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Holiday Cheer by Bike Bell
[via Commute by Bike] Schwinn has launched a Bell Choir Web site, featuring holiday songs performed on bicycle bells. You can send the songs as e-cards, and Schwinn says, “For each e-carol sent, we will donate Schwinn bikes and helmets to kids across the country.” More…

The Car As Renter of the City, Not Landlord

“We spent much of the twentieth century engaged in a campaign to retrofit our cities to the car. However much this may have seemed to make sense at the time, it now looks more like a misdirected effort to save the city by destroying it.” More…

How to Talk About Cycling to a Conservative by Tom Bowden

I’m a registered Republican and I consider myself pretty conservative—so what the heck am I doing, you may wonder, writing a column on a bike advocacy blog? I’m a bike commuter, and I chair the Advocacy Committee of BikeWalk Virginia. More…

thestar.comEverything you need to know about winter cycling in the GTA

Toronto’s first major snowfall of 2010 may be on the roads, but that doesn’t mean cyclists must pack it in for the winter. With the right clothing, gear and techniques, even the most casual cyclist can keep rolling all year round. More…

Bike expert Todd Downs makes winter maintenance simple: clean and lubricate

I’m not claiming any direct connection, but the opportunity to interview Todd Downs about bike maintenance for riding in winter coincided perfectly with the first snowfall of the year in the Milwaukee area. Downs wrote Rodale Inc.’s “The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair,” and has worked the wrenches for pro racers around the world. More importantly, at least for my purposes, he spent 20 years as a mechanic working in shops in Boston’s wintry climate. More…

Mikael Colville-Andersen at TEDx Copenhagen

[via ecovelo] Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic speaking at the TEDx conference in Copenhagen earlier this week. More…

Why Doesn’t Someone Tell You to Drive Less?

When you become a new parent you are told many things. “By far the biggest killer of children is car crashes” isn’t one of them. More…

Seattle Bike Supply Recalls Redline Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. More…

Full Speed Ahead Crank Sets Used By Numerous Bicycle Manufacturers Recalled Due To Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. More…

Get Your Bike Travel Fix on Route 66
Adventure Cycling’s planned 2,400-mile bicycle-friendly route will revitalize the “Main Street of America” — this time with touring cyclists
Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association today announced that its next long-distance cycling route will be Bicycle Route 66. Embracing the spirit of “The Mother Road,” the new route will follow the famous corridor from Chicago to Los Angeles on roads appropriate for cyclists and, when possible, on sections of the historic highway. More…

Bicycle Safety May Be Added to New York Driver Education Classes

One of the “5E’s” of the Bike League’s Bicycle Friendly Communities is Education. Education includes teaching cyclists of all ages how to ride safely in any area, from multi-use paths to congested city streets, as well as teaching motorists how to share the road safely with cyclists. New York City has been balancing between adding a multitude of new infrastructure facilities and public policies. Zachary Kussin from CUNY reported in The Local edition of the New York Times, how a new law may be introduced that would require bicycle safety instruction. More…

Designing communities for health: tools and resources

…I would argue that even with the emphasis on transportation there is still scant attention paid in our community to neighborhood-scale factors that can influence walking – street connectivity, mixed uses, sidewalks, and the like.  Here we come closest with advocacy for complete streets… More…

Drivers at fault in majority of cycling accidents

Commuters using helmet cams have helped researchers understand the causes of cycling accidents in Melbourne, Australia. New research from Australia* has shed light on the causes of collisions and near misses involving cycle commuters. 13 adult cyclists in Melbourne were given helmet-mounted video cameras and asked to film 12 hours of commuting each over a four-week period. More…

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