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not your usual bicycle tour

When we say “bicycle tour,” you probably imagine slogging up mountain passes with bulging panniers, but these bicycle tours are more traditional tourism-tours where participants happen to travel by bicycle. Sustainability Tours from Santa Cruz: Bicycle the beautiful coast and mountains of Santa Cruz, California. Visit organic farms, sustainable vineyards, and ecological homes. Taste varieties read more »

Bottom bracket gearbox on a touring bike?

Pinion 18 speed gearboxes, which were developed for downhill gravity bikes, are now designed into touring and city bikes.

Bicycle Extremists

The city of Santa Rosa, CA configured part of Humboldt Street into a Bicycle Boulevard as a pilot project last year. Some people don’t like sharing the road with their neighbors on bikes. Click here for the usual name-calling litany: extremist, insurgent, virus, arrogant, selfish. Don’t miss the brilliant commentary at All Hail the Black read more »

Grist bicycle stuff

Good morning. By May, the hills surrounding Santa Clara Valley usually have turned a dusky brown as the vegetation dries up. Calfire crews stafff their stations to prepare for the fire season, and hundreds of cyclists ride the roads and local trails. This year, however, we have rain. We have temperatures 20 degrees cooler than read more »

Penitentiary Tour de France

The 15 stage Penitentiary Tour de France finishes this Friday in Paris, France. Some 200 French prisoners (of whom only a few are attempting the complete Tour), closely accompanied by more than 100 cycling guards, prison sports instructors and magistrates have set off on their own Tour de France. Unlike the usual snarky coverage seen read more »

LED Headlights for your bicycle

NOTE: Watch for a contest this next week. The prize will be one of these leather toe clip sewing kits from “Swamp” in Tokyo. Jim G writes about his next LED bike light project. There’s a ton of LED lighting technology available now and Jim writes his thoughts on what he’ll with some of the read more »