1975 Schwinn Continental

1975 Schwinn Continental
This is the bike before most of the restoration work - click to view full-size

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Building a bulletproof bikeshare, commuting secrets, Oregon bike tax, four high-quality front lights on a budget and more.

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Building a bulletproof bikeshare

Bikeshare bikes aren't sexy, but there's more to their design than meets the eye. They must be easy to ride while also being durable enough to withstand incredible abuse and exposure to the elements. We dive into what it takes to build a bikeshare that checks all the boxes by using Portland's Biketown program as an example. Read more here


Four front lights that won't break the bank

There's nothing worse than a flimsy, dim light with a short battery life, but a lot of high-quality lights aren't so friendly on the wallet. Read on to learn more about these four great lights that are also a great value. 


Secrets of an Oakland super commuter 

Morgan Fletcher rides his bike (and takes the ferry) from Oakland to San Francisco for his computer-heavy job as the manager of a software company. His daily time on the bicycle is a phone-free, laptop-free zone that gives him a chance to let off steam and get exercise. Read more to learn about what he loves – and sometimes hates – about commuting by bicycle.


Oregon to become first state to tax bicycles

Ironically, a state that prides itself on being bicycle-friendly has passed a bill to impose a tax on any new bikes purchased that have wheels 26 inches or more in diameter and are valued at over $200. This proposed levy has bicycle enthusiasts and advocates up in arms. Read more here


Join us for Bicycle Times Adventure Fest!

Bicycle Times Adventure Fest is coming to Stokesville Campground, Virginia, October 13-15, 2017. Enjoy mapped mountain bike routes; supported road, gravel and mixed-surface rides; an expo; clinics and classes; camping; family and kid-friendly activities; live entertainment and more, all in the beautiful George Washington National Forest. Register now

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