Search Results for: The Local Bike Shop

Does the credit crunch hurt the local bike shop?

Mike in Washington, DC writes: The current economic crisis is hurting many businesses including local bike shops. These local businesses will not receive government bailouts like the Wall Street Banks and auto companies. If these small business go under, they may not come back. You will miss them in the Spring when they are not read more »

Discounted closeout bikes from your local bike shop

Are you looking for last year’s model? Let the Internet do your walking at Brick & Mortar bicycle dealers are invited to list old inventory to the Closeout Bikes website. Listing are free through May 2014. Buyers look for deals that are listed by state. I see 35 bikes listed right now from two read more »

Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »

Join California advocacy wonks on a 5 day bike tour

Register now for the California Dream Ride, a fully-supported five day semi-luxurious bicycle ride, with opportunities to meet and greet bicycle advocacy luminaries in the Golden State while riding from Santa Barbara to San Diego.

More bikes and pedestrians with Lincoln Avenue road diet

San Jose Department of Transportation counts 24% more bikes on Lincoln Avenue during road diet trial project. I’m reading the San Jose DOT data collection report [PDF] for the Lincoln Avenue Road Diet Trial prior to tomorrow night’s public meeting regarding this project in Willow Glen.

An emotional car-vs-bike post-mortem

A quarter century ago, Celine Zilke and a friend were just riding along on a sunny day in Long Island when she was struck from behind by her classmate Darin and his Oldsmobile.