The Twin Cities 2009 Pride Festival

I love the Twin Cities Pride Festival. It is the one time of the year when the entire GLBT community comes together to celebrate who we are. Every year it features entertainment stages, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, food courts and one fabulous parade. I spent this year’s festival with some of my favorite people. […]

Quirks of a Wednesday

Some days biking and dealing with bikes are more interesting than others. Yesterday was one such day.  Riding to work through Loring Park I spotted a woman riding a brighter bike than mine, which is an accomplishment (good or bad, you decide).  She was riding a watermellon bike mostly flourescent green with pink wheels and […]

The quirks of a Wednesday

Some days biking and dealing with bikes are more interesting than others. Yesterday was one such day.  Riding to work through Loring Park I spotted a woman riding a brighter bike than mine, which is an accomplishment (good or bad, you decide).  She was riding a watermellon bike mostly flourescent green with pink wheels and […]

Critical-Mass-style Rides in Tijuana

Whether you think that Critical Mass is a bunch of smelly whiners or important, passionate advocates, you have to be thankful that the streets are safe enough for them to ride. A group of cyclists in Tijuana have teamed up for a Critical-Mass-style outing every week, and they’re doing it to try to make the […]

iPhone Waterproof Shield Hack for Bikes

I have The Bike app for my iPhone and it’s an ungodly piece of crap. It’s supposed to use the phone’s built-in GPS to operate like a conventional bike computer, but instead it turns your ride into a test of your patience in the face of futility. There are some other iPhone apps like X-GPS […]

Cyclist Takes a Bullet in the Helmet from a Firefighter

A chemically unbalance firefighter in Ashville, NC shot out his window at a biker who was riding down a busy road with his 3-year old on a bike seat behind him. “He decided he needed to tell them he thought it was unsafe that they would do that and have their child out there in […]

Blind Trials Rider

Matt Gilman walks around the site with a cane for a few minutes before riding, and then he relies on a couple friends to prompt him. He hops on his bike and rolls around on some big drops and pulls off some pretty rad trials moves. Give trackstanding with your eyes closed a try and […]

All-Natural Bike Helmets

Nature sensitivity is not generally something that’s thrown around in helmet sales. It’s more like, “Will this keep my head from getting crushed by a truck wheel? No? Then how about if I slam my head into a window? Does it match my bike?” One company is working on developing a bike helmet that’s all […]

Cyclist/Motorist Beatings and Shootings

Some wack job cyclist in NYC on a track bike came unhinged and started pounding on a guy with his U-lock. Maybe the guy deserved it, but seeing this kind of video all over the internet doesn’t exactly build goodwill among the cycling and driving communities. It leads to crap like this North Carolina firefighter […]

Discounts for Patrons on Bikes (in Germany only, for now)

A Berlin brothel is offering patrons who arrive on their bikes a 5 Euro discount. It’s a genius way to go green for Maison d’Envie and they say about two or three customers per day have been taking advantage of the special. About 12% of all street traffic in Berlin is bikes, so this seems […]