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Highlight the fun of cycling

That’s the take home message in this news from Science Daily, which highlights research showing that the more cyclists there are on the road, the safer it becomes. Motorists change their behavior and driver more safely when they see more cyclists and pedestrians on the road around them. Experts say the effect is independent of read more »

Taiwan Cycling Festival: Riding Where Your Bike Was (Likely) Made!

TAIWAN, where I unexpectedly I got my cycling groove back! That bicycles can be a means of bringing strangers together was never truer than on this trip. An unlikely rag-tag group of 5, plus our guide, spent 12 days touring this beautiful paradise. We went from clean bustling cities like Taipei, to rice field-lined bike read more »

Cycling in Benin: Donation Drive for Benin National Team

Our favorite former pro racer turned Peace Corps Volunteer and blogger, Christoph Herby, has stirred up tremendous interest in supporting the Benin National Team with his recent “Cycling in Benin” posts. His most recent post is “Dreaming of the Champs Elysées.”

National BIke Summit highlights so far

The 2009 National Bike Summit in Washington DC kicked off with a record 550 attendees last night. Some highlights: Quantify! You cannot judge the effectiveness of your advocacy efforts if you don’t count the cyclists in your town. The League of American Bicyclists won’t give you anything beyond a “Bronze” rating as a Bicycle Friendly read more »

Notes from the Silicon Valley Bike Summit

I attended the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bicycle Summit last Wednesday along with about 200 other people, which Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Director Shiloh Ballard tells me is the largest crowd they’ve had.

Supplies for your conspicuity arms race

Early last week, I gently mocked Volvo’s Life Paint, a water-based spray paint from Sweden-based Albedo 100 that adds a non-durable reflective coating. I linked to the Amazon sales pages for Rust Oleum Reflective Finish, which provides a similar benefit using all American volatile organics.