Bicycle Times

Opinion: Invest in your community, ride your bike & share your car!

By Jeffrey Stern Our generation may be bonkers about the “van life”, but what about that bike life? In this continually overcomplicated, technology saturated world that seems to grow by leaps and bounds with each passing day there is an urge to escape. Escape our screens, our over-connected lives and responsibilities and trade them in ...

Just Commit: Tips for Tackling Your First Hundo

By Jeffrey Stern The thought of riding a hundred miles is daunting. Just thinking about triple digits on the odometer has the effect of creating butterflies in your stomach. The kind of butterflies that hang around for hours, even days, leading up to a century attempt. If you’re doing it on your own or with ...

Four nutrition hacks for the traveling rider

By Jeffrey Stern Let’s be honest, traveling makes it hard to stay on top of a healthy diet. However, if we’re being completely honest, travel also isn’t an excuse to throw out all the good habits you’ve developed at home. To make the transition to travel eating a bit easier, we’ve come up with these ...

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks sing about bike lanes

I don’t know how much the average bicycle rider cares about my favorite band, Pavement, or Steven Malkmus’s “current band” (sorry man), The Jicks, but the Folks over at https://dangerousminds.net were kind enough to turn me on to the trailer for the new Jicks record “Sparkle Hard” which is coming out (“dropping”?) in a few days. ...

The importance of lock maintenance with Kryptonite Locks

Lubrication isn’t just for your bike chain. If your experiencing jamming with your bike lock you probably need to clean it. Performing scheduled maintenance is important just like lubing the chain on your bicycle. Check out this video from  Kryptonite Locks  about how to learn more about lock maintenance  

Great Cycle Challenge USA

The Great Cycle Challenge encourages each rider to set a personal mileage goal for the month and ask their friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor them to support their challenge. Participants can ride to work or on weekends, near home or while traveling, and bikes of all types can get involved – be it recumbent, ...

Cyclofemme May 13: Join women around the globe and celebrate cycling

On May 13th Women from around the world are invited to join together and ride bikes. For a list of rides in your area, or start your own go here . Cyclofemme is partnered with World Bicycle Relief to raise funds and open the world for schoolgirls in Zambia, and empower the next generation. You can pitch ...

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 ...

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