Category: City Cycling

Urban cycling is a great form of transportation in cities. With most people’s errands within 2 miles of their home, it makes sense to leave your car in the driveway and get a little exercise and fresh air. Proper safety gear is recommended, including helmet, bright clothing and front/rear lights when cycling at night. Read some of our articles below to get a better sense of what city cycling is like.

A Brompton kickstand: this changes everything

A Brompton kickstand: this changes everything

Because I’ve chosen not to own a car, I want my bike to replace as many car functions as possible. Cargo capacity is a huge issue for tasks like grocery shopping and laundry. When I bought my Brompton folding bicycle, I bought a giant front bag for it. This bag holds an enormous amount of …

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The bike electric

The bike electric

My world is expanding. Why? Because my electric bicycle has arrived from Vermont, and I’m going to be riding it for the summer instead of my regular bike. What does that mean for me? With my regular bike, I don’t usually ride more than 5 miles away. This makes my effective range of activities at …

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Riding a bike in bad weather

Riding a bike in bad weather

When I got my Brompton, I told myself that I would only be riding in good weather. That’s basically what I did when I lived in Sarasota. If it was raining, I donned my rain coat or umbrella and walked down to the bus stop. Of course, my previous bike (a K2) did not have …

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Biking in style

Biking in style

I am making a concerted effort to dress “normally” when riding my bike. Thus far, I’ve biked in a skirt, business attire and while wearing knee-high boots. I want to help people see bicycling as a feasible alternative to driving a car, even for going to work or networking events. Thus, biking in style shows …

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A good start: St. Pete bicycle culture

A good start: St. Pete bicycle culture

If you’re wondering how you can tell if bicycling is becoming part of the culture of your city, here’s how. Because there are not many roads with bona fide bike lanes, I ride on the sidewalk a lot here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Riding on the sidewalk in the city requires your undivided attention because …

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Why I ride a bicycle

Why I ride a bicycle

My father was a farmer. He awoke at 3:00 a.m., went down to the barn and did an enormous amount of physical chores before the sun came up. After school, I would help with the second milking of the day. It did not matter if it was 80 degrees out or 20 below. The chores …

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