Cyclist films his own road accident, miraculously saves life

"The second time I rode into London in an effort to gain some fitness, rather than take the train, ended like this," says YouTube user cyclejack. "This" being an idiot in a car deciding to ignore him, ramming and sending him and his bicycle into the air. Miraculously, he wasn't injured, just bruised. » 7/23/14 7:22pm Wednesday 7:22pm

Biker launches from 100-foot ramp, jumps off his bike using a parachute

26-year-old Brad O'Neil wanted to beat a new "Hey look I can do something really stupid that will potentially kill my neck" record, so he used a 100-foot-long, 60-foot-high ramp to jump into the air using his bike, only to jump off the bike at the highest point using a parachute. » 7/09/14 11:58pm 7/09/14 11:58pm

Urban downhill racing is not for the faint of heart

When I started to watch this video of Kelly McGarry going downhill through the hilly city of Taxco, Mexico, I thought: "This is going to be bad." So I measured my heartbeat and then resumed the playback. When it was finished, four minutes later, my heart accelerated from 89 to 95 beats-per-minute. » 5/29/14 10:24pm 5/29/14 10:24pm

The joy of a girl learning to ride a bike for the first time

Watching Summer ride her bike without training wheels for the first time brings me great memories. When it seems like she has everything under control, she suddenly bumps into a pole. It's like the pole had a magnetic attraction she couldn't resist. The same happened to me with a tree and I was fine afterwards too. » 5/20/14 8:02pm 5/20/14 8:02pm

An Insanely Detailed Map of Where People Bike and Run Around the World

Earlier this year, Nathan Yau visualized some of the world's most popular running routes, but with a fairly limited data set. But the information logged to Strava provides a wildly detailed map of people's workouts across the entire planet—and now you can explore it to your heart's content. » 4/24/14 8:00am 4/24/14 8:00am

Can a Helmet Made From Recycled Newspapers Really Protect Your Noggin?

As bike rental programs get more and more popular in big, tourist-friendly cities around the world, wouldn't it be great if occasional cyclists could get a temporary helmet on the cheap? That's the goal of the designers behind the Paper Pulp Project, who have designed a bike helmet made from recycled newspaper that… » 6/28/13 9:27am 6/28/13 9:27am