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Radical parking

Radical parking

Posted on Mar 10th 2016 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
When I visualize a big city, one of the things I see is cars: cars on the road, cars in parking lots, cars on the sidewalk and cars underneath all new condo buildings. I was in Washington, DC this week for the National Bike Summit. I was lucky enough to borrow a bike from my friend Jeff so was able to explore the city […] read more...
Aluminum fenders for every bike!

Aluminum fenders for every bike!

Posted on Feb 19th 2016 | Product,
Winter is still far from over, but the warm temps for this weekend have us already thinking about spring. Melting snow means lots of cold puddles which can make for a messy ride. But a good set of fenders can make riding through slushy puddles a mostly clean (and dare we say fun) endeavor. In November we released a bu […] read more...
Planet Bike’s Gift Guide for the Picky Gentleman

Planet Bike’s Gift Guide for the Picky Gentleman

Posted on Dec 11th 2015 | Product,
I’m picky about the products I use. I want something that will last and I can use for years to come. I test a lot of different products and it’s a rarity when I don’t find something I would change about a product. My wife tells me that I’m difficult when it comes to gifts. If you have someone in your life like me then […] read more...
Riding Towards Winter

Riding Towards Winter

Posted on Dec 8th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog,
Autumn can be an exhilarating time for traveling by bike. It can also be a little unpredictable. Daylight hours are quickly waning, the temperature is fickle and rain can string together for days. Dressing for the season is challenging but keeping your bike running smoothly can be just as difficult. We’ve pulled toget […] read more...

Fall 2015 Super Commuter – Ray Scheinfeld

Posted on Nov 22nd 2015 | Super Commuters,
At the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers sits Philadelphia, a city that’s quickly making a name as one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. Philly is also home to our fall Super Commuter, Ray Scheinfeld. The City of Brotherly Love has a developing bike infrastructure that boasts 150 miles o […] read more...
Supermarket Streetsweep

Supermarket Streetsweep

Posted on Nov 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
We’re happy to be on board again as a sponsor for the Supermarket Streetsweep. For the past 9 years this race has produced thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank! […] read more...
Grateful Red

Grateful Red

Posted on Oct 8th 2015 | Blog, Product,
We introduced a slew of new products at Interbike last month, one of the most interesting being the Grateful Red. It’s the evolution of our ever popular Rack Blinky 5. For the most part it looks the same as its predecessor, but looks can be deceiving. The Grateful Red is built on the same case but the internals are va […] read more...
Love to Ride

Love to Ride

Posted on Sep 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
Here at Planet Bike we’ve been participating in the local Madison Love to Ride Challenge. The Love to Ride Challenge is a movement that has been spreading across the world and aims to encourage more people to try riding a bike to see how much fun and beneficial cycling can be. The program creates a sense of community […] read more...
Godspeed, Deb.

Godspeed, Deb.

Posted on Aug 21st 2015 | Blog,
It’s not often one meets a person that literally inspires you to be a better person. Someone that makes you believe you can accomplish great things. Such a one has passed, and I am sad. From dancing to lobbying Congress, she taught us to take chances with joy in your heart. To learn more about this dynamo, go to BR&am […] read more...
Summer 2015 Super Commuter – Ron Lessard

Summer 2015 Super Commuter – Ron Lessard

Posted on Aug 12th 2015 | Blog, Super Commuters,
As a young adult, Ron Lessard moved to Princeton, NJ to study the art of casting sculpture in bronze at an area foundry. He immediately fell in love with the area for its tree-shaded lanes, historic charm and natural beauty. He came to town in a car but for more than two decades he has been enjoying life in Princeton […] read more...
Bike Path Courtesy

Bike Path Courtesy

Posted on Aug 10th 2015 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog, Learn,
It’s summertime and the living is easy. You’ve likely noticed that your neighborhood paths are teaming with activity. The path that rolls past my front door is a human highway of cyclist, rollerbladers, joggers, dog walkers, birders and skateboarders. The nicer the day, the more the path bustles. To celebrate bicyclin […] read more...
Heath's Trek 930 Xtracycle

Heath's Trek 930 Xtracycle

Posted on Aug 7th 2015 |
Heath rode this bike years ago before retiring it to his childhood home and taking off for college. Years later he discovered it was still hiding in the barn. A little elbow grease, some updated components and an Xtracycle Free Radical kit was all it took t […] read more...
This is awesome!

This is awesome!

Posted on Aug 5th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Many avid cyclists take the very act of riding a bike for granted. We’re really glad to see more and more adult bike riding classes popping up around the country! […] read more...
Do It Yourself!

Do It Yourself!

Posted on Jul 17th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog, Learn,
A flat tire can put a big damper on a bike ride, especially if you aren’t armed with the knowledge and tools to rectify the situation. Practice makes perfect as the old adage says. Check with your local bike shop to see if they offer any free repair classes.
Super Commuters

Super Commuters

Posted on Jun 26th 2015 | Bike Life, Super Commuters,
The mailman always say, “I wasn’t sure if you guys were open today. There weren’t any cars in the parking lot.” I’m surprised he’s not used to it after all these years.
Bacon on the Bike Path

Bacon on the Bike Path

Posted on Jun 16th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
We set out for our 9th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path last Friday with high prospects for rain. We did end up with a wet start to the event but by the end we were dry and full of delicious Nueske’s bacon and Just Coffee blends! Despite the weather we had an exceptional turnout and served up nearly 30 pounds of bacon! T […] read more...
Yolks & Spokes

Yolks & Spokes

Posted on May 19th 2015 | Bike Life, Video,
Yolks and Spokes documents breakfast culture along the Mississippi River through multimedia storytelling with an ovular lens: the egg. Dana and Sara are riding their bicycles approximately 2,000 miles, beginning at Lake Itasca in the Minnesota North Woods, through the mid-continental United States and the cultural cen […] read more...
National Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day

Posted on May 14th 2015 | Events,
Friday, May 15 is National Bike to Work Day. Are you ready to get your day off to a glorious start with a nice pedal into work?
Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day

Posted on May 6th 2015 | Events,
Today is Bike to School Day and I used that as motivation to make it my first bike to work ride this year as well. School is only a 2 mile ride from home but PBHQ is 13 miles from there so when you throw in the chaos of trying to get two small children out the door in the morning, my bike commuting days have been on h […] read more...
Traverse City Bikes to School Day

Traverse City Bikes to School Day

Posted on Apr 22nd 2015 | Advocacy,
I’m continually impressed with Traverse City’s Norte in their ability to get kids riding their bikes in all kinds of weather. They’re currently gettin ready for their Bikes to School Day on May 6 but check out these stats from the last week! […] read more...
What’s a flat kit and why should I have one?

What’s a flat kit and why should I have one?

Posted on Mar 31st 2015 | Learn,
Our spring newsletter was released yesterday. In case you missed it, our Learn Stuff article focused on flat kits. Inevitably, it won’t cross your mind until you’re standing on the side of the road 5 miles from home with a flat tire and no way to repair it. Seasoned commuters and riders across the land have embarrassi […] read more...
Spring 2015 Super Commuter David Pulsipher

Spring 2015 Super Commuter David Pulsipher

Posted on Mar 17th 2015 | Super Commuters,
It may come as a surprise to many, but the third largest city in the U.S., Chicago, has an incredible bike infrastructure. Our spring Super Commuter, David Pulsipher, gushes that he loves the “City of Big Shoulders” for its world class stature but livable nature. “Nothing feels too big, too far, too busy or hectic,” h […] read more...
World Winter Bike to Work Day

World Winter Bike to Work Day

Posted on Feb 13th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
Today is World Winter Bike to Work Day and Planet Bike celebrated the occasion with our now annual WINTER Bacon on the Bike Path. We were joined by the good folks of Madison B-Cycle and cooked up several pounds of Nueske’s bacon along with a couple dozen doughnuts from local Greenbush Bakery and EVP coffee! Thanks to […] read more...

Advocacy Action Alert – Wisconsin

Posted on Feb 5th 2015 | Advocacy,
Repost from the Wisconsin Bike Fed: Governor Scott Walker has introduced a two-year state budget that has tremendous negative implications for cyclists and for biking safety. The Governor’s budget (Senate Bill 21) would: -Repeal Wisconsin’s successful Complete Streets law. The law requires that bicyclists and pedestri […] read more...
Winter Bacon on the Bike Path, reminder #1

Winter Bacon on the Bike Path, reminder #1

Posted on Jan 27th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
Madison’s Bike Winter Week, formerly known as Winter Bike To Work Week, has been set for February 9-13. The agenda for the week is still being finalized, but anticipate commuter stations at least 1 of the days with other events throughout the week. Friday, Feb 13, is the official International Winter Bike to Work Day. […] read more...