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Bike Culture Goes Underground-Literally

 What do you do with an a abandon limestone mine in Kentucky? Build the world’s largest bike park for BMX and mountain bikers.

From NPR:

Brain Wave Bike Mapping

Forget bike mapping with paper (even if the DOT has great free maps every year) or fancy GPS apps. So 2014.

The new trend is brain waves. Arlene Ducao  an MIT graduate–of course, has developed a bike helmet, Mindrider, which tracks riders brain activity and maps out routes based on chill areas and more […]

Cargo Bikes Mean Business, So Make One.

The Cargo Bike. Sure they have weird dutch names, they’re boxy and are popping up all over hip Brooklyn with 15 kids in them, late for PS Blankity Blank. But now it seems they are slowly being embraced by businesses…and not just those selling artisanal coffee or locally sourced Kimchi burger-tacos.

From Mother […]

Super Bowl Bound Bike Ride-Seahawks

You just scored in sudden death overtime to win a trip back to the Super Bowl! Where are you gonna go?

For a bike ride!

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett celebrated with a victory lap on a police man’s ride.

The Seahawks beat the Greenbay Packers in a wild 28-22 OT game to […]

Need Music To Ride? Fixtapes From Solé Bicycles

Music and biking go together well, at least with one ear bud in which is legal in NYC.

I’ll admit it, I like listening to music when I ride and I prefer continuous mixes, not to have to futz with anything.

Soundcloud is a great site for this, because it showcases […]

Louisville, Kentucky Hosts The NAHBS-March 6th-8th

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Every year, since 2005, the world’s brightest frame builders and bike makers gather in a different city in North America. This Mecca of bicycle innovation is known as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show or NAHBS, if you’re into that whole brevity thing.

2015 the host town destination is Louisville, Kentucky-March 6th-8th.

Here is more detail from a press release I just received:

“We are very excited for this year’s show and we’re expecting it to be as vibrant and well attended as ever,” said Don Walker, Founder and President of NAHBS. “Louisville is a first-rate cycling city with a ton of bike shops, bike clubs, and an active cycling community. We’re sure the show will be a hit with the locals. And with great restaurants, night life, and riding, our out-of-town attendees will love it too.”
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Video: Winter Bike Commute-Chicago

Here is a nice video from David Pulsipher from the Chicago area:

Cleaning House-Road Bike For Sale

New Year’s is about goal setting and one of mine is to downsize a bit. This may benefit your goals if one of them to ride more in 2015.

I’m selling a classic 90’s aluminum road bike with a cool paint job.

Here is a description from a recent craigslist post:

“Treat yourself […]

2015-Out With The Old And In With The Cold.

Happy New Year to all the Bike nerds out there. Hope everyone is having fun in the frozen tundra.

Photo by: @WillSherman

Lauren Evans from Gothamist has some tips on biking in the snow and acknowledges it is possible, but be careful.

Can You Bike In The Snow? Published: January […]

I’m Driving Here! I’m Driving Here!

Gotta love it NYC… Kind of like when the cops threw the occupy demonstrator Cecily McMillan into Rikers prison for hurting a cop after she was groped and mangled.

From Gothamist-

Driver Runs Over Brooklyn Cyclist Then Sues Him For Damages. By: Christopher Robbins October 16th, 2014

In May of this year, […]