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    The Innovation That Will Inspire Millions More People to Bike

    There's good news for bicyclists as protected bike lanes become more prevalent across America.You can see big changes happening across America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks.“Over the past five ...

    Riding the Bicycle School Bus

    Have you ever wondered how the exuberant energy of elementary school–aged children might be harnessed and put to good use? It seems the Dutch company De Café Racer has found a way, with a kid-powered bicycle intended to replace the traditional school bus. The bike is pedaled by 1 adult (who ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 08.18.11

    A woman in the bike lane is the cycling equivalent of the canary in the coal mine. If your city maintains healthy, safe cycling habitat, female riders will come out in full force.***That date who announced himself as polyamorous may have seemed full of it, but bigger love is legit.***As if you ...

    How a Bicycle Works: Not Like We Thought

    What makes a bike stay upright? Many of us can repeat the conventional grade-school wisdom that the gyroscopic effect is the magical stabilizer of the spinning bike wheel—but scientists are finding that the physics of biking are much more complex than this, reports Science News. They are ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.04.11

    Ethical coffee drinkers unite! This fair trade coffee status report just might make you a better person. *** America’s Adopt-a-Highway program has inspired more people than you might think, from the writers of Seinfeld to the KKK. *** In a haunting photo essay, Darcy Padilla chronicles ...

    A New Magazine for Electric Bike Nerds

    We love when brand new magazines come into the Utne Reader office. Today, issue number one of Electric Bike showed up in the mail. The magazine covers the electric bicycle industry and is put out by the same folks who publish Velo Vision magazine, another beacon of two-wheeled wisdom in our ...

    Cargo Bikes: How Load Can You Go?

    You may have seen or heard tales of cargo bikes, the specialized pedal-powered machines that can haul much more than your average bike. Perhaps you’ve spotted one loading up with groceries at the co-op or tooling around town with some kids on the back, or maybe you’ve come across one of the ...

    Hacking Your Bicycle

    Adding a bell or a splashguard to a bicycle wouldn’t be enough of an improvement for Dave Schneider, writing for the electrical engineering magazine IEEE Spectrum. Schneider decided to modify his bike into a DIY, human-electric hybrid. Using a battery from a wrecked Toyota Prius, some lathe ...

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