Here is a guest post by Mark Cramer, author of the acclaimed Old Man on a Green Bike: Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist. Cramer writes about his experiences of bike commuting in Paris, where he has experienced cycling against traffic on one-way streets. He also lets us know how cycling in Paris has changed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We recently road tested a set of Vont Bike lights, and we were delighted with the product. We consider these to be one of the best bike light sets we have tried in our long history, at a surprisingly low price point. This post includes our review, and a video to show how the lights work.
Learn all about how to get your bike ready for safe winter cycling, and how to protect your bike against extreme weather conditions. We include information on choosing the right bike for winter cycling, how to service your bike for extreme weather cycling, and how to choose the right components for your bike for winter cycling.
Here are links to our best and most popular posts about cold weather cycling. Whether you are planning to get your bike ready for winter, wondering if you should buy that super-bright flashing bike light (spoiler … maybe hold off on that one), or wondering how you are going to stay warm and dry on your bike, we have you covered! Our most popular winter cycling posts include advice on how to cycle safely in winter, how to dress for winter cycling, which waterproof panniers to use to protect your stuff, how to use bike lights without annoying other cyclists, and how to get your bike ready for winter.
This post will help you to quickly find the best bike training plan for your needs. Over the years we have published so many posts, it is hard to remember all of them! However, we can see which are our most popular posts. So in this post, for your convenience, we highlight just the most popular and successful cycling training plans.
Here is how to clean your bike chain the easy way! Bike chains need to be kept clean and lubed to keep your gears working smoothly. But the good news is that regular light maintenance will keep your bike in great shape. This post with videos shows the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, and keep it lubed too.
This post is about some of the main benefits of separated bike lanes for cyclists. Benefit #4 will surprise you!
Many people set out to do bike commuting – and give up because it just does not work out. That’s not because they can’t do it – it’s just because they make some beginner mistakes. Here are the top 7 most common mistakes that people make when they try to become bike commuters.
7 of the Best Waterproof Bike Panniers compared, including panniers for commuting and touring. We include a comparative chart, videos, and reviews, to help you choose a pannier for bike touring or commuting that will keep your stuff organized and dry. It’s vitally important for most bike commuters and all people doing cycle tours to have great bike panniers. We have put together this list of 7 of the best waterproof bike panniers, based on our decades of experience.
Here’s news of a great new rear bike light, the Bekan. It’s designed to be almost impossible to steal, plus it performs intelligently, so you can just fit it and forget about it. The Bekan rear bike light is on Indiegogo right now, and we think it is showing the way towards the future of bike lights.
Velocker Cargo Panniers are an innovative new product that enable you to safely transport heavy, expensive tools on your bike or ebike. If you think you cannot bike commute because you have to transport importnat tools, think again! Below is the story of the inventor of Velocker Cargo Panniers, Brian Hoffman. But first, here is […]
Here is everything you need to know about how to choose the best cycling balaclava for winter cycling. To save you tons of research time, we have a chart that carefully compares 7 of the best cycling balaclavas. Then, we have more details about each of these 7 balaclavas, including videos. Finally, we present a lot of information about the most important factors to consider when you choose a winter balaclava.
At this time of the year, it’s time to start thinking about how we are going to be comfortable cycling through fall and winter. Luckily, we have lots of posts to help you with that. Check out our most popular posts about cycling in cold weather …
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. Post includes tips on some cheap gear that helps to keep your feet warm – and also recommends FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
Tips for dressing for winter cycling! This post explains how to dress in layers and keep your core, head, hands, feet and other parts warm and dry for comfy, safe, winter cycling.
A cyclo-cross bike is like a hybrid between a road bike and a mountain bike. Designed for racing on multiple terrains, these bikes have several unique features that actually make them very well suited for urban commuting – as well as for trail riding. Read more in our post!
A survey has found that Londoners who cycle to work are happier with their commute than those who use public transport. Over 1,000 London workers shared their thoughts on commuting to work. An overwhelming 91% of Londoners who cycle to work reported that their commute is acceptable in terms of length, ease, and comfort. It also appears that bike commuting can improve productivity in the office.
May is National Bike Month in the USA – and LaneSpotter is here to help cyclists to find the safest bike routes in cities across the country. This new Android app was released on May 1. Get a link to download this promising new app here!
This is a review of my all-time favorite waterproof cycling jacket, the Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Waterproof Cycling Jacket. This jacket has it all, in terms of construction, features, and design.
Here is a press release from Transalt in New York – find out how the tragedy could have been prevented, and what you can do going forward. Attend or support the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 19 November.