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Riyoko Urban Bikewear with Style

It seems that Riyoka has heard my call of need for clothing to wear on the bike, and into work. Company Bio Riyoko: ree-yo-ko v. to travel in Japanese. “Biking allows you the freedom to get from point a to b on your own energy and focus. It allows you the freedom to take and create your own path and discover new things along the…

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Surly Long Haul Trucker

My Surly Long Haul Trucker Touring Bike

In the weeks, months and hopefully years to come, I’m going to start yapping about touring, camping and all things “adventure biking.”   First thing up is of course the bike! Welcome my Surly Long Haul Trucker When I started this build I originally started it as a short distance commuter. The front end was very upright and not very efficient for the long haul, no…

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Bike Profile of the Week from Renaissance Bicycles

An on going series from our friends at Renaissance Bicycles bring us unique bike builds to inspire everyone. Barbara’s Rivendell Betty Foy was built for daily commutes, medium distance rides on local bike paths, and as a means to further enjoy cycling with her husband, Bernie. 

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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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