Tag Archives: bike commuting

Brazen bike thieves become a challenge to cycling


My stepdaughter has been living in Washington, DC (within the District itself) for the past 18 months. Only recently (since August) did she start using bicycles to get to and from METRO stations during her commute. In those two months, … Continue reading

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The only times they seem to notice


Any other avid bike commuters out there wonder why our co-workers and friends seem to ask if we rode to work when the weather is lousy?  I commute by bicycle well over 100 days a year, but the only times … Continue reading

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Campuses with the most bike repair stations – Updated


Below is a list (likely incomplete) of those college campuses in the United Sates that have the most free bicycle repair stations on campus. These handy “fixit” locations provide routine and emergency service options for campus (and general public) cyclists. … Continue reading

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Bowl week bike commute


It’s not often that one can bike commute in Michigan the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Most of the time it is either too snowy, too icy, or too damn cold (particularly the wind chill). Despite temperatures in the … Continue reading

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Bicycling to the friendly skies


Recently, I have wondered how many airports in the United States and elsewhere have bicycle parking available for travelers. One thing is for sure, if you are a traveler who is planning to bike to the airport, I hope you … Continue reading

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Triple digit bicycle commutes in 2014, oh yeah!


I am very pleased to report that in my tenth year of serious bicycling commuting, a new milestone was reached today – 100 roundtrip bike commutes in a single calendar year. The previous record was 87 roundtrip commutes in 2012. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Memories along the Monon


When I was growing up on the north side of Indianapolis, there was no such thing as the Monon Trail. Instead, it was the Monon Railroad linking the city with communities to the north, including Chicago. In 1985, the Monon … Continue reading

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Viva l’Italia! – Carrera’s wickedly cool retro urban bicycle helmet


While surfing the net for a folding bicycle helmet that can be easily packed in a suitcase or backpack for trips and holidays, I stumbled across Carrera’s new foldable helmet. This wickedly cool retro design from Italy is based on … Continue reading

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Get a Leg Up: The Nation’s First Bicycle Footrest


What a great idea, courtesy of Streetsblog Chicago.  Congratulations to all those in Chicago responsible for setting such a fine example of cutting-edge bicycle planning. Get a Leg Up: Steven and Friends Install the Nation’s First Bicycle Footrest.

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Row, row, row your bike…


I will let these photos from inhabit.com of Judah Schiller and his water bike speak for themselves.

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