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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

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.

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Punk's Not Dead

Keith Brown | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
Keith Brown

The sun, wisely, was still sleeping when I arrived for the ride, my headlight leading the way to the start line where a growing gaggle of cyclists lin...

The Unnamed Bicycle Column: Time After Time

Keith Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Parents
Keith Brown

Today I am not at all prepared for this. If it works, if the little one rides off without training wheels, that's it. There are no more training wheels. Ever. And who among us is ready to deal with the enormity of that prospect? Not me, pal. Not me.

WATCH: An Epic Bike's-Eye View Of NYC

Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

Countless videos made with crappy helmet cams have aimed to show just how dangerous biking the city's streets can be. Adversely, few videos have captu...

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

NOT AGAIN: Golden Gate Bridge Bike Lane Closes Just Weeks After Reopening

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.29.2011 | San Francisco

Just when you thought it was safe to go back over the water...the Golden Gate Bridge bike lane is closing for the second time in a year as the structu...

INFOGRAPHIC: 'How Bikes Can Save Us'

Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

Biking to work may be difficult for Americans who have long commutes and live in isolated areas, but there's a lot to be gained by leaving the car at ...

Rand Paul Anti-Bike Lane Plan Takes Big Hit

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators failed Tuesday in their third effort in less than two months to eliminate federal money for bike paths, walking trai...

Why Are Bicyclists Being Targeted by Congress?

Jay Walljasper | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Jay Walljasper

Biicyclists and pedestrians are under attack again, this time in an amendment from Senator Rand Paul. He wants to redirect every last penny of money dedicated to bicycling and walking to bridge repair instead.

FLASHBACK: Bike Safety Rap

Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

Hey gang, listen up! We've got some important news for you! We know you kids like to spend your time indoors with your Pound Puppies and ColecoVisi...

Next Dock Stop For Capital Bikeshare: Alexandria?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The shiny red bikes that are now so common on the streets of the District of Columbia could be coming to King Street as soon as 201...

Moving Planet: A Tale of Two Cities

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Jobs and presidents have come and gone, but my bike has outlasted them all. And wherever I am on this planet, it remains my favorite way to move.

Man In Adams Morgan Bicyclist Assault Sentenced

Washington City Paper | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

Bicycle use, quite famously, has exploded in the District over the past decade. And it's equally well known that the force of that blast has caused so...

From Brooklyn To Manhattan, New Bike Sharing Program To Launch

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

New York's long awaited bike sharing program is set to launch summer of 2012, with a network comprising of an estimated 10,000 bikes and 600 stations ...

Have The Hipsters Found Their Mayoral Candidate?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.17.2011 | San Francisco

Everyone knows the single most coveted voting demographic in San Francisco is bike hipsters. Well, after the old people who actually vote in every...