Fitness

Top tips to avoid getting your bike stolen

Vancouver has long been known as a hotbed for bike thefts.A 2016 report by Square One Insurance found that the city had the highest rate of bike thefts in the country with 513 per 100,000 residents. But the winds of change are blowing, at least for the first half of 2017.So far this year,...

‘Bike To The Eclipse’ website offers routes, tips and inspiration

What if instead of carmageddon, the eclipse spurred the largest mass bike ride Oregon has ever seen?After all, it is Oregon! We love bikes and the outdoors and we’re not afraid of a little adventure. What if thousands of people scrapped their awkward and inefficient automobiles and rode their bikes into the path of...

Luxury Cycling Retreats Return To Forbes 5-Star Resort For Peak Foliage Season

I’ve had the good fortune to go on several road biking vacations in the past few years, and I think they are among the very best active trips in existence.I’ve also had the good fortune to visit Twin Farms, one of the country’s most highly acclaimed luxury resorts a couple of times over the...

Can bike-sharing services take cars off the road?

If you have to travel a short distance in a city — to run an errand or meet a friend for a drink — how do you get there? In America, at least, your answer is probably not “ride a bike.” “I think our biggest competitor is the culture of biking that is nonexistent right...

Helmets may be Seattle law, but many bike-share riders don’t wear them

It’s the law: In Seattle and the rest of King County you have to wear a helmet when you ride a bike.Well you’re supposed to anyway. But enforcement can be … sporadic.As Seattle is seeing a boom in a new breed of stationless bike-share companies, it’s also, anecdotally at least, seeing increasing numbers of people riding...

Schwinn tries to recapture Baby Boomers with electric bike line

The Schwinn bicycles of the past were Cadillacs with names like Phantom, Tiger and Hornet.The Sting-Ray, "the bike with the sports car look," was coveted for its banana seat, high-traction studded balloon rear tire, butterfly handlebars and colors. Meanwhile Schwinn's Varsity and Continental introduced affordable 10 speeds sold at Schwinn stores around the country.Baby...

Akron Police Replace a Bike Stolen from an 89-Year-Old Army Vet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx4bu8wYrYsExcept when he's visiting his wife in a nursing home, 89-year-old James Pint's preferred transportation is a bike. That's what he takes to church, and what he takes to pick up a few items at Marc's. Three or four trips a week, as much as a mile-long ride.Like he did last week, when he...

Flat tire? Busted brakes? Miami Beach rolls out bike repair stations

Getting a flat bike tire in Miami Beach doesn’t mean a long walk home anymore.Miami Beach is rolling out a new program to install bike repair stations across the city, should bicyclists need to conduct emergency maintenance on the go. Bicyclists who get stuck on the road will be able to use the stations...

Savannah is Adding More bike Lanes – And It’s A Huge Plus

It’s encouraging to see the city of Savannah take steps to become a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly community. It’s a healthy and environmentally conscious route that other local governments should follow.Walking and bicycling are healthy lifestyle choices that should be encouraged everywhere and made accessible to everyone, not just those who live in...

HOW WORLD WAR I PUT BOYS ON BIKES

It would be hard to find a find a product and a demographic more tightly tied together in our cultural imagination than boys and bikes. Robert J. Turpin writes that that association was born a century ago, when manufacturers’ need for customers lined up with changing ideas about youth and masculinity during World War I.In...
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