Bike League Benchmarking Report Shows Need for Better Bicycling

Bike League Benchmarking Report Shows Need for Better Bicycling

By Charles Pekow The state of bicycling in America leaves a lot to be desired, according to the latest biennial benchmarking report. The number of cyclists killed or mortally wounded while riding has increased by 14.7 percent since the first benchmarking report in 2007. And according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, […]

Docked or Dockless Bike Share?

Docked or Dockless Bike Share?

By Charles Pekow Freeing shared bikes from docks does wonders for increasing use. Or so experience in China shows. Docked bicycle systems became popular in China back in 2008. Dockless ones weren’t introduced till 2016. In the first year since then, they took off so rapidly in more than 200 cities that they made docked […]

The Spend Doesn’t End (with the purchase of a bike)

The Spend Doesn’t End (with the purchase of a bike)

By John Higgins Experienced cyclists know that the opportunity to spend money on their chosen pastime is boundless, some driven by want and some that is needed. Novice cyclists in many cases have not come to this realization, and think that once they have outlaid a substantial sum for a bicycle that cycling is a […]

Review: SCC Slick Chain Lube

Review: SCC Slick Chain Lube

SCC Slick is a new chain lube. Photo by Eric Kramer By Eric Kramer When my buddy told me he had some new chain lube to try, I brushed it off. After years of trial and error trying to keep my drivetrain running smooth in Utah’s ultra dry conditions, I had a routine that worked. […]

E-Bikes and Cities

E-Bikes and Cities

By Charles Pekow Planners take note: E-bikes are here to stay. So you’d better take them into account when designing communities. Or so says a study from Norway, which may be ahead of the United States in e-bike use and planning. The Institute for Transportation Economics at the Norwegian Centre for Transportation Research looked at […]

El Tour de Mesa

El Tour de Mesa

By David Ward I can’t even begin to count how many organized rides I have participated in. I have to say, I believe I have enjoyed every one. What’s not to like? First and foremost, you are out riding your bike, typically on a ride you expect to challenge you at least somewhat. Also, most […]

The Belgian Hammer – Book Review Highlights the Belgian Racing Experience; and an Interview with Jeff Louder

The Belgian Hammer – Book Review Highlights the Belgian Racing Experience; and an Interview with Jeff Louder

By Lou Melini The subtitle of the book, Forging Young Americans into Professional Cyclists, sums up the gist of the book. Young cyclists from 19-21 years of age, perhaps older, go to Belgium to seek their potential to become a professional cyclist. The test of their potential lies in the ability to do well in […]

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