Without access to digital tools, many Philadelphians couldn’t participate in a local bikeshare program. A program to boost digital literacy changed that.
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 […]
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, […]
Thousands of people converged upon San Francisco’s waterfront last weekend to partake in another festive Sunday Streets public event, biking, skating, walking and dancing, while safely enjoying miles of car-free roadways.
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 […]
The production version of the pedal/electric Smart bicycle quietly debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show carrying a $2950 price tag. Along with the price, the bikes carried a features list full of clever, high-end components aimed at making the bikes both more durable, and more convenient, for its end-users.
More than a million new bicycles are sold each year in the Netherlands, which is good. What’s not so good is that nearly that many are thrown away, too. Why, though? In many cases, the frame is sound, the handlebars are straight- even the wheels are good. What’s needed, then, isn’t necessarily a new bike, […]
We’ve covered a number of Kickstarter hopefuls looking to launch their company through crowdsourcing the funding they need to produce their vision for the next craze in women’s cycling underwear or to introduce a dirt bike aesthetic to urban moped commuters. We talked about Local Motors’ first commercial product, the Rally Fighter off-road sportscar, back […]
Well-known for building high-end, vintage-style mopeds, California based Derringer Cycles has taken its first steps away from the internal combustion engine with a Kickstarter launch for its new Derringer E-Bike. Like the more traditional Derringer products, the new E-Bike can be pedaled or motivated by a motor. It’s a little strange to see an open […]
Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]
This is Kovit’s latest Delta 7 road and track frame. The ultralight, carbon/kevlar bike was revealed to the world at last month’s Interbike show looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie with a trellis of (what should be called) nanotubes and a wholly reasonable $3500 price tag. I’m no expert on carbon tube […]
Ralf Holleis is a design student who built a 3d printed, ultralight titanium track bike for all of us to “ooh” and “aah” over – the results are stunning!
If you live in a big city and spend half your time driving dodging suicidal hipsters on rented Divvys, then you already know what I’m about to say: bicycles are taking over. That, in a great many ways and for a great many reasons, is a good thing. What’s missing, perhaps, from the American bicycling […]
The planned documentary Bikes vs Cars is more than a film, it is part of a global movement to fundamentally change how we get around. Although the simple bicycle is an affordable, sustainable, healthy and fun method of transportation, in many cultures the polluting inefficient automobile still continues to prevail. This powerful film analyzes the politics and consequences of subsidizing the car, and also highlights individuals from around the world who are fighting to improve bike access and infrastructure.