Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Bike Apple each day, keeps the parking blues away


Leave it to the Dutch to design an architecturally intriguing and practical bicycle parking structure that captures the essence of cool design. Introducing the fietsappel or the Bike Apple. This ‘delicious’ structure is located next to the railway station in the … Continue reading

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Hitting for the “cycle” at the ball park


The following major league baseball teams/stadiums provide bicycle parking and/or valet services at ALL home games. Hopefully, more teams will “hit for the cycle” in the near future and provide similar bicycle parking options for their health and fitness conscious … Continue reading

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Forget the toy gas guzzler, teach your kids to ride a bicycle!


All too often lately, I have seen parents spend hundreds of dollars on miniature toy cars for their children to drive around the yard, driveway, or sidewalk. While they look like they could be momentarily fun (until the kids get … Continue reading

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Now this is bike parking at the train station!


These photos from the copenhagenize.com website show the double-decker bicycle parking provided both inside and outside the Aarhus, Denmark Central Train Station. Very impressive, my friends!

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“Booking” bikes from the library


Come to think of it, this makes a lot of practical sense. Upon first learning of this idea (yesterday), it had me scratching my head wondering why I didn’t think of it. Why bother building a bike sharing network from … Continue reading

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This ain’t no fiction – pedaling books by bike


Public library systems in several North American cities have successfully initiated a book bike program which literally (bad pun) brings books right to you on bicycles. The earliest version of this I have come across is from the Pima County … Continue reading

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When the possibilities are endless


The sign shown below in the cartoon by Andy Singer would be a bicyclist’s/bike commuter’s dream come true. Having so many options to choose from would be heavenly, while the endless possibilities for adventure and exploration would certainly enrich the spirit with … Continue reading

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Don’t act like a moldy oldie when you can be boldie on a foldie!


FUN… That single word sums up what it is like to ride a small folding bicycle (or a foldie). I have owned my Citizen “Miami” with its 20-inch wheels for nearly two years now. It’s easily the most fun on … Continue reading

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Creative brand names for bicycle co-ops/collectives


While perusing the list of bicycle co-ops/collectives across the nation on the Bike Collectives Network website, several of their titles stood out as very imaginative, creative, and memorable brand names. Below is a list of my twelve favorites and my … Continue reading

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“On Bicycles” – the spiritual essence of the bike culture


If you were ever searching for a single reference resource on all things bicycles, then the book, On Bicycles: 50 Ways the Bike Culture Can Change Your Life, is definitely the place to start. This fine compendium is a required … Continue reading

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