529 Garage: Crowd-Connected Bike Security for the Modern Rider

Stolen bike registries have been around since the early days of the Internet (which explains why so many look like they were designed in 1998) but most offer little more than a registration form and reassuring words. The 529 Garage, however, takes the venerable bike database model and gives it a shot of 21st century… » 5/29/14 1:30pm 5/29/14 1:30pm

These Are the Streets You Want to Avoid When You're Riding Your Bike

Whether you're a commuter or a leisure rider, when you head out on your bicycle you want to be safe. That could mean wearing a helmet, making sure your bike's tuned up, or avoiding the streets where the most bicycle crashes happen. That last part just got a little easier, thanks to these data-derived maps by You Are… » 5/18/14 11:00am 5/18/14 11:00am

Skylock Is the Bike Lock of the Future, and It's Awesome

Bike locks, while incredibly necessary, are way behind the times. Even the best of them will break under brute force, and then where are you? Bikeless and alone. The new Skylock, from ex-Boeing and Jawbone engineers, is about to leapfrog the competition and bring bike protection into the 21st century. It looks amazing. » 5/15/14 12:00pm 5/15/14 12:00pm

World's first front flip forward bike flip trick is a real spin cycle

It's amazing the new tricks that people can just invent with their bikes. Once you think that everything has been done before, someone decides to murder the laws of physics. This new trick though might be more impressive because I'm getting the spins just looking at it. How does the rider manage to land such a violent… » 1/21/14 8:07pm 1/21/14 8:07pm

Doing bike tricks off a moving truck half pipe seems brilliantly nuts

Imagine yourself stuck in traffic. Imagine listening to some Top 40 radio station playing the same 4 songs over and over and wondering about the things you would do if you didn't have to commute. Imagine your brain numb. And then imagine seeing some psycho bike rider pull off some bike tricks off of a half-pipe on top… » 1/13/14 10:01pm 1/13/14 10:01pm

Insane bike trick seems to murder the laws of physics

We no longer live on Earth, my friends. We're in some weird world where people can do the impossible. Do you want to fly? You should try. Do you want to spin in the air in both directions? I think you can. Because this insane Superman double backflip bicycle trick destroys everything that should be humanly possible.… » 12/17/13 9:14pm 12/17/13 9:14pm

Crazy guy rides a bicycle backwards down a steep mountain

Because riding a bicycle down a steep mountain road after it just rained isn't crazy enough, Eskil Ronningsbakken wanted to up the crazy by doing the whole ride backwards. So yes, he was balancing himself, steering, braking, making sharp turns, veering away from cars and zooming down the mountain while facing the… » 12/04/13 9:54pm 12/04/13 9:54pm

New LED Bike Light Will Be Like Biking In A 1980s SciFi Movie

Glowing grids are visual shorthand for a certain kind of techno-future we all want to live in, wearing silver jumpsuits and popping pizzas-in-pills before heading out to the orbital pleasure sphere. But glowing grids are also really useful for seeing road imperfections, which is why the Lumigrid bike light exists. » 5/28/13 10:05am 5/28/13 10:05am

This Short Film Shows English Eccentricity and Engineering at Its Best

The Moulton Bicycle Company was established 50 years ago by the engineer who designed the suspension system for the first Mini. This video takes a peek at the inner-workings of the company at its headquarters in Bradford-Upon-Avon, UK—and shows off the kind of English eccentricity that is impossible to resist. » 8/16/12 7:11am 8/16/12 7:11am

Bluetooth Bike Helmet: Take Calls, Don't Crash

It's not enough to just ride a bike these days—you've got to be able to take calls, check the GPS, and skip tracks on a playlist. But with one hand on a gadget with the other on the handlebars, and you're asking for an accident. The new Cardo BK-1 is a two-speaker Bluetooth headset that mounts on your bike helmet so… » 3/27/12 12:15pm 3/27/12 12:15pm