Month: July 2013

Philly Parents Pedal with Kids

  Every other month, a group called Kidical Mass Philly takes to the streets for a short, family-friendly bike ride. The group’s name is a play on “Critical Mass,” a controversial and now largely defunct mass bike ride that took

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Portland’s cargo bike businesses attract national media spotlight

Great quotes! “The country’s biggest seller of the Yuba Mundo is Joe Bike, a Portland, Ore., store specializing in “high-performance urban, utility and touring bikes.” The owner, Joe Doebele, said that when he began carrying cargo bikes—a catchall term covering

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Local businesses work to become bicycle friendly

Written by Tom Tilma, Executive Director of GGRBC Grand Rapids’ corporate community is known for taking the concept of “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) seriously. Evidence for this includes the relatively high number of LEED-designated green buildings in Metro Grand Rapids

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Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

The Wall Street Journal, of all papers, has done a piece on cargo bikes.  Hopefully this is a sign that these types of bikes are gaining acceptance! excerpt: According to an estimate by Copenhagenize Design Co., an urban planning consultancy

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Bike Helmets as Style Statements

    http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/07/11/fashion/20130711-Bike-helmets.html

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In Cargo Delivery, the Three-Wheelers That Could

By CLAIRE MARTIN Published: July 6, 2013 IT’S well-known that Portland really likes its bicycles. But its embrace of bike culture goes beyond its catering to commuters, leisure riders and athletes. So bike-centric is Portland that its residents can have

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A Jersey City inventor created a bike rack to carry packages of different shapes

By The Jersey Journal on July 12, 2013 Design engineer and Jersey City resident Beda Angelo Pormentilla, 27, never would have guessed that a 1 a.m. craving run on his bicycle to the local supermarket for his pregnant wife, Melanie,

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Interview with Hans Bullitt Fogh about cargo bikes

This is a short interview with Hans Bullitt Fogh of the Danish cargo bike builder Larry vs. Harry. The Bullitt is a high-end version of the long-john style of cargo bikes.  With aluminum frames, high end components and beautiful styling,

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