Ask a Bike Planner How to Make Your City More Cyclist-Friendly

One of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. is Long Beach, a Southern California city of about 500,000 residents that most people do not even know is separate from L.A. Over just about a decade, the city has transformed itself into a haven for cyclists, implementing innovative infrastructure like bike boulevards,… » 5/29/14 2:59pm 5/29/14 2:59pm

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

This Bike Started Life As a Wheelchair

To promote an upcoming charity bike ride for the local Heart and Stroke Foundation, Toronto-based ad agency Agency59 turned a wheelchair into a fully functional bicycle. It took the brains (and fabrication know-how) of an expert designer, but the finished product is completely rideable, as its creator demonstrates in… » 5/28/14 10:40am 5/28/14 10:40am

How More Bike Parking Could Make Cities Better For Everyone

Car parking remains a major part of our economy, and it is easy to realize why its availability and low price are clung to so fiercely. Parking allows access for customers to stores, employees to work, entrepreneurs to meetings, tourists to places where they can deposit all their money, the needy to services,… » 5/27/14 6:00pm 5/27/14 6:00pm

18 Amazing Places You Should Ride Your Bike Before You Die

One of the most rewarding way to explore a country is to get a bike and ride around for days—or even weeks—without hustle. By bike, you can explore stunning places that can't be experience from the seat of a car or a bus. Here is our brief and totally incomplete selection of the most wondrous places where you can get… » 5/22/14 9:21am 5/22/14 9:21am

Ikea's Selling an Electric Bike To Help Get All Those Boxes Home

As far as large corporations go, Ikea genuinely strives to be as environmentally responsible as it can. It stopped selling incandescent bulbs in its stores ages ago, there's not a plastic bag to be found, it's wholeheartedly embraced solar power for its buildings and many products, and soon it will be officially… » 5/21/14 2:00pm 5/21/14 2:00pm

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Well-developed cycling infrastructure is a fundamental and crucial layer of every city, where thousands of people commute by bike on a daily basis. This not only means that we need separate bikeways not available to cars, but much more: bridges, tunnels, and more—and more and more—secure parking places. So as part of… » 5/19/14 9:00am 5/19/14 9:00am

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

Ride Along With a Stunt Bike Superstar With a GoPro Helmet Camera

Pro biker Danny MacAskill enjoys a casual Sunday bike ride, just like any of us. But for Danny, a leisurely ride includes some of the sickest jumps and stomach-dropping balancing acts you've ever seen. Luckily, he strapped a GoPro to his helmet so we could ride along, no broken collarbones involves. » 5/17/14 6:00pm 5/17/14 6:00pm

This Is the Bike Tech of the Future (And Soon It Could Be Yours)

A bike painted with a coating that glows at night! Wheels that charge your phone! Rims that turn your bike into a moving rave! Be prepared to have your mind blown at Gizmodo's Commuters of the Future Bike Event on May 18—where inventors and designers will be demoing awesome cycling tech (you could even win some of… » 5/16/14 4:49pm 5/16/14 4:49pm

This Lock Disables Steering So Your Bike Can't Be Ridden

Most bike locks are designed to make it harder to remove your bicycle from a rack, and they're often an effective deterrent to thieves. But when bolt cutters render them useless, the Stemlock serves as an extra layer of security by preventing a freed bike from actually being steered and ridden away. » 5/15/14 4:00pm 5/15/14 4:00pm