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WATCH: The Epic Evolution Of The Bicycle

Posted 03.26.2014 | Green

If you've ever spent time watching bicyclists pedal by you, you'll notice that bikes come in all forms: mountain bikes, road bikes, beach cruisers and...

Top 10 Reasons to Love Miami Critical Mass

Suzan McDowell | Posted 03.25.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A corker flips his bike over in the middle of an intersection and looks to the sky, searching perhaps for a plane, a bird, anything, as the car he's b...

Biking Into the Future

Neil B. Chambers | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Neil B. Chambers

The real question is, what should an individualized transit planning process look like?

On Becoming Fearless

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Like any sane person, I was afraid to ride a bike through New York City. But...

This Wheel Transforms Any Bicycle Into A Super-Bike

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 02.17.2014 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using a...

Do Bike Lanes Promote Gentrification?

Jay Walljasper | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Jay Walljasper

While African-Americans comprise the fastest growing demographic of bicyclists, doubling from 2001 and 2009 according to U.S. Department of Transportation data, bike lanes proposed for African-American neighborhoods in several cities have drawn controversy.

Movable Memorials: Ghost Bikes in the Motor City

Eric McAfee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

In certain subcultures, it's become a meme. But it took me a little while to catch on. Only after driving past this curiosity for three consecutive days did I realize what it was.

Biggest Mountain Bike Backflip Makes History

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.16.2013 | Weird News

Get ready to lose your breath. Mountain biker Cam Zink has made history. For this year's Red Bull Rampage on the Oakley Icon Sender in Utah, Zink p...

Data Confirms It: D.C. Is the New U.S. Bike City to Watch

Michael Andersen | Posted 12.10.2013 | DC
Michael Andersen

Of all the major U.S. cities reinvesting in human transportation, none has been making bikes work better for its people more rapidly than the nation's capital.

The Safety Illusion: That SUV Won't Protect You From Climate Change

Larry_Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Larry_Cohen

The best "land rovers" humans possess are connected to our hips. The best way to stay healthy -- and keep our planet healthy -- is to use our legs. That means we need streets that support our ability to walk and ride bikes safely -- not bigger, fiercer cars.

Cyclists And Faith Find A Common Cadence

Win Bassett | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

Regardless of creed, crank, and even creatine in some cases, it's not uncommon to find people mixing religion and riding and subsequently discovering a unique spiritual and physical reciprocity.

The Friendliest Cities For... Bikes

The Active Times | Posted 05.17.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Want a taste of this two-wheeled utopia? Put your pedal power to the test in one of these top 10 bike-friendly cities.

Road Runners Run You

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

Everyone who knows me has heard my spiel against maverick bicyclists. After having been run down by a biker a year ago, I am no fan of two wheelers or bike lanes.

See San Francisco on a Bicycle Built for You

GloboMaestro | Posted 03.19.2013 | San Francisco
GloboMaestro

San Francisco is one of America's top bike destinations -- and Mission Bicycle is leading the charge. As the only shop in town that makes its own custom cycles, they'll help you design every component from frame size to color-coded tires.

Bikes: The Perfect Two-Wheeled Auto Show Accessory

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 03.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Transportation of the two-wheeled variety is sharing the floor at the Detroit auto show with the latest cars, trucks and concept vehic...

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.