Winter is Here

Winter is Here

Posted on Dec 4th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
The 40 to 45 degree temperatures we were experiencing last week dissipated swiftly and Old Man Winter rolled in overnight. As I stepped outside on the first fresh dusting of the year I heard that familiar crunch under my boots for the first time in a while. The cold nipped me in the face like a newborn puppy. You have […] read more...
The day I gave in and wore a skin suit

The day I gave in and wore a skin suit

Posted on Dec 3rd 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
As I stood at the start line, I realized I’ve never felt this ah-hum “exposed” in a crowd of dudes as I await the race official starting gun. Bang, as we all disperse up the hill I settle in to my comfortable and typical “middle of the pack”. I swear spectators can see my heart pounding through the 0.2mm of spandex tha […] read more...

Bike Tours Inspire Us

Posted on Dec 2nd 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
We recently heard that Greg McCausland is riding his bike from New York State to the southern tip of South America. We’re following his blog and hope you will too.
Sunday Muddy Sunday

Sunday Muddy Sunday

Posted on Nov 24th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
With the domestic cyclocross season winding down, the Planet Bike cyclocross team is showing stunning form. PB employees/team members Kristin Wentworth and James LaLonde, along with teammates Linda Sone and Kaitie Antonneau headed to the North Carolina GP in Hendersonville last weekend. The women started off a dominati […] read more...
Fall 2009 Super Commuter – Jim Freeman

Fall 2009 Super Commuter – Jim Freeman

Posted on Nov 22nd 2009 | Super Commuters,
CHICAGO, IL – A supercommuter rides through every season, in all types of weather, day and night. Choosing the simplicity, health and pleasure of bicycling, a supercommuter simply prefers to ride a bike to the grocery store, to work, to a concert or the cafe. Illinois native and Chicago resident Jim Freeman (aka L […] read more...


Posted on Nov 19th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog, Super Commuters,
Don’t forget to nominate a Supercommuter for our Spring E-News Letter. A supercommuter rides through every season, in all types of weather, day and night. Choosing the simplicity, health and pleasure of bicycling, a supercommuter simply prefers to ride a bike to the grocery store, to work, to a concert or the cafe. We […] read more...

Turning of the Tides

Posted on Nov 19th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Today’s sign of the Apocolypse: James took the crown from Chris’ possession and then proceeded to hold off all challengers!

We Have a Winner!

Posted on Nov 17th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
We received a lot of great submissions over the weekend and it wasn’t easy to choose one. We chose the following entry for its honesty and the bicycle exuberance described by the writer. We wish Brett R. many happy miles to come. I love my bike for its aesthetic and mechanical excellence. It’s a simple thing. A […] read more...

Confidence Regained – and the Crown

Posted on Nov 11th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
In an extreme effort to redeem himself during the 4 p.m. showdown Dave showed everyone who is boss when it comes to table tennis. After winning the final game 11-9 Dave’s voice could be heard echoing throughout the halls of Planet Bike, “I’M BACK, I’M BACK!”

Light Finder 2010

Posted on Nov 9th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
We shot our annual Light Finder last week. The weather was perfect! Look for it late this year / early 2010.

Fall E-news Letter

Posted on Nov 6th 2009 | Blog, News, Product, Quarterly Dispatch,
Don’t forget to check out our most recent e-news letter. The e-news letter is released quarterly and contains an information section, product feature, advocacy update, and a featured supercommuter. Be sure to add yourself to the list so you receive the newsletter via e-mail in the future. […] read more...

Bike Accessories for a Safer Ride

Posted on Nov 2nd 2009 | Blog, Product,
This morning, the Los Angeles Times did a piece featuring accessories to make your bicycle ride safer. If you don’t have access to a hard copy of the newspaper, you can read it here. One of the featured items was our Spok tail light which is a very affordable, versatile single LED light. Save money and buy the set! […] read more...

The Reigns Have Changed

Posted on Oct 30th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Word has it that the Table Tennis reign has changed at Planet Bike. This is evident from the crown on Chris’ desk. One things for sure, it won’t stay like that for long!
Employee Bike Feature!

Employee Bike Feature!

Posted on Oct 27th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
The employee bike feature library is still bursting at the seams. Don’t think that we haven’t realized we’re long overdue for an update! The time has flown by with all the chaos that goes along with Interbike, Outdoor Demo East and the start of the cyclocross season. Since then, we’ve tightened the bolts on our fenders […] read more...


Posted on Oct 23rd 2009 | Blog, Product,
That’s right, wool socks just in time for all that cold rainy drizzle we’ve been suffering through for the past week. As always, Sockguy has done a phenomenal job with our newest batch. Navy blue with a grey Planet Bike logo. Check ’em out HERE! […] read more...

Fall Commute

Posted on Oct 23rd 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Every morning we breath in the crisp Fall air as we ride our bikes into the office. It seems that each turning week requires another layer of gear. The leaves are changing offering a palate of color for our eyes to feast and the road ahead is covered in an exquisite array of radiance. The cold rain falls upon us as we […] read more...

Planet Bike Toronto Cyclocross

Posted on Oct 21st 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
The Planet Bike Elite CyclocrossTeam had quite a showing this past weekend at the Toronto International Cyclocross event. Day 1 was recognized as a UCI C1 race where racers were greeted with a technical and grueling course. On the men’s side Tristan Schouten was 5th and James LaLonde finished 13th. For the women it wa […] read more...
Blaze 2W Goes Live!

Blaze 2W Goes Live!

Posted on Oct 13th 2009 | Blog, Product,
Our newest and brightest headlight, the Blaze 2W is now available for purchase on our website! See what all the LED gurus are raving about!
Planet Bike Dominates Near and Far

Planet Bike Dominates Near and Far

Posted on Oct 5th 2009 | Blog, News,
The Planet Bike cyclocross team is wasting no time showing it’s massive power. Katie Compton traveled to Italy for round one of the World Cup and rode away from the field just two laps into the race! This continues her unbeaten season and she will wear the World Cup leaders jersey for the first time in her career at ro […] read more...

Interbike Party

Posted on Oct 1st 2009 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
We hosted an Advocacy Meet & Greet at Interbike 2009. The idea was to bring together industry advocacy types (like me) and advocacy leaders (like this joker) to meet, share ideas, and generally get to know each other. With 2 kegs of of New Belgium Fat Tire Ale, we attracted quite a crowd. A fraction of this crowd […] read more...

Planet Bike Rides 20,000 Miles

Posted on Sep 9th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
We take our commutes pretty seriously here at Planet Bike. When Civia’s Greenlight site went live we were thrilled. By mid-March the majority of us were signed up and logging our miles daily. Last week we reached the 20,000 mile mark. […] read more...

The Top 10 Facts on Bicycling and Walking in the United States

Posted on Aug 31st 2009 | Advocacy, Blog,
1) Bicycling and walking make up 10% of all trips made in the U.S., but receive less than 2% of federal transportation funding. 2) Bicyclists and pedestrians account for 13% of traffic fatalities, but receive less than 1% of federal safety funding. 3) 40% of all trips in America are two miles or less, 74% of which are […] read more...

…and We Thought Our Customer Service Was Good

Posted on Aug 26th 2009 | Blog,
Yesterday morning it was decided to have a custom stamp made with the Planet Bike logo. This was an effort to reduce the use of stickers on Interbike folders and was far cheaper than printing folders digitally. I placed the custom stamp order with a slight up charge for rush delivery from the folks over at Stamp-Con […] read more...

off your butts, into the street

Posted on Aug 25th 2009 | Advocacy, Blog,
Sunday, August 30, is the day Madisonians take back our streets. By foot…by bike…by rollerblade…by jump name it, it will be there. Madison is hosting our first Ciclovía event from 8am to 2pm on six miles of prime downtown streets. Planet Bike is a pumped and ecstatic sponsor of this game-changing event. For […] read more...

Dance Party!

Posted on Aug 25th 2009 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
Planet Bike donated lights to kick off the annual Bike Pittsburgh Bike Fest; a celebration of all things cycling. The lights covered a portion of the wall and were given to those riding home without a light. […] read more...
Employee Bike Feature

Employee Bike Feature

Posted on Aug 21st 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Mark had this custom fillet brazed road frame built earlier this year by Stoic Cycles. Located in Kansas, this ambitious builder keeps it real with steel builds focusing on cyclocross and mountain frames. […] read more...