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2013 Ridley Helium

Bike Profile: Ridley Helium SL

Earlier this spring I brought in a Ridley Helium SL to show to shops and put some miles on. This is the lightest bike Ridley has ever built, and honestly a joy to ride. As stiff as most will ever need, and super light. 15 lbs out of the box with Fulcrum Racing 3’s on it! With the move to Denver I’ll be selling this bike (look…

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Infographic of Bike Commuting

Infographic: Where is Bike Commuting Growing?

Reposted from BikeLeague.org The past decade has seen dramatic growth in biking, with the total number of trips more than doubling from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 4 billion in 2009, according to the National Household Travel Survey.Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, Bike to Work Day will be celebrated in hundreds of communities nationwide on Friday, May 17, highlighting the health, economic and community…

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Cafe du Cycliste

Cafe du Cycliste Women’s Clothing

Cafe du Cycliste brings stylish and well fitting clothing to women’s cycling from the South of France. Cafe du Cycliste is a Côte d’Azur based company started by Andre & Remi. These 2 friends who lived in the South of France, originally set up this authentic brand when they got bored of finding only standardized cycling wear with designs based on professional teams. Both were…

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Salvagetti Lair

Denver and for the Love of a Bike Shop

Within the next few weeks I’ll be finding my way around the city of Denver, calling a new address my home, plotting out new bike routes, meeting new friends, starting a new job and creating a new chapter of daily life with my Emily. Going Back to Retail When I visited Denver a couple months ago I fell in love with a bike shop. The…

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Motivational Monday Cat

Motivational Monday with Cat from Chicago

What is your name and location? Cat – Chicago Illinois What type of cycling do you enjoy? Centuries & commuting What is your first cycling memory? As a kid of 8 or 9 years old, pink sparkly banana seat Schwinn with tassels on my handlebars, riding down my residential block in El Paso Texas, pretending I was flying. Who inspires you to ride? Better yet,…

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Denver Bike Theft

Where NOT to Lock Your Bike in Denver

The top 10 worst bike racks for theft in Denver, CO over on 9news. A couple key notes to keep your bike safer Don’t use a cable lock  Register your bike      

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Giro Solara Women's Road Shoe

Preview: Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes

Requirements of a good road shoe for a woman: Fit, stiffness, looks and price. (Normally, in that order.) Giro Solara Women’s Road Shoes MSRP: $150 Colors: White with Gold/Silver accents, all White with Silver accents, Gunmetal with Berry Weight: 270 grams (size 39) Details: Three straps, one ratcheting closure (replaceable) and two velcro straps. Good ventilation up and under the shoe. Initial Out of the Box Thoughts…

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Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

Survey: Bike Commuters for Intelligent Bicycle Lighting

As a bike commuter this is a pretty forward thinking idea and I believe would help in less commuter centric areas where auto drivers are not used to seeing bikes. I am Joost van Leeuwen, a Dutch student of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. This is a project I do for a big bicycle lighting company from the Netherlands (they supply bicycle lights…

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88bikes Foundation

88bikes Mobile Photo Gallery at MountainFilm

88bikes Foundation – a foundation that globally endows bicycles to girls, especially the heroic survivors of human trafficking – will unveil its new mobile photo gallery at this year’s MountainFilm, which takes place in Telluride, Colorado throughout Memorial Day weekend. The trailer-based gallery will be part of the film festival’s opening party, the MountainFilm Gallery Walk, in downtown Telluride on Friday, May 24. The Moment of Happy, is…

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