biking

Watching This Guy Mountain Bike Down A Rocky Narrow Cliff Is Insanity

Video: 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 video. Just sharp rocks and places to fall.


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, with NIMBYs shrieking about ceding centimetres 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.


9 Ingenious Urban Hacks To Make The City Smarter

Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily repurposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place.


This Bike Ride Filmed As A 360-Degree Panorama Is Amazing

Do you feel like you’re on top of the world when you’re biking? Well, you’re definitely on top of a mini-world at least, in this awesome video version of those familiar 360-degree panorama planets. Six GoPro cameras were used to turn biking on an ordinary trail into this trippy ride.


This Schwinn Mount Shouts Turn-By-Turn Directions From Your Handlebars

Looking at your phone to navigate is not conducive to operating a bike safely. So Schwinn is making CycleNav, an app-operated handle mount tells you turn-by-turn directions.


This Is London's Floating Bike Road Dream

A team of architects has updated and fleshed out its SkyCycle plan — a bizarre concept that would use the empty channels above some train lines to build floating, bike-only cycle superhighways.


This Tricycle Is Headed Across The South Pole

Right now three people are competing in a bike race from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. The winner will be the first person to bike there ever. And 35-year-old Maria Leijerstam is attempting to trike there on a really weird/badass-looking tricycle.


Biking Across A Pool Of Cornstarch Beats Walking On Water Any Day

The minds behind the Hard Science YouTube channel have given us a crash course in the exciting world of non-Newtonian fluids in the most awesome way possible — by biking across a pool of cornstarch that is, at once, both solid and liquid.


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?


Bike Navigation That Actually Might Not Kill You

Using any gadget on a bike is pretty dangerous. But it makes sense that you might want driving directions while biking. There’s tons of GPS and mapping tech out there, let’s put it to work, right? Hammerhead is on it.