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How Cycling Will Help You De-Stress Better Than Medication

Cycling helps you de-stress! Don’t just take my word for it. Studies have proven that cycling is an effective way to de-stress. I read Neil Shah, the founder and director of Stress Management Society comment: “Cycling is one of the most effective treatments for stress and in many cases has been proven to be as

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How Cycling Makes You Smarter!

It is no secret that exercise has health benefits too numerous to recount. Aerobic exercise can extend your life, help you lose weight, and fight depression all at the same time. There is something about raising your heart rate and sweating a bit that works to heal a person’s body and ward off physical and

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Why Australia’s Bike Helmet Laws Do More Harm Than Good

The helmet laws are undoubtedly present to protect bicyclists. I know what your knee-jerk reaction will be. “Yes, you moron, wearing a helmet protects your head while riding a bike, therefore helmets are safe”. And you would be right. But there’s just one factor that we have tactfully ignored when looking at helmet safety data.

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10 Reasons Why Cities Should Consider Going Car-Free

Our climate is changing, and time is running out to take thoughtful action. If you’re like me, you may feel powerless in defending yourself and those that you love from the negative impacts of climate change. Despite our fears, the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that at the most individual level we can positively impact

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10 Old People Who Will Inspire You To Never Stop Biking

When he was 19, one of my friends biked everywhere. He biked to basketball practice, to class, to nights out, and his part-time job. He even rode the 15 miles to the nearest decent mountain bike trail so he could spend the day going up and down the side of the hill trails all day

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17 Reasons Why You Should Ride A Bike

Everyone should learn to ride a bike. It’s as easy as learning to ride…well, a bike. And the thing is once you have learned is not something you ever forget you can do. Almost all of us learned to ride as kids. Most people remember all too well their first bike, and they do so

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8 Effective Ways To Deal With People Who Park In Bike Lanes

As cycling becomes a more popular form of urban transportation every day in the U.S. and other countries around the world, local governments have begun to help us cyclists by drawing out bike lanes for us to cycle safely in. This is a very welcome addition to any city street. In many suburbs or small

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The World’s Surprising Top 8 Bike Share Programs!

So, right off the bat, if you don’t know what a bike-share is, it’s a program in which many bicycle stations are set up, and people can rent a bike to use for a certain time frame and return it at a different station. It’s seen in many cities where cycling infrastructure is growing and

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9 Environmental Benefits of Cycling

Did you know that there are 880 thousand bikes in Amsterdam which are owned by almost 811 thousand people? There are more bikes than people in Amsterdam. Amazing isn’t it? Why am I telling you this? Good question! Well, do you know that studies have shown that Amsterdam has a better AQI (air quality index)

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How Cycling Makes You Healthier and Happier

For cyclists, riding a bike is the greatest workout and recreational activity you can ever engage in. If you ask any experienced cyclist, they will tell you how much they love cycling and how it has improved their lives.  Riding a bike isn’t nearly as unpleasant as jogging or going to the gym for most

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20 Benefits of Cycling: How Cycling Improves Your Health

Cycling, unlike other sports, is not restricted to any age group. It is ideal for old people, especially tricycles because it not only improves their health but also provides a low-impact workout. Another benefit of cycling is that it improves your mental as well as physical health. It also boosts your mental health and helps

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How To Prepare For An Urban Bike Commute

Face it. Urban cycling can suck harder than a Dyson vacuum. Magazines sell a happy-go-lucky version in which the sun is always shining, floral dresses are a fun fashion statement, and traffic doesn’t exist. But we all know it’s nonsense. The realities of city riding are typically more lackluster, if not decisively grim. Forget any

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These 2 Children Grew up in a Bike Trailer (and Loved It)

Alice Goffart and Andoni Rodelgo biked around the world for 7 years. They started shortly after their first child Maïa was born, kept going through their second pregnancy and gave birth to Unai on the road! In this exclusive interview they share why they decided to bike around the world, how it affected the children,

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Your Risk of Getting Injured (or Killed) in a Traffic Crash

Car crashes or traffic crashes are among the 10 biggest killers in the world. Human life is a fragile thing indeed, and there are simply way too many crashes happening right now. In the time that it takes you to make breakfast every morning, hundreds of people are killed in crashes around the world. This

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Top 10 Star Wars Bikes in the Galaxy (and 2 Star Trek Spies)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a planet called Earth. On this planet full of water and green prickly things, there was a very strange race of creatures indeed, called people. They were rather primitive at first, but soon began to develop. They dreamed of flying among the stars.

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Top 30 Bike Lanes in the World (12 Are Outside Europe)

We have just finished this infographic that will show you the top 30 bike lanes in cities and countries all around the world. All of them have their perks, and they are known for being some of the most bike-friendly places anywhere. Share This Image So why should cities and countries around the world follow

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Top 30 Most Interesting Cycling Jobs Ever

The world of cycling is a vast one indeed. In China alone, there are over 450 million cyclists, making it one of the most popular forms of self-powered transport in the world. There is a huge range of jobs that you can take up if you are a cyclist, or if you are into cycling

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Top 20 Halloween Bike Costumes Ever

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, and everyone is already getting their popcorn and costumes ready. If you haven’t started yet, you definitely should before it’s too late! As a cycling enthusiast, there are some pretty innovative costumes out there for you. You won’t have to give up the bike for this Halloween, that’s

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How to Find the Best Urban Bicycles for Commuting

The rise of dedicated bicycling infrastructure in cities and towns around the globe has compelled more fossil fuel refugees to pick up the healthy habit of commuting to work and making small trips across town by bicycle. In fact, since 2000, bicycle commuting has proven to be the fastest growing commuting method in the United

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10 Most Dangerous Bad Driving Habits Around The World

There are a ton of bad drivers out there. Some of them don’t even intend to be bad, but they are excellent at doing it anyway. These people can be from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter what color you are or what language you speak, you are always going to have to deal

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The Biggest Cargo Bike in the World Is the Size of a Car

We love cargo bikes, so a few weeks ago we took a look at why cargo bikes are better than delivery trucks. After reading the article, one of our readers told us about what is probably the biggest cargo bike in the world: The 8rad which is 5 meters long, 2 meters wide and supported

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United States 35 Best Cycling Events and Bike Races

The United States is famous for indulging in nearly anything that happens in the world. For example, when you say bike race, they have so many fun events that it is hard to tear your eyes away once you’ve started looking. In fact, every day there are bigger and better races and events being thought

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Why Bike Lanes Make Your Property Prices Skyrocket

Do you know studies have shown that having a bike path near your home is a great way to increase the selling price of the house? One study of homes in and around the Monon bike trail in Indianapolis revealed an 11% increase in the prices of homes with the trail near them. This was

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Donkey Republic Might Revolutionize Bike Sharing Everywhere

Donkey Republic has the potential to revolutionize bike sharing everywhere and become the Uber of cycling. From humble beginnings, the company has developed their own cell phone controlled locks and a bike sharing system that isn’t dependent on stations where the bikes have to be picked up and returned. Instead, Donkey Republic’s bikes can be

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How To Review Your Bicycle Insurance Needs And The Cost Of Insurance

In today’s world, the price of fuel is rocketing higher. Fossil fuels are running out. As this happens, more and more people are turning towards bicycles as their preferred mode of transport. This is a fact that cannot be ignored. However, it should also be noted that most of you bike owners haven’t even considered

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We Hate Cyclists – 5 Politicians Who Are Against Bikes

Politicians are just human like the rest of us. And sometimes humans say some really, really stupid things. There’s no end to the people who take a stand against cycling and want to prevent the spread of cycling infrastructure. There’s always been opponents to cycling. People don’t want cyclists on the road. They don’t want

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10 Pro Bike Commuting Tips (How to Really Commute to Work)

Fellow commuters, I want to tell you something that you will rarely hear from drivers, pedestrians, public transit passengers, and politicians; thank you. Your commitment to pedaling to work every day contributes in big ways to improving the health and well-being of our communities. As someone who recognizes the valuable contributions you are making every

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Streetfilms – This Is How You Feel After 700+ Cycling Films

Clarence Eckerson runs Streetfilms. Through Streetfilms, he has made more than 700 films about cycling and sustainable transportation. 700+ films that has been played more than 10 million times in total! In this interview Clarence talks about how Streetfilms started out, how he is making the films, his favorite films and what he think about

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8 Reasons Why Electric Cars Aren’t The Best Choice

As electric cars get more and more popular, environmentalists are hailing the change, welcoming it with open arms. And yes, electric cars are great. They are a lot better than normal cars when it comes to pollution. However, they are not a perfect solution, and there are still a lot of problems; problems that can

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The Ride of Silence – Chris Phelan Shares The Ultimate Goals of The Ride

Thousands of cyclists are massacred and killed every year. More than 700 are massacred and killed in the United States alone and it sometimes seem like it’s never going to get better. The Ride of Silence honors the many cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling. The ride started in 2003 after endurance

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Rosalind Readhead Wants To Be Mayor of London And Ban Private Cars

Will the next mayor of London ban private cars? Mayoral candidate Rosalind Readhead wants to ban private cars in central London, so the streets will be safer and there will be less damaging pollution. If all the private cars disappear, she has big plans for how all the space taken up by cars can be

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13 Reasons Why Big Business Should Love Cyclists

If Copenhagen is any indication, more cyclists and cycling infrastructure can only make things better in the big city. And yet, you often see a lot of indifference or opposition in cities that haven’t begun the switch to a bicycle city yet. It can be a huge obstacle for people all around the world who

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Is Your Bike As Eco-friendly As You Think?

You ride a bike because you want to do your bit for the environment, right? You’re aware of your carbon footprint, and although what secretly pushes you onward is the thrill of the thin layer of rubber between you and utter destruction, you’re smugly satisfied at the fact that you’re also doing good. But your

Bike City Copenhagen

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 form of transportation in cities,

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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 cars, these things are based off of 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 four-wheeled, though two-wheeled versions exist. Bicycle car

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The Camper Bike – the Bike You Can Almost Live In

Looking in a newspaper one day, I saw a picture of a bike with a house on – sort of a bike-autocamper. I had never seen anything like that before, so after a bit of research I found out that the bike was a project made by the artist Keven Cyr. Very interesting, so I