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Thunderhead Coast to Coast

Thunderhead Coast to Coast

Posted on Jun 16th 2008 | Advocacy, Blog,
Our favorite, obscurely named grass roots bike coalition, the Thunderhead Alliance, has a new supreme leader. Jeff Miller, former Executive Director of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, has been named President and CEO for the Thunderhead Alliance.I got to know Jeff during his regular calls to Planet Bike HQ to hustle fr […] read more...

A time for fenders

Posted on Jun 13th 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
If ever there was a good time to have a decent set of fenders, it would be this last week. Since last Friday, old Ma Nature has savagely dumped several inches of rain on the Madison area, and I gotta say, we’re getting off easy compared to others in Wisconsin and Iowa. Other than a little water in all of our basement […] read more...
Spring 2008 Super Commuter – Billy Knudson

Spring 2008 Super Commuter – Billy Knudson

Posted on May 18th 2008 | Super Commuters,
MADISON, WI – A number of years ago, the now defunct Bike Culture Magazine partnered up with us to honor a bicycle “Super commuter” in each issue. We, at Planet Bike, always loved reading about the dedicated commuters who rode through every season, in all weather. As a result, we decided that it was high time we r […] read more...

The Dispatch

Posted on May 8th 2008 | Blog, Quarterly Dispatch,
The ice has melted, the tulips are in bloom, and your bike is calling. The latest edition of our quarterly dispatch comes just in time for National Bike Month. We hope you enjoy it!
Commuter Chris

Commuter Chris

Posted on Apr 14th 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
Chris rides to work more than anyone here at Planet Bike HQ, and that’s saying a lot. Read what he has to say in this interview by bikecommuters.com.

April showers

Posted on Apr 1st 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
Heavy rain and occasional hail on the evening commute last evening forced me to tie on the classic DIY dry-foot solution: plastic bags.
Two Wheeled Way Of Life

Two Wheeled Way Of Life

Posted on Mar 25th 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
Below is a picture of the Planet Bike employee parking area. It isn’t uncommon to see it jammed full of our bikes. Today is a special day for me as all of these bikes are made to not just ride, but haul stuff. (I’m kind of into that kind of thing.) Both Chris and Erik are big fans of the Xtracycle Free Radical, I’ve g […] read more...

Big news for our ‘Cross Team

Posted on Mar 20th 2008 | Blog, News,
The deal has been in the works for a few months, but it was official today when JP posted it on his blog. We’ll have more details soon as we finalize a few more things on our end. We’re also pleased to announce Madcross presents: Jonathan Page’s Planet Bike Cup a two day UCI cross event in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin this […] read more...

Bob’s Planet Bike blog

Posted on Mar 12th 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
I guess I am compelled to write my first blog on a very sad note. Yesterday the founder and owner of Trek Bicycle Dick Burke died after complications from heart surgery. I have been depressed about this since last Friday when I learned he did not have long to live. The reason this affects me so much is that I spent ov […] read more...

Spring is in the air!

Posted on Mar 6th 2008 | Blog, Product,
Over the last several weeks, we’ve been ramping up for spring. Trucks have been dropping by to deliver new products and more trucks have been leaving with that same new product and lots of our old favorites bound for a shop near you. We’re excited about a bunch of new products that will be hitting the shelves this sp […] read more...

Warm fuzzy from Vancouver

Posted on Feb 25th 2008 | Bike Life, Blog,
Hello Planet Bike, I was stopped by the police last night; me and another guy riding up adark street (we don’t get much winter here, so evening rides in Februaryare often fun). There was a car coming toward us, so we were making room for it whensuddenly it started flashing lights and gave us a couple of whoops ofsiren […] read more...

Planet Bike’s Jay Ferm in the news

Posted on Jan 22nd 2008 | Advocacy, Blog,
Advocacy Coordinator Jay Ferm has been busy outside of his work at Planet Bike as a board member of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, and as a co-chairperson of the Madison Platinum Bicycle Committee. Since last spring, the City of Madison has been working to achieve Platinum status from the League of American Cycl […] read more...

Keepin’ the pedal on the metal

Posted on Jan 3rd 2008 | Blog, News,
Came in today to find my inbox full of emails from all over with links to this picture below of Planet Bike’s Tristan Schouten lined up with Jamey Driscoll behind Sven Nys of Rabobank. Nys, for those of you unfamiliar with him, is currently the guy to beat in World Cup cyclo-cross. You can see more shots from the GP d […] read more...

Tristan in Belgium

Posted on Dec 28th 2007 | Blog, News,
For most of us, the cyclocross season ended with States or Nationals, but Planet Bike’s Tristan Schouten is still going. Just this last week, he’s already hit 3 world class events in about 5 days. On the 23rd of December, he finished 28th at the Grand Prix Montferland in the Netherlands, on the 26th of December he DNF […] read more...
Planet Bike Goes Solar

Planet Bike Goes Solar

Posted on Dec 21st 2007 | Better World, Blog, News,
“Going Green” is a pretty popular buzz phrase these days. It seems like you can’t swing a bag of recyclables without hitting something that is Green lately. There are many things a company can do to go Go Green such as composting, buying off-setting carbon credits, going paper free in the office, or installing motion a […] read more...

Planet Bike team heads to ‘Cross Nats

Posted on Dec 17th 2007 | Blog,
The Planet Bike Sprinter van headed south last Wednesday for Kansas City for the 2007 National Championships of Cyclocross. If you’ve been following the weather, you’ve probably heard that area of the country has been getting slammed by snow and ice for weeks. The race course took a pounding all week, and by this past […] read more...

Xtreme office work

Posted on Dec 6th 2007 | Bike Life, Blog,
Last night we had the electrical hooked up for our new ten kilowatt solar panel installation. How much power is ten kilowatts? To my dismay, not enough to send Marty McFly back to the future. It will, however, reduce 15 tons of carbon emissions annually. We had to cut the power to Planet Bike HQ to set up the electric […] read more...

New cyclocross photo gallery

Posted on Nov 29th 2007 | Bike Life, Blog,
2007 marked the first year Planet Bike sponsored a racing team. We started small, and with a type of racing that is close to our hearts: cyclocross. We hit up races all over the country, grabbed a few podiums, got muddy, and had a blast. Thanks to Mad Cross, Robin Davies and Djonn for the photos.Here are a few photos […] read more...

Blaze light in the media

Posted on Oct 25th 2007 | Blog, Product,
We’re very proud of the Blaze head light. Bang for the buck, I feel it is our best light. Now that it has been teamed with the Superflash in the “Super Set” we’re starting to see more and more of them head out the door. We were delighted on Monday when it showed up in the December issue of Bicycling Magazine in this m […] read more...
Super Commuter Albert Bouchard

Super Commuter Albert Bouchard

Posted on Oct 22nd 2007 | Super Commuters,
NEW YORK, NY – How do cyclists resemble the stars of popular music? Consider a racer in skintight, multicolored outfits, who might correspond to 80s hair-bands like Poison or any bands with “white” in their name. A triathlete or recumbent rider obsessed with the newest, lightest technology could stand in for the elect […] read more...

New Aquilo gloves in stock!

Posted on Oct 9th 2007 | Blog, Product,
Inspired by our heros of great cold weather races like Paris-Roubaix and The Iceman Cometh, the Aquilo glove will keep your fingers warm, when the weather turns cooler. Designed as a cool weather glove for early morning training rides and late season ‘cross races, the windproof Aquilo is named for the Roman personific […] read more...
Limited Edition Pink Cascadia Fender Sets

Limited Edition Pink Cascadia Fender Sets

Posted on Sep 20th 2007 | Blog, Product,
We decided to do something fun this fall and offer a limited edition version of our Cascadia fender sets in pink. How limited is the run? We’ve got maybe 10 sets of each size left (road, hybrid, mountain, and 29er). We don’t have them up on our online store, so if you want a set please call us toll free at 866.256.8510 […] read more...

Fall is here, and that can mean only one thing!

Posted on Sep 13th 2007 | Bike Life, Blog,
Its true. The time has come once again to put in the toe spikes and dust off the cow bells for cyclocross season! And once again, Planet Bike is proudly the title sponsor of the Wisconsin Cyclocross Series. There are 11 races slated for this year, and it’s going to be awesome!You can go to the WCA cross page for all t […] read more...
News You Can Wear

News You Can Wear

Posted on Aug 7th 2007 | Blog, Product,
We often get requests to do T-Shirts. Its been a while, but we’ve got a new design in stock as of this week. You can get your own here.

Aero Monday

Posted on Aug 6th 2007 | Bike Life, Blog,
Dan found a way to reduce the drag caused by a full inbox this Monday morning. I wonder how many watts his fingers are generating on the keyboard?

24 Hours of 9 Mile

Posted on Aug 2nd 2007 | Bike Life, Blog,
It’s officially mountain bike season around Planet Bike HQ, so last Friday we loaded up the Planet Bike Sprinter Van and pointed it northward to the 24 Hour National Championships. Once again this year, the 24 Hours of 9 Mile was the arena where solo riders and teams met to duke it out for the coveted stars and stripe […] read more...