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.
REI Launches Camping Project
REI Co-op launched Camping Project, a new product that enables users to search for bookable campsites and outdoor properties by location and nearby activities. REI members and customers can now search REI.com for more than 3,400 bookable campgrounds, cabins, and lookouts and thousands of other outdoor properties using Recreation.gov data.
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.
Issue 153/154: Late Fall 2018
Prologue As we wind down towards the end of 2018, we continue our investigation of the bicycling landscape with editorial coverage of road and trail. Serving as background is the event calendar on page 11, your source for events to inspire your training and motivate…
131: Bike the Vote! Tricking Drivers Into Safety, Beer Talk, Outdoor Photography Gear and Starting Points
We talk an experiment that made drivers more compliant, whether electrolyte beer is beneficial, a local Proposition that would hurt bicyclists, and our tips for outdoor photography and the gear you should have.
130: The BICYCLIST Take On ‘Best Cities’ Rankings, Not Getting Doored Rehashed, Bikes Get A Shout-out in the IPCC Report, VW and Harley-Davidson Making Bikes
We cover how some bicyclists are responding to the Best Cities for Biking ranking and the justifications for why Los Angeles is one of the worst cities to bike in. Bicycles make an appearance in the IPCC climate change report, and a woman rides around the world in 125 days.
Volkswagon Premieres New Zero Emission Models – Including Cargo Electric Bike
The innovative kinematics of the front axle ensure that the goods being transported on the load platform do not tilt with the cargo bike when cornering, rather they remain horizontal and thereby stable. This tilt-leveling technology is an innovation in the segment of cargo bikes.
129: Nix the Outdoor Selfie, Covering Your Tracks in the Wilderness, Times Up for Sexist Announcer, and Floyd Landis Starts a Cycling Team
We talk an announcer that made unbelievably sexist remarks towards some of the women cyclists in the UCI’s Jingle Cross race, Floyd Landis is building a domestic cycling team, preparation for bathroom emergencies in the wilderness, and the pursuit of extreme selfies is causing untimely deaths.
State Bicycle Co. Releases a Spooky Color for their 6061 Black Label line
The 6061 Black Label is State Bicycle Co.’s most coveted line and the perfect tool for navigating the streets -available for a limited time in Zombie Green.
128: Travel Debrief, The 2018 Interbike Experience, The Risky Business of Electric Scooters, Uber Invests Big in Cycling Advocacy
We review our experience as an exhibitor at cycling convention Interbike, we also discuss the first fatal e-scooter share accident just as more people are riding them, Uber CEO invests in bike friendly infrastructure, and how social media is making the outdoors ‘more dangerous’.
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…
The Fitter FAQ’s: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!
The Bike Coach, Rick Schultz, answers our most frequently asked questions! Swollen feet, pains, cramps, hoods vs. drops, pain vs. suffering … ready set – GO
Denise Mueller-Korenek Smashes World’s Paced Bicycle Speed Record
Project Speed’s Denise Mueller-Korenek has become the fastest human to ever ride a bicycle — setting the World’s Paced Bicycle Record of 183.932 mph on September 16 at world famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The Economics of Justice in a Small Bicycle Injury Case
As the insurance industry pumped millions of dollars into tort reform by way of advertising and politics, life changed for consumers, including bicycle crash victims. Currently it’s common place to see a settlement offer of only $1,000.00 on a $3,000.00 case, with an offer to pay only your medical bills. Attorney fees and victim pain and suffering have taken a big hit.
The Return of Exotic Metal Frames Courtesy Allite Super Magnesium
Officially launching at Interbike next week, Allite Super Magnesium is the first material to go to market from Allite, Inc., an Ohio-based company with cycling industry veteran Bruno Maier at the helm.