bikes

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 …

Popsicle Stick Bicycle-Why Wood May Be Good For Bikes (Video)

Via Oddity Central and Cyclelicious, here a bike built from over 10,000 glued-together birchwood popsicle sticks. Sun Chao’s bike is a novelty – it took 4 years to build and with its wooden tires is not ready for strenuous riding – yet wooden and bam…

African Antelope Takes Out Cyclist (VIDEO)

Image: Screenshot from YouTube video

I’m not saying the NYPD are training African antelopes, but this attack looks suspiciously similar to a 2008 video of a NYPD cop body checking a critical mass cyclist. Connection? You be the judge. Watch the video…

Cyclist Rides from Lisbon to Istanbul to Raise Money for Charity and Promote Climate Awareness

Cyclist Todd Miller in Lisbon (L) and Istanbul (R), the two ends of his cross-continental ride. Photos: Todd Miller.

Istanbul’s small but dedicated cycling community rallied this week to help an American biker navigate the city’s dangerous roads — w…

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…

The Week in Pictures: Solar London Bridge, Translucent ‘Chicken Chapel,’ and More (Slideshow)

Image: TreeHugger

London has announced grand plans to build the world’s largest solar bridge, which will generate 900,000 kilowatts of electricity every year and provide nearly 50 percent of the energy needed to power the central London railway termi…

Handmade Dutch Bike Is All-Wooden — Down To The Spokes

Photos: Jan Gunneweg

There’s a lot of wooden bikes out there, ranging from the glue-it-yourself, no-metal kind, to award-winning, high-end designer bikes. But this near all-wooden bike, handmade by Dutch industrial designer Jan Gunneweg, must be one o…