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We’ve been busy writing and editing and shooting photos and drinking excessive amounts of coffee and staying up too late—and now the next issue of Bicycle Times has been sent off to the printer. This is what we’ve cooked up for you. Subscribers usually see it in their mailboxes before it hits store shelves, so …
Kristin, Aurora, and Embry ride their bikes to and from work every day, as seen here coming home for the evening along the W&OD trail in Herndon, Virginia. Photo by Brian W. Knight. Who says cities aren’t a great place for children? Streetsblog and the Alliance for Biking and Walking are hosting a photo contest …
By Gary J. Boulanger.
The sky was blue, the sidewalks were bustling, and the IPA was flowing on a warm, 62-degree Sunday afternoon in Marin County as a gaggle of Mountain Bike Hall of Famers gathered in San Rafael, California on February 10 to raise a pint and funds for Marilyn Price’s Trips For Kids organization, which takes underprivileged youth out on the trails.
In this issue
Pedaling for a cause
Going the distance with charity rides: four riders tell their stories, plus advice on making the most of the event.
A poem on surfing the waves of traffic.
Peace and harmony while bicycle touring with friends
By Trina Haynes
NuVinci was gracious enough to allow me to cruise around Las Vegas on one of the growing list of bikes that specs their N360 hub, the Dahon Mu XL folding bike.
We were first introduced to Urbana at Interbike last year and added them to our “must-test” list. Urbana makes one simple city bike with a step-through frame. There aren’t models per se, just an à la carte list of options such as 3- or 7-speed, fenders, and a rear rack.
Sioux City, Iowa
What do you do for/with/to bicycles?
I am the Global-Go-To Guy at Panaracer tires. I help design and market bicycle tires
What’s the best thing about your job?
By Maurice Tierney
Our mission as we have chosen to accept it is to get more people on bikes. Make it easy as pie to bring the bike into your everyday life. Wait, who said pie was easy? I mean the crust alone can be considered an art form. We need it to be easier than that. Like ahhh, mmm, hmmmm…. Toast! Easy as making toast. Yea, that’s the ticket! With toast you drop in the bread, push down the lever and you’re good to go. All you need to do is decide which direction to head. Butter? Marmalade? Why can’t bikes be that easy?
Outerbike is a consumer demo event for both road and mountain bikes that is scheduled to take place in Moab, UT on September 30th through October 3rd, 2010. Participants will receive demos for all four days of the event, lunch at the trailheads, and discounted tickets to evening parties and films.
We do a lot of bike commuting here at the Bicycle Times / Dirt Rag offices. Why not carry on with our riding ways while in Las Vegas for Interbike? For the second year in a row, the staff will be riding to the indoor show at the Sands Convention Center from our rental house …
Once again Interbike is nigh. The entire staff of Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times will be headed out west to the desert to cover the show from a multitude of angles. Expect social media posts, blog entries on both web sites, photo galleries and even video! So what do I expect to be hot this …
Enter your best biking or walking photos in the Alliance for Biking & Walking’s “People Powered Movement Photo Contest,” and you could win an all-expense-paid 10-day bike tour of Tuscany courtesy of VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations. The grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of CLIF Bars, and their local biking or walking …
The bicycle is a beautiful thing. I met a woman today, that I felt compelled to tell you about. On my ride into work, I saw a woman on the side of the road. She had a Breezer folding bike. I stopped and asked if she needed help. She said no. An hour plus later, …