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Biking and Walking Funding Under Attack

Posted on Jul 8th 2011 | Advocacy, Blog, News,
In the last few days, federal funding for biking and walking programs has been under attack. We urge you to send a short email TODAY to your members of Congress. Tell them that you want to see funding for biking and walking programs preserved. If some Congressional leaders, like Representative Mica and Senator Inhofe, […] read more...

Follow up to Cycling in Cambodia

Posted on Jul 6th 2011 | Better World, Bike Life, Blog,
Here is a cross-post from Quality Bicycle Products Facebook page on their effort to support cycling in Cambodia: QBP Presents Leader of Cambodian Cycling Team with Trove of Bike EquipmentThis past Wednesday, QBP was honored by a visit from Luy Sokum, a championship cyclist and coach from Cambodia. After living in the […] read more...
The Meat of the Story

The Meat of the Story

Posted on Jun 15th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
It’s been close to a week since we closed out the 5th annual Bacon on the Bike Path as part of Wisconsin’s Bike to Work Week. As I sit at my desk on this rainy day, I can’t help but wonder how we can make it bigger and better next year. For now though, let me reflect on this year’s edition.The planning started weeks in […] read more...
Cross Country

Cross Country

Posted on Jun 14th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Last week I received an email from a bike industry pal in Milwaukee about a fellow named Lowell Smoger. Lowell is a recent grad who wasn’t quite ready to join the work force yet. He had a grand plan to cycle across the U.S., stopping in at any bike related company that would have him (and dropping off his resume). I w […] read more...

Our frig runneth over…..with bacon!

Posted on Jun 8th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Our frig runneth over…..with bacon! Our friends at Nueske’s came through again this year for the 5th annual Bacon on the Bike Path. This year, our frig is loaded with 35 lbs of the world’s most sizzalicious and delicious bacon. Come join us on Thursday from 7-10am! […] read more...

Making a Mark

Posted on May 26th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
I’m ready to make my mark on the bicycle commuting population in the United States and there’s no better time than National Bike Month. I hereby declare May 27th as National Work in Your Chamois Day! You may be asking yourself “do you have the authority to do that?” to which I respond yes, yes I do. Please join me tom […] read more...

CO2 Cartridge Production

Posted on May 24th 2011 | Blog, Learn, Product, Video,
I’m constantly wondering how things are made. What does the tooling look like, how big are the machines, what is the raw material before the process starts? One of our more interesting production processes is the manufacturing of CO2 cartridges. This video from the show “How It’s Made” captures the making of a cart […] read more...

Spring cleanin’

Posted on May 23rd 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
With an unusually slow Friday afternoon, I took it upon myself to clean up the Planet Bike bike parking garage/work area. It wasn’t pretty, but the job got done…our daily commuter bikes are much happier now. The garage housed quite a few gems that have gone unused for years. Two such gems are the formerly prized PB ad […] read more...
Spring 2011 Super Commuter – Geoff Williams

Spring 2011 Super Commuter – Geoff Williams

Posted on May 22nd 2011 | Super Commuters,
East Providence, RI – Ask Geoff Williams when he decided that commuting by bike was a viable means of transportation and you”ll likely get a confused look. “It has always been a viable means for me,” says Williams, the spring Super Commuter.Geoff grew up on his bike in the Seattle area “bombing hills and scraping […] read more...

Catch and release on the bikepath

Posted on May 18th 2011 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog, News,
For many years, Planet Bike has sponsored light give-aways throughout the US to raise awareness of the need for bike lights when riding at night. Volunteers and sometimes police go to popular bike paths after dark and hail bikers without lights. They are offered a free set of lights and while they are being installed […] read more...
Don’t just eat your asparagus, ride it!

Don’t just eat your asparagus, ride it!

Posted on May 18th 2011 | Blog,
Saris Cycling Group has taken its annual poster contest nationwide. The 2011 contest asks 5th graders to create a poster with the theme “Bicycling is fun…and healthy too!” The winner will be announced Friday, May 20. Update, May 20, 2011: 5,000 students from 17 states submitted posters. The winner is May, from Oklahom […] read more...

The Crop

Posted on May 13th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Farmer Billy decided the asparagus growing in the PB back 40 was ripe for the pickin’. Look at the size of that!

Fender Haiku Contest Winners

Posted on Apr 21st 2011 | Blog,
We had so many great entries we decided to pick 3 winners. Thanks for playing! And the results are: (1) Eric from JRA Bike Shop in Seattle Fenders on my bike…No more gray stripe on my backchain is cleaner too (2) Jun N from Toronto Spring brings rain and wetall these fenderless bikes:ducks ride them perhaps? (3) Nicol […] read more...

Spring Fender Contest

Posted on Apr 13th 2011 | Blog,
Time for another contest folks. Send us your best fender haiku! What’s that? Let’s reference wikipedia: Haiku (俳句), plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as […] read more...

April Fools!

Posted on Apr 4th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
As a lot of you guessed, the below post was our April Fool’s joke. Thanks for playing.
Serious Business

Serious Business

Posted on Apr 1st 2011 | Blog, News, Product,
At Planet Bike, we take bicycle safety seriously. That’s why we have developed the Light Suit™. The Light Suit™ will not only ensure 360 degree visibility in traffic, it also looks cool. Note: Photo has been blurred to mask the Light Suit’s™ inherent properties. Look for this great new product at […] read more...

The Last Lap

Posted on Mar 28th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, or a follower on facebook, then you’ve likely seen Kristin’s past blogs on Women’s Adventure chronicling her pregnancy. Kristin’s last blog before she becomes a mom is up. Always a great read. […] read more...

First Impressions

Posted on Mar 24th 2011 | Blog, Product,
We sent our friends over at bikecommuters.com a new Superflash Turbo to test out last week. First impressions are great. They also have a video of the Turbo and standard Superflash side by side. Kinda makes your head hurt looking at it! […] read more...
What’s new?

What’s new?

Posted on Mar 16th 2011 | Blog, News, Product,
After a brief snafu with the blog that had us locked out, we’re back! Spring is looming on the horizon and we’re getting ready for the busy season. New products are here or on their way. The Courtesy Bells have landed in our warehouse. These are perfect for the busy spring bike paths! No more glaring stares from runner […] read more...

Moving Beyond the Automobile

Posted on Feb 22nd 2011 | Advocacy, Blog, Video,
Our friends over at Streetsblog are doing a series of videos on the changing face of transportation. This episode focuses on how bicycles are impacting the way people get around in American cities. Moving Beyond the Automobile: Biking from Streetfilms on Vimeo. […] read more...

The Turbo Flash

Posted on Feb 16th 2011 | Blog, Learn, Product,
Many are wondering what the heck our new Turbo flash pattern looks like. We took two short videos today to show you what it’s all about. The first is in our bike parking area (I realized there’s a strange clicking noise in the background, it is not caused by the light) and the second video shows the light in daylight. […] read more...
Kristin’s Women’s Adventure Blog

Kristin’s Women’s Adventure Blog

Posted on Feb 8th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Kristin has been blogging about her pregnancy over at Women’s Adventure Magazine. In her latest entry she documents a vacation to San Francisco and hiking, biking, and walking around the city. Back at home in Madison it’s still winter though and there is a lot of snow on the ground which means the cross country skiing […] read more...
New Comfort GEL Tape colors

New Comfort GEL Tape colors

Posted on Feb 4th 2011 | Blog, Product,
For 2011, we’ve added a few nice new colors to our line of Comfort Cork Tape:Part #5076 Noche Suave (soft night) Part #5077 Cream Part #5078 Deep GreenWhen choosing colors we try to imagine what would look good on a variety of bikes and also colors that we don’t see every day. The Noche Suave is a bit different than […] read more...
Superflash Turbo

Superflash Turbo

Posted on Feb 4th 2011 | Blog, News, Product,
Charles Darwin would approve of our new Superflash Turbo. It’s an evolution in bicycle safety! We synthesized our time-tested design with a powerful 1 watt LED, then added the new attention-grabbing Turbo flash pattern. Naturally, it’s the selection that will give you peace of mind while riding day or night.We’ve just […] read more...

Ride the Divide

Posted on Jan 31st 2011 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Chris, Billy, Heath, and I were lucky enough to be able to see Ride the Divide last Friday as a screening of the documentary came to Madison. It is definitely one not to miss, so if you have the chance, don’t miss it! Ride The Divide Movie Trailer from Ride The Divide on Vimeo. […] read more...