This is an emergency and we need your help. Bike Austin and 30 other organizations have just put a crucial proposal to the City of Austin: To create a citywide network of “Slow Streets” during this pandemic to allow safe exercise on neighborhood streets to reduce…
Basic Guidelines on Safe Biking Now
Apr 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
It’s OK to ride your bike, but follow these tips to do so safely.
COVID-19 Shelter in Place: What It Means for Austin Cyclists
Apr 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
Biking is more essential than ever. We also want to share that we’ve officially postponed Bike to Work Day until the fall, but May is still Bike Month and we’ll be offering some fun ways to engage those of you who still want to celebrate all things
The illustrations for this section are among my favorites, because I love the concept that bicycles make it possible to pedal the earth. But the artist who did such a fine job fitting globes on the bike in the top ad also made an interesting mistake. . . . (more)
Look closely and you’ll see that the crankset is on the left side of the bike and that it’s encircling the chainstay, which locks it, preventing it from rotating. A crank that won’t turn is useless. But it’s probably too much to expect this mythical bike to be fully functional.
Referring to more modern machines, my former boss, Bruce Anderson, the owner of Andy’s Cycle Shop in Keene, New Hampshire calls the crank “the heart of a bicycle.” I like that. The frame is essential; the wheels are crucial and the crank is what gets the rider involved pumping the
German universities are to start teaching the hitherto neglected subject of bicycling traffic. Seven institutions have received funding from the national government to appoint professors in the subject, with the first students expected to sign up for Masters courses next year.
“Cycling must be placed on an equal footing with other means of transport,” said a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) which is endowing the chairs with seed funding of €8.3 million.
“We are providing cyclists with allies who, in the future, can apply their know-how in a focused manner on the ground and in the cities, towns, and local communities,” continued the BMVI statement.
Among the institutions introducing the course in 2021 is
How to Buy Your First Bicycle? If you plan to do more than just salivate over the shiny new bikes in our Buyer’s Guide, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Before your head explodes, allow us to demystify the process of bicycle buying. Start by deciding which of the most common bike types makes sense for you—mountain, road, hybrid, or city/commuter. Next, factor in yourcycling goals. Consider things like what kind of terrain you’ll ride most, what distance you want to cover, and what you want to accomplish.
You may unsubscribe at any time. Your Privacy Rights| About Us If you’re more interested in exploring off road, your choice is pretty straightforward: Look for a mountain bike with wide, knobby tires, a flat handlebar, strong brakes, and shock-absorbing suspension that’s made for rough, unpredictable trails. You’ll then need to decide how much suspension