May 23rd, 2014 | By Cedric Rose
National Bike Month is coming to an end, and it’s likely inspired some new people around the country to add biking to their lifestyles. One of the first things they may have discovered is that cycling comes with its own array of accessories. Giving extra thought to your biking accessory choices can make your ride even greener and provide longer-lasting solutions. In some cases you might be able to up-cycle everyday throwaway items, putting durable, everyday materials to work on your bike, instead of building everlasting landfills.
May 12th, 2014 | By Cedric Rose
May is National Bike Month, and with it comes a lot of great ideas about how to start biking to work. But if you’re one of those people who feels left out of the bike commuting movement — whether you live too far from work or you have to drop off a carload of kids in the morning — there are plenty of other opportunities to use a bike to replace some gas-powered trips. Here are a few tips on how to use a bike when you otherwise rely on an auto.
May 15th, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers
May is National Bike Month! If you haven’t dusted off your bike yet this year (or this decade), here’s some inspiration.
- A new report</a> from the League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club, and National Council of La Raza (NCLR) shows that cyclists in the U.S. save $4.6 billion every year on gas and transportation costs.
- The same report states that if American drivers replaced just one four-mile car trip with a bike every week for a year, it would save more than 2 billion gallons of gas.
- 82% of bicycle commuters believe their health has improved since they started bicycle commuting.
Enough facts and figures. The best part of cycling is how it feels. Let this compilation of the films in the 2012 Bicycle Film Festival remind you. The festival runs in 21 cities throughout the year. The next one is in New York from June 26 to July 1.