Category Archives: Folding Bikes

Tents and Tandemonium at Michigander


Above and below are just a few photos of some of the tandem bicycles and the makeshift tent city seen during the two-day Michigander bike ride over the past July 11-12 weekend. This two-day event open to all types of … Continue reading

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Every bicycle lover’s dream stable


Every bicycle lover has gotta dig this hilarious cartoon. Particularly like the reference to the Fixie in the bottom right corner. Perhaps a bit more leg room would be handy. Cheers!

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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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“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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The rebirth of something quite special – Lansing Bike Co-op


Kathy and I were privileged to attend a fundraiser for the newly revived Lansing Bike Co-op yesterday at the exceptionally hip and recently renovated Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern. The place was packed with supporters and well-wishers celebrating the rebirth of … 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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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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“A day in the life”…of a bike commuter


It was supposed to be just another day in the life of this avid bike commuter. I thought I had it all planned out so well. Yesterday morning, I drove my Ford C-Max with my folding bike packed inside to a car detailing … Continue reading

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“Riding With Reindeer” – Jolly good from start to ‘Finnish’


One of my favorite authors is Bill Bryson. His travel essays are an absolute stitch. While not quite as sarcastic as Mr. Bryson, in Riding With Reindeer, writer Robert M. Goldstein tells a fun and humorous tale of his riding … Continue reading

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A fortuitous folding bike encounter


As I bicycle commute here in Greater Lansing, it is quite common to see other cycling enthusiasts on their way to/from work or school. What is much less common is seeing a fellow urban folding bike commuter. At the intersection … Continue reading

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