Radar For Your Bike Gives You Long-Range Eyes on the Back of Your Head

When you're riding a bike, the world is an endless barrage of obstacles, hazards, and other vehicles sharing the road you need to avoid. Mirrors let you keep an eye on what's going on behind your cycle, but the Backtracker promises to spot vehicles up to 450 feet away using radar, and warn you to get out of the way… » 7/02/14 1:20pm 7/02/14 1:20pm

I can't wait to see these cool racers flying over Earth's oceans

Concept designer Al Brady is at it again with some really cool racers with inverted cockpits—they are like flying bikes. Can you imagine yourself piloting one of these things? The sensation of speed in that position would probably cause adrenaline to overflow out of your ears and nostrils. » 6/30/14 9:40pm 6/30/14 9:40pm

Head Injuries Actually Went Down In Cities With Bike Share Programs

Last week, the internet was aflutter with news of a study showing how head injuries rose in cities with bike share—at least according to the media. But it turns out that most of us were making a major error in interpreting the data, as CityLab explains today. In fact, head injuries actually went down overall. » 6/16/14 3:00pm 6/16/14 3:00pm

This GPS-Enabled Bike Bell Rings To Help You Find Your Ride

There are bike-friendly cities, and then there are places—like Amsterdam—with so many cycles on the street that people lock up at racks in multi-story garages, creating a completely nutso mass of wheels. How the hell are you supposed to find your ride at the end of the day? How about strapping on an innocuous-looking … » 6/03/14 6:20pm 6/03/14 6:20pm

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

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

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

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