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Bike Commuting 101

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There are two main benefits of bike commuting: saving money and gaining fitness. People who don’t own cars and employ a combination of biking, walking, and the use of public transportation can save thousands of dollars each year. You might be most interested in the financial details, so let’s get to that first. A Forbes contributor wrote that […]

Top 25 US Cities For Bicycle Commuting

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Bloomberg News has assembled data from the US Census about the number of people who bike to work and where they are located. The top 25 US cities for bicycle commuting are shown in the graphic above. The top 5 on the list are: Davis – California Boulder – Colorado Palo Alto – California Eugene […]

Utah Wants to Talk Bike Commuting in Winter

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We all know that bicycle commuting is good for your health and good for the environment. Especially in winter, when starting your car on cold mornings puts lots of exhaust fumes into the atmosphere while we wait for our engines to warm up- but people still associate “cycling” with spring and summer. It doesn’t have […]

Jersey City Joins New York City Bike Share Program

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Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop has announced that Brooklyn based Alta Bicycle Share has been awarded a contract to operate a bike share program in his city. Alta operates New York City’s 6,000 bicycle Citi Bike system and was the sole bidder for the Jersey City program. Bike share members in Jersey City will be […]

Inside the Bicycle Commuting Gender Gap

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Statistically, there are twice as many bicycle commuting males as there are females, but why would there be a bicycle commuting gender gap in the first place? After all, biking is just as healthful for a woman as it is for a man. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, there are other factors at work. Respondents […]

SolaRoad Bike Path Debuts in Amsterdam

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On November 12, the first SolaRoad bike path will open in a northern suburb of Amsterdam. The Dutch are fanatical about using bicycles for transportation, especially in urban areas where finding a parking space for even a compact car is difficult if not impossible. Since 2009, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) has […]

Build Your Own Sustainable, Bamboo Bicycle

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Bamboo is an incredible material- suitable for building or distilling high-test fuels, the fast-growing plant could be the cornerstone of a more sustainable future. It also makes for a sikk-looking bicycle frame. That’s what the guys at Bamboobee believe, at least- and they build some of the best-looking bamboo bicycle frames on the market. Recently, […]

Motor City Has a Pedal-Powered Future

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Detroit’s fortunes rose and fell on four wheels, but its past- and its future- could be built on two. That’s what Jen Wieczner at Fortune Magazine thinks, and, with at least seven bicycle makers setting up shop in the once “Motor City”, she may have a point. “Everybody in this town knows somebody who worked […]

RYNO Motors’ Crazy Electric Unicycle, the Interview

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This is the single-wheel, single-seater electric RYNO commuter bike- and it is utterly, wonderfully insane. “It’s different. You have to make an emotional commitment, sign an ’emotional contract’ to learn to ride it and be good at it,” says RYNO Motors’ CEO Chris Hoffman. “It’s like being a kite-boarder. It takes time, to figure it […]