Bicycle Times

Advocacy Action: Save federal bike funding!

The Trump Administration just released the budget for fiscal year 2018 and it’s not good for bicycling. The budget proposes to cut overall funding for the Department of the Interior by 5.3 percent and the Department of Transportation by 16 percent. If approved, this budget will cut funding for bike trails and paths in our ...

Win a pair of Ryders Eyewear FYRE Lens

Ryders Eyewear has partnered with us to giveaway a pair of FYRE Lens glasses. Enter to win below. The five most innovative advancements in sports optics, packed into one lens. Developed in partnership with Essilor® Sun Solution-, the RYDERS FYRE- lens is the only lens of its kind on the planet, with unmatched versatility, fog-resistance and clarity. ...

Green Guru Gear: Up-cycling a changing industry

Words by Ben Brashear. Photos by Ben Brashear unless otherwise captioned. Upon meeting Davidson Lewis and Justin Daugherty of Green Guru Gear, located in Boulder, Colorado, it is apparent that their success rests squarely on a strong foundation of environmental stewardship, solid craftsmanship, pragmatic adaptability and ultimately, not taking themselves too seriously. With a little ...

Bike Father, Bike Son

Words and photos by Ben Popper Three miles from the end of the road, the rain cloud that we’d been skirting for the last 15 miles finally caught up with us. It opened up as we wove along Carbon River past the ranger station, blasting the sheet of water off the windshield with the wipers ...

Review: Pearl Izumi high-vis jacket and vest

By Adam Newman Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Vest – $80 Ah yes, the cycling vest, or gilet if you’re so inclined. It’s an exceedingly useful but often overlooked bit of kit. Rarely does the ambient temperature or your body remain static throughout a ride, so on goes the jacket, off goes the jacket, on goes ...

Slow is the new fast

Words by Adam Perry In a hyper-athletic town like Boulder, Colorado, it’s never realistic to judge yourself by any metric related to riding a bike. There will always be someone with a nicer bike than you, someone who looks far better in cycling shorts than you, and yes, someone faster than you. Just last year ...

Win a Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit

Feedback Sports has partnered with us to give one winner a Ride Prep Tool Kit . Enter to win below. Fine-tune your bike before or after a ride with this set of essentials. Perfectly sized to keep on the bench or in the car. • 12 bicycle tools/16 functions • professional grade durability • overmolded file tread grip for comfort & ...

Courting disaster

Words by Adam Newman, photos by Howard Draper This is it. The Big One. With no warning the Cascadia Subduction Zone begins to shift, resulting in a massive earthquake and tsunami that ravishes the Pacific Northwest. In Portland bridges are unsafe to cross, gasoline is being rationed and electricity is spotty. Luckily the city is ...

Review: Swift Industries Sugarloaf Basket Bag

Words and photos by Katherine Fuller The Sugarloaf Basket Bag is Swift’s newest bike-specific offering, designed to fit the Wald 137. I think it’s a smart move: This bag will actually work with any basket of the right size—just drop it in—but tailoring it to the Wald, which retails for about 20 bucks and fits almost any bicycle ...

How to Make a Rail Trail Successful

Words and photos by Robert Annis When it comes to a relaxing bike ride, few options are better than a rail trail. Hundreds of the repurposed greenways have popped up over the last two decades, with many more in the planning phases. But not all rail trails are created equal. Some things you might not ...

Win a Ortlieb Single Bag

Ortlieb  USA has partnered with us to give one winner a Ortlieb Single Bag , Enter to win below. The minimalist Single Bag QL3 is yet another confirmation of the famous paradox that less is more. Despite being stripped down to the bare essentials, the Single Bag QL3.1 is a cut above the rest with its large mouth, waterproof zipper ...

Dad Bod: Dad’s Daydream

Words and illustration by Stephen Haynes What would life look like right now if my wife and I hadn’t decided to have kids? It’s a question that seems cold in the face of actually having children, but ask any parent whether they’ve conducted this thought experiment and they will answer in the affirmative. If they ...

IKEA launches pilot program in Portland to encourage bike sharing

Words by Jeffrey Stern. Photos courtesy of Spinlister.  Aimed at individuals who use their bicycles to commute, run errands and get around town on a daily basis, the new program launched in conjunction with Spinlister hopes to get more people in the already bike crazy town not only riding, but sharing their new IKEA SLADDA ...

Review: Twin Six Rando

Twin Six is a clothing company, so I was a bit surprised to see a collection of bikes in its Interbike trade-show booth a few years ago. The surprise quickly turned to respect, as the bike lineup was simple yet well thought out. This is the sole steel bike in the line—its other bikes are titanium. “This ...

Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 19

May is National Bike Month , sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated all over the country. National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a way to recognize and showcase the ways in which cycling is beneficial to the environment, our communities and our physical and mental health, and to encourage more people to give ...

Win a pair of Michelin Cross Max tires

Michelin has partnered with us to give one winner a pair of Cross Max tires. Enter to win below”    The Protek Cross Max features a deeply recessed tread pattern and a 5mm puncture protection ply underneath. Put in big miles on your commuter rig without worrying about durability or a worn-out tread with one of Michelin’s longest-lasting commuter tires. ...

The Name Game, Part 2.

Ever wonder who comes up with the names for bikes? We did. It turns out the process can be one of the most fun, and frustrating, jobs in the bike industry. We asked a few friends at various bike brands to share their favorite stories. If you missed Part 1, check it out here . Local ...

The Name Game, Part 1.

Ever wonder who comes up with the names for bikes? We did. It turns out the process can be one of the most fun, and frustrating, jobs in the bike industry. We asked a few friends at various bike brands to share their favorite stories. The Lunchroom By Mike Reimer, Salsa Cycles Salsa typically tries to have ...

Review: Ritchey Break-Away Ascent

We all enjoy a good escape on peaceful back roads where dilapidated farm houses often outnumber the passing cars. Maybe there is no set route, and each intersection allows for that last-second decision with only the falling sun as our guide. Perhaps your route rolls on by a park with some dirt paths or maybe ...

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