About the BAT, the bat, the bicyclist and the BICYCLIST
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social-enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual. The BAT uses your contributions to further the mission of our organization; championing sustainable transportation and travel by bike for sport, recreation, and transportation.
Join the BAT Party, Support BICYCLIST and Ride, Always Free
The BAT (BICYCLIST Adventure Team) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to informing, guiding and promoting ‘personal-transportation options’ for recreation, competition and as a viable means of sustainable transportation for the individual.
Fondo the West! A Curation of Upcoming Gran Fondo Road Rides (and Some Dirt) for 2019 : BICYCLIST Challenge #155
With the grueling job of riding, reviewing and writing about road events, I have the opportunity to experience many, especially in my backyard – Western USA and Canada. Here are my top picks for 2018’s Best of The West Gran Fondos.
Build Your Own E-Bike and Start Your Commute
Why not electrify the bike you already have? Technologies for motors and batteries have changed significantly in the past couple of years, and an add-on drive is a less complex affair, with much better results.
Self-Supported in the Pisgah Forest
A multi-day mountain bike ride report with friends traversing the Pisgah National Forest for a week of autumnal riding in western North Carolina. On this trip we had dry, sunshine-y, warm afternoons followed by cool, crisp overnights, which was nothing but perfect for five days of pedaling up and down the topographic folds that lie in the vicinity of the Davidson River campground.
The Driver Experience Gap: Riding Bikes Helped Me Be A Better Driver
In getting a front row view to the ways in which bad drivers drive, I made a conscious effort to be a better driver, and to be more alert and aware while behind the wheel. It is not possible to be a perfect driver, and in certain situations, it may seem that breaking traffic laws/norms is worth the trouble.
Bicyclist’s Rights Against Public Entities
The various immunities to liability that governments enjoy, and the pitfalls imposed by substantive law make it a complex and difficult landscape to navigate. Of these, the biggest pitfalls are the statutory public entity immunities.
Basics for Making Your Tour or Bikepacking Adventure Successful and Safe
Since the advent of the bicycle, two-wheeled outdoor adventures have been part of bicyclist culture. With today’s access to public lands, developments in multi-surface terrain bikes, and the electric variants cropping up exponentially, more and more adventure seekers are capable of riding up steep mountains and through forest roads.
The Role of Bicycles in Modern Art: Lessons from the AIC Collection
The Art Institute of Chicago made more than 50,000 hi-res images of artwork available on their site this past week. When viewed through the optic of the bicyclist, many interesting details emerge about some of the foundational actors who defined the methods of their chosen mediums for centuries to come.
The BICYCLIST Rendition of SNL’s Unity Song: Ending Tribalism Through Shared Dislike
The tribalism within the world of riding bikes has existed at a much higher pitch for a much longer time than what we’re seeing in the national politic. So in the same vein, but without that SNL budget, we bring you first stanzas of the in-progress BICYCLIST Unity Song.
Camping and Riding with Friendly Faces at SDMBA Event
With much needed rain in the forecast, including the possibility of thunderstorms, the spirit in the air for the weekend-long SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by Zoic Clothing was nothing but positivity and cheer.
Dynamic vs. Static Bike Fit
Though many have trusted a static fit for their fit needs, a dynamic fit that includes real-world power conditions provides a more accurate portrait of how your body interacts with your bike while riding. The benefit? Comfort and efficiency.
Chasing Rainbows at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
Stick to the Bicycle; Safety Risks and Legal Peril Face Alternatives
The situational controversy with Bird, Lime and Skip dock-less electric scooters continues. Several cities in SoCal including Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach, Culver City and Los Angeles have now banned the scooters from being ridden altogether for six months.
Rivendell’s Grant Peterson Opines on Electric Bikes and the Media
The bay area bicycle company, Rivendell Bicycle Works made a first appearance at this past week’s Interbike industry show in Reno, NV. Grant Peterson, founder and stalwart of the independent frame-building movement exhibited his unconventional gravel step-through, dubbed the “Gus Boots-Willsen” noting to BRAIN: Our bikes…
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- About the BAT, the bat, the bicyclist and the BICYCLIST January 17, 2019
- 137: Race Meat, Carbo-loading, Riding With Cars, Warm Showers, Why It Matters Santa Ana Got A Protected Bike Lane, The ‘Stigma of the Vegan Brand’ January 14, 2019
- Join the BAT Party, Support BICYCLIST and Ride, Always Free January 11, 2019
- 136: BICYCLIST Adventure Team Overnight Preview, Pro Cycling and the ‘Sky, Goodbye’, Virtual Racing and the Electro-motion of Everything January 10, 2019