Bicycle Times

Video: Bamboo Bicycle Club in Kenya

A German organization called the Bamboo Bicycle Club (BBC) recently spent time in Kenya teaching students in Malaa (near Nairobi) how to repair and maintain bicycles and build a bamboo bike. The use of bicycles has been gaining popularity as a means of transport for Kenyans, for whom buying a car or motorbike is cost-prohibitive.

Review: Feedback Sports Portable Omnium Trainer

If you are a devoted cyclist, than there is a chance that you have been bitten by the racing bug at one time or another. It’s inevitable that you will want go further, go faster and for longer periods of time. Most of us know going into it that we will never raise our arms ...

It’s almost 30 Days of Biking time once again!

30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30daysofbiking. There’s no minimum distance and every ride counts, whether it’s around the block or a double century. Just get out there and pedal! By taking the pledge , you are committing to yourself and ...

Video: The Coffee Ride

The Coffee Ride is a Boulder, Colorado based coffee roaster that was founded on the love of coffee and bikes. The Coffee Ride’s business philosophy is simple: make others happy by delivering the freshest coffee by bike. Check out this video for more:  

Donnelly Cycling expands 650b range of gravel tires

Donnelly, formerly known as Clement, is rolling out its 650b range. Building off its popular X’PLOR series, Donnelly has begun releasing several sizes and treads to accommodate the growing demand for the alternative gravel wheel size. The X’PLOR Strada USH is a 650b x 42 available in a 60 tpi wire and folding bead; and ...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: The Big Snow

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a 3-part story featuring anecdotes, advice and other random thoughts of a die-hard cold-weather bicycle commuter. 2/21/14 Last week’s bitter cold spell finally ...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: Just Keep Pedaling

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a 3-part story featuring anecdotes, advice and other random thoughts of a die-hard cold-weather bicycle commuter. If you missed Part 1, check it ...

Diary of a Winter Commuter: The Polar Vortex

Diary of a Winter Commuter is a detailed account of riding in Wisconsin during one of the harshest winters in the past 25 years (2014). Rich Sweet recently turned his journal entries into a 3-part story featuring anecdotes, advice and other random thoughts of a die-hard cold-weather bicycle commuter.  1/4/14 Right now you can’t turn on ...

Ear to the ground: The best road events to attend this spring

By Jeffrey Stern Although definitely not the heart of the fondo season, the spring is a good time to get out to test your fitness while exploring a new and possibly warmer part of the country. Even though gravel is blowing up, some of us enjoy easing into the summer riding months with some classic ...

Win a Prize Package from Abus!

Abus has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a the U-Mini 40 lock and the NutFix Locking Skewers. Enter below to win! The perfect combination for bike security. The U-mini 40 is the workhorse of the ABUS lock line-up and when paired with a set of NutFix locking skewers it means there is no ...

Opinion: Praising Patagonia for preserving my puffy

Good gear isn’t cheap, but I believe it’s worth every penny. Forget the upfront cost. I’ll willingly plunk down my moola for a quality product that’s built to last a lifetime, figuring that I’ll win the cost-per-year game in the long run. What’s that you say? Nothing lasts forever? True dat. That’s where Patagonia’s “ironclad ...

Review: Pactimo base layer and bibtights

Living in the northeast as a cyclist means a solid part of your year is spent riding in cold and wet conditions. Over the years the offerings of cycling apparel geared towards tackling cold weather riding conditions has grown and improved tremendously. No longer are we piling on 4 and 5 pieces to our upper ...

2018 Frigid Bitch: A ladies-only alleycat in Pittsburgh

By Anna-Lena Kempen  The Frigid Bitch is a ladies’-only bike race in Pittsburgh that happens Valentine’s Day weekend every year. The format is classic alley-cat style–go fast, get there first (try not to freeze). Held in mid-February, this race is aggressively NOT pinkified–not shorter, not easier, no gimmicks. In fact, its probably the hardest alley-cat ...

Review: Women’s base layers from Garneau and Pearl Izumi

We still have 1-2 more months of winter in the northern states. My dad resides in Yuma, Arizona and would call 40°’s winter, but whatever your cold tolerance is, baselayers can be a key component to enjoying the outdoors. Baselayers need to wick away moisture in cold temperatures and should be lightweight and fit snugly ...

Win A Pair of Terrene Tires

Terrene Tires has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner a pair of Elwood Tires. Enter below for your chance to win! Elwood is our dirt road tire designed with a fast rolling tread and aggressive side knobs so that you can confidently take any fork in the road and still be in control when ...

NAHBS 2018: A celebration of bikes

“Why are you here?” It’s a question that I think every human has pondered at some point during their existence, but it seemed like a fairly heavy conversation opener from our bartender. We looked around at each other. “Umm, what do you mean by here?” “Look around you, you see all these people? I know ...

Review: Women’s Bontrager winter wear

Bontrager B2 long sleeve base layer – $85 When riding in cold and/or potentially-wet winter conditions, layering and dressing appropriately is of utmost importance. That being said, I usually opt to get my upper body base layers from the thrift store, discarded Dri-FIT tops from New Years resolutionists that do a fine job of wicking sweat underneath my ever-trusty Dirt Rag ...

Win A Pair of Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch Shoes

Pearl Izumi  has teamed up with us to give away a pair of  X-Alp Launch Shoes . The first flat pedal shoe designed to handle the abuse of all-mountain terrain with the confidence, control, and comfort you need for all-day riding. This extremely lightweight shoe uses a premium dual compound Vibram® Megagrip sole for instant pedal engagement combined with long-wearing ...

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