Pedal Fest Coming to Oakland, California

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PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free!

People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts on bikes!

Where else can you see Pee Wee Herman?

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Or a Pedal-powered stage?

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Or a Whiskeydrome?

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Or THIS whackiness?

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Those were a couple of my favorites from the past few years. Read the press release below for more info!

Amphibious Bike Race

Watch a spectacular display of land- and sea-worthy bikes as they pedal through Jack London Square and into the Oakland Estuary.

Rock the Bike Pedal-Powered Stage

Hop on a stationary bike and pedal to generate power for Rock the Bike’s off-grid sound stage! Stage lineup is coming soon!

Kids Bicycle Parade

Be a part of the Kids Bicycle Parade and help kick-off Pedalfest 2018! Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the Oakland Public Library will be hosting an awesome decorating station where kids can deck out their bikes with spoke cards, streamers, stickers, and more! Join the decoration station at 11am. The parade will cruise through Jack London Square at noon.

Electric Bike Test Track

Curious about electric bikes? Visit our E-Bike Test Track, presented by Trek Bicycles of Berkeley, and take a spin! Visit with manufacturers’ reps, see the latest in bike tech and ride a variety of e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes. Find the E-Bike Test Track at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Riders must be 18 years of age.

Bicycle Stunt Shows

Professional stunt riders Zak Maeda and Casey Holm will wow crowds with exciting, two-wheeled stunts showcasing bicycle balancing and agility on obstacles!

Kids Bicycle Rodeo

A team of youth cycling instructors will lead a fun-filled bicycle rodeo for children throughout the day including a bike safety course, skills building lessons, and bicycle safety instructions. Bikes and helmets will be provided to participating children, grades 3-6.

Drake’s Brewing Lounge Area

Kick back under the palm trees and enjoy a cold one! All proceeds from Drake’s Brewing will support Bike East Bay.

Whymcycles

Builder Peter Wagner brings his cycling creations to Pedalfest! From penny-farthing high wheelers to miniature hand cycles, he has spent years creating an eclectic collection of handmade bicycles built from recycled car parts, trampolines, old bicycles and more!

Bike Punk Carnival Rides

Step right up! Ride pedal-powered carnival rides with the Cyclecide bike punk collective.

Women Bike Area

Stop by any time to chat with our Women Bike Book Club, Women Bike Happy Hour organizers, local bike advocacy leaders, intro to bike camping organizers, and other women, trans and femme leaders and doers. Activities include yoga with Redfrog Athletics, book signing with Elly Blue, and bike maintenance basics with Hard Knox Bikes.

Theft Prevention Photo Booth

Register your bike at the Dolan Law Firm’s Theft Prevention Booth and learn all the best tips for keeping your favorite two-wheeled machine safe. Come take a photo of your bike and get a free listing on BikeIndex.org.

Learn to Unicycle

Local riders will perform unicycle stunts on the main stage and teach you how to balance on one wheel at their learn-to-ride station.

Oakland Public Library Bike Library

The city’s bike-powered bookmobile pulls into Pedalfest with cascading bookshelves filled with books for locals to browse and even check out!

http://pedalfestjacklondon.com/

Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Please email our Events Manager, Hyeran Lee, at hyeran@bikeeastbay.org

 

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Instant Karma with a Crust cargo bike fork

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Given my fascination with cargo bikes, I had to ask Jimmy over at Luckyduck in Oakland, CA about that funky-looking cargo bike parked in front of the shop. An 80’s Cinelli Ottomila mountain bike with a giant cargo container on top of a little front wheel. How could this be?

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The answer is the Clydesdale fork from Crust Bikes, a google-worthy outfit out of Belmar, New Jersey. Crust makes frames, forks, stems, and more! Some even US-made. The Clydesdale fork is designed to turn your old non-suspension-corrected MTB or tourer into a solid cargo hauler. It’s built over a 20” wheel for a low center of gravity, to make hauling easy.

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The basic platform is ready for whatever you want to put on it. There are plenty of braze-ons to screw things into to the top of the platform so you could mount a box or just a flat board if that suits your needs. There are also mounts for both disk and cantilever brakes, as well as fenders.

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What will you need? A 20” wheel with a 9mm axle and a bike. The Clydesdale fork is designed for a 400mm (15 ¾”) crown-to-axle height and a 72˚ head angle. If your bike is designed around those numbers, which are pretty common, then you will have achieved perfection and the rack will ride level. If your axle-crown is higher or lower, your frame angles will change by about one degree for every 10mm of height. This is all described in detail on the website and slight variations are not the end of the world. Other stats include a 340mm steerer tube and availability in both 1″ and 1 1/8″ steerer tubes, both threadless. The 1″ model includes a shim for using 1 1/8″ threadless stems, and comes with a Cane Creek 40 headset.

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Jimmy does a lot of the shopping for the shop and has had up to 70 lbs on there, including “The Dog”. Crust doesn’t list a weight limit but I am seeing a picture of a human riding on one, what fun! A clean and simple way to create a cargo bike, do check them out. $245 for the 1 1/8” model. $265 for the 1”.

http://www.crustbikes.com

6/22/18 Correction: Only the 1″ model comes with a Cane Creek 40 headset

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Artist Spotlight: Julián Dorado

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We just got an email from an artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina with some fresh imagery we thought we’d share with you. Julián Dorado is his name and he’s really into the old-school road racing thing. Specifically the Gino Bartali vs. Fausto Coppi rivalry. Enjoy the art and a couple of questions and answers! Pretty cool how this…

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…becomes this!

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So I ask Julián…
How do you get from the photos to the art? Are they scanned in? Traced? Freehand?
The process begins by browsing the web. I start looking for pictures of a specific cyclist or brand that I want to represent. Once I find an image that’s interesting, I freehand the first sketch (which is almost final). After I have the freehand version of the illustration I scan it and adjust/change some minor details. Painting occurs in Adobe Photoshop, I am particularly interested in turning B&W pictures into colorful artwork!
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Do you have a particular era of cycling you are interested in?
Yes of course! I am mad about the Gino Bartali vs. Fausto Coppi era, it’s great. In Argentina, we have very strong Italian roots so we can relate to the passion and rivalry this two had.
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What inspires you about these old-time cyclists?
All of it, I love the technology of the bikes, the components they had (shifting systems, wooden rims) and of course the challenges they had to endure to get to the finish line. Professional Cycling has always been extremely rough, but back then they were almost superheroes.
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What bike do you ride daily?  What kind of riding do you do?
Actually, I own like 10 different vintage bikes, not all rideable but still, I like to ride some of them from time to time. For daily bases and to get around town I use a Brompton HL6, it’s incredible how useful and agile that bike is. I ride Mostly around the city, I use the bike as my main transportation method.
How’s the cycling scene in Buenos Aires?
Cycling here is getting crowded and the city it’s growing in terms of bike lanes. We have a great weather and a extremely flat land, so the city is perfect for a ride. People are starting to realize that they can use bikes as their main transportation media, which is great. But on the other hand, we are still lacking the infrastructure to make it friendly for riders that come from the suburbs.
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Travel much? Been anywhere interesting?

I did a trip to Europe in 2016 and biked around some capitals such as London, Paris, and Brussels. It was an amazing experience, the trip combined work and pleasure so in my free time I unfolded my Brompton and rode all day long. Europe is great for biking, on the first couple of miles you understand that the state takes city biking pretty serious. Everything is prepared and ready to make the ride smooth and comfortable. My next dream trip will be connecting Paris and London by bike, I know they do this on Bromptons every now and then.

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OK! Thanks for sharing! Check out Julián’s Instagram for more: https://www.instagram.com/goldenbikes/
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Review: Yuba Supermarché cargo bike

Maybe driving a car is something you’d like to do less often. A cargo bike can make this a reality and can even replace the gas hog as a way of moving kids and groceries. Yuba, a company out of northern California, has been making longtail-style cargo bikes since 2006, first with the Mundo, Boda Boda and Spicy Curry models. Now, Yuba has expanded into the realm of front-loading cargo bikes with the Supermarché.

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Call it a Front Loader, Long John, or Bakfiets if you want to get fancy – the Supermarché puts the load low and in front of you for certain advantages. Compared to a longtail, a front loader opens you up to carry a wider variety of loads more easily. Small children can be sat side by side as you pedal along, chat them up and keep an eye on them. Front loaders are also great for those odd or heavy loads like boxes of bicycle magazines, bass drums or kegs. Not that you need to chat with your drum or your beer, but those are the kind of thing I like to carry. The center of gravity is low, and the cargo space itself can be configured to accommodate a wide variety of “things.” The Supermarché can (soon) be had in an electric version if you live in a hilly area or just want some more juice to go further without questioning your physical ability to do so.

So what sets the Yuba Supermarché apart? One design goal was making a cargo bike that would fit a wide variety of people and carry a wide variety of loads. This is accomplished with a loooong seatpost and a looong steerer tube for a wide range of seat and handlebar adjustments. I had no trouble fitting my 6’4” frame on to the Super – in fact, I found it fit quite well whether I was sitting or standing to pedal. With its short seat tube, the Supermarché is designed to fit riders as small as 4’7″.

Another goal was to make the Supermarché as easy to ride as possible, so Yuba’s team selected a cable-actuated steering system which not only eliminates the usual damage-prone steering rod extension to the front wheel but allows for an even lower center of gravity. They also used different sized pulleys and played with fork rake to make the Supermarché relatively easy to handle.

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The drivetrain is of the Shimano 3 x 8 trigger-shifting variety and connected to 20-inch wheels front and rear, providing ample gearing for the steepest of hills. Those 20-inch wheels have fat 2.4-inch tires and 36/48 spokes (front/rear), which provide confidence when carrying heavy loads. Plus, there’s only one innertube size to keep in stock for flats. Braking is handled by Tektro hydraulic discs for ample stopping power. The frame is aluminum the fork is cromoly and a wide kickstand holds the whole thing up without issue when loading or parking.

Other pertinent info? The Supermarché weighs 58 pounds before accessories and is capable of carrying up to 300 pounds of cargo, 220 pounds in the front and 80 pounds over the massive rear rack.

Accessories are a big part of the Supermarché thing. There are a variety of bamboo platforms and boxes available to customize your ride. My review rig came with the $250 bamboo box, which is pretty key if you just want to drop stuff into a box and forget about it. If you want to haul children, there’s a $150 seat kit that attaches to said bamboo box. And for the minimalist with a huge load, there’s a simple bamboo baseboard for $70. You are also free to build your own solutions and mount them to the frame. A third child can be put in a $199 Yepp child seat mounted to the rear of the bike. One more cool accessory is a $35 frame lock that slips through a special bracket that locks the back wheel from turning.

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How about the ride? Starting off on the Supermarché is definitely easier than a couple of other front loaders I’ve tried riding. The step-through frame makes it easy to get on, and once you push off there’s no drama, even with a large load. The riding position is comfortable whether sitting or standing and wide MTB-style handlebars with ergonomic grips made controlling the bike a breeze.

Acceleration was great for such a large bike with the smaller wheel size. Loaded, the low center of gravity was appreciated. I have carried some pretty heavy loads with the longtail Mundo, and getting the weight even lower was yummy. The burly center kickstand also makes parking a breeze. Mind you, the wheelbase is quite long, so it doesn’t have the turning radius of a regular bike, but it does feel pretty natural once you get rolling. The only thing that felt odd to me was the five feet of bicycle sticking out in front of the handlebars. This made it a bit weird when, say, pulling out from between two parked cars, but I got used to it. The added length (8’5″ total) also takes the edge off the roughness of the smaller wheels when the going gets rough.

Coming off the Yuba’s Mundo longtail, there were a few things I noticed right away. First of all, I found myself picking up and moving more odd loads of various sizes – a bass drum, Dirt Rag magazines, people, etc. This can be addicting. Why bother with a regular bike when you might decide to do some shopping, stop at a garage sale or flea market, or want to give someone a ride home? The Supermarché is becoming my daily driver.

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In the past, I had already been handling many daily chores on my Yuba Mundo cargo bike. But now, with the Supermarché my car is going to be parked even more. Yuba makes it easy to go car-free! Breathe the outside air, enjoy the day and be happy!

Price: $2799

More info can be found on Yuba’s website.

(Edited 2/1/18 to reflect earlier use of cable-actuated steering system)

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Opinion: Dockless bike sharing creating chaos

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My immediate response when I heard about dockless bike share was “More butts on bikes, great.“ Then I started to ask questions. “So what do you do with it when you’re done?” “I could just leave it anywhere?… that doesn’t sound like a good idea.”

Dockless bike sharing launched in the United States this year, but is it a good thing? As of August 2017, Seattle became the first city in the United States to try dockless bike share. In September, a dockless bike share launched in D.C.

This bike share program is referred to as the “Uber” of bike sharing. Here is the concept behind dockless: You download an app, it locates a bike near you, you unlock the wheel with the app, and you pay roughly $1.00 for 30 minutes of use (this can differ based on the bike share company), park it when you’re done, manually lock it. That’s it. Definitely sounds affordable and more convenient than finding a bike share docking station and hoping there is a bike available, or hoping that a station has a parking spot available for the bike you have rented and are done with.

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If you look at China there are over 40 dockless bike share companies currently, with over 350,000 bikes and growing daily. But the problems that dockless bike shares have create have been reported multiple times. Bikes are left in the middle of sidewalks so that pedestrians cannot get to their destinations, which is especially a problem for senior citizens trying to walk with grocery carts, strollers and rascals. Bikes are being left basically everywhere – in huge bike piles, in trees, dumped in rivers, garbage cans – you name it and a dockless bike has probably been parked there in China.

So, how is Seattle doing with their new program? According to a recent Seattle Times report it’s going about the same as in China – dockless bikes are being parked irresponsibly.

And how about D.C.? You guessed it! In October, the Washington Post reported the same problems.

You will always have people who abuse programs or who don’t care to be responsible adults. But there is another problem this “Uber-style” bike share is causing. Not only is it creating another level of irresponsibility in busy cities, but it is not good for the commuter cycling community. Aggression on the streets towards cyclist continues to increase and having these bikes laying everywhere is just furthering that anger towards our community, further adding to the negativity anti-cyclists have. 

Docks create a place where you have to put something away. People are lazy and I include myself in that category, I love convenience and when things are easy. If you give someone the opportunity to be lazy, the majority of the population is probably going to just leave that bike parked in the middle of a pedestrian sidewalk. It’s naive to think that people will park things appropriately. If we continue to grow this program in the United States, are we destined for the large-scale problem China is currently facing.

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Whether you’re hauling eBikes, beefy downhill rigs, your prized TT bike, or an assortment of bicycles, the SuperClamp‘s dual shepard’s hooks promise all bikes a truly secure ride without touching the bike’s frame. And thanks to the SuperClamp‘s tilting feature, no more unloading bikes to let the dog out of the back. Top it all off integrated locks, a built-in bottle opener and head-turning reflectors, the SuperClamp 2-bike is proof that you can have your cake and eat it too. Plus, the SuperClamp EX is made in Madison, Wisconsin, and is backed with a lifetime warranty. That’s not all. This prize package includes two Made in the USA T-shirts and a six-pack beverage carrier so you can take your picnic to places only bikes can go.

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Modern design comes to the urban helmet. The Yadd-I with its distinctive angular design takes the urban helmet to a new level. Forced Air Cooling Technology keeps the rider’s head cool even on the warmest of days, and the Soft Tune retention system allows the rider to adjust the helmet for a perfect fit. Identical to its big brother lock (The Granit X-Plus 540) the U54 Mini is a shorter shackle version of ABUS’s flagship bicycle U-Lock from ABUS. Originally designed to accommodate locking around the reinforced parking meters in San Francisco, this lock is ideal for urban settings and high quality bicycles needing strong theft protection.

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Fine-tune your bike before or after a ride with this set of essentials. Perfectly sized to keep on the bench or in the car.

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The Protek Cross Max features a deeply recessed tread pattern and a 5mm puncture protection ply underneath. Put in big miles on your commuter rig without worrying about durability or a worn-out tread with one of Michelin’s longest-lasting commuter tires.

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The NutFix- is ABUS’ innovative solution to preventing component theft. This stylish lock is THE solution for securing bicycle components, including wheels, seatposts and saddles against would-be thieves. Its real strength lies in its design. The nut is fitted with a mechanism that only releases the screw below when the bike is on its side. This means it is not possible to access the screw unless the bike is on its side.


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The Messenger Mini+ and WheelBoltz is the total bike lock up package! The Messenger Mini+ allows for you to secure your back wheel and frame while the WheelBoltz act as a deterrent for theft on your front, (and rear wheel when needed).

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Win a pair of MICHELIN Protek Urban tires

Contest ended. Congrats to Mark Miller of Portland, OR!

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Win a pair of MICHELIN Protek Urban tires. Enter to win below.

MICHELIN’s fastest city tire, created with compounds similar to those featured in higher end road tires, offers a tread pattern that is easy-rolling in the middle to make pedaling more efficient.

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The MICHELIN Protek Urban tire is great for commuting, providing exceptional grip on wet surfaces and excellent puncture resistance.

Available sizes include: 26×1.85”, 700x28mm, 700x35mm, 700x38mm

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Win a Bedrock Bags Top Tube and Handlebar Bag

Contest ended. Congrats to David Sereika of Zionsville, IN!

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Win a Bedrock Bags Dakota Top Tube Bag and Bedrock Bags Tapeats Handlebar Bag! Enter to win below.

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Bedrock Bags’ Dakota is an extremely handy top tube tank bag. Use it solo for day rides, or with a full bikepacking kit for easy-access items like snacks and electronics!

Bedrock’s Tapeats works awesome on day rides or as part of a full bikepacking kit. Virtually waterproof, one-handed operation while riding, and will expand to fit a Nalgene if needed. Great for your lunch, phone, or water.

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Both bags mount to virtually any bike. Made by hand in Colorado, USA!

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