Flip Your Lid

Helmets are a tricky subject. Some people swear by them, others swear they're bad for biking (and our lawyers say they're awesome and everyone should have one).  I ri...

QR Q&A

Ever wish you could adjust your fit, change your tire, or pop your front wheel off for locking up without ever picking up a wrench? So did the folks that invented the...

Brake Breakdown

Jamming through the gears, bombing down the hills, and smashing your personal bests is always fun, but unless you can get that bike back to 0, you're going to have a ...

Light Yourself and Your Ride

As the nights begin to stretch out and riding in the darkness becomes more of a lifestyle and less of a choice - it's even more important to get your lights right. Go...

Kickstarter Picks: Lumo

With the sunset creeping earlier and earlier each day (and that stupid, stupid "fall back" clock change coming up), it's time to start prepping for riding in the dar...

Making Change

If you’ve been anywhere near a TV in the last few months, you’ve seen the screaming faces and impassioned pandering that can only mean one thing – it’s election seas...

Fresh Perspective

Last Friday we were visited by a group of students from the Rotterdam Business School who’ve travelled half way around the world in the name of bike advocacy. They sp...

ICNY: Reflection Redfined

Now that we've got out clocks back where they belong (hello late sunsets), there's a good chance your morning commute is in the dark again and those after-work wander...

Local Laws May Apply

When it comes to the “rules of the road”, the answers are often anything but black and white. State, county, and city laws can overlap to form a puzzling patchwork o...

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: 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 ...

We all know there’s about nothing as attractive as a cute girl on a beautiful bike.  But did you know there’s nothing as safe as a girl on a bike either?

Confused?  Good, I did that so that you’d want to keep reading.  You just got teasered!

Yesterday, on my ride home, I got into a bit of a scary situation.

I was coming up to a red light, slowing down, as people generally do when approaching red lights, when a gentleman in a BMW decided it was only right to honk and then pass within a foot of me at a stupidly high speed to get to this red light as quickly as possible.

A few years back, one of the nicest guys we know got into one of the scariest situations any cyclist can face.  LA Weekly just posted an article about the whole thing, and it's definitely worth reading.