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Betabrand women’s bike commuter apparel for 2015

You might know Betabrand for their fleece “dress slacks” and YouTube ads for their awesomely obnoxious disco pants, but did you know this San Francisco clothing manufacturer has been selling practical urban cycling apparel since at least 2010? A woman’s cycling pant was added in 2012, and they’ve continued to expand their women’s bike-to-work clothing read more »

Frances Willard rode a bicycle

March is Women’s History Month. Yesterday, we met Annie Londonderry, who cycled around the world in 1894. Today, we’ll look briefly at suffragist Frances Willard. As president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), she developed the slogan “Do Everything” to encourage women to lobby, petition, preach and publish on a wide variety of issues read more »

Annie Cohen Kopchovsky biked around the world

March is Women’s History Month, when bike bloggers quote Susan B. Anthony ( bicycling “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world”) and temperance reformer Frances Willard, who used bicycling as a metaphor for control over her destiny. Their achievements are notable, but let’s talk about the first woman to wheel read more »

Bicycle safety workshop and more

Before I get started: It’s a long story, but I lost my bike helmet. I’m seeking recommendations. My strong preference is for a well ventilated “road” style helmet. No skater or urban helmets, no mountain bike helmets. I’m looking at around the $100 price range, so helmets like the Giro Atmos or Specialized Propero. Let read more »

Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary route announced

The Amgen Tour of California announced their route for the 2015 edition of this professional road cycling race. A three day professional women’s stage race will take place in addition to the eight day men’s race.

Baaaa! and bike stuff for you.

Happy Lunar New Year, all. Bike news and updates below the photo of cyclists riding through aflock of sheep and goats on the Manali-Leh highway, India. View image | gettyimages.com