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Bike City Copenhagen: This Is The Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City

Bike City Copenhagen: This Is The Ultimate Bicycle Friendly City

Welcome to Copenhagen, although if you’re a fan of two-wheeled transportation, you’ll probably come to know it as bicycle heaven. Copenhagen is the city with more bikes than people, at a rate of 5 bikes to 4 people. Many cities in Europe have taken steps to make cycling the dominant […]

Interviews, Recumbents

Carl Georg Rasmussen Tells the Story of the Leitra Velomobiles

Carl Georg Rasmussen Tells the Story of the Leitra Velomobiles

When we made our velomobile graphic, I emailed a bit with Carl Georg Rasmussen – the creator of the rather famous Leitra velomobiles. While emailing, I asked Carl Georg if he could tell us a bit about the background of the Leitras and how he started making them: Before the […]

Recumbents, Road bikes

10 Reasons A Recumbent Road Bike is the Best Choice

10 Reasons A Recumbent Road Bike is the Best Choice

What a lot of people don’t realize when it comes to recumbent bicycles is that they’ve been around for a very long time. In fact, even in 1892, recumbent bikes were being made and manufactured for the general public. The recumbent form of biking then, isn’t some new fad or […]

Carfree Living, Recumbents

30 Iconic Velomobile Designs From The Past 85 Years

30 Iconic Velomobile Designs From The Past 85 Years

A velomobile, for those who don’t know, is a human powered vehicle. Also known as a bicycle car, these things are based off of the recumbent bikes and tricycles, and have a full, aerodynamic outer shell that protects them from weather and crashes. Most of these devices are three or […]

Ice biking, Interviews

Real Winter Biking – This Is How You Cycle In Really Cold Weather

Real Winter Biking – This Is How You Cycle In Really Cold Weather

While researching for a bicycle touring graphic we are making, I came across Iohan Gueorguiev who have done some very cold trips in Canada in the middle of the winter (unlike most people he actually seems to enjoy cold weather and icy roads). Prefering summer myself, I thought it was […]

Mountain bikes

The Womens Mountain Bikes Scam (Why You Should Not Buy a Womens Mountain Bike)

The Womens Mountain Bikes Scam (Why You Should Not Buy a Womens Mountain Bike)

You do not need to buy a dedicated woman’s mountain bike if you are female. Seriously. It’s a myth that men and women need gender separate bicycles. If you take one fact from this entire article, or any article about buying mountain bikes, take this one. There is no anatomical […]

Miscellaneous

58 Milestones from Bicycle History You Must Know

58 Milestones from Bicycle History You Must Know

Since we’re approaching the 200 year anniversary of the first bicycle, we thought it would be a good time to get you all caught up with the last 2 centuries of two-wheeled history. Bicycles have been a big part of our society for a while now; almost everyone in the […]

Bike Touring, Interviews

Shirine Bikes Around the World for $5 Per Day

Shirine Bikes Around the World for $5 Per Day

A few weeks ago I heard about Shirine who is biking around the world. That is impressive by itself, but what is even more impressive is that she started when she was 20 years old, that she did it alone for the first 10 months and that she survives on […]

Kids Bikes

The Definitive Guide to Kids Bike Sizes (Don’t Buy the Wrong Bike)

The Definitive Guide to Kids Bike Sizes (Don’t Buy the Wrong Bike)

Kids love riding bikes. Remember the sheer thrill of riding your first bike? More likely than not, it is one of the presents you will never forget. As a bonus, it gets kids fit, gets them outside, offers them some independence, and most all of riding is fun. The great […]

Miscellaneous

The 5 Best Cheap Beach Cruisers for Men and Women

The 5 Best Cheap Beach Cruisers for Men and Women

Wherever you go with a beach cruiser you are going to turn heads in a good way! They look cool, they feel cool to ride, and they’re normally cheaper than an equivalent road or mountain bike. Beach cruisers stand out. Owning a Beach cruiser is like owning olden day class. […]