Bicycle Times

Review: Restrap bikepacking bags

With the explosion of bikepacking, the market has become inundated with small bag makers, each with their own take on a relatively simple concept: holding stuff. It seems that each city has its own local bag maker and each maker has its own cult following. Restrap is a small British bag and accessory company out of ...

How We Roll: Paul Freeman’s BooLander

Listen to Maurice and Paul chat over coffee . Knowing Paul Freedman, his past life as the rapper Fossil Fool, his growing company, Rock The Bike, his tall-tree sound system bike El Arbol, His festival-ready pedal powered sound systems and general good nature, I was intrigued to hear that he had created a new bike, a tall, bamboo, electric, cargo, adventure, tandem bike called ...

Win a Haute Route three-day adventure

Haute Route  has partnered with us to give one winner any one of Haute Route three-day event in the U.S. in 2018: Haute Route San Francisco (April 20-22), Haute Route Asheville (May 18-20) or Haute Route Utah (September 14-16). Enter to win below. Haute Route is the world’s most prestigious multi-day amateur cycling event series, delivering an unmatched professional-level experience ...

Review: Tepui Kukenam SKY 3-person Tent

Photos by Peter Bakken We’ve all seen these rooftop tents floating through magazines and the interwebs, but not many of us have actually seen them out in the wild, so I was pretty excited when Tepui Tents out of Santa Cruz, California, was willing to send us their 3-person  Kukenam SKY  for review. Arriving in late April, ...

Essay: The ride that hooked me for life

By Jeffrey Stern I remember the day well, boarding the number four bus in Mill Valley destined for San Francisco and there were actual seats available. It’s common to find yourself standing for 90-minutes during this commute. Luckily, I grabbed a window on the east side of the bus for a guaranteed picturesque view of ...

Review: Carver Ti All-Road

Tester: Karl Rosengarth Age: 59 Height: 5’10” Weight: 150 lbs. Inseam: 32” Carver’s Ti All-Road is a mountain biker’s road bike. With a design aimed at mixed- surface comfort and stability, the All-Road stands ready for rough road rambles, gravel grinds and singletrack shortcuts. The Bike Built from 3/2.5 titanium alloy, the All-Road comes with a lifetime ...

Tapplock uses fingerprints to unlock your bike

Padlocks have long been used to secure valuable items, but remembering the combination or where the key is can be a hassle. Fingerprints have replaced passwords for electronic devices and are now replacing combinations and keys. The Tapplock one is the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock. It can unlock in 0.8 seconds with no effort ...

2018 National Bike Summit recap

By Karen Brooks The League of American Bicyclists hosted a vibrant and vital National Bike Summit  earlier this month in Washington, DC. This year’s theme of “Grass Roots Grow Together” was particularly apt—the current bike-friendliness of national government is uncertain at best, but through workshops, speeches, and lots of positive examples, attendees took away the message that the most powerful changes happen ...

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 ...

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