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!

David Niddrie

Bike Camping Gear

Learn what camping gear to bring along for your next overnight bike adventure. more »

May 1, 2012 7:51 AM Accessories

Willis Hager and Kati Jenson

Bike Part 101 - What is a Chainring?

Find out the definition of a bicycle chainring. more »

May 1, 2012 7:45 AM Gear

Delivery Dude

Carry It On A Bike - Coffee Transportation

We want to know what you can carry by bike. more »

May 1, 2012 7:43 AM Features

Kati Jenson

Evolution of Gear Shifters

Learn about the history of gear shifters. more »

May 1, 2012 7:38 AM Gear

Harry Zernike

Transportation Alternatives' Paul Steely White Shares His Personal BikeStyle

Paul Steely White talks about his personal BikeStyle in New York. more »

May 1, 2012 7:37 AM BikeStyle

Thomas Yang

100 Copies of Limited Edition Bicycle Art Prints

100copies, a collection of limited-edition art prints and T-shirts, all designed by Thomas Yang, and all devoted to bikes. more »

May 1, 2012 7:33 AM Features

Kent Peterson

Bike Smart Profile of Christine Peterson

I ride my bike almost everywhere – to work, doing errands, going out for coffee. Don’t let anyone tell you that you need a bunch of expensive gear to get started – over time you’ll figure out what you really need. more »

May 1, 2012 7:31 AM Features 3 Comments

John Morse

Haiku Signs for Safer NYC Streets

“Curbside Haiku” uses public art as a vehicle to emphasize shared responsibility for urban street safety among cyclists, pedestrians and motorists in NYC. more »

May 1, 2012 7:29 AM Features

ZOIC Caprise Capri with Liner

Capri-length cycling shorts with a comfy, women-specific detachable liner. more »

Apr 27, 2012 2:30 PM Gear 1 Comments

I Love my Bike Book Review

Do you love your bike? Of course you do! And so do the guys and gals showcased on the pages of I Love My Bike. more »

Apr 13, 2012 11:36 AM Features


The Evolution of the Folding Bike

You will likely ride more often if you have a folding bicycle. With small wheels and a step-through frame, it is easy to handle and can be adjusted to fit riders of almost any size. Folding bicycles adapt to your lifestyle. more »

Apr 12, 2012 1:18 PM Features 5 Comments

Switch Studio

Top 20 Spring Cycling Songs for Your iPod

Spring is right around the corner. Hopefully these songs brighten up your day and have you thinking about birds chirping and the wind blowing through the green leaves of trees. more »

Apr 12, 2012 12:59 PM Features 2 Comments

Photo by Kathleen Wilker

How to Teach Young Children How to Fix Bikes

Let your kids play with bike tools, take time to be inclusive and they will learn how to fix bikes. more »

Apr 10, 2012 1:03 PM Families 1 Comments

Eric Wolfe

Designer Nona Varnado on Emerging Bike Fashion Trends

Nona Varnado, one of my favorite designers, makes beautiful women’s clothes that just happen to be ideal for city cycling. more »

Apr 9, 2012 7:33 AM BikeStyle 2 Comments

Jonathan Maus

The Big Idea - Riding with a Baby on the Way

We all ride for different reasons. In my life, it’s just normal to hop on a bike. So when people ask if I’m still riding while pregnant, the answer is, “of course!” more »

Apr 9, 2012 7:20 AM Features

Courtesy of Uberhood

What's New - March/April 2012

What's New: A hands-free umbrella, bike lock belt, reflective rim strips and bike-specific heels. Plus 24-hour bicycle getaways and an adventure in the Netherlands. more »

Apr 5, 2012 2:27 PM Features

Aaron Teasdale

An S24O is a 24-hour Cycling Getaway

Ever wanted to take a 24-hour trip by bike? Adventure Cycling’s website is full of information for the sub-24 hour overnight touring newbie. more »

Apr 5, 2012 2:02 PM Features

Courtesy of Hiplok

A Bike Lock that Doubles as a Belt

Hiplok had the brilliant idea of creating a lock that doubles as a belt. A cycling fashion accessory that screams edgy toughness and practical time-management! more »

Apr 5, 2012 2:01 PM Accessories 2 Comments

Courtesy of Uberhood

A Portable Overhang for Your Ride

Uberhood is an alternative to rain jackets and pants. more »

Apr 5, 2012 2:00 PM Accessories 1 Comments

Courtesy of Rim Stripe

Stripy Bike Rims

Broadcast your individuality and have the coolest bike on the block with rims from more »

Apr 5, 2012 2:00 PM Accessories