A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into a Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation—even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child's bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination. » 3/31/15 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

This Giant Rolling, Walking Bike Can Probably Tackle Any Terrain

If you want to take your bicycle off-road, you need larger and larger tires depending on how rough the terrain gets—and that makes it harder and harder to pedal. But maybe Ron Schroer has found the perfect off-road cycling alternative with his Boneshaker Big Wheel that rolls and walks all at the same time. » 3/30/15 11:43am Monday 11:43am

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after, what could possibly be faster than a dragster bicycle? » 3/27/15 3:10pm Friday 3:10pm

This bike rider riding along the side of the mountain is defying gravity

Here is Michal Kollbek harnessing his inner mountain goat and riding the White Line in Sedona, Arizona. It looks like a flat surface—that is, the wrong kind of flat surface that's next to you like a wall and not under you like the road— he's riding on and him not slipping down the steep slide is totally defying the… » 3/12/15 9:07pm 3/12/15 9:07pm

This Weird App Gave Us an Amazing Video

Pegas is a Romanian company that makes bikes. And they have a new app that lets you sample colors from the city landscape, and find a paint match to use on your Pegas City Bike. It's a weird idea, but the result is this diverting video about what it's like to bicycle in Bucharest. Which makes it all worth it. » 2/17/15 1:09pm 2/17/15 1:09pm

The Dutch rode horses on their highways during the 1970s oil crisis

The oil crisis of the 1970s meant that Americans had to wait in long lines to fill up their cars. But in the Netherlands, the government decided that the best way to conserve fuel was to ban cars for one day a week. How did people cope? They took their horses on the highway. » 12/12/14 12:08pm 12/12/14 12:08pm

Forget Drones, Amazon Is Testing Old-School Bikes for Speedy Delivery

After tantalizing us with the possibilities of delivery by drones, then bringing us back to Earth with delivery by taxis, Amazon has now resorted to perhaps the most obvious and time-tested method of getting something somewhere fast in a big city: bikes. » 12/08/14 4:40pm 12/08/14 4:40pm

This Man Rode a Rocket Bicycle 207 MPH

When you think of fast rides, bicycles usually don't spring to mind, at least not before souped-up race cars and sleek motorcycles. Watching Francois Gissy speed over 207 miles per hour on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it may change that. » 11/09/14 4:45pm 11/09/14 4:45pm

Cyclists spin around in light suits

It's like a trippy and visually spectacular 3D kaleidoscope or something. The cyclists are wearing a LED light suit that can change colors and the flash-rate and the luminosity so that they can look completely different while they spin around in carefully choreographed moves. » 11/07/14 8:49pm 11/07/14 8:49pm

This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like a Snowboard On Wheels

Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian's fantastic wheeled creation. » 9/20/14 5:08pm 9/20/14 5:08pm

The Brutal Mechanics of a Bike Crash Will Convince You To Wear A Helmet

Bike wrecks happen fast. In two milliseconds—that's one-hundred-times quicker than a blink of an eye—a regular ride can turn into a disastrous noggin-buster. If you ever doubted the importance of strapping on a helmet before you roll out, cycle giants Giro explain what happens to your head and the mechanics of a crash. » 9/10/14 6:10pm 9/10/14 6:10pm

How a country that has no new bike parts fixes its bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It's not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it's pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need. » 9/03/14 9:01pm 9/03/14 9:01pm

This Beautiful Knife Is Handmade by Bicycle Builders

​7 Crazy Bikes That Almost Changed Cycling Forever

The history of cycling includes many innovations that failed to achieve popular or commercial success. The reasons for failure are many and various. But sometimes, even the wackiest-looking designs incorporated interesting ideas. Here's a selection of those concepts—most of which have at least one redeeming feature. » 8/20/14 9:00am 8/20/14 9:00am

This Balance Bike Grows As Fast As Your Kids Do

If kids aren't breaking or destroying their things, they're outgrowing them faster than you can replace them. That's why stretchy clothes that keep up with their growth spurts are a good idea, as is this clever balance bike from Doppelganger with an adjustable frame that gets taller as your kids do. » 8/13/14 12:06pm 8/13/14 12:06pm

NYC District Attorney Seriously Subpoenas Parody Bike Twitter Account

For reasons that still aren't entirely clear, in July someone swapped in bleached-out U.S. flags on the Brooklyn Bridge. Almost immediately, Twitter parody @BicycleLobby claimed responsibility. Yesterday, according to the New York Times, the Manhattan district attorney's office subpoenaed the anonymous account. » 8/09/14 4:00pm 8/09/14 4:00pm

A Flippable Frame Lets This Bike Grow With Your Kids

As your child transitions from a balance bike—where they use their feet against the ground for propulsion—to a larger pedal version, it usually means it's time for an upgrade. But not with Andreas Bhend's clever Miilo. The bike's frame is reversible, allowing it to be easily disassembled and flipped, elevating the… » 8/08/14 9:25am 8/08/14 9:25am

​The Crazy Tech Copenhagen Uses To Make Itself a Biker's Wonderland

Copenhagen has become a place that's globally synonymous with great cycling culture. Yet the city is not coasting on its laurels, it's always introducing new features, from gorgeous new bridges to street-embedded lighting. Here's a video tour of all the city's newest biking innovations. » 8/04/14 4:19pm 8/04/14 4:19pm

A Self-Powered Bike Trailer That Pulls All Of Its Own Weight

They're a cheaper and often less stressful way to get around a big city, but compared to a car, bikes kind of suck when it comes to hauling cargo. A trailer certainly helps if you're willing to put in the extra effort needed to haul it, but there's now a better solution. Someone's created a self-propelled bike trailer » 7/23/14 12:30pm 7/23/14 12:30pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/18/14 9:01am 7/18/14 9:01am