In Which We Link You Up May 24 2015, 0 Comments
With so much great bicycling content, we want to share some of our favorites.
Though we were already fans, when we became acquainted with the League of American Bicyclists at InterBike we liked them even more! Their advocacy mission is nicely paired with practical advice. For example, their common-sense tips make a big difference no matter your level of expertise.
Our home town favorite, Bike Portland, is both popular and interesting. Jonathan Maus and his staff update locals on bike-related events and news while balancing this with articles that are relevant for riders in other locales. A cool feature they include is job listings. When bike-loving job-seeking friends of ours mention how much they'd like to move to our town, we always point them here. We check BikePortland.org regularly and think you will too.
Keeping Tots Riding Safely May 15 2015, 0 Comments
While its fun to put your tinies on a teensy bike, remember safety. Helmets need to be worn correctly--and given our time in the bike rodeo circuit--this is not common!
Check the y-strap to make sure it y's right below your child's earlobe.
Make sure the chin strap is snug. Two fingers between the chin and strap is all the play you should have.
Adjust the helmet so that it is two fingers above your child's eyebrows (this is one of the most common errors among all riders).
Then, when they're ready to hit the road for a family outing, make sure you put Blox on their helmet straps. This really helps them to be able to hear you AND approaching traffic!
Trends = Spotted! September 26 2014, 0 Comments
We wanted to share three of the favorites we found at InterBike.
Fat Bikes! They're so huge--and look utterly capable. Many people may test them out just to see if they're like a self-propelled ATV!
E-bikes are not new, but they're developing quickly. There's even a bit of an e-bike vs fat bike thing going around. To combine the best of both, Big Cat E-Bykes has the Fat Cat which is a sight to behold! We really like Long Island Electric Bike and our favorite way to try an e-bike would have to be with Let It Ride bike tours in Bend, Oregon. There's also a great new e-bike kit coming soon from the brilliant folks at Daymak. We're definitely staying tuned!
Glide Bikes has some of the finest craftsmanship available in some of the tiniest bikes out there. Glide's balance bikes are made with skill and precision. They're also making adaptive bikes which is an exciting new trend.