7 Transformative Pieces of Infrastructure Designed for Bikes Only

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we're also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators!, making biking feel like it's an essential, permanent part of the city. » 7/15/14 2:20pm 7/15/14 2:20pm

Dad Invents Kid's Seat For Bike Shares—Promptly Gets Cease and Desist

There are many perks to bike shares, but there's a distinct advantage for the entrepreneurially minded: you're not allowed to make the bike better. Not by giving it an electric motor. Not by adding a seat to take your kid to school. Nope nope nope. Should bike shares really be keeping such a tight reign on their bikes? » 6/02/14 8:30pm 6/02/14 8:30pm

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

This Convertible Bike Bag Will Save You From A Sweaty Back

Biking is great. So great! But if you're wearing a bag across your back, you are going to get sweaty, because you're human and we're all pretty gross. If you're not ready to commit to installing a rack to carry your stuff, this Barrel Bag from our outdoorsy pals at Alite will be a cool fix when you're on the road. » 5/14/14 5:00pm 5/14/14 5:00pm

The Founder of Outlier Is Here to Talk About the Best Biking Clothes

Six years ago, Abe Burmeister searched for a pair of good-looking pants that he could wear as he biked to work. When he couldn't find them, he founded Outlier, a fashion-forward clothing line that's since been embraced by urban cyclists. He's here today to talk about starting that company and to share his tips for… » 5/13/14 1:00pm 5/13/14 1:00pm

Why Minneapolis Is One of America's Best Winter Biking Cities

After two days of sleet and snow, Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway looks like a wrong turn on Ice Road Truckers. Outside the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, bundled-up fat-bike riders trace circular routes back and forth in front of the building, their barely visible eyes squinting with purpose into the gray air. » 5/08/14 10:40am 5/08/14 10:40am

NYC Cyclist Arrested for Trying to Film a Cop with His Phone

When 24-year-old Brooklyn resident Will Paybarah was stopped by police for running a red light on his bike on March 20, he was expecting a ticket or possibly just a warning—until he took out his phone. "When I tried to record my interaction with the officer I was arrested... in 10 seconds flat," he tells Gothamist. » 5/04/14 6:00pm 5/04/14 6:00pm

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 4/15/14 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