Bicycle Times

Surly launches Pack Rat, specifically designed for use with front rack

Today Surly launched the Pack Rat, a road/commuter bike designed specifically for front-loaded cargo. The Pack Rat is the culmination of years of experimentation with different ways of hauling stuff on the front of bikes, with geometry and design features that offset the negative handling characteristics of front-loaded bicycles. Why would you want to put your ...

Win a bag from Orlieb

Ortlieb has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner an  Ortlieb Downtown QL3.1 Black PVC Free bag! The Downtown is a reliable companion on your tour through the morning or evening rush hour. The waterproof bike briefcase provides secure cargo carrying plus reliable protection of files, documents, and laptops up to 15.4″. A hands-free way to carry your everyday digital and ...

Review: Ornot bibshorts, jersey and vest

Tester: Scott Williams 5’10 and 175 lbs. Shirt Size: Medium Short Size: Medium (30-32”) Let’s face it, we all can’t be as good looking as Jeff Gordon rocking Roy G. Biv with more brand logos than the Dow Jones. Many of us Jills and Freds certainly aren’t getting endorsement deals so why do we need ...

Event Recap: Dirty Dozen 2017

It’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which means two things: people are finally awakening from their food-induced comas and it’s time for the annual Dirty Dozen ride/race. The race is celebrating its 35th year, and perhaps more importantly, it is celebrating the return of its co-founder and longtime face of the event, Danny ...

Opinion: 5 reasons to ditch the trainer and ride outside this winter

It’s that time of year when my Strava feed slowly becomes more and more full of trainer rides and Zwifters. Meanwhile, people like my husband are going bikepacking in the single digits and getting excited for the upcoming winter. As the weather grows cold here in Pennsylvania, my cycling friends and acquaintances are dividing into two camps–those ...

Win a Prize Package from Portland Design Works.

Portland Design Works has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner the perfect winter riding package! Enter below to Win. PDW presents the Year-Round Rider Kit, with latest and greatest gear to keep you pedaling in style all winter and into the new year! The Year-Round Rider Kit includes: The best-selling Full Metal Fenders provide full-wrap coverage, ...

Opinion: Dockless bike sharing creating chaos

My immediate response when I heard about dockless bike share was “More butts on bikes, great.“ Then I started to ask questions. “So what do you do with it when you’re done?” “I could just leave it anywhere?… that doesn’t sound like a good idea.” Dockless bike sharing launched in the United States this year, ...

Opinion: With winter on the horizon, a trainer might be your best friend

By Jeffrey Stern There are places across the globe where riding outside during the colder, darker, damper winter months is really no big deal. Those lucky enough to live in Mediterranean climates are only slightly affected by the changing of seasons; add a vest, arm warmers, knee warmers, thicker wool socks, gloves and you’re all ...

Review: WTB Byway 650bx47 tires

Plus tires aren’t just for mountain bikes anymore. With the success of oversized tires firmly established in the dirt, the originator of the plus tire movement is moving to road bikes as the next likely target. Yes, Road Plus is a thing, and in a lot of ways, it might be an even better application ...

Kerry Werner for Kona Bikes

Charm City Cyclocross takes place ever year in the City of Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park. The race has quickly grown into one of the premier events of the season. Kerry Werner was on hand to fight it out at the front of the field and Kona was there to catch the action. Kerry Werner Charm City CX from Kona Bikes on Vimeo ...

Win a Shock Stop Stem!

Redshift Sports has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a ShockStop Suspension Stem ! SHOCK ABSORPTION THAT SMOOTHS THE ROAD ShockStop is an adjustable-stiffness suspension stem that smooths out your ride. It’s perfect for gravel backroad adventures, broken asphalt commutes, or fast group rides. FEEL THE DIFFERENCE The ShockStop stem does what gloves and extra bar ...

PBE 2017: Pedalino Bicycles

Julie Ann Pedalino’s bikes are beautiful. Vibrantly-colored, with intricate detail work. When you learn her story, it’s no surprise. With a background of over ten years in the fine arts and graphic design business, she carries her creativity and love for panache over to her latest endeavor, bicycle framebuilding. After developing a love for cycling ...

World Bicycle Relief launches year-end campaign, “Together We Rise”

World Bicycle Relief has announced the start of its year-end campaign for donations, an annual appeal for funds that will provide life-changing bicycles to students living in developing countries. Donations received now through Dec. 31, 2017, up to $1.7 million, will be matched dollar-for-dollar with the potential of delivering tens of thousands of bicycles to students who are ...

League of American Bicyclists announces 2017 Bicycle Friendly Universities

Recently, the League of American Bicyclists announced 46 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFUs), making the total 182 BFUs in 45 states and Washington, DC. Bicycle Friendly Universities are a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. “From renewing Platinums to brand new ...

Support Slow Roll Chicago at the 6th annual BOOST Funding Night Pitch Fest

Slow Roll Chicago , an organization that uses bicycles as a vehicle for social change, is one of five finalists to potentially receive funding from Delta Emerging Leaders of the Delta Institute. The organization will be pitching the Slow Roll Chicago mobility model in front of an awesome crowd at the BOOST Live Crowdfunded Pitch Fest tomorrow , Tuesday, November 14, from 7-10pm at the Chop Shop & 1st Ward . From ...

PBE 2017: Groovy Cycleworks

One of my favorite encounters at the 2017 Philly Bike Expo was with Rody Walter of Groovy Cycleworks , both because of the fact that he makes cool bikes and because we share a special central Pennsylvania connection – I grew up in and still live in the area and it’s where Walter decided to become a custom ...

Review: Lezyne Tool Kit

By Mike Cushionbury Lezyne, now in its 10th year of existence, has branched out well beyond just pumps and minitools. Its product portfolio now also includes LED lights, GPS units and heart rate monitor straps mixed in among multitools, minipumps, floor pumps and digital floor pumps. On the tool side the company now makes high ...

Good times at the Philly Bike Expo 2017

This past weekend, thousands of bike enthusiasts converged on the PA Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, PA for the 2017 Philly Bike Expo, a gathering of bike companies, framebuilders, artists, organizations and other exhibitors representing over 150 brands. In addition to the expo, the event also features seminars and group rides for a full weekend ...

Opinion: Why BMX is making a comeback

By Jeffrey Stern BMX has long been the childhood gateway for many cyclists into mountain biking, road riding and more, but now the twenty inch wheeled bikes are making a resurgence of their own. Anyone over the age of thirty likely remembers their first BMX bike. A particularly handy tool that doubled as a way ...

New ultracycling event in Middle East kicks off in February

By Jeffrey Stern All types of ultra-endurance events have caught fire recently, from cycling, to running, adventure racing and everything in between. Adrenaline junkies these days want to go further, faster, climb bigger mountains and head to some of the most remote places on the face of the earth. Tucked in the southeastern corner of ...

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