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Bike Share Is Growing Up

Jared Green | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jared Green

In just four years, bike share has gone from being the fantasy of a few enthusiasts to a practical and low-cost way for tens of thousands of people in American cities, both large and small, to get around.

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts

(Read the original article here) By Simon Henley The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” –- London’s cycle hire scheme, named after mayor Bori...

Guess Who Can't Race In The Tour De France?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Lately any conversation about the Tour de France has focused on seven-time winner Lance Armstrong's indiscretions. Much less attention has been paid t...

WATCH: This Awesome Bike Video Will Make You Dizzy

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles bicyclists who made it to the sixth CicLAvia event Sunday probably made way at one point for the "Stoopid Tall" bike -- a 14.5-foot pimped...

WATCH: One Man Reinvents The Bicycle

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 11.15.2012 | Technology

The bicycle's already pretty simple, but could it be simpler still? One man on the West Coast thinks so and is betting his business on the answer. But...

How To Thwart Bicycle Thieves

Popular Science | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

Thieves make off with at least 200,000 bikes every year. These four tools help keep two-wheelers locked down....

The Biking vs. Driving Calculator

J.D. Roth | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

For longer trips (such as the 8-1/2 mile jaunt into downtown Portland), I've been using my bike. Portland has one of the country's best biking cultures, so this is easy to do. And fun. And it's cost effective. How cost effective? That's the real question, isn't it?

3 Great Reasons To Cycle Bordeaux

Discover France Adventures | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Discover France Adventures

With a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that seems somehow frozen in time, Bordeaux features a wide variety of ideal terrain, lovely views and plenty of memorable stops along the way.

PHOTOS: Hipsters On Bicycles

Posted 10.25.2012 | Home

Originally intended as nothing more than a swift means of transportation, bicycles have morphed into something more. In traffic-heavy urban areas, bik...

Cycling's Exciting Trend

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Single-speed and fixed-gear bikes are experiencing a renaissance these days, and most large manufacturers now offer at least one model for urban riding, commuting, or fitness.

'Park To Pedal' Offers New Take On Bike Commuting

Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jim Motavalli: Let me admit upfront that I don’t commute to work by bike. I walk. Upstairs. Telecommuting is one of ...

Warm Weather Impacts Bike Lane Expansion

Posted 04.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Warm weather conditions this winter may have contributed to the early bloom of the cherry blossoms. But it also helped something else bl...

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: A Cultural Shift

Keith Brown | Posted 06.06.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

The bike ride recently organized by the mayor of a small central New Jersey town was emblematic of a cultural shift, a national movement toward embracing so-called "alternative'' modes of transportation.

Who Needs a Lion in Winter When You Have a Bicycle?

Belle von Bonaventure de Bacon | Posted 03.25.2012 | Denver
Belle von Bonaventure de Bacon

I see you, riding along furiously when your pedaling legs would rather be on the bus. You're nuts. But I like you. And I know how you feel about beer, and coffee, and that bicycle. And I think you should know about the Denver Bicycle Cafe.

The Highlights of Interbike 2011

Alex de Cordoba | Posted 11.28.2011 | Sports
Alex de Cordoba

Technological innovations continue to push the industry forward. Amidst a sea of impressive new products, here's just a sampling of what caught my eye at Interbike.

Know Before You Go: Dozens Of Streets Closed For CicLAvia

Los Angeles Times | Kate Linthicum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Road closures for the CicLAvia event will affect L.A. traffic on Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., portions of a dozen streets will be closed to car tr...

A Champion of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Recently, I had the pleasure of facilitating an event called "Innovations in Social Justice: New Hope, New Actions" in Berkeley, California. Among the panelists was 21-year-old rapper, artist and community organizer, Babye Champ.

Joyride: Bicycling Our Way to Safe and Splendid Communities

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

2010-09-02-diane.jpg Let's make our communities healthy places with freedom to move in a landscape that is not polluted and congested but alive with activity and beauty.

Get Pedaling, It's Bike Week LA

LAist | Zach Behrens in Arts & Events, News on May 17, 2010 10:04 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Lots has happened over the last year in regards to bicycling in Los Angeles, from sending a doctor to jail for purposefully hitting two cyclists with ...

Crank The Earth: Chicago Duo Starts Crowdsourcing Site For Bike Apparel

Chicago Reader | Cheryl Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If T-shirts, then why not bike jerseys? That's what cyclist Sherry Keating thought upon reading an article about the Chicago-based T-shirt company Thr...

Bike Messengers Chase Down Bicycle Thief In Wild Downtown Pursuit

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Two bike messengers saved the day for a Los Angeles man Monday when they chased a bike thief for five blocks downtown and then knocked him to the grou...

5 States Where Women Barely Dare to Bike Commute | April Streeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dedicated bike commuting is grew about 38% in the last eight years. But if women are truly the indicator species for a successful bike infrastructure,...

The Greening Cow Town

Nancy Wadsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Wadsworth

I'm no sustainability expert, but in the eleven-plus years I've called Denver home, I've watched us undergo some significant paradigm shifts.

The Top 10 U.S. Cities For Biking (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Americans overwhelmingly continue to drive alone to work. With more than nine out of 10 workers favoring driving. But these 10 cities are definitely t...

Join Artist Co-op Now for Complimentary Green Bike

Diana Odasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Diana Odasso

The free bike campaign was recently launched at a block party and attended by New York senator, Chuck Schumer, who accepted his green bike as an honorary 3rd Ward member.