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Unlicensed Pedicab owners about to catch hell.

Pedicab Peddlers Facing Deadline for Licenses

November 17, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

New York City’s Pedicab owners have been an ignored business since their inception. The city didn’t pay any attention as long as the bike carriages didn’t get in anyone’s way. But in the last few years, business has boomed and now they estimate that more than 1000 of the trikes…

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We'll all be able to afford one of these pretty soon.

Hipster Bike Collections Begin Going on Sale

November 16, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Now that hipsters have begun moving away from fixed bear bikes in favor of 1970s era mopeds and three-wheeled cars, they’re starting to sell of their fixie collections. This is great news for us. I’ve wanted to get a fixed gear for ages but it’s impossible to pull one down…

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Bike parking lots.

New York Preparing for Bikes-in-Buildings Law to Take Hold

November 11, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

This December 11th a law signed last year that requires office buildings to let workers bring their bikes inside will take effect. Basically, if you own an office building that has at least one freight elevator, you’re required to provide a secure indoor spot where people can bring their bikes.…

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Seattle Takeover.

Cyclists Set to Take Over Seattle Politics

November 10, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The outspent underdog of Seattle’s Mayoral race took home the win last week, and good news for our Left Coast friends…the guy’s a biker. He actually campaigned riding around town on his bike, barking at people while wearing a helmet and blazer. Hopefully Washington takes notice and the bike lobby…

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Street Sweep Mayhem in NYC

November 6, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Wandering around New York you see locked bikes with folded-in-half wheels. The front or back will be bent so aggressively that would take days of stomping by drunken idiots to get to that point. I always assumed that these bent wheels were some kind of drunken, willful destruction, though I…

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Dead weight.

The Hearse for Greening Your Afterlife

November 3, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The Bike Hearse surprisingly does not come from Portland, but from Eugene. I’m sure the Portlanders are constructing Tall Bike Hearses as we speak. They don’t like getting shown up. Wade Lind, the owner of Sunset Hills Cemetery, sought to offer a greener option into the afterlife, so he built…

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Hopworks Bike Bar

October 28, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

Portlanders are into bikes as much as people from Minneapolis. And with bike love comes beer and generalized earthiness. But now Portland is beating us in the new Cold War of beer/bike technology. It’s only a matter of time until we get our own Hopworks-style Bike Bars in the Midwest.…

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43% Increase in Bike Commuting

October 26, 2009

Posted in: Bike Blog

The 2008 American Community Survey found that bike commuting in the U.S. has gone up 43% since the 2000 census. The percentage of people who commute to work primarily on a bike in the U.S. is at about .5%, so don’t go all bragging on the phone to your friends…

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