biking

Is Crazy Tech Really The Answer To Keeping People On Bikes Safe?

Inflatable helmets, glow-in-the-dark spray paint, a laser that makes a temporary bike lane — a heck of a lot of products have hit the market recently pledging to keep cyclists safer. But is it the responsibility of people on bikes to use any gadget necessary to stay safe? Or is this distracting from the bigger argument that we should be designing safer cities for bikers?


Insane Guy Breaks The World Mountain Bike Speed Record

Video: Blink and you’ll miss him. That’s because mountain bike rider Eric Barone is going faster than anyone has ever gone on a mountain bike on snow. He reached 223.3km/h on a bike with the help of a terrifyingly steep, snowy hill and the wonder of aerodynamic gear. He goes FAST. One wrong move or one misplaced snowball and he’d go flying.


No Cars Will Be Allowed On This Stately New Bridge

It was 1973 the last time a new bridge opened over Portland’s Willamette River: a double-decker span with eight lanes of freeway. Times have changed. When the Tilikum Crossing Bridge opens later this year, it will be one of the few in the US that’s purpose-built for transit, bikes and pedestrians — no cars allowed.


World's First Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Path Glimmers A Ghostly Green

At 8om last night, cyclists in the Dutch town of Nuenen were finally able to ride on a bike path that’s been in the making for months. What took so long? This particular bike path represents the product of a collaboration between a designer and a construction company who want to build smarter, more efficient roads. Like this one, which glows.


I Rode A Bike On Water, And It Was Incredible

Walking on water? Pssh. I rode a bike on water. And it was glorious.


The World's First Solar Road Is A Bike Path In The Netherlands

There are only so many roofs in the world, so the Dutch are getting creative about where to put their solar panels. SolaRoad is exactly what it sounds like — solar panels that pull double duty as road surface and electricity generator. And this being the Netherlands, they of course made a solar road for bikes.


Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transport

After months of troubles reported by New York City’s bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It’s going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and more bikes. But here’s the change that will make all the difference: Citi Bike will get a new leader — one who used to run the city’s transit authority.


I'm Not Sure Bike Rides Can Be More Epic Than Through The Isle Of Skye

There have probably been mountain bike rides that have been more intense than Danny Macaskill’s tour through the Isle of Skye in Scotland and perhaps there have been a few rides slightly more beautiful of his ride on the Cuillin Ridgeline, but I can’t imagine any feeling more epic than this. It is stunning.


Why Bike Lanes Could Actually Be Good For Cars

This is happening every city in America. Bike lanes go in, often replacing an entire lane of vehicular traffic. Drivers get mad, claiming that the presence of bike lanes is destroying their commute. But according to one study, bike lanes may actually be making life better for drivers.


The Crazy Tech Copenhagen Uses To Make Itself A Biker's Wonderland

Copenhagen has become a place that’s globally synonymous with great cycling culture. Yet the city is not coasting on its laurels, it’s always introducing new features, from gorgeous new bridges to street-embedded lighting. Here’s a video tour of all the city’s newest biking innovations.