9 simple steps that will help ensure your bike is not stolen by bike thieves while you are at work, so it is waiting for you when you are ready to cycle home. These 9 steps will protect your bike while you get on with your job.
Vancouver’s latest challenge shows that bikes and transit are more convenient than cars: six people on bikes arrived first and in some cases were twice as fast as their car commuting colleagues.
Leglites is an innovative, easy-to-use new product for easy high visibility for cyclists. Leglites are lightweight, high visibility garments that you simply zip onto your calves, or slip onto your forearms.
HUB Cycling, the charity behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver. Read all about their ambitious plans, including cycle highways, and find out how you can get involved by adopting a gap!
It took me 40 years to move from “I love riding bikes” to “I am a cyclist.” Hard to believe, I know. Looking back, I guess it was because I made so many mistakes along the way. I’m a slow learner – let me tell you about it! I learned to ride a bike the hard way – not so much riding as crashing. I had a lot of setbacks along the way. Finally, I learned the keys to making cycling safe, easy and fun – and somewhere along the way, I became a cyclist!
Sometimes when I mention I am a cyclist, somebody will go off on a rant about how “entitled” cyclists think they are, and how they don’t respect the rules of the road. To hear them speak, you’d think almost all cyclists completely ignore the rules of the road. That has not been my experience at all. And I’ve just found an infographic that shows some actual research to prove it!
This in-depth post is about how to choose great waterproof cycling pants. It explains how waterproofness and breathability work in waterproof cycling pants, and explains all aspects that you should consider to make the best choice of waterproof cycling pants.
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.
Here are our top 10 tips for winter cycling. Winter cycling can be challenging, especially if you live in a climate that gets both cold AND wet. However, comfortable winter cycling is possible and even enjoyable, with careful planning and a little expense.
A London lorry driver who carelessly killed 29-year-old cyclist Louise Wright in London has been convicted of causing her death by careless driving – but has walked away with a suspended sentence and assorted wrist slaps. Should he have gone to prison? The family doesn’t think so …
If you are ever hit by a motorist while cycling, you may be in too much shock to know what to do. This guest post explains the 3 crucial things you should do in this situation. Includes infographic about common cycling collisions, and advice to avoid collisions for drivers and cyclists.
I reviewed a BELCH cycling jersey. BELCH cycling gear is designed for fun, with a target market of people who like to ride bikes (and drink beer)! Read my full review here.
How to Use Strava for Cycling! Strava is a great, free app used by millions of cyclists around the world to record their bike rides, plan routes, and virtually compete against themselves and against other cyclists. It is also an amazing app in terms of all the data it collects about your rides. And apart from being a mine of information for you, there is one other reason to use Strava: by doing so, you help with real w0rld data collection about where cyclists ride, helping to create a vast database that will ultimately make cycling safer for all.
We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
Most of us are focused on how much commuting costs US. It’s a very big part of most people’s budgets, especially if you drive a car. But most of us do not think about the fact that every time we commute – even if we WALK – our society pays a price too. Here’s a great little infographic that shows at a glance how much your commute costs society – and how much you can SAVE society by choosing to bike or walk!
Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes are by far the most stylish cycling shoes I have come across. Made of soft leather, these shoes exude style, yet are comfortable to wear all day long, both on and off the bike. Created by master craftsmen, Quoc Pham Cycling Shoes are designed to integrate cycling seamlessly into normal, everyday life.
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.
By dressing as if we fear death any second, do we increase the perception that cycling is an extreme sport and risk scaring other people away from cycling? Will wearing bike helmets save our lives – or just discourage others from cycling, and so increase the numbers of people who will die from lack of exercise?
I was shocked and saddened to see the awful cycling conditions that cyclists endure in downtown Sydney. Cycle lanes end in the middle of nowhere; and there is hardly any safe, separate infrastructure. Cyclists are few and far between – and what few here are, often scoot up onto the sidewalks (presumably so that they can survive a little longer).