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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

October 1, 2013
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

It’s always great to hear our readers talk about their Loving the Bike stories.  John Dugas from the Plano Bicycle Association wanted to share this picture and his “Bikes and Bagels” poem to show his love for the bike and riding with his friends.  Enjoy. Bikes and Bagels Morning comes aft sleepless night, Winds...
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

August 30, 2013
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

I’m pleased to once again bring you a fantastically artsy post with a true bicycle flair.  Here’s this week’s ride as seen through the eyes of @soozed. LaSalle Street by Suzanne Deveney I love to wake up early on Sunday morning and ride into downtown. For a brief moment in time, these streets −...
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

August 23, 2013
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

There’s been a change recently in the sport of pro cycling.  Over the past couple years, the focus has been on performance enhancing drugs…..but the fact that there’s a new domination taking place is the real story. Royston from Knights of Mo’Bay cycling clothing and accessories is here with his thoughts and predictions. The...
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Unconfined

August 21, 2013
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Unconfined

We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content. Here’s the first in what I hope is many more...
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

August 21, 2013
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

What do you think about carrying a passenger with you on the bike when you’re commuting?  Well, Paul O’Leary is here to tell you about the Companion Bike Seat. Companion Bike Seats by Paul O’Leary Motorcycles have room for two, so why not bicycles too? Well now they do! San Francisco-based Companion Bike Seats has...
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

August 11, 2013
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

Back in May we introduced you to a guy named Rob Greenfield who was cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  During this summer we’ve followed along and posted updates from his trip.  Although I didn’t know much about him then, I now consider him a friend….as well as an inspiration and incredible human...
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

August 2, 2013
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

We’ve already spoken about some of the best apps available for the iPhone. Today, I’ve invited Andreas from London Cyclist to share a little about his app, Bike Doctor with you guys. Bike Repairs With Your iPhone by Andreas I’ve never been a technically minded person. I remember being somewhat baffled by even a...
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

July 30, 2013
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

So you’ve made the decision to become a cyclist, but what kind of bike is best for you?  It’s a question that all new cyclists face and your local bike shop is a great source for getting you set up.  But if you’re looking for a few points of advice, Laura Ginn has them...
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

July 29, 2013
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

Public Bike programs have totally exploded over the past couple years.  Hans Hendrik has some information on Europe’s public bike scheme and includes a nice little graphic to explain it all. Europe’s Public Bike Scheme by Hans Hendrik The joy of exploring a city on a bike cannot be topped by tour busses.  Cycling...
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

July 24, 2013
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

If you’re still thinking of becoming a bicycle commuter, here are some great tips to get you started.  Laura Ginn is a bicycle enthusiast and wants to share her bike commuting safety tips with you. Bike Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners by Laura Ginn Making the change from a car to a cycle and...
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

July 22, 2013
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

Rob Greenflield has made it across the US in his cross country ride to promote sustainability…but he’s not done.  After a little time off in New York, he’s back on his bike and cycling to Vermont to complete his ride at the 1% for the Planet headquarters in Waitsfield. But on the way there,...
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The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

July 22, 2013
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The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

I know I’ve been enjoying my time on the mountain bike lately, but haven’t really gotten into the extreme side of the sport.  Sachin Gupta knows that fun and adventure can be found on a mountain bike and shares this guest post with our readers. The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike by Sachin Gupta Mountain...
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