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Issue # 67

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Inside! Bikes mean business at Facebook HQ. Bikes, bags, lights, and much more in our Autumn Gear Guide. Visit 5 great bike shops. Happier, healthier, and biking to high school with Keishawn Blackstone. How to bike to school, a practical guide for parents and students. BikeStyle with Elysa Walk. Art + Fashion in Sacramento. Behind the scenes at ABUS. Plus: Living by Bike, Urban Bike Travel, City Bike Look Book Preview, Yoga for City Riders, and more!

Issue # 66

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Summer bike fun! We're tracking down all things summer fun for Momentum Mag issue 66. Discover five great bike rides, plan a bike picnic in under 15 minutes, pack our summer essentials, and much more. Also, we go shopping for a bike online and show you what to look for and what to expect. We also head to Georgia and find out what's hot in Atlanta and Charlotte Herst has another yoga lesson for city cycling. And we bring you coverage from the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show courtesy of Brooks England. Plus: Living by Bike, Discovery Trails, Heels on Wheels, and more!

Issue # 65

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Spring is here! Inside this issue you'll find our 4th Annual Goody Basket Gear Guide. Also, see who's riding in style on the streets of the Big Apple. In our Bike to Work Guide we uncover why our readers ride, reveal the cities where bike commuting is booming, and give you 5 ways to become a bike-friendly business. Explore Brazil by bike and see what's in store for cycling as the country prepares to be in the spotlight. Plus: urban group rides, yoga for bicyclists, riding in a suit, Simcoe Bicycles, bike shopping guide, and more!

Issue # 64

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The Travel Issue! See how happy travelers are experiencing local culture by bike. We reveal the best of bike share, 5 fun city bike tours, bike-friendly hotels, and an insider's look at the ultimate cycling destination; Amsterdam. Also in this issue you'll discover how to ride all winter as we investigate how cities can support winter riding for everyone. Get an uncomplicated look at riding through your first winter and many more to come. Plus: 2014 Trend Report featuring new city bikes and gear, yoga for city riding, great gear for under $100, helping a child love biking, Youth Bike Summit, Detroit Bikes, and more.  

Issue # 63

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Look sharp, ride smart! Meet the designers behind city riding's most fashionable brands in Momentum Mag issue 63. See what motivates and inspires the designers of Outlier, Martone Cycling Co, Po Campo, Iva Jean, and more. Also inside, our Autumn Gear Guide features the latest city essentials for cycling. Take a bike tour around New York City's most bikeable borough, Brooklyn, in our latest city feature. We ask, Can North America become a civilized cycling society? Plus; Great new city bikes, World Bicycle Relief, a cycling advocate learns to ride, your photos, the latest bike travel news from around the world, bike share in small cities, standing balance yoga, and more.

Issue # 62

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Celebrate summer riding with the 62nd issue of Momentum Mag! Inside, we take an in depth look at the rise of protected bike lanes in North America. See how better bicycle lanes are making streets safer and more inviting for all ages and abilities. Discover great yoga poses for city riding that you can do at home or the office. We reveal five great ways to carry more by bike. Experience a camping adventure by bike with kids. Ride with us around Boston, MA, and meet local riders. See where to go by bike in Boston with an all-new Visitors’ Guide. Plus; BikeStyle with shoe designer John Fluevog, Einstein on a bike, Good Reads, bikerafting, how to shop by bike, more great gear for under $100, New York Roll Models, and more.

Issue # 61

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Summer Velo Vogue! Our 3rd annual Goody Basket is your guide to city riding essentials for 2013. Our gear guide includes city, folding, and cargo bikes along with e-bikes, locks, lights, and clothing. In addition, we include great city biking tips to help you ride more this year. We also select the city bike of 2013. Inside our 61st issue, we find out how to make cities work better with Streetsblog, Streetfilms, and advocate Mark Gorton. We take you on a ride through the Wild Urban West in Tucson, Arizona. Find out how the next wave of bike share systems will reach broader communities. Learn how to teach your child to ride a bike. Plus; Martone Cycling Co., bicycle weddings, how to buy a vintage bike, summer chic, Complete Streets, great gear for under $100, and more.

Issue # 60

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Ride more this spring! In our 60th issue, we reveal why bicycles are good for business. See how cycle tracks and the promotion of cycling for transportation are revolutionizing cities and improving the bottom line. Find out how Chicago plans to reach the goal of becoming America’s best big city for cycling. Start your own bike-based business. Travel by bike this year on a family-friendly adventure that even first timers will enjoy. See the cities attracting thousands to explore car-free streets at several top Open Streets events. We also explore Savannah’s historic streets by bicycle with our list of top stops in our Savannah Visitors’ Guide. We reveal smart city cycling solutions to provide inspiration for better riding all year long! Plus; Pedal Chic, a letter from New York City, National Women’s Bicycling Forum, bike share is booming, bike makeover, and more!

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Issue # 59

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Enjoy winter riding! In this issue we take an in-depth look at the growing popularity of e-bikes being used for transportation. Find out what our testers thought of 11 e-bikes as they took to the streets on a range of electric-assist rides. Discover how innovation, design and technology keep us rolling. See the latest sustainable frame materials, find out what’s inside an internal-gear hub and learn what it takes to make bike share systems work. We also have two fun DIY projects to help you customize your bicycle. Join us on a trip around New Orleans by bicycle and get a glimpse of the city’s diverse cycling scene. Check out our latest Holiday Gift Guide that we’ve loaded full of great gift ideas for the bicycle lover in your life. Plus; winter style picks for men and women, boots to keep you warm and dry on winter rides, a folding cargo bike, your winter riding tips and more!

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Issue # 58

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Civilized cycling comes to America! We reveal how a comfortable, upright riding position is right for North American transportation cycling. You'll discover what to look for when choosing a city bike as we give you the lowdown on the latest rides in shops now with 15 city bike reviews. Discover five cities changing gears by connecting transit and cycling as a cost-effective way to ease congested streets. Find out what's on the minds of top cycling experts at Velo-city Global 2012. And just in time for the Pro Walk/ Pro Bike conference, we profile host city Long Beach, CA and discover how innovative programs are demonstrating the benefits of bikes to local businesses. In our Goody Basket gear section we help you get ready for autumn riding with a look at dynamo lighting, fenders, grips and handlebars. Plus; celebrities riding bikes, fashion getting reflective, finding inspiration at the National Women's Bicycling Summit, funding bike projects on Kickstarter and more!

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Issue # 57

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Bikes, beaches and summer riding! Our summer issue takes a look at the growing use of cargo bikes as a family and company vehicle, and gleans insight into what to look for in a cargo bike if you are thinking about purchasing one. We then hop across the pond to look at European Envy when it comes to bicycle use and infrastructure, and question if North American cities can ever be the same or better than Copenhagen or Amsterdam.  Plan your next summer vacation to Montreal by bicycle using this issue’s Visitors Guide.  Our gear section is chock full of goodies; discover the latest how to carry stuff gear, learn how to choose the right saddle and see a showcase of the best fast commuter bikes on the market.  Plus, a family bike picnic how-to, makeover, summer style product picks, behind the scenes of Premium Rush and ET, how to clean your chain and more.

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Issue # 56

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Our annual Goody Basket guide to the best gear this year is back for the second time in a row. Browse through hot 2012 bikes, bags, helmets, fenders, saddles, locks and kids’ gear. Our Los Angeles city feature author takes us along for a ride through the City of Angels and gives us some tips on the best bike-friendly hangouts. Find out why mixte bikes are trending and read our six mixte bike reviews. Learn why being a member of a minority community could make it harder to choose to bike in your city. Momentum performs a bike makeover on a Vancouver lawyer. We learn how to plant a garden on our bikes. Plus, What’s New, How to Bike to Work, indie songs for your iPod and kids locks. 

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Issue # 55

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We show you how traveling around a city you’re visiting can be easy and fun. Learn tips for exploring a new city with kids, finding a temporary bike and landing the best accommodations. Added bonus: what to see and do guides for 12 leading bicycle-friendly destinations. Get the scoop on folding bikes and learn what to look for when buying your own. Plus, we review six awesome folders and give you great fashionable gear tips for spring. Learn the joys of teaching your kids how to tune their bikes. Meet some of the 2012 North American Handmade Bicycle Show exhibitors. And check out our new fashion, legal and cultural columns, bicycle weddings, a profile of Linus Bikes, 16-inch wheel bike reviews, bike camping gear and so much more!  

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Issue # 54

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Get set for winter riding! Momentum’s Winter Issue (Nov-Feb)  covers riding in your city when the mercury drops. It’s time to tune your bike, get the right gear and learn a few tricks from our experienced cold weather writers. The holidays are blowing in like a blustery winter wind. Check more people off your gift list with help from our Holiday Gift Guide – chock-full of bike gear and accessories for your loved ones! Cover model Gary Fisher shares bike and style tips. We have your complete travel guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn how to adjust your brake cables and pump your tires yourself. Plus our Winter Playlist, The Big Idea, photos from the Momentum City Style Fashion Show at Interbike 2011 and more!

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 Issue # 53

Find out what women want. Momentum’s feature story examines why more women aren’t on the bike lanes and how that can change. Get swept away with our guide to cycling through the Windy City of Chicago. And don’t miss our get ready for fall gear showcase. We have Back to School for Her and Him accessories that will make riding to class that much sweeter, and a back to work showcase of stylish riding gear for adults, too. We preview the hottest rides for 2012. Plus, bonus Arts and Culture, What Women Want and Chicago content in our digital edition!

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Issue # 52

Summer is here; time to enjoy the nice weather on your favorite ride with some great tunes (see our summer playlist), good company and the July/ August issue of Momentum Magazine! Our feature story looks at how bike share is hitting the big time and taking urban transportation to a higher level. Plan a winning bike camping adventure with tips from our Families on Bikes writer Kathleen Wilker. Find out what kind of ride you really want with our Bikes Defined guide. Plus, child seats, an extended Heels on Wheels, city bike REVIEWS, biking with DOGS, how to take your bike on a train and more!

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Selected Articles

Bike Share has Arrived
Ready to Roll: Heels on Wheels
Biking with Dogs
Bike vs. Bike: The Idaho Stop Law
DIY: How to True a Bent Wheel
Gear: Pashley Britannia



How to Take Your Bicycle on the Train
BikeStyle: Shawn Drayton
Family Bike Camping
Top 20 Summertime Songs for Your iPod
Cascade Designs

Issue # 51

Momentum Magazine turns six this May, and to celebrate we have Talking Heads star David Byrne on our cover, as well as a feature chat with the city cycling advocate. We tackle the longstanding debate about the merits of mandatory helmet laws and offer up some DIY tips for fixing your bike chain and taking a bike on a plane. Don't miss our product lineup of helmets for the young and old, along with new and innovative bikes. Mia Birk is back with another Big Idea, Kristen Steele shows us how to motivate seniors to ride and Elly Blue and Lolly Walsh weigh in on separated bike lanes. Plus more Arts and Culture and the Top 20 Songs for Your iPod!

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Selected Articles

The Helmet Debate
Ready to Roll: Fantasy Night Out
Lunchtime Bike Club
What's New
Look Who Rides a Bike
Sexism or Sexy?



David Byrne: On Bikes and Cities
DIY: How to Fix a Bike Chain
Minneapolis by Bike
How to Fly with your Bike
Bike Curious: How to Ride on the Road
Weehoo iGo Review


Issue # 50

Momentum celebrates its 50th issue! Spring 2011 features include a look back at fifty issues of Momentum and a look forward to the emerging bike lifestyle trend in North America. We will also take you on an Adventure through New York City, teach you how to plan for your next cycling vacation and give you the scoop on the top 10 cycling destinations in North America. Our regular departments include a style section showcasing day to night on a folding bike and our family section showcasing cycling with newborns and tips on throwing a bike birthday party. And don’t miss our spring product showcase to see the latest and greatest bikes and accessories for spring.

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Selected Articles


This is the Bike Lifestyle
New York City by Bike
Gear & Gadgets / Music & Apps
Top 10 Cycling Destinations
Bike Vs. Bike
Ask the Advocate


Bike Style: Bryan Goebel
Gear: Tuffo – MuddyBuddy Review
DIY Build Your Own Wobble Bike
Photo Project Captures New York's Best Side
How to Make Your Bike Tour a Success!

Issue # 49



Momentum kicks off 2011 with tips to improve your wet weather riding experience. Get the inside scoop on sunny Austin, TX, including lots of information about where to go and what to see. Learn how to find love in the bike lane using some simple techniques. Explore the world of handmade bikes. And check out some classically stylish looks that will make you stand out in the crowd. Don't miss our winter biking gear reviews, a veggie chorizo tacos recipe and the best way to fix a flat.

 

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Selected Articles


A Handmade Affair
City Feature: Austin
Wet Weather Riding
Love Potion Number Nine
Ask the Advocate - Pothole Woes
BikeStyle - Classically Chic


Bowing at a Human Pace
Gear: DeVinci Oslo
Families on Bikes - The Journey by Bike
How to Become a Framebuilder
Tout Terrain Metropolitan


Issue # 48

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Momentum’s photo issue captures stills from the big bike events, happenings and trends that defined North America cycling culture in 2010. These images mark how far the lifestyle cycling movement has come and where it might be headed in the second decade of the 21st Century. We also take a peek at San Diego, CA – a semi-arid city that’s taking some novel approaches to increase its cycling mode share. Don’t miss our rain gear and folding bikes section, along with Gleanings, Mitey Miss, Arts and Culture, our look at ’bent cycling culture and much more!


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Selected Articles


Editorial: Cycling's Litmus Test
City Feature: San Diego
Gear: Dahon Hammerhead
Recumbent Riders
Bikestyle Tour
Capturing Cycling Culture
Gear: Rainwear
Book Review: Joyride
Mitey Miss
Gleanings
Gear: Melon Slice

Issue # 47

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Tomorrow’s cyclists are the kids of today. In this issue we explore the future of cycling, introduce a new Community section, take a close look at cargo biking culture and travel to Miami and the Brooks factory in the United Kingdom. We also explore urban agriculture and functional art made from recycled bike parts, share some bright winter cycling tips and review cargo bikes and kids gear.


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Selected Articles

Subculture: Cargo Bikes                               
Feature: Growing Up Velo
Gear Review: Yuba Mundo
Gear Review: Skuut
Editorial: Cycling's Future
City Feature: Miami
For the Love of the Bike

The Advocate: Getting Kids Moving Again
Gear: Kids' Stuff
A Hands-on Experience at Brooks England
The Art of Recycling Bikes
Book review: Cyclist Bikelist
Bike Art on Parade
Urban Agriculture

Issue # 46

It's summertime and festival season, so kick up your heels with Momentum. In this issue we feature the cities of Colorado's Front Range: Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver; we celebrate the soul of beach cruisers, plus there are articles in this issue on everything from sleek trailer designs, to a skookum sound set-up for your bike and even a recipe for granola to keep your energy high while you ride and enjoy the sunshine.

Selected Articles

City Feature: Three Cities of Colorado's Front Range
Subculture: Cruisers
Feature: Festivals
Gear Review: Kalkhoff Tasman
Gear: Sunglasses
What to Wear
Artist Vanessa Renwick
Adventures of Mitey Miss
Good for you Granola


Book Review: Kenk
Editorial: Embracing Change
Gleanings
Gear Review:: Weber Monoporter Trailer
Profile: Robert Anderson, Maryland's Practical Cyclist
Game Review: Tall Bike Joust
The Advocate – Licensed to Ride?
Gear Review: Opus Lugano

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Issue #45

The Travel Issue - featuring a Q & A with the Bike Snob - aka Eben Oliver Weiss on the occasion of his book launch and the revealing of his true identity; a city feature about Detroit; also includes travel stories from across the US and Canada, France and Japan. E-bikes subculture; camping polenta recipe; how to mount a stereo system on your bike and much more!

Selected Articles

City Feature: Detroit
Subculture: E-Bikes
Q & A with Bike Snob
10 Steps to Becoming a Bicycle Traveler
Desert Cycling Delivers Traffic-free Travel
Cycling Adventures: Tokyo
Gabriola Island
Baja, California
Camping Polenta
DIY Bike Sound
Exploring New Territory

Book Review: A Biography of Major Taylor
Transforming the Streets One Bicyclist at a Time
Portland Touring Season is Here
Gear Review : Opus Largo
Profile: Cassandra Spratling
May/June 2010 Gleanings
Seattle's Spinning–For a Good Reason
May/June 2010 Bike News


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