Watching this guy mountain bike down a rocky narrow cliff is insanity

This is just bananas. Coconuts. Hot Dogs. I don't know. Just watch this guy, who I assume is either insane, has the biggest brass ones ever or lost a cruel bet, zoom down the narrowest of a mountain cliff on his mountain bike at super fast speeds. Sometimes, I don't even see any trails or roads when I'm watching the… » 4/15/14 10:28pm Tuesday 10:28pm

Bike Lanes Don't Cause Traffic (If You Put Them In The Right Place)

The battle against bike lanes has turned into an all-out culture war here in the U.S., with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding a few feet of precious asphalt while squawking about the apocalyptic congestion that change will bring. But here's a deep, data-driven investigation into the truth about bike lanes and traffic. » 4/11/14 4:00pm 4/11/14 4:00pm

Can Saying "People on Bikes" Instead of "Cyclists" Make Biking Safer?

A few years ago, I bought a bright orange city bike, which I chose because it allowed me to sit up as I rode. A few times a week, I wear my regular clothes—mostly dresses—to go to meetings, run errands or ride on the bike path by my house. I don't own any padded shorts. What would you call me? » 11/19/13 12:00pm 11/19/13 12:00pm

These Hand-Painted Helmets Make Your Head a Work of Art

Bikes have a long history as beautiful specimens for human transport—fun to ride and damn good looking, too. Helmets, however? They’ll protect your skull from being smashed on the pavement, but are pretty widely reviled from a fashion standpoint. People often don’t wear ‘em because, well... they just don’t look cool.… » 9/13/13 12:20pm 9/13/13 12:20pm

This Brilliant Bike Accessory Keeps Your Helmet Safe and Your Butt Dry

I’m biased, but believe that—if you can swing it—biking is absolutely the best way to navigate the streets. That being said, conscientious riders are pretty much always going to be stuck toting two things around at their destination: lights and a helmet. The former will likely get swiped if accidentally left on; the… » 8/26/13 5:00pm 8/26/13 5:00pm