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...

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 w […] 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.  […] 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 w […] 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 […] 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-Co […] 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...
Bike Feature

Bike Feature

Posted on Aug 5th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Chris had this bike custom built by Banjo Cycles this past spring. A cross between a Surly Big Dummy and a Surly Pugsley this bike has the most carrying capacity I have ever seen. It accepts Xtracycle Wideloaders which demonstrated their usefulness last week when Chris transported our t-shirts to Planet Bike HQ. […] read more...

Riverwest 24

Posted on Jul 31st 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
We would like to congratulate one of our own, Liz R. on her victory in the woman’s solo category at the Riverwest 24-Hour Bike Race this past weekend in Milwaukee, WI. Liz completed 49 laps while earning an additional 13 laps for bonus checkpoints. Way to go! Photo by Megan. […] read more...

The Easy Way Out

Posted on Jul 30th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Who needs a car when you have a Big Dumb Pug? Chris proved the usefulness of his utilitarian monster truck bicycle yesterday afternoon when he loaded 300+ t-shirts and transported them 5 miles across town to the Planet Bike offices. […] read more...
Thursday Fish Fry

Thursday Fish Fry

Posted on Jul 16th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Traditionally, Wisconsin is home to the Friday night fish fry. We broke the rules today and took advantage of the nice weather as well as the fresh walleye from Jeff’s Canadian fishing expedition.

City of Angels…City of Lights

Posted on Jul 15th 2009 | Advocacy, Blog,
Back in December 2008, the LA County Bicycle Coalition launched a program called City of Lights. The goal of the initiative was to provide to immigrant population in Los Angeles with Planet Bike lights and basic information on safe and legal biking. Planet Bike donated the first 100 lights to help the program get on i […] read more...
New Cycling Caps

New Cycling Caps

Posted on Jul 9th 2009 | Blog, Product,
We’ve partnered up with Walz Caps to produce two versions of high quality 4-panel cotton cycling caps. They come in two different sizes as well. The Planet Bike logo is embroidered on the right side.

Planet Bike Visitor

Posted on Jul 8th 2009 | Blog,
This little guy has been poking his head around Planet Bike for some time now. When he’s not rummaging around in the back 40 he can usually be found on the side of the office munching on our lawn.

WI gets Complete Streets

Posted on Jul 7th 2009 | Advocacy, Blog, News,
Thanks to the leadership of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, the state budget that was adopted on June 8th includes a state-wide Complete Streets policy. A “Complete Street” is a roadway designed for all road users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users, car drivers and bus riders. Sounds like a no-b […] read more...

Matembezi Angavu

Posted on Jul 1st 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
A while back a couple of fellows contacted Planet Bike about a touring trip they were planning from Cape Town to Cairo. It turns out that Quinn Baumberger and Nathan Hurst are both former Wisconsinites. One goal of the trip is budgeting $5 per day, connecting themselves deeper to the environment. They along with three […] read more...
Employee Bike Feature 7

Employee Bike Feature 7

Posted on Jun 29th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Dave commutes on this singlespeed Salsa Casseroll. The long reach caliper brakes leave enough clearance for Planet Bike Fenders to keep Dave dry on those damp days.