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Bike Startup Brings Beauty and Simplicity To the Daily Commute

Daniel Becker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology
Daniel Becker

Cycling today is an integral and growing part of our transportation solutions and culture. Bicycles exist as one piece of a complex ecosystem of trans...

Better Bicycling Mean More Business, Cities Discover

Jay Walljasper | Posted 01.01.2013 | Business
Jay Walljasper

Bikes are improving the business climate beyond big cities and those not recognized as bike capitals.

Full Cycle (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Bikes can be used both as a means of transportation and as a way to enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring the local area, but for a group of young adults in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are providing much more than that thanks to Full Cycle.

Detroit Bike City: 'The Market Is Growing, And The Culture Is Too'

Model D | Dennis Archambault | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared in Model D. Like the growth of the monthly bike ride known as Critical Mass, the two-wheel economy has reached its own ...

Biking Abroad: What Cycling Laws Say Overseas

EuroCheapo | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
EuroCheapo

What can you expect to pay if you get accused of pedaling through a red light? The answers are sometimes surprising and sometimes ambiguous.

10 Reasons France Is Still Beating Us

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

10 reasons that France is still cooler than the U.S.

Easier Than You Think: Bicycling To Country Inns

iLoveInns | Posted 10.06.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

The Olympics are inspiring to watch, but you don't have to be a top athlete to ride the open road by bicycle. Bike to an urban bed and breakfast, cycle on bike trails at a quaint country inn or do both.

'Pedal Buses' Coming to Charlotte, Tampa For Conventions

Posted 08.03.2012 | Travel

Apparently a bicycle built for two just wouldn't do. Fleets of "pedal buses" that seat up to nine will descend on Charlotte and Tampa ahead of the ...

Tour de France 2012

Grace Nasri | Posted 09.15.2012 | Sports
Grace Nasri

The Tour de France typically covers 2,110 miles over a period of 23 days with only two rest days. On average, riders burn about 5,200 calories per day and about 110,000 calories for the entire race.

5 Beautiful Bike Getaways Near San Francisco

offMetro.com | Posted 09.04.2012 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

While we're fond of fun quick spins around San Francisco now and then, there's something so rewarding about a long scenic ride, especially one that leads to an exciting overnight destination instead of your front door.

Recycle Bikes For Kids

Bus 52 | Posted 08.21.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

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WATCH: Why Hand-crafted, High-tech Wooden Bikes Give a Better Ride

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.11.2012 | Technology
Kirsten Dirksen

What makes a wooden bike truly magical is its ability to outlive us. "You can pass them along to your grandkids."

3 Ways To Ride A Bike In Style

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

While summer bicycle riding may have once been a skinned knee-laced childhood memory or a way to get some exercise in the sun, it's now become one of ...

Amsterdam-by-the-Bay: Learning Better Biking From the Dutch

Jay Walljasper | Posted 08.01.2012 | San Francisco
Jay Walljasper

Transportation is one field where forward-looking Americans are examining what European, Asian and some Latin American nations have accomplished to increase mobility, reduce pollution, and strengthen the sense of community.

Columnist: Bikeshare Is 'Broken-Down Socialism'

Posted 05.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A columnist at The Washington Times touched a nerve with an op/ed deriding Capital Bikeshare, calling the system, which recently marked ...

Mass. Woman Finds Missing Bike After 40 Years

Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News

When 11-year-old Lisa Brown rode her bike -- her first bike -- across a bridge over the Herring River in Massachusetts in 1970, she lost her footing, ...

Gas, Break, Pedal: A New Way To Cycle

Turnstyle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Turnstyle

By: Denise Tejada With just a ten millimeter wrench and a screwdriver, Brian Simmons has built and sold more than 100 motorized bicycles in Oakland,...

INTERACTIVE MAP: The Abandoned Bikes Of NYC

Posted 05.17.2012 | New York

Leave a bike outside long enough in New York, and if it's not stolen, it will almost certainly be stripped of its parts. (Watch this timelapse for a g...

Bike Fever

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Tim Blumenthal

Warm temperatures make May the best month for bicycling in most of the United States. Appropriately, it's the designated National Bike Month. This May and this summer should be an amazing time for bicycling in America.

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.

Greening the District With Traffic Cameras

Susanna Murley | Posted 05.30.2012 | DC
Susanna Murley

Pedestrians and cyclists can breathe easier on Washington, D.C.'s streets because of a plan to "cover the entire city" with traffic cameras. Cameras slow down traffic, and slower cars would make it safer to walk and bike around the capital.

Biking Metro Detroit

Casey Rakowski | Posted 05.28.2012 | Detroit
Casey Rakowski

I am extremely excited to get this chance to share my biking experiences in Metro Detroit with you.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Beyond the Tour de France

Keith Brown | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

Ride a bike for a period of time, and someone is going to call you Lance Armstrong. It's just going to happen. Twenty-some odd years ago, I'm sure cyclists were called Greg LeMond, too.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Changing the World

Keith Brown | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

While here in the U.S., the bicycle industry has been co-opted by an oligarchy intent on selling bicycling racing gear to those who don't need it, the bicycle is still seen as a utility, a luxury even, in other parts of the world.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: The First Three

Keith Brown | Posted 05.05.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

Three miles was all I could ride without a break on my first few rides after deciding to get back on a bicycle after a 20-some-year hiatus.