bike-friendly world

Guess: Does the U.S. Have More ‘Bad’ Bridges Or More McDonald’s Restaurants?

Graphic (bad bridges within 10 miles of San Francisco are in red) via Transportation for America….Read the full story on TreeHugger

Crowdsourced Documentary on Cargo Biking Wants You! (Video)

Generally when you leave your hometown (especially if your hometown is Portland, Oregon), you tend to lose your sense of expanding bike love rather quickly. Traveling for work or for play (unless you bike camp) takes you through airports and subway s…

Racing on Old-School Penny Farthing Bikes Is Surprisingly Intense (Video)

This summer, the IG Markets London Nocturne, perhaps the premier urban cycling competition, featured a variety of challenges that included straight-forward races, folding bike races and longest skid contests. But the most awesome, in my opinion, was …

Why Recycled Plastic Bikes Aren’t (Yet) Practical

We frequently expound on why bikes are an energy-friendly and clean form of city transportation, yet rarely get to report on innovations that take leaps in making bicycle production more sustainable and energy-efficient. That’s why the Frii injection…

Clever Bike Lock Disguised As Water Bottle

Images via Küat Racks Bottle Lock Press Release

We’ve seen a lot of clever bike lock designs, but the Küat Racks Bottle Lock is definitely unique. This is a great gadget for cyclists — a bike lock that stores as the same size and shape as a bottle…

Portland Cyclists Log A Million Bike Commute Miles (A Month)

Roll On, Oregon from Bicycle Transportation Alliance on Vimeo.

Twelve thousands cyclists in Portland – two thousand of them new cycling commuters – logged 1.3 million commuting miles in September’s cycling commute challenge sponsored by local advocacy…

10 Best Bike Innovations From Oregon Manifest 2011 (Slideshow)

Photo: Fuseproject.

The most innovative ideas in craft bicycle design recently made their debut at bi-annual design-build competition Oregon Manifest 2011, held September 23-24 in Portland, Oregon.

For this competition, participants — 35 independen…

Think You Know What A ‘Utility’ Bike Should Be? Vote For Your Favorite

Photo: Fuseproject and Sycip’s Local utility trike.

What is the ‘ultimate utility bike’? The organizers of Oregon Manifest Construction Design Challenge 2011 Oregon Manifest 2011 aimed to find out. Setting that theme attracted a big batch of entries …

Guess What? 2011′s ‘Ultimate’ Utility Bike Is Electric

Photo Oregon Manifest.

The Oregon Manifest 2011 Constructor’s Design Challenge was meant to get custom bike builders to come up with some innovative and snazzy new utility bikes, in the hopes that their best and brightest ideas will trickle in to the…

What Would The ‘Best’ Utility Bike Look Like?

Oregon Manifest, a bicycle design competition culminating this week in Portland, Oregon, is, according to co-organizer Shannon Holt:

“not only a great experiment at marrying design firms with bicycle craftspeople, it is also a conversation about th…