Bicycle Times

Strider Bikes unveils a Carbon Balance Bike

Looks like the engineers over at  Strider Bikes  decided to have a little fun with their newest addition to the Strider 12 lineup, the carbon  Strider 12 ST-R  Balance Bike.   The 12 ST-R features a full carbon fiber frame, fork, wheels, handlebar, and seatpost, along with a Cane Creek AER headset, a custom forged alloy stem, Schwalbe Big Apple Tires ...

Into the Wind- Cycling across South America

By: Mark Greiz You ask me why I pedal to far away places; I smile and close my eyes, Words can’t describe the reason why; The blue water glistens, the birds fly high. January 29th, 2018. Although it was the height of summer, it was a cold and windy day in Punta Arenas, Chile’s southernmost ...

How We Roll: Laird’s Chopper Tallbike

Here’s something cool, Laird Rickard’s Tallbike-chopper-tallbike. Sometimes it’s a chopper… Other times it’s a tallbike. As you might guess from the photos, Laird lives and rides in the Bay area. Yes that is a trombone, cuz ya never know when a jam might break out. There are certain advantages to riding a tallbike. Being high ...

Thinking about Lubes, with Ric Hjertberg

By Ric Hjertberg, PBMA Board Member grease monkey noun [ C ] /ˈɡriːs ˌmʌŋ.ki/ A mechanic. It’s a fact of life. Lubricants are everywhere in our work and there’s a flood of maker-generated info available. Fortunately, common sense prevails and prices are relatively competitive. Still, less experienced mechanics may wonder what they need to know. Here are some general musings for ...

NICA GRiT program gets more butts on bikes!

After spending a few years as “Adult Supervision” with the El Cerrito, California NICA high school mountain bike team, I am a true believer in their work. Currently, girls represent 20% of the NICA national student-athlete participation. This is great compared to participation in other segments of our sport, but could always be better, right? On ...

Tern GSD compact longtail review part Two: Stewart’s ride

By Stewart Port I’m a 64-year-old guy with heart disease. I ride for everyday transportation and errands when I can, and occasional 10-20 mi. jaunts for exercise and recreation. I’m otherwise in good shape, but I have a hard limit for sustained exertion– the arteries to my heart are narrowed and propped open with hi-tech ...

Two-Wheeled Musings with Paul de Valera

By Paul de Valera My bicycle is my best friend, my only true ally in this world. My bicycle will never betray me, well it may break and throw me off of into a bush or go flat and make me push it now and again but it will never work towards my undoing, not ...

Swrve Keiu Rainjacket Review

Keiu (Say Kay-u) means “welcome rain” in Japanese. I welcomed rain while wearing the Keiu jacket from Swrve. First to see if it was actually waterproof, and secondly because it is actually waterproof. But more on that later. The first thing I noticed about the Keiu was the number of compliments on how it looks on ...

Tern GSD compact longtail review Part 1

The longtail cargo bike, with its stretched rear end, has been my go-to whip of late due to its ultimate versatility, utility, and fun. And with an electric motor for extended range, there are no worries about what (or who) you might pick up during your travels, or how far you might go in a ...

Smuggle Documents Like a Tour de France Champion

By Scott B. Wilson Italy’s greatest cycling superstar, Gino Bartali, is best known for winning the 1938 Tour de France, then huffing cigarettes and downing chianti for ten years before winning again in 1948. It’s considered one of the most unprecedented comebacks in sports history, but recently historians and journalists discovered Bartali’s involvement in a ...

Event: Strider Cup World Championship July 21 in Boulder, Colorado

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe – some still in diapers, will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the  Strider Cup World Championship,  July 20-21, at Central Park & Civic Area in Boulder, Colorado. For parents and spectators alike, the event will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to take captivating photos and videos. Each year Strider ...

Win a Sunrace CSMX8 11-46 11 speed cassette and DLMX30 11 speed rear trigger shifter

Win a  Sunrace  CSMX8 11-46 11 speed Cassette & a DLMX30 11 speed and rear trigger shifter! You can earn 20+ entries by clicking below. The Sunrace CSMX8 11-46 11 speed cassette will fit on a standard MTB Shimano freehub body. Weighs 465g. Compatible with SRAM derailleurs and new Shimano XT and SLX rear derailleurs The Sunrace DLMX30 11 speed rear trigger ...

Event: Tour de Pink is a fully supported, multi-day charity bike ride that raises money for young woman facing breast cancer

Tour de Pink is an amazing, fully-supported 3-day charity ride to support Young Survival Coalition’s mission that no young woman face breast cancer alone. Read more about the rides and register at www.ysctourdepink.org.  Make sure to watch the invite video below with cyclist Frankie Andreu, a 9x Tour de France finisher who supports and rides this amazing event, September ...

Music in the Mountains

By: Adam Perry As I set my Long Haul Trucker down at a Ride the Rockies aid station this spring atop Ute Pass, approximately 9,500 feet above sea level in central Colorado, a scruffy young man in an all-black kit still wearing his helmet and cleats eagerly waddled over to me. “Dude, were you playing ...

Win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DUO Pedals

Enter to win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DU Pedals ! You can earn 20+ entries below! TRVS DUO offers the best of both worlds with our proven Posi-Lock retention system on one side and a grippy 4 pin platform on the other.  Whether you’re in your riding shoes or your dock shoes, the TRVS DUO will get you ...

Pedal Fest Coming to Oakland, California

PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free! People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts ...

Portland might allow bicycles at drive-thru windows

We’ve all been there. You stayed out later than you planned and the party you were just at’s idea of food doesn’t match the buffet you had in your head. You’re riding home, it’s 1 a.m., most places are closed except a local fast food chain, the light is on but the door is locked. So you ...

Win a Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit

Enter to win a  Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit ! You can earn 20+ entries below! Fine-tune your bike before or after a ride with this set of essentials. Perfect for those who are dabbling in bike maintenance or the bike tool minimalist.  This premium set of tools gives you all the basics without skimping on quality and functionality. • ...

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