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Bike Shop + Coffee + Beer: A Trend I’ll Follow

Bike Shop + Coffee + Beer: A Trend I’ll Follow

It seems to be a growing trend – at least in the US – bike shops that do double duty as cafes. Whether it be just coffees and fancy sodas, or beer and wine a  few bike shops around the country are adding a new retail twist to the traditional bikes + accessories line up. […]

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Good Bike Parking – Fort Collins Colorado

Good Bike Parking – Fort Collins Colorado

A co-worker sent me this photo that she took during a trip out to Fort Collins Colorado this summer.  Kinda nifty on-street bike parking for the  brew pubs there, wouldn’t you say?  I managed to locate another photo of this same bike rack – I was curious about the sections of rack that the bikes […]

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The First Bike Station – A Visit to Long Beach California

The First Bike Station – A Visit to Long Beach California

On a recent trip to Long Beach California I stumbled across one of the first Bike Station facilities to open in the United States, and checked out the bike-friendly and public transportation-friendly downtown area of the city.

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A Northern Michigan Bike Tweet-up With Gary Howe

A Northern Michigan Bike Tweet-up With Gary Howe

I don’t know if it’s because I finally have some time to go through my photos from our recent family vacation up north, or because the Chicago to Mackinac race started today, but I’ve got Northern Michigan on my mind. While we were up north a week or so ago, we were able to meet […]

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Meet A New Workcycles Opafiets Owner

Meet A New Workcycles Opafiets Owner

I received an email from Patrick a few weeks ago, asking about my Workcycles Omafiets.  It seems that Patrick had just started riding a bike again here in Chicago, didn’t really like his hybrid, and after some researching, and test rides, was about set to buy himself a Workcycles Opafiets. Then he read a post […]

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Promote Literacy Through Bikes – India Gives Bikes to Girls Who Reach the 8th Grade

Promote Literacy Through Bikes – India Gives Bikes to Girls Who Reach the 8th Grade

I have to thank a friend of mine for sending me an article from womensenews.org about a state-sponsored bike giveaway.  The Indian state of Bihar started a program in 2006 to provide bikes to girls who reach the 8th grade with an attendance record of at least 80%.  Since then, they’ve given away about 871,00 […]

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An Antidote to A Gloomy Day: Looking Back at A Family Summer Bike Ride

An Antidote to A Gloomy Day: Looking Back at A Family Summer Bike Ride

It’s late February here in Chicago, and this is the time of year when most people are pretty much done with winter and tired of the slush.  Add to that the multiple gray sunless days in row and it start to make you think you’ll never see flowers and green trees again. We go through […]

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