Cycling with children can be a fun and rewarding experience, allowing for quality bonding time and promoting a healthy lifestyle. This comprehensive guide will discuss the various types of child bike seats and the factors to consider. Together, we can create countless memories and instill a lifelong love for cycling in our children. So, strap […]
How the Bicycle Became a Symbol for Women’s Emancipation
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women began to escape some of their restrictions by riding bicycles. Despite strong opposition from men, women cycled on, and the bicycle became an instrument of change that subverted the status quo and became a powerful symbol of women’s emancipation. In this post, Andrew McLaughlin tells us all about the extraordinary role played by bicycles in women’s emancipation.
Why do Women’s Bike Frames Have a Dropped Crossbar?
Most people assume that crossbars were dropped on women’s bikes to make it possible to ride with dresses. However, the primary reason was more scandalous than that! This post traces the design history of bikes with dropped crossbars, and reveals the surprising recent change in the gendered association of the dropped crossbar.
Top 10 Scholarships for Bicycling Enthusiasts
Cycling is a sport that has been around for more than two thousand years. It was initially used as a method of transportation, but today it is also used for exercise, recreation, and competition. There are many different types of cycling, but one thing that they all have in common is that they require the […]
Inspirational Film about a Near Impossible Bike Ride
Inspirational video about Montreal cyclist Charles Ouimet ascending the world’s most difficult gravel road, the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, on his bike.
Two-year-old Cyclist Shows Off Trail Riding Skills
Kashius Weme rides the trails better than most adults in the word. This two-year-old hails from Nanaimo, BC, Canada. His third word was “bike” (after the usual two first words). His mom Kimeesha See says that he has “loved bikes since before he could walk.” Watch this video to see how amazing this tiny cyclist […]
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Cycling Daily
Cycling is a low impact, effective form of exercise that can provide you with many physical, emotional and mental health benefits. This post contains the top five reasons why you should include cycling into your healthy lifestyle routine.
Pedal to Empower – WBR Launches Global Bike Ride to Empower Women and Girls
Read all about Pedal to Empower! International NGO World Bicycle Relief (WBR) just launched a new global DIY ride to bring together riders of all places, levels, and backgrounds to achieve one common goal: to empower women and girls across the globe. Proceeds will benefit WBR programs that tackle gender inequality by helping girls and women better access education and healthcare with the humble bicycle. Check it out and enter now!
The 275 Challenge: Ride a Bike Indoors – or Make a Mask!
Wondering what you can do on July 18th? How about joining thousands of people from around the world who are going to contribute to a worthy cause – from the safety of your own home? NYC’s LGBT Center presents an inclusive event, the 275 Challenge. Take 275 minutes from your day to get involved, raise funds, and have some fun. Plus, you don’t even need a bike!
Cycling and the Post-Covid Transformation
During the coronavirus lockdown, cities around the world discovered the wonders of clean air, responding with literally “concrete” measures to encourage more citizens to bicycle. This post reports on some of the global changes to cycling that we are seeing due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19).
Remembering Bikes in Military History
This is a post and video about the remarkable role that bicycles have played in military history. It’s important to stop for a moment on important public holidays such as Memorial Day and think about the meaning of the day. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives for their country in military service. But did you know that bikes have played an important role in military history? We are publishing this post to honor Memorial Day.
NYC’s LGBT Community Center Kicks off 25th Annual Cycle for the Cause
NYC’s LGBT Community Center Kicks Off 25th Annual Cycle for the Cause. This epic 275 mile bike ride will support participants as they cycle from Boston to NYC to raise funds and awareness to end HIV/AIDS.
Killing a Cyclist with Your Door Results in Maximum Fine of $81 in BC – It’s Time to Speak Out
British Columbia’s Motor Vehicle Act is so out of date that a death caused due to dooring by a person driving a car results in a maximum fine of $81. Tell your MLA that something needs to change!
Last Chance to Have Your Say on BC’s Active Transportation Strategy
Last chance: You only have until April 15th to send your input to the Government of BC. Make sure you have your say on BC’s Active Transportation Strategy (ATS). The ATS will inform provincial policy for bikes for years to come. Now is our chance to shape the ATS to include investment in cycling infrastructure, education, and improvements to policy and legislation.
Bike to School Week Student Video Contest – HUB Cycling
As part of Bike to School Week this year, HUB Cycling is running a student video contest for children and youth 18 and under in Metro Vancouver. Enter to win cash prizes!
The Seven Stupidest Things Cyclophobes Say
There is a small but vocal minority of people who waste their energy vigorously disparaging cyclists. Unsurprisingly, many of their arguments are downright stupid. Here are the seven stupidest things that people who hate cyclists say.
Ask the BC Government to STOP Taxing Ebikes
If you live in British Columbia, Canada, add your voice to ask the BC Government to STOP taxing ebikes. Ebikes make cycling possible for seniors and many other people, and the BC government is making it harder for people to buy these environmentally friendly transport vehicles. It needs to STOP.
World Bicycle Relief and Zwift – World Bicycle Relief Virtual Charity Ride
Join Zwift, World Bicycle Relief, Trek Bicycles and the greater cycling community around the world to collectively celebrate The Power of Bicycles® and empower hundreds of students to reach their dreams.
Inclusive Tandem Cycling Event for People with and Without Disabilities
Check out our post, video, and photos about The Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF). It is a not-for-profit based in Pune, India that makes outdoor exercise possible for people with disabilities, participating in inclusive events with people without disabilities. One event includes an epic tandem bike ride!
World Bicycle Relief Year-End Fundraising Drive Celebrates the Gift of “GO”
Today, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) announces the start of Give GO, its year-end campaign for donations, an annual appeal that will provide life-changing bicycles to tens of thousands in rural Africa whose primary mode of transportation is walking. For every $147 raised, a sturdy Buffalo Bicycle specially engineered for African terrain, will be donated to a student, healthcare worker or entrepreneur who spends hours at a time on foot just to get to school, visit patients or go to work. Donations received now through November 10 will be matched dollar-for-dollar to help mobilize thousands more people through the Power of Bicycles.