Category Archives: branding

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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Leading states for bike co-ops/collectives


Below are two fascinating charts from information found on the Bike Collectives Network website.  The first lists the 20 states that have at least five bike collectives/co-ops/community shops established within their geographic boundaries.  The second is shows those states with … Continue reading

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Some AAA clubs start to get it…about bicycles


It seems amusingly ironic that certain AAA (American Automobile Association) clubs are now offering emergency bike services for bicycle commuters considering the organization tried to strip any and all non-motorized funding (a mere 1.0% of the transportation bill) from the … Continue reading

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Bicycle head badges seen in DC


While in Washington, DC over the past weekend, I was quite impressed by the availability and usage of the Capital Bikeshare network. In fact, bicycle usage overall was very noticeable throughout the city and the inner suburbs. While wandering the … Continue reading

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Vintage 1950s handlebar-mounted bicycle radio


Could you imagine trying to keep this bulky, square box safely fastened on the handlebars of your bike? It’s a 1950s Arvin 514Y23-13 AM bicycle radio/horn with a reflector that I acquired in 2013 for inclusion in my transistor radio … Continue reading

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Finland’s fab FUBi full-sized foldie


As an avid rider of an urban folding bike for my work commute (and just plain fun), I totally enjoy reading about the exciting and eye-catching technological advances that are rapidly taking place in folding bicycle design. Recently, while perusing the … Continue reading

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21 bike head badges and a butt badge


Here are a series of photos I recently took of the bicycle head badges and one seat/butt badge for sale outside the Michigan State University (MSU) Surplus Store. These are abandoned/discarded bicycles that were gathered up around campus at the end … Continue reading

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Multi-modal trails are “looking grand” in Portland…Michigan


Kathy and I enjoyed the delightful Mother’s Day weather with temperatures in the low 80s by bicycling the Portland, Michigan non-motorized trail system. For a city of approximately 3,900 residents, Portland has an amazing 11 mile long trail system (see signed … Continue reading

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The city with the most new bike commuters…


…is Detroit! Yes, that much maligned grand automotive manufacturing and research center of Michigan is where bicycle commuting grew by a whopping 464.4% between 1990 and 2012. So, Motown, the Motor City, Automation Alley, and the home of General Motors, … Continue reading

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A new era to begin!


As many readers of Panethos have probably noticed, a number of recent blog posts have dealt with bicycling issues. As my love for bike riding has grown, so has my interest in stories related to topics surrounding the bicycling culture. As … Continue reading

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