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.
How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
This post compares 3 of the best bike lights: Light & Motion Urban 350 vs. CatEye Volt 700 vs. NiteRider Lumina 750. All 3 of these bike lights used to cost a lot more, but their prices have come down recently. All 3 are now excellent bike lights for very reasonable prices. Use our comparative table of 3 the best bike lights to compare these bike lights for commuter cyclists, and decide which one is right for you.
A great bike light is essential for cycling – both for seeing, and for being seen. But with so many great bike lights on the market, how do you choose the best one? Read this post to find out exactly how to choose the best bike light for bike commuting.
Here are quick links to our Best Posts on How to Lose Weight Cycling. Check them out – you may find something that is just right for you on your journey right now.
Here’s a product review of the Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier, written from a woman’s perspective. Read all about this unique cycling pannier, which is ideal for professionals who cycle to work. Get a workout on the way to work, and look like a boss when you get there!
I highly recommend the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Backpack Convertible for bike commuters, and really for anyone who sometimes bikes and sometimes walks (which would probably cover almost all cyclists!) The amphibious nature of the Two Wheel Gear Pannier Backpack Convertible, transforming seamlessly from bike pannier to comfortable backpack, makes it not just an accessory for me, but a necessity.
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
In Victoria on Vancouver Island, design of its first protected two-way bike lane is taking shape. The design calls for the loss of 32 parking spots. In reaction, local merchants have submitted a petition opposing any protected bike lanes that compromise parking. I am sick of selfish interests compromising cyclist safety – BOYCOTT these businesses!
Foul weather cyclists cycle all year round, regardless of the weather (within reason). After a few years of year-round cycling, I am here to tell you that fair weather cyclists are missing out on the kaleidoscope of experiences that foul weather cyclists enjoy.
Bike commuting is a great way to keep fit year round – but to succeed you have to be organized and have a great game plan. Here are my top 10 tips for successful bike commuting. I have learned a lot over the years, but I would say that these are the 10 most important things I have learned about bike commuting.
Vision Vancouver is moving forwards towards a Vancouver bike share program. But can a bike share program succeed in Vancouver if the program doesn’t get an exemption from the mandatory bike helmet law?
Melbourne Bike Share is one of the only three bike share programs in the world that requires users to wear bike helmets (the others being Brisbane, where the program is also failing, and Vancouver as of July 2016 – where it is still too soon to tell). Many people allege that the bike helmet law is causing the Melbourne Bike Share to fail. However, in our experience there is a lot more to it than that.
Brisbane’s bike share program, CityCycle, is not a success – and the law requiring that users wear helmets is just part of the problem. Brisbane’s bike share system is failing mainly because the system is designed so as to totally exclude tourists and casual cyclists.
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
Reelight SL120 bike lights are always on because they are powered by electrodynamic induction, which basically means that power is generated as your bike moves. Never be without bike lights again, ever!
BC Parkway (also known as the 7-Eleven Trail) could be a great trail, but it really isn’t. It has three main problems: The paving is ruined by tree roots, making the trail so bumpy you have to be careful of doing yourself an injury. It is atrociously badly sign-posted – the first time I used […]
9 Tips for Women Bike Commuters. In my experience being a woman bike commuter has some extra challenges. I’ve figured out some ways to deal with them – here are my top 9 tips for women bike commuters!
At Week 3 of my bike commuting I was feeling pretty cocky. I was still tired on the evening rides, especially the last one of the week, but I was feeling stronger and even a little bit faster. This was going to be easy and I was going to be in the best shape of […]
I have finally achieved my dream of becoming a bike commuter! Here’s an account of what my first week of being a bike commuter was like – the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am so proud of myself!