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High School Mountain Biking League in Wisconsin

High School Mountain Biking League in Wisconsin

Posted on Dec 13th 2018 | Better World, Bike Life,
The High School Mountain Biking scene has seen huge growth over the last few years. NICA now has programs in 25 states and over 18,000 students participated in 2018. Our home league in Wisconsin has an amazing scene and a new video from IFHT films showcases the incredible family like atmosphere of the State Championsh […] read more...
Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors

Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors

Posted on Sep 27th 2018 | Better World, Bike Life,
Since 2001 the Chicago DOT has helped fund the Bicycle Ambassadors program which includes a squad of cyclists who educate the public on traffic safety and encourage biking, walking, and transit. We have supported the outreach efforts of the Ambassadors for many years, and for 2018 we partnered with them by providing […] read more...
NICA Expands with Three New Leagues

NICA Expands with Three New Leagues

Posted on Jul 27th 2018 | bicycle, Kids on bikes, NICA, Planet Bike,
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) announced the addition of three new Leagues this week. The newest states to join NICA are Montana, Florida and Indiana. Adding these three leagues brings to total number of leagues nationwide to 25. In the press release announcing the new leagues, President o […] read more...
Bicycle Friendly Driver Program

Bicycle Friendly Driver Program

Posted on Jul 16th 2018 | Advocacy, Learn,
The League of American Bicyclists has been teaching bicycling skills and building riding confidence to people nation wide through their League Cycling Instructors(LCIs) since the 1970’s. Now the League is taking that program one step further in developing a Bicycle Friendly Driver Program to educat […] read more...
2018 National Bike Summit recap

2018 National Bike Summit recap

Posted on Apr 4th 2018 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
This blog is a guest post from our friends at the League of American Bicyclists:    Now that we’re a few weeks out from the 2018 National Bike Summit (#NBS18 on social media) and we’ve had a chance to share the presentations, photos and videos, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights of the e […] read more...
30 Days of Biking in April

30 Days of Biking in April

Posted on Mar 29th 2018 | Bike Life,
The month of April is almost here and with it comes the 30 Days of Biking Challenge and Pledge. Now in its 8th year, the challenge is a way to encourage people to try to get out and ride their bike every day in April. Even the shortest of rides counts – a quick spin around the block, a ride to the nearest coffee sho […] read more...
Fat Tire Enlightenment

Fat Tire Enlightenment

Posted on Feb 22nd 2018 | bike commute, fat tire bikes, Winter commute,
I’ve not been drawn to fat tire bikes since they have become a popular choice for winter bike riding. I prefer my studded tires that work great on ice and the narrow tires cut through new snow like a hot knife. The last few weeks Madison has produced bitter cold with light snow fall w […] read more...
Local Bike Advocacy

Local Bike Advocacy

Posted on Feb 7th 2018 | Advocacy,
What does bicycle advocacy look like? There are thousands of answers to that question. Each month the Downtown Madison, Inc. (DMI) Bicycle Committee meets to receive updates on what’s happening in the Madison bicycling world. The goal is to communicate what needs to happen to move bicycling related projects forwa […] read more...
Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison Receives Community Grant

Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison Receives Community Grant

Posted on Jan 4th 2018 | Advocacy, Events, News,
The Madison Community Foundation has recently announced their Mad About Bikes community grants. These grants celebrate Madison’s bicycle culture and focus on increasing bicycle access for everyone in the community. Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison has been awarded a portion of this years grant that will see the program impac […] read more...
New Gear for the New Year

New Gear for the New Year

Posted on Dec 20th 2017 | News, Product,
As we come to the end of the year we’ve got a handful of new products to ring in 2018 with. Without further ado . . .Be kind and alert fellow cyclists and pedestrians of your approach with one of our new easy to mount bells. Our Courtesy Flexi Bell uses a rubber stretch strap to fit bars from 16-42mm and the d […] read more...
Announcing the Superflash 65!

Announcing the Superflash 65!

Posted on Nov 14th 2017 | News, Product,
In 2007 we released our iconic Superflash tail light. With its highly visible sporadic flash pattern and super long battery life, this light transformed the bicycle light category and helped keep cyclists safer on their rides. As the years have gone by, we’ve added to the Superflash family of lights with the even br […] read more...
New Fork Mount Headlight Bracket

New Fork Mount Headlight Bracket

Posted on Nov 9th 2017 | Product,
Do you ever feel like your bike accessories are fighting for the valuable real estate on your handlebars? Our new Fork Mount headlight bracket provides a solution for mounting your bike headlight without taking up any space on your bars. The bracket mounts above the front wheel through the fork crown and centers your […] read more...
Support Your Shop

Support Your Shop

Posted on Nov 2nd 2017 | Bike Life,
We rolled out a new website several weeks ago which has made it even easier to find our products at bike shops in your area. All the product pages offer a “Buy Local” button which will prompt you to enter your zip code or city/state. […] read more...
Youth Bike Summit Recap

Youth Bike Summit Recap

Posted on Oct 19th 2017 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
A few weeks ago we posted a blog about the 7th annual Youth Bike Summit (YBS) that took place on October 6th – 8th in Arlington, VA. Planet Bike has been a long-time supporter of the YBS and we are always excited to see the results and growth of the summit each year. Keynote presentation session Mo […] read more...
New Bike Lights for Autumn

New Bike Lights for Autumn

Posted on Oct 13th 2017 | Blog, Product,
Autumn is officially upon us and we have introduced a few new lights. Making sure you’re visible on local paths and roadways has never been more important. We’re excited that this season’s new bike lights will shine a light on your next adventure whether it’s during the day or at night! Autumn 2017 Bike Lights Beamer […] read more...
Transportation – The Future is Now

Transportation – The Future is Now

Posted on Oct 11th 2017 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
I had the pleasure to attend and present at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin’s recent Transportation: The Future Is Now conference in Madison, WI. In a nutshell, I spoke to how Autonomous Vehicles will slowly create a bump and then a tidal wave of biking and walking in our communities. Once a person replaces their old car wit […] read more...
Light Brigade Initiative

Light Brigade Initiative

Posted on Oct 5th 2017 | Advocacy, Blog,
This past weekend Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) launched the month-long Light Brigade Initiative. Massbike has a fundraising goal of $10,000 over the month of October to provide at least 1,000 Planet Bike lights to bicycle riders in need. This initiative helps raise awareness about steps that bicycle ride […] read more...
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Posted on Oct 3rd 2017 | Bike Life, Events,
My family recently took a trip up to Marquette, Michigan with some other biking families to explore and ride some of the amazing mountain bike trails the area is well known for. We brought the kids to the trail head one day to rip around on the pump track and ride some of the shorter loops through the woods. […] read more...