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World Car Free Day is September 22

September 22nd is not only one of our children’s birthday, but it is also World Car Free Day.    As normally I’ll be riding my bike to the bus stop both ways, but I encourage you all to chose your bike, public transportation or to simply walk to your destination if you can.

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Introduction of the Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light

We recently received the Cateye TL-LD570 Reflex Auto Light and it quickly was installed on the rear of my Salsa Casseroll.  Our initial spin around the block gave the impression that this rectangle of a light is bright, and the reflector works wonderfully.  Something I didn’t realize I was missing in a light.

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Yelp Headquarters

Yelp’s New Office is Very Bike Friendly

Yelp has redesigned their office with the help of o+a, maybe my work will get the hint when we move into our new offices!  Do any of you guys have offices to show off?  Inspire us! It’s got the vibe of a Mission hipster’s thrift-store living room, with loads of graphics on the wall that, in the press materials’s telling, are meant to reference an…

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Burley Travoy

Burley Travoy Cargo Trailer Full Review

To be honest, I’ve never walked into a review for a product so excited, yet so worried about the outcome. Normally, I have a pretty good idea of how I’ll feel about a product – sometimes my decision or opinion will be swayed one way or another based on product durability or features. The Burley Travoy is a unique trailer system, that would either completely…

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2011 Civia Cycles Bicycles

It is the week before Interbike and everyone is putting out teasers of their new product that they will be launching.  Civia is one of these companies.  Known for throwing show stoppers, for example in 2007 when they released the brand with a $2500 commuter bike.  Since then they have branched out in all directions and budgets.

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Puma Cargo Bike | Trend Setter or a Fashion Victim?

We featured the new bikes from Puma over at Commute By Bike at the beginning of the summer and many people commented on the aesthetics of the bikes. Regardless of if you like them or hate them, they spurred enough of an opinion inside of you to comment. Due to this, their marketing and design team did their job very well. Welcome the Puma Cargo…

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Bicycle Suspension Service

As more and more folks are realizing the benefit of a well set up full suspension you see less hardtails on the trail and more full squish. What I see a lot in the shop is people completely ignoring their suspension until it is to the point of needing a costly replacement. Remember the happier your bike is the better it will ride.

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The Only Thing Scarier than a Kid on a Bike, An Adult

A Short Story about Daily Bike Dilemmas One morning I was sitting in my local little town of Davidson, NC. This is a small college town known for Davidson College and also one of the most friendly bicycle towns in the area of Charlotte, NC. Their welcome signs on all ends of the town state they are a “bicycle and pedestrian friendly town.” As I’m…

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Cycling Shoes I Can Wear to Meetings

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with Rob from Mission Workshop about the lack of women’s cycling clothing that I could get off the bike and go into work or a coffee shop. He laughed a little bit and then said to wait a couple weeks. Rob had up his sleeve the DZR shoes. Stiff, SPD compatible and a gum bottom, use them with…

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