Tag: biking

Feb 21, 2015

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Bikes are amazing modes of transportation for your health and the environment. However, in high-traffic pedestrian areas bikes can also take up a lot of space; which is why Japan has developed an innovative underground bike locker system that safely stores your bike and protects it from bad weather while keeping the pedestrian areas…

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Feb 16, 2015

Picture of the Day: Team Rwanda Sees Snow For First Time Ever

Picture of the Day: Team Rwanda Sees Snow For First Time Ever

Photograph by Team Rwanda Cycling During a race in Moab, Utah, members of Team Rwanda Cycling stop to touch some snow as it was the team’s first time ever seeing it! The photo was taken back in 2007 and the photo perfectly captures a moment they will never forget. According to the original post…

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Nov 12, 2014

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands

The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant. Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE …

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Nov 11, 2014

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

On 7 November 2014 at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, François Gissy reached a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) on a rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. The top speed was achieved around the 250-meter mark and the bike travelled a quarter-mile in less than 7…

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Oct 12, 2014

If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

If Bikes Took Up as Much Space as Cars

Cyclists in Riga, Latvia donned homemade contraptions made of bamboo and twine to simulate the amount of space a vehicle takes up on the road. Cycling advocate Viesturs Silenieks came up with the idea as a way to raise awareness for International Car Free Day (Sept. 22). With the help of local cycling group…

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Oct 3, 2014

Danny MacAskill Rides the Infamous Ridge on the Isle of Skye

Danny MacAskill Rides the Infamous Ridge on the Isle of Skye

For the first time in one of his films, legendary trials cyclist Danny MacAskill climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. ps. look out for that front flip at 6:10!

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Aug 5, 2014

This Commuter Bike Design is Awesome

This Commuter Bike Design is Awesome

Meet DENNY, a collaborative design between TEAGUE X Sizemore and the winner of Oregon Manifest’s ‘Bike Design Project‘, a pioneering design competition that partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. DENNY impressed voters with its ingenious handlebar lock design, unique fender system, automatic shifting and…

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Jul 18, 2014

These Guys Built a 104-Tooth Chain Ring Bike to See How Fast It Could Go

These Guys Built a 104-Tooth Chain Ring Bike to See How Fast It Could Go

How fast could you go on a fixed-gear, 104-tooth chain ring bike? That’s what frame builder Tom Donhou and his friends sought to answer. Inspired by the men of the salt flats in the 60s who pushed the land speed record from the 300s up towards the 600 mph mark in jet-propelled cars built…

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Jul 10, 2014

City with Big Hill Builds Bike Escalator to Encourage Casual Cyclists

City with Big Hill Builds Bike Escalator to Encourage Casual Cyclists

In the city of Trondheim, Norway lies a hill that’s big and steep enough to deter casual cyclists. To help promote cycling in the city and give the environmentally friendly activity a ‘lift’, a bicycle escalator called the CycloCable was installed. The 130 meter-long (427 ft) bike escalator has a maximum capacity…

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Jun 22, 2014

This is What the Inside of a Peloton Looks Like

This is What the Inside of a Peloton Looks Like

So intense! Unreal footage takes you inside the middle of a peloton during the sprint finish on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse. For those unfamiliar, a peloton (from French, meaning little ball or platoon) is the main group of riders in a road bicycle race. Riders in a group save energy by…

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