towpaths..." more
NE: A Talk With Omaha Bike Coordinator
"...The World-Herald invited Carlos Morales, the City of Omaha's bike/pedestrian coordinator, to answer questions Thursday on Omaha.com..." more
Williams On Path To Inspire Others
"On April 20 and 21, Fort Bend County resident Vicki Williams will participate in her 30th MS 150 Ride. A marathon runner, triathlete and part-time health club employee, Williams has ridden in MS rides across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma." more...
Cycling the Great Western Greenway
"April 1st was a bank holiday here in Ireland, and Kev and I decided to take advantage of the day off of work to do something that had been on his own list for a while: cycle the Great Western Greenway..." more
How To Cover Russia In 6 Bike Trails
"Russia, with its northern climate, uneven terrain, rough roads and temperamental drivers, is perhaps not the best country for the amateur cyclist." more...
A Closer Look At Distracted Driving
"April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and there are numerous national, state, and local campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of not putting down your cell phone behind the wheel." more...
RTC Trail Of The Month: Hart-Montague Trail
"...'It's so purely 'west Michigan,' says Nancy Krupiarz, director of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. 'When you think of Michigan, with its orchards and fresh fruit, Lake Michigan, the farms, the small towns, this trail encapsulates it all.'" more...
Navigating The St Louis Riverfront Trail
"...The most impressive part of my journey northward was crossing the mile-long Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. It's a bit unnerving pedaling across a cantilever through-truss bridge that dates back to 1929..." more
Minneapolis's Top 6 Bike-Friendly Eateries
"As one of the first American cities to have organized bicycle trails, Minneapolis is now considered to be one of the top bicycling cities in the nation. With more than 160 miles of on-street and off-street bike trails, lanes, and paths, this mode of transportation is a practical choice for many locals and tourists alike." more...
Anchorage Man Finishes Iron Dog Trail...On A Bike
"Billy Koitzsch of Anchorage completed a 2,000 mile journey from Knik to Nome to Fairbanks this past Friday, covering the Iron Dog trail on a fat tire bike. Koitzsch, 40, took about 40 days to finish his trip across some of Alaska's most demanding and varied terrain." more...
New Bike Shop Coming To Miamisburg
Best Bike Touring Videos
"...The winning videos announced recently in each of three categories did not disappoint. Each one is entertaining and should leave viewers with one common thought - traveling by bicycle is fun." more...
Pedalling Into The Wild
"A group of intrepid cyclists explore undiscovered hills, ridges and villages on the fringes of Delhi." more...
From Union Hall To Bike Shop In St. Paul
"When Ford Motor Co. eventually sells its shuttered St. Paul assembly plant to a redeveloper, it's a good bet that plans for its 122 acres will include a heavy emphasis on bicycle transit." more...
Cycling Around Prince William
"Whether you are an experienced bicyclist, or just starting out, there are plenty of helpful resources in Prince William to get your wheels moving..." more
The Best Bike Trails In Toronto
"Cycling on a beautiful day in Toronto is one of the most enjoyable things about living in this city, one equipped with plenty of bicycle infrastructure and a beautiful lakeside shore..." more
Bike, Hike, Run With These 3 Outdoor Apps
Choice Trails In The Denver Area
"Spring is definitely in the air. Birds are chirping, temperatures are warming up and serious bike riders are dusting off their bikes. One of the great things about living in Denver is spending time outside on our amazing bike trails." more...
Lessons In Bike Trail Manners
"...As the temperatures popped over freezing in recent weeks, folks dusted off their bikes, strapped on the old tennis shoes and headed out to the trail.
"It was really great to see so many people out.
"It was also a reminder of how many things people do wrong -- some unwittingly..." more
World's Top 10 Biking Trails
"...[Here is] a collection of ten trails that have been handpicked from various travel advisory websites, magazines and blogs of adventure enthusiasts..." more
On The Trail Of Famed Alton Cyclist
"...n the last decade of the 19th century and first half of the 20th, bicyclist Will Sachtleben's "daring deeds" as an early globe-trotting journalist made him a "popular hero in Alton, known to everyone..." more
Canada's 6 Best Bike Trails
"There's no better way to enjoy the early days of spring than taking in the sights and sounds of Canada's spectacular landscape. Coast to coast, here are our top-rated routes." more...
The Forgotten Coastline
"I stood under the shade of the tarpaulin canopy of the ferry's roof deck, quietly contemplating the diminishing outline of Batangas Province in the distance. Diesel fumes billowed overhead from the boat's twin smokestacks while its propellers churned the sea in its wake..." more
Trek UK Sponsors Commuter Team
"Trek UK has partnered with the Cyclismas satire blog team to sponsor six bike commuters, three men and three women." more...
A Man, His Dad & Their Bike Trip
"...I hatched a plan to circumnavigate the lake's southern reaches on bike, with a big assist from my father and the cross-lake ferry that leaves daily from Milwaukee during warmer months..." more
NPS: The Best Bike-Friendly Trails
"...here's a primer on the best existing bike-friendly trails in the national park system..." more
Dog Bites Cyclist, Rabies Treatment Follows
"...A Sunday morning bicycle ride two weeks ago on the Calaveras River Bike Trail across Brookside Road from his school resulted in Brandt being chased and bitten on the lower left leg by a black pit bull..." more
Skunk Cabbage Provides Strong Whiff Of Spring
"While the Foothills Trail in Pierce County has its daffodils, the Centennial Trail in Snohomish County [WA] could be known for its most predominant spring flower - the skunk cabbage." more...
Urban Bike Vacations
"...maybe an urban bike vacation is for you. When most people think of a bike-oriented vacation, they have in mind a grand tour, whether it's Cycle Oregon or the French countryside. Those are certainly lovely, but I've found there's also something magical about exploring a new city by bike." more...
Watts Up With Electric Bikes
"Electric bikes are slowly picking up speed. Already booming in Europe and Japan, these bike-path legal bicycles combine a normal drivetrain with an electric motor, which is usually embedded in the rear hub. You decide how much to juice your pedaling with the motor, allowing you to fly up steep hills or commute to work without huffing and puffing, then push it manually when you want a workout..." more
Missoula's Adventure Cycling Sees Wide Following
"...if you aren't into cycling, and even if you are, you might not be aware that Missoula is the home of the largest membership cycling association in America." more...
Bike Lanes Not Just For Big Cities
Coming In From The Cold
"...My training rides went from several hours to a one mile jaunt to the gym where the steam room was utilized for thawing purposes." more...
How Much Driving Is Avoided When Someone Rides a Bike?
"If Jane Doe rides her bike a mile to the post office and then back home, is it fair to assume she just avoided two miles of driving? And can we then assume that she prevented 2.2 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted?" more...
Engaging Women In Rides & Races
"...For women, the social aspects of bicycling are often a key motivation and inspiration, making rides and races particularly important in engaging and empowering more female bicyclists..." more
Connecting Youth With Nature... On A Trail
"... in light of emerging data, American Trails has broadened its lens to focus on children and the effects of outdoor experiences and exercise on their physical and intellectual well being..." more
Roads Were Not Built For Cars
"...Here's a risk free Kickstarter project: Carlton Reid has raised and exceeded his £4,000 ($6073 US) goal for his forthcoming book." more...
They Bike Because They Must
"...Arlington's bike trails have become a mode of transportation for those who can't--or choose not to--drive for financial reasons and for those who don't have access to public transportation. Affordability is the clear motive for many people according to community activist Lois Athey." more...
Impact Of 1913 Ohio Flood Still Seen Today
"...The rushing waters of the Great Miami River washed away bridges and houses all along its expanse, claiming hundreds of lives and destroying the canal system, covering more than 4/5 of Hamilton, mostly on the city's lower-lying East Side.
"From that disaster, however, came the largest public works project of the day, the Miami Conservancy District..." more
Custom Bikes Help Kids With Special Needs
"A company that creates custom bicycles for children with special needs is helping some 10-year-old twins from Auburndale realize a dream." more...
IL: 5 Great Bike Rides In Rocky River Valley
"...The region has many opportunities for riders to explore city and country, past places that you might have glimpsed as you zipped by in a car." more...
Spotlight On: Kentucky's Louisville Riverwalk
"...shining a light on one of Kentucky's premier cycling destinations, the Louisville Riverwalk." more...
Women Group Ride Circa 1928
"Decades before AIDS Rides, Critical Mass, Tweed Rides and more, five women embarked on a group ride from New York City to Washington, D.C. during Easter weekend in 1928..." more
Mr. Rogers Rode A Bike
"...Imagine the power of Fred Rogers as a bike advocate. If I could only have channeled him when I visited Congress a couple of weeks ago at the National Bike Summit." more...
NZ: Pedal Power Through Hawke's Bay
" Hawke's Bay is putting in its claim to be New Zealand's cycle capital, and the region has reason to boast.
"Around 200 kilometres of trails meander across the mostly flat seaside plains; the terrain is purpose-built for cyclists and walkers." more...
But The Cyclist Came Out Of Nowhere...
"I've heard drivers claim that they often just can't see cyclists. Is that really a defense a driver can raise following a crash?" more...
Life & Death On The World's Most Dangerous Roads
"More than 1.2 million people are killed on the roads every year and three-quarters of all road deaths are among young men..." more
Pittsburgh A Model For Riverfront Growth
"Cities along the 80-mile Great Miami River corridor now have a model to follow in their quest to fund millions of dollars in projects to draw residents and tourists to the riverfront." more...
Bicycle Paths Have Healthy Benefits
"I respond to the Monday letter "Should bike paths be high priority?" from Freddie V. Moyer Sr., who suggested that spending on bicycling infrastructure makes him both happy and confused." more...
The Connection Between Recreation & Conservation
"...It turns out that high-skill, high-wage workers, such as engineers and health care professionals, (a) can live and work just about anywhere they want, and (b) they are attracted to live and work in places where there are opportunities for outdoor recreation." more...
Bike-In Movies Project
"Let's go to the movies on the L.A. River! Help us fund the first ever Bike-In Theater along the banks of the city's best kept secret." more...
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CAN: Bike Officers Go Off The Beaten Path
"...Saanich police officer Const. Doug Franklin spots a discarded hypodermic needle where the parking lot meets the brush. A parks worker with a long pickup tool deposits it into a syringe box." more...
"What's Good For Trek Is Good For America"
"...Sadik-Khan has been at the center of PlaNYC, New York City's mission to overhaul it's infrastructure to make the city safer, greener, and more liveable. And because these projects are in New York City, and because the projects are showing results, other transportation bureaucrats are paying attention." more...
Adventures In Afan Valley
"I'm deep in the woods, far from home, and I happen upon a narrow path which twists out of sight into the trees. A wooden post has been driven into the soil. It has a small red plaque showing a skull and crossbones. It's not a warning. It's an invitation.
"Seconds later I'm pedalling like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse..." more
Biking With The Boys In FL
"In Florida mountain biking really has nothing to do with mountains. For the most part, we ride through swamps. Every once in a while you'll encounter a steep incline, but within seconds you're at the top, sailing down into a sand pit..." more
Bike Ride on Crystal Clear Ice
"Northern Michigan Outdoors: A still-photograph that Upper Peninsula photographer Aaron Peterson shot of his friend Ryan LaBar riding a fat tire bike on transparent ice went viral some weeks back, garnering millions of views from around the planet and, for a time, hanging out as the No. 1 most-viewed photo on Reddit." more...
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All You Need To Know About MTB Tire Pressure
"...how important is it to follow the recommended tire pressure guidelines? They seem much higher than I feel I should be running." more...
The Real Risk Of Not Riding Your Bike
"...In his presentation at the National Bike Summit - just a day after the Women's Bicycling Forum - Tom Bowden explored the futility of mansplaining away the safety concerns many people have about cycling." more...
Lajita, TX, Home To One Of The Most Challenging MTB Trails
"Controlled rock slides, 80-degree downward slopes, frigid temperatures, and grueling physical duress was not enough to stop two local men from testing their limits..." more...
The Ultimate Sunday Bike Ride: China Camp State Park
"Today's ride takes us off the pavement and onto the dirt to China Camp State Park in Marin County, located along the Southwestern edge of San Pablo Bay. The park and its extensive trail system offer sweeping views to the North across the water to nearby Mt. Burdell and the shores of Sonoma County and on a clear day, Mt. Saint Helena can be seen rising high above Napa..." more
A Whale Of A Trail On Kauai
"Bike or walk a seaside path on the Hawaiian island with views of humpback whales and rainbows." more...
27.5 MTB Wheels: The Next Big Thing?
"Could a once-neglected wheel size become a new standard on mountain bikes? Proponents of 27.5-inch wheels say it might happen sooner than you think. Here's the scoop on these suddenly red-hot hoops." more...
Licking County Park District Hires Director
"Robert D. Williams, of Pomeroy, Pa., will take the reins as director of the Licking Park District later this month, filling a job that has been vacant since March 2011." more...
Bicycling In Grand Rapids
"When my oldest child outgrew his training wheels, my husband and I piled kids, helmets, bikes and water-filled sport bottles into our truck and began our first family bicycling adventure at a trailhead of White Pine Trail, just north of downtown Grand Rapids..." more
AR: McRae Resident Connnects With Community By Biking
"For Steve Lercher, his dream of having his own bike trail and being involved in the community is coming true.
"He recently developed the Lercher 15 Trails on the 550-acre livestock farm he grew up on in McRae, along with his 14 siblings." more...
OR: Biking Victim Of Booby Trap Named In Suit
"A 22-year-old Ashland man says he has been identified by the U.S. Forest Service as a victim of Jackson Dempsey, who was arrested in July for allegedly sabotaging mountain-biking trails in the Ashland watershed." more...
Cycling Legalese: The Door Zone
"Talk to your non-biking friends and family about "dooring" and many, perhaps most, will give you a blank stare. Yet, few things scare urban bicyclists more than the threat of being doored..." more
What Is Nation's Highest Bicycle Tax?
"My virtual tour of American bicycle legislation led me to discover Hawaii Revised Statute 249-14, which imposes a $15 registration fee for all bicycles with wheels greater than 20 inches in diameter.
"This fee goes into the county bikeways fund and is used to build and maintain bike facilities and for cycling promotion and cycling safety programs." more...
Inspiring Words From Tammy Duckworth
"...Rep. Duckworth isn't well-known in the bicycle advocacy world, but as a double amputee and Iraq war veteran who also enjoys riding a hand cycle, no one in this room will soon forget her story." more...
The Making Of A Walkable City
"...Instead of razing old buildings and constructing bigger roads, the city council began taking proactive measures to reduce traffic..." more
March Is Women's (Bike) History Month
"..."Let me tell you what I think of bicycling," [Susan B. Anthony] said. "I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world..." more
Grearing Up For Miami Valley Cycling
"...With more than 330 miles of paved, off-street bike trails, the Miami Valley boasts one of the largest connected bikeway networks in the country. The area will soon be even more connected as a new three-mile bikeway between Eastwood and Huffman metroparks will open in the spring." more...
South Florida Group Rides
"...In the streets of Miami-Dade, there is safety in numbers. Cyclists say South Florida is among the most dangerous areas in the country in which to ride a bike." more...
36 Cities Ranked On Bikeability
"I get lost in a time warp playing with this bike score map. What a pleasant diversion and a bit of fun after being outside on my bike for hours this evening..." more
Get Rich With Bikes!
"...The bike will probably turn out to be the best thing ever invented for humankind. It is taking us a while to realize this, but I think more people are coming around with each generation..." more
Abe Lincoln Rode A Bike
"...did you know Abraham Lincoln was a cyclist?" more...
E-Bike Puts Tank Toughness In Ride
"With its new Trail Tracker, Pedego has created the Abrams tank of electric bicycles. Big, burly and painted DayGlo yellow, it doesn't only subvert the image of power-assist bicycles as transportation for the lazy or infirm. It plows it into the ground." more...
Celebrating The Life Of Major Taylor
"...While his name is rarely discussed amongst pioneering African-American athletes like Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens, Taylor's impact on his sport and the broader world around him was as important as any of them. Not to mention that as an 1899 World Champion, he was one of the top cyclists of his generation." more...
FL: Biking Juniper Island
"...A scenic two-lane beachfront road with well-kept landscaping, very little traffic and thus excellent biking. And it goes on for mile after mile along Jupiter Island on Florida's coast." more...
OR: Bend Is Snow Biking Epicenter
"...Fat bikes are souped-up all-terrain bikes that are primarily used for snow travel but have become increasingly popular for shredding trail and cruising on beaches or dunes. Despite their weight, which is about the same as a full-suspension mountain bike, people have grown to adore these super-size bicycles. They are easy to ride, incredibly stable and are known for grippy cornering ability." more...
The Psychology Of Why Cyclists Enrage Drivers
"It's not simply because they are annoying, argues Tom Stafford, it's because they trigger a deep-seated rage within us by breaking the moral order of the road." more...
Closer Look: Connecticut's Shoreline Greenway Trail
"Like the fabled road to Oz, Connecticut's Shoreline Greenway Trail, will have an unusual and distinctive color: pink..." more
Go-Anywhere Trail Maintenance Bike
"Moots previewed at a small pre-NAHBS event at Vecchio's Bicicletteria in Boulder, Colorado its interpretation of the ultimate bike for trail building - and after seeing it in person, we're certainly not about to argue." more...
'Biking Ohio Rail-Trails' 4th Edition
"...'I remember as a 10-year-old kid biking along a short park trail on a Stingray with a friend, saying 'Wouldn't it be cool if these trails were miles long and you could go from town to town?' Richardson recalls." more...
Art, Nature Blend Along CA Rail-Trail
"Solana Beach's Coastal Rail Trail offers an easy walk between Pacific Coast Highway and the railroad tracks that features some fun public art along the meandering paved path." more...
Fat Bikes Seeking Co-Existence With Skiers
"Anything this obscenely fat is bound to draw stares, especially in the Methow Valley, where it sometimes seems as though everything from the people (ultra active) to the skis (Nordic) are skinny." more...
Enjoy Riding Under The Florida Sun
"...Many of Florida's cities and towns have added bike lanes, trails and bike rentals to their urban landscapes. Here are a couple of cities worth checking out..." more
The Gender Gap In Biking
"It's no secret that American women are less likely than American men to ride bikes in cities. Some reports put one woman on a bike for every two men in the United States, and some have the ratio at a lady for every three guys. This isn't a universal condition by any stretch of the imagination; in European countries like Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands, the split is right around fifty-fifty." more...
Cycling Trip Through Germany & Austria
"A bicycle trip is a perfect way to see the scenery along the Danube River in Europe. Mother-daughter tandem cycle famous river from Passau to Vienna." more...
Foster Teens Build Bikes For Trip
"Nygal Bailey got a free 18-speed bicycle Monday, but it came with a price.
"He had to build it..." more
What Is It Like To Cycle Blind?
"...To find out, I tied on a blindfold and climbed on the back of a tandem. My husband climbed on in front. The double-seated bike with its double set of handlebars felt as unwieldy as a semi-trailer as we walked it across the road to a bike trail on Cape Cod." more...
Pondering The Point Of Snow Bikes
"Snow bikes are good for hucking about on groomed trails. They are not good for outrunning wolves." more...
5 Best U.S. MTB Trails
"Pack the bicycles, extra parts and head for the hills. When looking for unforgettable scenery, physical challenges and an adrenaline pumping experience on a mountain biking trip in the USA, these trails aim to please." more...
10 Must-Ride MTB Trails
"The future is here. A whole new generation of trails are being built by riders who are incorporating terrain that contains well-built jumps, bridges soggy ground, veers gradually uphill and and is made specifically to be fast, fun, demanding and accessible..." more
FL: Hiking & Kayaking Along Turkey Creek
"A kayak trip on Turkey Creek in Palm Bay combines the best of two outdoor treats - paddling and hiking.
"The scenic 6-mile-roundtrip kayak outing takes you to Palm Bay's Turkey Creek Sanctuary, where you can get out and explore 3.5 miles of trails, including a 1.25-mile boardwalk through a lush hammock." more...
How Do We Build A Coalition Of Bike Justice?
"Adonia Lugo's resume is a veritable list of the most ground-breaking campaigns to bridge bicycling and social justice..." more
Best Bay Area Bike Trails For Kids
"Strap on the helmets and get ready to go for a ride. Bike-riding is fun, free, and a great way to tally up exercise points while spending time outdoors surrounded by some of the Bay Area's prettiest landscapes..." more
Urban Bikeway Get-A-Ways
"Weary of city living? Hop on these urban trails and bikeways to make a clean getaway." more...
World's Top 10 Bike Rides
"Few of us have spent a lifetime pedaling the world in search of the perfect path to ride. Ron van Dijk, European cycling director for the active travel company Austin-Lehman Adventures, is an exception. Ron has personally logged well over 10,000 miles on the seat of a bike and offers up his top ten favorite day rides." more...
Bike Your Dog To Work
"...dogs are a great way to relieve stress at work and provide a restorative distraction from the daily grind." more
LAB Putting COG In Motion
"The League is committed to a bold goal: The diversity of people on bikes will mirror the diversity of America by 2020." more...
World's Longest Off Road Trail Nears Completion
"The world's longest off road cycle trail is nearing completion in Western Australia, covering a staggering 1,000 kilometres from the town of Mundaring, which lies to the east of Perth, to Albany, on the south western coast of the state." more...
The Skinny On "Fat" Bikes
"They may look silly, and even clown-like, with their giant oversized tires, but the only thing bigger than the mark fat bikes leave on trails is the impact they are having on the cycling industry." more...
Fat Bike Test Rides In Penninsula
RTC Trail Of The Month: Truckee River Bike Trail
"...Lake Tahoe was recently deemed America's best lake by popular vote in a USA Today survey. Although dozens of tributaries flow into the lake, only one flows out, and it is along this waterway that the Truckee River Bike Trail is aligned." more...
NZ: MTBer Provides CPR To Fallen Cyclist
"A 70-year-old man seriously injured in Whakarewarewa Forest was given a "fighting chance" after a passing mountain biker performed CPR before paramedics arrived." more...
Bikes For Guns In Uruguay
"Uruguay, under the current administration, has garnered a reputation for its "thinking outside the box" approach to leadership, and it's gotten results. Now, in an quirky effort to reduce the number of firearms in circulation, the government is again trying something new, offering citizens to turn in their unregistered guns in exchange for something infinitely more amusing -- a shiny new bike." more...
Seattle's Bike-Sharing Catch: The Helmet Problem
"...In January, the nonprofit Puget Sound Bike Share announced its search for bike vendor proposals in King County, Wash., bringing Seattle one step closer to a bike sharing system. But here's the problem: No bikeshare has ever been successful where there is a strict helmet law like Seattle's, which requires cyclists to helmet up regardless of age..." more
AZ: Illegal Trail-Building Fallout In Coconino Forest
"Sedona resident Tyler Gavigan, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally building mountain bike jumps in the Coconino National Forest outside his home, agreeing to pay $500 in restitution to the Forest Service." more...
How To Get Milwaukee Trails Plowed
"A couple days ago, Jason McDowel wrote an open letter on MKEBKE requesting that the trails in Milwaukee be better cleared of snow and ice in the winter. He argues that by looking at all the frozen footprints and bicycle tire ruts, anyone can see that there is a demand for use of these trails..." more
Blind Bike Racer Beats Obstacles
" Bobby McMullen pedaled his road bike over a wooden bridge, swooped along a curving trail next to Richardson Bay, and then, as he approached a gate, readied himself for what, under the circumstances, was a risky maneuver.
"Risky because the 50-year-old Mill Valley bike racer is blind." more...
Unearthing A Piece Of History
"...The Washington, D.C.-based bike commuter and blogger late last year dug up his great-grandfather's League of American Wheelmen membership certificate, which was issued in 1895..." more
Retracing The Steps Of The Buffalo Soldiers
"The curiosity of Swiss MTB pro René Wildhaber to examine the roots of mountain biking saw him take on to an unfamiliar journey last year. René went to the United States' Mid-West to search for traces of the Buffalo Soldiers, probably the world's first mountain bikers." more...
A Bike Bag For Your Dress Clothes?
"...Well first, let's start with the construction: The Two Wheel Gear pannier(s) is/are made of some seriously heavy duty ballistic nylon. It's fairly stiff, which does pose an issue in some respects. The fabric appears to be coated on the inside to make it highly water resistant if not actually waterproof." more...
Buffalo Soldiers & Bikes: A Brief History
"In 1896, the US military gathered a small group of soldiers to test a new military mode of transportation - the bicycle." more...
Georgia Provides Summit Scholarships
"Bike advocates in Georgia decided to get creative this year: They used a chunk of their budget to provide scholarships to the National Bike Summit - with funding from car owners." more...
Bike Commuters Are Happiest
"There's a quiet revolution going on in the field of transportation research. A new guard of young students and up-and-coming professionals are infusing new life and ideas into a body of work that has long been dominated by auto-centric research. They're the people we're turning to more and more to answer important questions like; Do bike boxes work? How much auto exhaust do people breathe while bicycling? How does our mode of travel impact spending patterns? And so on." more...
Wannemacher Park Involvement Spans 40 Years
"As a young lawyer in the 1970s John A. Wannemacher didn't have a lot of money to give local organizations, but he could give of his time." more...
Wounded Vets Rehab On MTB Trails
"Injured veterans from all over the country have come to Las Vegas for a special bike ride. It's the Ride 2 Recovery Mountain Bike Challenge. The wounded vets tackled trails near Blue Diamond as part of their rehabilitation." more...
San Fran: Top City For Staying Fit
"...If you're looking to stay fit, it's safe to say San Francisco is the ideal place to live. Not only is our jagged landscape perfect for breaking a sweat (especially when rewarded with a gorgeous view), but the 60-degree climate and abundance of organic food options make a healthy lifestyle almost inevitable." more...
Top 10 MTB Trails: Part 3
"...Recently, I spent some time reflecting on my experiences riding the "top 10 MTB trails in the world": Part 1, Part 2. As you can tell from reading those posts, I personally thought some of the trails deserved to be on the list..." more
CA: Rail Trail Helps Rebuild Richmond
"The Richmond Greenway is one of the great success stories of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) work in urban areas over the past decade." more...
TX: Cruisng The Town-Lake Bike & Hike Trail
"...The weekend mornings can get pretty crowded on the trail, but you will find it is quite peaceful during the week. The trail offers a complete path around the lake and measures 10.1 miles. The surface is smooth, made up primarily of crushed granite, but there are a few concrete areas and detours over a couple of city sidewalks." more...
Specialized Steerer Tube Recalls
"...The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard." more...
The Bicycle Commute Barometer
"The bicycle barometer takes data about the weather, the status of the tube lines I use to get to work, and whether my local station is open or shut.
"It then reduces all that data down to a single value and displays it on a dial with a bike sign at one end and a tube sign at the other." more...
FL: Biking In Boyd Hill Nature Park
"While we love to travel, often some of the hidden gems of our own region surprise us. That is what happened when I went to Boyd Hill Nature Park in the south side of St. Petersburg, Florida recently." more...
TransAmerican Trail Adventure
"...We had spend close to 5-months explaining to strangers that we were ''going to Oregon'', and when we finally crossed that stateline, it was almost surreal..." more
CA: Bike Thieves Busted A 2nd Time
"A San Rafael couple arrested Jan. 9 in a Mill Valley hotel room are back in jail after getting arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property Monday Jan. 14 near a popular bike trail on the border of Marin City and Sausalito, officials said Tuesday." more...
Biking Trails In Northern Wisconsin
"Ranked as the No. 1 place in the Midwest for bicycling and No. 2 in the nation by the League of American Bicyclists, Wisconsin offers miles of trails through varying terrain for the recreational biker..." more
Biking To The Inauguration
"...I thought riding my bicycle there would be great. It was at first, but once I got to Arlington, the easy stretch of Northern Virginia bike trail I grew up riding fizzled into a confusing jumble of difficult to read trails and bicycle lanes..." more...
Cycling Under The Influence
"...The degree to which you can find yourself in legal trouble for cycling while intoxicated varies depending on where you are..." more
Google Fails To Recognize Bike Boulevards
"...If you ask for Google bike directions, though, Google doesn't seem to know how to deal with these bicycle-only exceptions... Google tells me, as a cyclist, to detour away from the bike boulevard, up to Waverly and back south again to Bryant..." more
Mountain Biking At Night
"...One of my favorite things about riding at night is all the animals you come across," said Dan Shell, who works at Santiam Bicycle in Salem and leads weekly rides. "You'll see a lot of deer and even a porcupine running around, but the coolest thing is when you come across an owl. They'll sometimes follow your light for miles, probably hoping you'll scare up mice." more...
Alaska: Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat
"The plummeting mercury in Alaska this time of year doesn't keep bikers inside. More and more of them are heading to recreational trails and to the office on "fat bikes." They look like mountain bikes on steroids, with tires wider than most people's arms." more...
"My Name Is Lance"
"A few years ago there was a TV show entitled "My Name is Earl" about a lowlife (played by Jason Lee) who goes around righting all the wrongs he's done to other folks in his life to improve his karma." more...
An American Cyclist & European Sensibilities
"Four months ago I sold my bike, packed everything I own into one backpack, and moved from Miami to Santander, Spain.
"Crazy? Maybe a little." more...
Chicago Alderman On City Bikeway Plans
"...She had interesting things to say about bringing bike sharing to her district, as well as plans for extending the North Branch trail 4.2 miles south south to Foster Avenue. The latter will make it possible to bike roughly 25 miles from Belmont and the Chicago River in Lakeview to the Chicago Botanic Gardens in north suburban Glencoe on an almost entirely car-free route..." more
Ice Trail Bikers
"OK, so I know Milwaukee had a freezing rain last weekend, but a week later I am still riding a ribbon of ice all the way to work..." more
Bikes At The Detroit Auto Show
"The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened its doors to reporters on Monday. Members of the media were allowed early access to the upcoming vehicle debuts and latest automotive news. One of the biggest shockers so far has been the prominent placement of bicycles." more...
Be Your Own Hero
"So that Lance guy has fessed up to cheating. I got wind of it yesterday on Facebook." more...
Pedaling Toward More Bike-Friendly Housing
"In 21st century America, a 19th century invention - the bicycle - is figuring more and more in the calculations of apartment hunters and others looking for suitable digs.
"Bike commuting is on the rise in many cities, studies show, and as the number has grown, so has the need for bike-friendly housing." more...
Easy Riding On NZ's New Cycle Trails
"...The 20 new trails have assumed the moniker "Great Rides", building on the international reputation of the "Great Walks" through New Zealand's national parks..." more
Mini-Speakers For Bike Helmets
"This is a review of speakers, but I feel like a Sex Ed teacher getting ready to talk to high school students about condoms..." more
Safe cycling: Call Your Pass
"Growing up in one of our nation's first bike cities, I learned to "call my pass" on my bicycle - to give an audible signal when passing other trail users - at a very young age..." more
All Hail the Creeper Trail
"The Virginia Creeper Trail is arguably the most beloved bicycle trail in Virginia. But it wasn't always so..." more
Your Bicycle Blinky Light Can Kill You
"Blinking lights lull drivers into target fixation - the tendency to stare at something that stands out and connect with it...." more
Learning To Ride Into The Wind... In Alaska
"...While this winter has proven to be a very dry, with relatively little snow, my 10-mile commute to work still presents plenty of challenges. I can leave home at -10° and end up in Wasilla at 20° I can go from a relatively calm home stretch to a category 1 hurricane wind, and all of this in the dark." more...
Homeless Men Build Bike Racks In Cleveland
"...Metro Metal Works, a program of Lutheran Metro Ministry, is cranking out bike racks at the Lakeside men's homeless shelter, hiring people on the skids who need money and job training. Some are homeless. Some are just out of prison." more...
SF Bay Waterfront: Now With Birds, Bikes & Parks
"San Francisco's once-barren industrial waterfront between the Giants ballpark and Candlestick Point is rapidly becoming a 13-mile-long green patchwork of restored wetlands, parks and a maritime museum connected by bicycle paths, walking trails and the nearby Third Street MUNI light rail..." more
Feeling The MTBiking "Flow"
"...So what is this flow thing all about? Well, it's a concept that most creative people will be familiar with and it's often referred to as being 'in the zone' in the world of competitive sport. It's a time when you are so relaxed that you stop consciously thinking about what you are doing, it just happens naturally, at a sub-conscious level..." more
Cyclist Abandons South Pole Attempt
"A Boulder, CO man arrived safely back in Chile this past weekend after abandoning his attempt to be the first person to ride a bicycle to the South Pole." more...
5 Best MTB Trails In Scotland
"We promised earlier today we'd help out with your New Year plans to get out and about, and one sport that's growing in popularity in Scotland is mountain biking. Here we run through some of the best trails in the country." more
Concern Trolling And The Bike Helmet Debate
"Today I was reading details on a local news blog about an incident where a motorist struck a bicyclist not far from my home, when I saw a comment likening wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle to wearing a seatbelt while riding in a car..." more
RTC Trail Of The Month: Colorado's Rio Grande Trail
"...When the trail first grabbed our attention for a Trail of the Month feature more than 10 years ago, it was already a stunner at only seven miles long. Since then the rail-trail has blossomed, and now stretches 42 miles between the ski towns of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, with gorgeous views of the Roaring Fork River, the surrounding mountains and tall aspens that turn bright gold in the fall." more...
Cataloguing U.S. MTB Trails
"...Our goal is to catalog our nation's expanding trail system, and help introduce more riders to great trails-and make it easier to navigate new singletrack without getting lost like I did in Montana..." more
'Reveal The Path' Trailer
A Conversation With Jacquie Phelan
"Jacquie Phelan calls it like she sees it. And, as one of the most important trailblazers for women in mountain biking, she's seen a lot." more...
My Bike Trip In West Africa
"...One of the most cherished memories I have on my bike is a trip I did while working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal after graduating from college. It was a time of great freedom, fun, and growth. My bike was my primary mode of transportation during these years and so many times my mind drifts back to these years and the many bike trips I had throughout the beautiful country. One trip often comes to mind first." more...
The Bicycle "Car" Horn
"Two brothers are developing a horn that enables cyclists to be heard, if not seen, on their bicycles." more...
MTB Club: A Backdoor Into Conservation
"...I enjoy being in the woods," says Brian Hann, president of Knoxville-based Appalachian Mountain Biking Club. "I enjoy showing other people the sport, and the club is providing a recreation resource for everybody, not just cyclists. Mountain biking and trail construction is kind of an entry point into wilderness and a backdoor into conservation at the same time." more...
Biking All 4 Seasons
"Biking in the summer is fun and easy. Fall and spring, sure. But for some people, that's not enough - they want four full seasons." more...
South African Olympic Mountain Biker Killed
"South African Burry Stander, one of the world's top mountain bike athletes, was struck by a minibus taxi and killed while cycling on a coastal road in his home country, police said on Friday." more...
50-Year-Old Bike Lodged In Tree
"...ABC News followed by Huffington Post this week did short pieces on that 50-some year old bicycle lodged in a tree on Vashon Island in the Puget Sound." more...
Bag Buddy: The Right Way To Carry Bags
"...But here's another confession: I wouldn't mind having a pair of Bag Buddies to keep in my panniers for peace of mind." more...
MTB Skills For Road Cyclists
"You don't need to catch big air to have fun on a mountain bike. U.S. Grand Prix downhill champion and cycling instructor Katie Holden shares her tips for roadies who want to start playing in the dirt." more...
Winter Mountain Biking In Atlanta
"...Mountain biking is a year-round sport, and the Atlanta area has some great trails that will be less-crowded at this time of year. Whether you're a novice who doesn't know a berm from a bunny hop, or an advanced MTBer looking for a technical ride, there's a trail to suit you in the metro area." more...
The Cycle Ways Of Costa Brava
"I love cycling. Since living in France it has quickly become my preferred method of getting round. It's faster than walking, environmentally friendly, and you get to take in the scenery and fresh air. Plus the odd fly, for nutrition. So when the opportunity to spend three days cycling around Costa Brava presented itself, I jumped at the chance." more...
10 Best Urban Running Trails
"Chicago is a city with an awesome and towering skyline-and this 18.5-mile path along the shore of Lake Michigan gives you ample opportunities to appreciate it..." more
Land Bridge Trails On The Cross Florida Greenway
"...The land bridge over I-75 was the first structure of its type to be constructed in the country, and provides a safe way for wildlife, hikers, bikers and other trail users to access either side of the Cross Florida Greenway. It's fully landscaped, with palmettos and other native Florida vegetation, with an overlook area in the middle." more...
Shut Up About How Great Bikes Are
"My teenage son has his first job. He is working at the ski resort on the West side of that there mountain. His commute is about 14 miles, one way.
"I'd love to say that he is commuting by bike, but I don't think the thought has even crossed his mind." more...
FL: Biking The Palm Coast
"Biking and hiking are second nature here in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. With over 72 miles of trails to choose from with a variety of different levels, there is something for everyone..." more
It's Time To Stop Killing Cyclists
"...It will only cost you nine hours of your life and $35.
"Called Traffic Skills 101, the course is put on by the League of American Bicyclists and covers basic bicycle maintenance, bike paths, road riding and riding at night. Navigating traffic, however, is the meat of the course." more...