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 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...
Patch Kits are in!

Patch Kits are in!

Posted on Jan 27th 2011 | Blog, Product,
As Ben Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We would also like to include to the list: “an occasional flat tire!” With the reality of flats in mind, we have come up with the PB Patch Kit. The kit includes 6 SKAB™ self-adhesive patches, abrading square, an […] read more...

Bike Winter

Posted on Jan 26th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Dave passed on a great winter cycling resource, Bike Winter. There’s some great info on benefits, safety, and clothing tips for winter cycling.
Road Wrap is here!

Road Wrap is here!

Posted on Jan 20th 2011 | Blog, Product,
Our new Road Wrap Handlebar Tape harkens back to the days of Italian cycling legend Fausto Coppi. The velvety black and grey tape has retro stitching and perforated holes to create vibration dampening air pockets. – Center raised ridge increases control – Retro stitching and holes add vibration dampening air pockets – […] read more...

Mission Accomplished!

Posted on Jan 19th 2011 | Better World, Blog,
Four years ago, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz proposed a challenge: reduce Madison’s carbon footprint by 100,000 tons by April, 2011. The Mpower Campaign hoped to achieve its goal by buying renewable wind and solar power; increasing the efficiency of current energy use; installing solar systems. Planet Bike was one of […] read more...

Pregnant on Skis

Posted on Jan 18th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Normally at least a semi regular winter commuter, Kristin has given up biking outdoors this season as her due date looms. It may be cold and snowy in Wisconsin but there are still ways to safely be active while in the third trimester of pregnancy. Check out Kristin’s latest blog entry for Women’s Adventure Magazine. […] read more...


Posted on Jan 17th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
PB warehouse guru Chris has been putting the miles on his Surly Pugsley this winter. This morning was no different as he did an early morning tour of Madison along some of the town’s great bike paths.
Corky Grips

Corky Grips

Posted on Jan 13th 2011 | Blog, News, Product,
For 2011, we have some new products coming down the pipeline. One or two are top secret for now, but some we already have in our warehouse. One of the in stock newbies are the very stylish Corky Grips.By way of the Cork Oak forests of Portugal come our stylish and comfortable Corky Grips. These 100% natural cork grips […] read more...
Elite women, U23 & junior men’s squads named for ‘Cross Worlds

Elite women, U23 & junior men’s squads named for ‘Cross Worlds

Posted on Jan 12th 2011 | Blog, News,
Here’s some great news for Planet Bike sponsored racer Katie Compton and former cyclocross team member Kaitie Antonneau. USA Cycling made the teams public on January 7. The men’s team will be announced later this week with Planet Bike rider Jonathan Page looking like a pretty good bet for a team selection.Colorado Spri […] read more...