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.

Goody Basket: 2012 Gear Guide Now Online!

Momentum Mag presents the second annual Goody Basket gear guide with helpful how to articles and the latest bikes and accessories. more »

Jun 20, 2012 7:31 AM Gear

The New Face of Cycling

Stereotypes about bicycling are falling away as diverse communities adopt and promote the cycling lifestyle. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:49 AM Features 1 Comments

Local Spokes

Advocates from nine organizations in New York – including Transportation Alternatives and Asian Americans for Equity – formed Local Spokes in 2011. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:49 AM Features

Major Taylor

Marshall “Major” Taylor was the first African-American athlete to attain a world champion title – and he did by competing in cycling. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:46 AM Features

Community Cycling Center

A model organization in a model bike-friendly city, Community Cycling Center in Portland has, for years, worked to ensure the two-wheeling culture includes residents from all backgrounds. more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:40 AM Features

Photos by Andrew Hinderaker

DIVERSE-city in New York City

Andrew Hinderaker photographs New York's diverse cycling scene more »

Jun 13, 2012 7:36 AM Features

Photo by Lillian Karabaic

Carry It On A Bike - A Folding Bike

Have you carried something extraordinary by bike? more »

Jun 12, 2012 2:15 PM Features 2 Comments

Illustration by Robert Higdon

Bike Part 101: Spokes

Momentum defines: bicycle spokes. more »

Jun 12, 2012 2:08 PM Gear

Courtesy Trevor Block

Bike Makeover - Lawyer David Hay

Momentum Mag gave lawyer David Hay a bicycle makeover that complements his office-ready wardrobe. more »

Jun 12, 2012 8:44 AM BikeStyle

Allan Crawford

Dr. Suja Lowenthal Shares Her Bike Style

Long Beach Vice Mayor, Dr. Suja Lowenthal shares her bike style. more »

Jun 7, 2012 7:56 AM BikeStyle

Charity D'Amato

Artistic Bike Racks in Cleveland

In Cleveland, OH, the standard bike rack is nowhere to be found. more »

Jun 7, 2012 7:52 AM Features 1 Comments

Simon Luethi

Bike Smart: Allan Ishac

Cycling is sanity for Allan Ishac, a published writer and author living in New York City. more »

Jun 7, 2012 7:47 AM Features

What You Must Do If You're in a Bicycle Crash

Personal injury lawyer, Jim Freeman shares his advice on what to do if you're in a bicycle crash. more »

Jun 4, 2012 7:21 AM Features

The Legal Position of Cyclists Passing on the Right

Litigation lawyer, David Hay explores de facto lanes and cyclists passing on the right. more »

Jun 4, 2012 7:19 AM Features 2 Comments

Good Read - Cycling Sojourner: A Guide To The Best Multi-day Tours In Oregon Review

Ellee Thalheimer’s Cycling Sojourner provides an extensive sampling of multi-day bicycle tours – ranging in length from three to seven days – in Oregon. more »

Jun 4, 2012 6:54 AM Features

Courtesy David Niddrie

What's New Summer 2012

See what's new for Spring and Summer 2012. From luxe bicycles to events that celebrate biking... and more! more »

May 29, 2012 12:28 PM Features

Courtesy Biria

(En)lightening Designs from Biria

This year, Biria is introducing the Citi Lite 3, which is a much lighter ride than previous models. more »

May 29, 2012 12:23 PM Bikes

Courtesy Shimano

An Electric Shift - Shimano's Di2 Internal Gear Hub

Shimano’s Di2 internal gearing system integrates electronic controls and display with e-tube wiring and internal gear hubs. more »

May 29, 2012 12:22 PM Accessories

Courtesy Knog

Blinded by Knog's New Light

Seven years in the making, the Knog Blinder 4 has four super bright LED lights that deliver 80 lumens of front light and 44 lumens of rear light. more »

May 29, 2012 12:20 PM Accessories

Courtesy Muse Cycles

The Muse of NAHBS 2012

The sloping frame of Mezzaluna Mixte by Muse Cycles captured the attention of the judges at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS). more »

May 29, 2012 12:18 PM Bikes