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.
Here is a step by step process to gently train your dog to go on bike rides with you. Follow these steps, and soon your dog should be enjoying going on bike rides with you!
Review of the Serfas E-Lume 450 Bike Headlight. The compact Serfas E-Lume 450 Bike Headlight bike light is our choice for Best Bright Budget bike light. It is extremely bright with 450 lumens of light, yet has a wide beam. This bike headlight is excellent quality and really great value for money.
When we were kids, cycling was a normal part of everyday life. We just got on our bikes and started pedaling! These days, we have to dress up as if we are about to participate in a dangerous sport. Recently we rode bikes in Paris, and it seemed to us that Parisians ride bikes just the way we did as kids – they just get on a bike and start pedaling! We would like to see an entire world in which riding a bike is as normal and casual as it was when we were kids. Let’s make cycling normal again!
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!
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.
Here are quick links to our Best Posts about Winter Cycling. Check them out – we’ve tried to cover all of the most important issues and questions about winter cycling.
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 …
We have grown to accept human motorists killing thousands of people every single day. After all, cars are so convenient, right? But are we going to let self driving cars kill even ONE human being? Absolutely not! We must have a code of ethics to force them to behave the way we wish WE would behave. But before we get around to making laws about ethics for robotic cars, we might want to think about passing a few laws reflecting the fundamental ethic that cyclists are human beings too, and therefore motorists are not allowed to run them down?
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.
Comparison of Trekz Aftershokz Titanium vs SainSonic BM-7, with comparison chart and videos. Trekz Aftershokz Titanium and SainSonic BM-7 look quite similar. Both have bone conduction technology, Bluetooth connectivity and built-in microphones. But their price points are very different. Is it possible that SainSonic offers the same quality as Trekz for a much lower price? Which of these bone conduction headphones are the best buy for cyclists?
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.
The sentence for Tineke Kraal – who tried to harm North Shore Mountain Cyclists – is ludicrously light. A tap on the wrist for a woman who spent two hours a night for two years trying her best to injure and kill mountain bikers by sabotaging mountain trails on Vancouver’s North Shore!
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!
This is a review of an important and memorable book by a remarkable photographer – Don’t Forget Me: Ghost Bikes – A Photographic Memorial by Genea Barnes. Moved by the sight of ghost bikes all over North America, Genea Barnes went on a photographic odyssey to record and document ghost bikes.
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?