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World’s longest bike pier opens September 3, and a bike shuttle during the bridge closure

The East Bay Bicycle coalition (EBBC) invites you on a tour of the new Bay Bridge bike path, which won’t actually go anywhere — hence, the snarky “longest bike pier” appellation courtesy of the EBBC. I think everybody in the state of California already knows the Oakland Bay Bridge will be closed over this coming read more »

The BR&IN has a blog

In a surprisingly transparent article about the fears she has jumping into the world of blogging, Bicycle Retailers and Industry News editor Megan Tompkins expresses her skepticism about new media while acknowledging the influence blogs can have in politics and business. You can find the BR&IN blog here, and so far it looks like they’ve read more »

Buyer beware on those cheap “super bright” bicycle lights

I have always purchased bicycle lights from well-known, recognized brands, and over about the past decade I’ve favored American brands such as Nite Rider (based in San Diego) and Light and Motion (which does manufacturing outside of Monterey, California). Made-In-America from an established brand with a reputation for quality translates into a premium price, and read more »

Your favorite Koch brands: Lycra, Coolmax and Thermolite

I and many of you favor high-tech fabrics for your active wear apparel. If you see trademarks like Lycra, Coolmax, Thermolite and Cordura on your cycling bibs, jerseys, jeans, jackets, backpacks and saddlebags, you’ve done your part to Make America Great Again. These brands are produced by Invista, an important manufacturer of textiles and chemicals read more »

New FixIt Station and a Library Ride in Santa Clara

The city of Santa Clara Central Park Library at 2635 Homestead Rd will unveil their Bike Fixit Station at 10 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The Library‚Äôs Fixit Station has a bike stand and a set of attached theft-resistant tools, including Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, and tire levers. The Fixit Station also includes a heavy read more »

Superman planking on a brakeless fixie

Update: Video here on Instagram, which also shows cyclist Michael Guerra slowing his brakeless track bike by rubbing both shoes against the rear wheel before clipping back in. This GIF of a guy pulling a superman while rolling downhill on a track bike is making the rounds on various social media. Not sure who I'm read more »