Bicycle Times

Cool Shop: Luckyduck Oakland

One has to appreciate a good bike shop. Especially one that builds the community around itself. These days it’s a key to survival in this disrupted economy we live in. Luckyduck has been open since August of 2016, and successful enough that the owners are just starting to scale back from the 16-hour workdays it ...

Alien Socks Invade Utah

Greg Bagni has been spreading his love of aliens around the bicycle industry for as long as I can remember. Every year at Interbike, Greg would be there, with socks, stickers and love for all his friends. Now he’s going public with these hot aliens that everyone can enjoy. Yes they are bright. So bright ...

Opinion: Love the bike you have

By Jeffrey Stern We’ve all experienced bike lust. You know, those days that your friend rolls up to your group’s adventure on a bike so new the chain is still silver, the hairs on the tires are still jutting out (assuming knobby tires here) and the frame just glistens in the sun. Bike envy ensues. ...

Lumos Helmets launches updated LED helmet

Lumos Helmets will be the first Smart Bike Helmet sold in Apple Stores. The helmet update will make it so users can download an app to their Apple Watch and use hand signals that correspond with smart gesture recognition algorithms that then communicate to the helmet. The Lumos phone app will also integrate with Strava and Apple Health. The helmet will ...

Artist Spotlight: Julián Dorado

We just got an email from an artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina with some fresh imagery we thought we’d share with you. Julián Dorado is his name and he’s really into the old-school road racing thing. Specifically the Gino Bartali vs. Fausto Coppi rivalry. Enjoy the art and a couple of questions and answers! Pretty cool ...

Essay: Ride more, worry less

By Jeffrey Stern What do we know about even the most well thought out plans? Well, they more often than not don’t pan out as expected. But only if you let them derail your training, fun, life or work should they cause any concern. We all want to ride 10, 15, 20 hours per week ...

Sea Otter Classic ’18: Light & Motion introduces the motion-activated Vya

The Vya range of commuter lights from Light & Motion uses a motion-activated sensor and plant-based materials to create a super compact, bright and eco-friendly headlight and series of taillights. The Vya doesn’t have an on/off switch; instead, riders simply plug the USB end into the light mount and start riding. Once the Smart Sensor ...

Vintage Velo: 1892 Elliot Hickory

By Jeff Archer In the late 1880’s, chain drive revolutionized the bike industry. Previously, the cranks were attached directly to the wheel such as on the 1885 Columbia ordinary (Bicycle Times Issue #8). With the ordinary bikes, the only way to go faster was to ride a larger diameter wheel, which made for a more ...

Press Release: World Bicycle Relief 2017 Impact Report

World Bicycle Relief (WBR), a global nonprofit and social enterprise mobilizing people in developing countries through The Power of Bicycles, distributed 54,687 of its signature Buffalo Bicycles across nine countries in 2017, according to the organization’s Annual Global Impact Report. The report illuminates the impact of the bicycle on an individual’s life whose only choice ...

Interview: Tegan Phillips of Unclipped Adventure

Tegan Phillips is a comic artist who first started drawing for  a contest to win a touring bike and gear . Guess what – she won that bike and set off riding it around the world. Today, she is an avid cyclist, artist, motivational speaker and all-around interesting and adventurous person. We caught up with Tegan to hear the background behind how she got to where ...

Wabi-sabi for mechanics

The Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association’s Mechanics Minute newsletter has been crossing our virtual desks and it’s pretty awesome. So we thought we’d share the most recent edition with you. Check it out! By Ric Hjertberg Wabi-sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic that’s become well known in the West. Roughly defined as the beauty of imperfection, it is ...

Review: Soma Condor bars

Every time Dirt Rag editor Eric McKeegan looked at the Soma Condor drop bars on my gravel bike, he just shook his head and laughed. Which made me laugh. Why? Because they do look pretty ridiculous. But all giggles aside, these bars do have a purpose aside from looking funny, and that’s to provide an alternative bar ...

Event Report: Grasshopper Adventures Super Sweetwater

Adventure, explore, shred–that’s what the Grasshopper Adventure Series is all about. Less about the race and more about the experience to be had at any of the seven events in this series from January to May each year in Northern California’s Wine Country. Each one features a different mix of terrain, some heavier on the road than dirt ...

In Pursuit of Endless Adventure: A Lifestyle

By Jeffrey Stern It goes without saying, but sometimes it still needs to be said: we’re lucky. Much of the United States offers an undeniably unique opportunity for people of all types, abilities and with varied interests to get outside and play outdoors. Whether it be aboard a bike, on foot, hanging from a rope ...

Planet Bike awards grants to six different non-profit bicycle advocacy organizations

Supplier of bike lights and accessories Planet Bike has recently awarded $24,000 to six bicycle non-profit organizations. The recipient organizations are working to provide programs that attract people to cycling and infrastructure projects to move bicycling forward across the country. Planet Bike awards grants based on three focus areas: People, Places and Policy. Planet Bike’s ...

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