Bicycle Times

Tern GSD compact longtail review Part 1

The longtail cargo bike, with its stretched rear end, has been my go-to whip of late due to its ultimate versatility, utility, and fun. And with an electric motor for extended range, there are no worries about what (or who) you might pick up during your travels, or how far you might go in a ...

Smuggle Documents Like a Tour de France Champion

By Scott B. Wilson Italy’s greatest cycling superstar, Gino Bartali, is best known for winning the 1938 Tour de France, then huffing cigarettes and downing chianti for ten years before winning again in 1948. It’s considered one of the most unprecedented comebacks in sports history, but recently historians and journalists discovered Bartali’s involvement in a ...

Event: Strider Cup World Championship July 21 in Boulder, Colorado

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe – some still in diapers, will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the  Strider Cup World Championship,  July 20-21, at Central Park & Civic Area in Boulder, Colorado. For parents and spectators alike, the event will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to take captivating photos and videos. Each year Strider ...

Win a Sunrace CSMX8 11-46 11 speed cassette and DLMX30 11 speed rear trigger shifter

Win a  Sunrace  CSMX8 11-46 11 speed Cassette & a DLMX30 11 speed and rear trigger shifter! You can earn 20+ entries by clicking below. The Sunrace CSMX8 11-46 11 speed cassette will fit on a standard MTB Shimano freehub body. Weighs 465g. Compatible with SRAM derailleurs and new Shimano XT and SLX rear derailleurs The Sunrace DLMX30 11 speed rear trigger ...

Event: Tour de Pink is a fully supported, multi-day charity bike ride that raises money for young woman facing breast cancer

Tour de Pink is an amazing, fully-supported 3-day charity ride to support Young Survival Coalition’s mission that no young woman face breast cancer alone. Read more about the rides and register at www.ysctourdepink.org.  Make sure to watch the invite video below with cyclist Frankie Andreu, a 9x Tour de France finisher who supports and rides this amazing event, September ...

Music in the Mountains

By: Adam Perry As I set my Long Haul Trucker down at a Ride the Rockies aid station this spring atop Ute Pass, approximately 9,500 feet above sea level in central Colorado, a scruffy young man in an all-black kit still wearing his helmet and cleats eagerly waddled over to me. “Dude, were you playing ...

Win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DUO Pedals

Enter to win a pair of XPEDO TRVS DU Pedals ! You can earn 20+ entries below! TRVS DUO offers the best of both worlds with our proven Posi-Lock retention system on one side and a grippy 4 pin platform on the other.  Whether you’re in your riding shoes or your dock shoes, the TRVS DUO will get you ...

Pedal Fest Coming to Oakland, California

PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free! People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts ...

Portland might allow bicycles at drive-thru windows

We’ve all been there. You stayed out later than you planned and the party you were just at’s idea of food doesn’t match the buffet you had in your head. You’re riding home, it’s 1 a.m., most places are closed except a local fast food chain, the light is on but the door is locked. So you ...

Win a Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit

Enter to win a  Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit ! You can earn 20+ entries below! Fine-tune your bike before or after a ride with this set of essentials. Perfect for those who are dabbling in bike maintenance or the bike tool minimalist.  This premium set of tools gives you all the basics without skimping on quality and functionality. • ...

Tern Bicycles Upgrades their Vektron Folding e-Bike Line

Urban transportation and folding bike company Tern announced an upgrade to its Vektron folding e-bike lineup, with three new models. The new Vektron is equipped with the latest Bosch drive system, received a re-worked frame and riding geometry, and is equipped with a robust rack. The bikes are equipped with new Bosch Active Line and Active Line ...

Project Bike Tech educating students for a bike mechanic career

Project Bike Tech (PBT) is a non-profit specializing in educating high school students on bike mechanic skills and provide career preparation training. As they move forward into their 10-year anniversary they are expanding their educational program to Colorado. Currently, Project Bike Tech is operating in multiple California schools and this move to Colorado expands PBT to a national level and sets ...

Biking around the world and getting married along the way.

Driving along “The Loneliest Highway In America” as determined by LIFE magazine back in the 80’s, Nancy and I came across a couple of characters riding their bicycles down the road. Out of curiousity, and my need to fill this space on the interwebs, we stopped and asked if we could ask a question. I ...

Solar powered electric cargo bike in the form of a micro car

One part bicycle, one part solar, and one part car. It’s a Velomobile! The first velomobiles or velocars showed up around the 1930’s and 40’s.  During the oil crisis in the 1970’s, Pedal Powered Vehicle, or PPV, were introduced to the Unites States. They were manufactured in Sterling Heights, Michigan and sold for less than $400. Unfortunately, they ...

Instant Karma with a Crust cargo bike fork

Given my fascination with cargo bikes, I had to ask Jimmy over at Luckyduck in Oakland, CA about that funky-looking cargo bike parked in front of the shop. An 80’s Cinelli Ottomila mountain bike with a giant cargo container on top of a little front wheel. How could this be? The answer is the Clydesdale fork from ...

Review: Sugoi Zap Jacket

Sugoi means “terrific” in Japanese. I would agree that their Zap Collection line is pretty terrific. The entire clothing line has reflective fibers sewn into it and the results are illuminating (pun intended). The Women’s Sugoi Zap Waterproof Jacket is a fully reflective garment. If you look close up, you see little dots all over it. Each of these dots is a ...

June 3, 2018, is the first official World Bicycle Day celebration!

If you hadn’t heard the United Nations recently designated June 3, 2018, as the inaugural World Bicycle Day. Woot! UN declared the bicycle a simple, affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly means of transportation. It is a symbol of sustainable transportation and it can serve as a means not just of transportation but also of access to ...

Review: Showers Pass Men’s Ultralight Wind Jacket

There are rain jackets and there are wind jackets and the Showers Pass Ultralight falls in the latter of the two categories without question. Its intent is to offer maximum protection for unexpected climate shifts while not being overly cumbersome to stuff in your back pocket or hip-sack. Without the aid of taped seams, the jacket is ...

Fyxation releases 2018 Eastside Fade Series

New for 2018, the Eastside Fade is the latest release for Fyxation Bicycle Company. The Eastside was originally introduced in 2012 and is now available in 5 colors and 5 sizes, including a 46cm 650c model for smaller riders. Built around our 4130 Chromoly Eastside frame and fork, the Fade Series bikes use some fun halftones to ...

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