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.

Planet Bike Exercise Programs

Posted on Jun 25th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Occasionally after hours of monitor time we need to recharge our batteries. Some companies promote yoga or group fitness programs. Other less fortunate individuals have to manage a desk exercise routine. Here at Planet Bike every now and again you just need a game of table tennis to finish up the day. After the single […] read more...

Bike to Work Week Recap

Posted on Jun 16th 2009 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Another Bike to Work Week is in the books thanks to the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW). As always the week was jam packed with plenty of bicycle related activities well attended by employees of Planet Bike. Several Planet Bike members met at Hillington Green last Tuesday, June 9th for a police escorted bike r […] read more...
Employee Bike Feature VI

Employee Bike Feature VI

Posted on Jun 12th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Heath’s commuter is great for commuting to work or exploring the world. This vibrant, versatile singlespeed is complete with couplers. Look at that color coordination!
Employee Bike Feature Numero Quattro

Employee Bike Feature Numero Quattro

Posted on Jun 1st 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Jeff figured out a long time ago that cross bikes make perfect commuters…or touring bikes in this case. Complete with racks and bar-end shifters this makes the perfect all-around bike.
Take your brat to work day

Take your brat to work day

Posted on May 22nd 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Chris came up with a heck of a plan for this morning: meet at Olin Park, pedal over to Brat Fest, pick up a couple of Double Johnnys, and ride in to work. Here in Wisconsin, there’s no better way to start the day.

Mark LaLonde Wins Race 1 of WORS Series

Posted on May 20th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog, News,
Planet Bike’s own Mark LaLonde took the overall in the Men’s Cat 1 / Pro Field in Iola, WI Sunday, May 17th. The Planet Bike / GT team rider outpaced the star-studded lead group eventually having to out sprint his brother Jesse at the finish line. This was Mark’s second win ever at a WORS event, a 12-race series whi […] read more...

Spring Arrivals

Posted on May 15th 2009 | Blog, Product,
Don’t forget to check out some of our new Spring Arrivals. Look for them in your local shops and on the street.
Employee Bike Feature

Employee Bike Feature

Posted on May 14th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Jay’s custom Independent Fabrication Planet X studded with Planet Bike accessories is the perfect commuter setup. Check out that titanium Jeff Jones H-Bar and custom Ahren Rogers rack!
Employee Bike Feature

Employee Bike Feature

Posted on May 7th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
I guess you could say we’re fans of touring and touring bikes. Here’s James’ tourer and sometimes commuter. This custom beauty is courtesy of the folks at Comotion.
> 450

> 450

Posted on Apr 29th 2009 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
On Monday and Tuesday Planet Bike attended the 2009 Wisconsin Bike Summit here in Madison. The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, in partnership with Planet Bike, Trek, Saris and Cannondale Sports Group, organized the Summit. Over 450 people came from across the state to lobby our state legislature. To my knowledge, this […] read more...
Employee Bike Feature

Employee Bike Feature

Posted on Apr 27th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Here at Planet Bike HQ you’ll find each employee possesses a certain level of bike-“geekness”. There’s 50-60 bikes among the 8 that work here. We don’t just sell the best darn bicycle accessories on the planet, we put them on test day in and day out. Get a load of our Shipping and Facilities Manager Chris’ Surly LHT. T […] read more...

Versatility at its Finest

Posted on Apr 21st 2009 | Blog,
Another recent addition to the Planet Bike line is the Versa Rack. We racked our brains and came up with a rear rack that fits 97% of all mountain, road, and hybrid bikes. Now I’m no statistician, but I’d say that’s a pretty solid percentage! Available in any color, as long as it’s black. […] read more...

Bike Walk Madison goes live

Posted on Apr 17th 2009 | Advocacy, Blog, News,
Planet Bike’s hometown, Madison, WI, has a new grassroots advocacy group looking out for bicyclists. Bike Walk Madison had our launch party on Wednesday, April 15. About 65 people met at the stunning new Atwood, er I mean , Goodman Community Center off the Isthmus Bike Path. Many thanks to the Underground Food Collec […] read more...
The New Backpack

The New Backpack

Posted on Apr 15th 2009 | Blog, Product,
Cargo isn’t just for ships and eighteen-wheelers anymore. Yesterday we stocked up a large portion of our warehouse with the new Escape Pod. Works great for hauling a change of clothes, lunch, or your various prized possessions. The tight seal and keyed lock keep the riff raff out.
Green Machine

Green Machine

Posted on Mar 17th 2009 | Better World, Bike Life, Blog,
Temperatures are hitting near 70 degrees today, and Planet Bike took full advantage with 100% of the staff using pedal power to arrive at work. We’ve been gearing up for the warm temperatures and outfitting the garage with space saving bike parking. A wall full of bikes, what a beautiful sight. […] read more...

Twist and Shout

Posted on Mar 12th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Internet social networks seem to be all the rage these days. They’re hardly new but the masses continue to flock to them. Planet Bike is jumping on the cool kid train at Facebook and Twitter. So we’re not that lonely kid in the corner at the prom, come on world, dance with us! […] read more...

The purple is dead. Long live the purple.

Posted on Mar 5th 2009 | Advocacy, Blog,
This week, Planet Bike’s favorite bike advocacy group, the Thunderhead Alliance, re-branded itself as the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The original name came from the Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming at which the first Thunderhead retreat was held in 1992. “As the movement has grown more sophisticated and stronger w […] read more...

Stimulating Biking

Posted on Feb 18th 2009 | Blog, News,
The $787 billion economic stimulus package signed into law yesterday (2/17/09) has some serious dollars set aside for bike projects. At first reading, there seems to be a minimum of $825 million available for bike projects, up to $1.5 billion. How the money will be spent will be largely up to individual states, so sta […] read more...

See the Light (and be seen)

Posted on Feb 4th 2009 | Blog, Product,
We want you to be safe when you’re out pedaling around town. That’s why we developed that fantastically intense POW! POW! blink blink burst of the Superflash tail light. Did you know that we also employ that same eye-catching strobe in our Blaze 1w headlight? We do, and people are really starting to take notice. Se […] read more...
Inaugural Presence

Inaugural Presence

Posted on Jan 29th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
Last week, as the world’s attention focused in on the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, we wanted to play at least a small role in the historic occasion.In an attempt to support the pro self-propelled platform, we worked with our friends at National Pedicab and Austin-based Triciclo Pedicabs, to […] read more...

And the nominees are…

Posted on Jan 22nd 2009 | Blog, News,
Planet Bike has been selected as a finalist for REI’s 2008 Vendor Partner of the Year Award for their Actionsports Division. It is a tremendous honor for us to receive one of only five nominations from a list of several hundred top companies. We were nominated based on several criteria: -Emphasis on product quality, […] read more...

New kid on the block

Posted on Jan 21st 2009 | Blog, News,
Our pals (and former PB employees) Erik and Dan have hit the ground pedaling with the recent launch of their brainchild, Portland Design Works. I guess it’s true that the nuts don’t fall far from the tree. Gentlemen, from balmy Wisconsin we send our congratulations. […] read more...

oh the weather outside is frightful…

Posted on Jan 19th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
As the snow falls and the temperatures dip many of us cyclists have to make a tough decision: break out the trainer and stay fit or indulge in a little “rest and recovery” over at the local watering hole. The crew down in Chicago figured out an alternative for the best of both worlds. Planet Bike helped support the IR […] read more...
Madison-Madison, the long way

Madison-Madison, the long way

Posted on Jan 6th 2009 | Bike Life, Blog,
You may or may not recall our mention of Planet Bike pal Charlie Brigham IV back in August. The short of it is that Charlie is on a mission to cycle around the world. He set off on September 15, 2007 towards the east coast. He secured a spot on a sailboat across the Atlantic. Charlie got into a bit of a wreck over in I […] read more...