Commuting by Bike - Getting Started

The weather's warming up, the skies are clearing, and driving to work is just starting to feel... wrong. Let's talk commuting! Commuting by bike doesn’t have to mean ...

What Makes Cruisers Special?

The new beach cruisers are flying out of the shop as fast as we can build ‘em, but they’re also raising some new questions for us. The most common being, “what’s the...

How to Lock Your Bike

In an earlier blog I mentioned that bike thieves are the worst thing in the world, and they are.  Even the guys clubbing baby seals for a living can probably relate ...

Traffic School: Bike Lanes and Sharrows

So your city painted some bike guys on the street. Cool! Maybe they put some lines down to go with him, maybe it looks like he’s wearing a stack of arrows on his head...

Traffic School: The Door Zone

Riding on the road is safer than riding on the sidewalk but, unless you know what to look for, it’s easy to accidentally put yourself at risk. The dangerous mistake ...

Gears and Shifting 101: 3-Speed vs. 8-Speed

In our first lesson, we covered the basics of gearing and how to shift effectively when starting from a stop (we skipped handing out the syllabus because nobody reads...

Our mission with Pure Fix is simple: grow the bicycling population. For us, biking is the highlight of our day. That's why we started this company. While the fixed-ge...

Guys, it’s Wednesday!  Why am I excited?  Because Michael had convinced me it was Tuesday, not nearly as good as Wednesday.  So, to celebrate my new found love of toda...

It’s that time of the week!  That time where no one else has any really good ideas for the blog so they let me take over for the day and talk about streets.  And this week, I packed up my imaginary panniers and rode my city bike up north to the cold, cold, coldness that is Wisconsin.

Welcome to our second installment of the Pure City Tour!

Last week, after I posted the first installment, I was trying to figure out which street to do next.  In all my brilliant knowingness, I decided that I’d go about it like this was an actual bike tour.  So, I’d head east to the next closest city and then go from there.  That was before I looked at a map…