Teenagers Kick Our Butts, Pt. 2

Posted on Dec 20th 2012 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
Planet Bike was a proud sponsor of Recycle-A-Bicycle’s 2012 Youth Bike Summits. We are stoked that the Youth Bike Summit is returning and have signed on as a featured sponsor for the 2013 edition this February! In Recycle-A-Bicycle ‘s eighteenth year, they’ve celebrated some encouraging growth. The Inaugural Youth Bik […] read more...

Every kid needs a bike

Posted on Dec 18th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Our friends at the Workshop at the Oasis bike shop in Nashville recently shared with us how they’ve been working with Hands On Nashville to distribute nearly 400 bikes to kids in need. We donate to various earn a bike programs and are proud of the work these folks are doing. They put together this little video s […] read more...
Miles in the Saddle

Miles in the Saddle

Posted on Dec 13th 2012 | Blog, Product,
Next in line on the new products front are our Pro and Comp saddles. These are a bit of a departure from our saddle line. Both saddles are available in men’s and women’s. Both the Pro and Comp saddles feature our Hexo-skeleton PRO Platform making them lightweight, comfortable and airy! […] read more...
Your Words for Our Products

Your Words for Our Products

Posted on Dec 7th 2012 | Blog, Product,
We had a small, limited edition run of the Courtesy Bell Classic produced recently. This is your chance to get one for free! Here’s how: You must follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. Craft a haiku (140 characters or less, of course) that relates to the Courtesy Bell, make sure to hash tag your haiku as #courte […] read more...

Courtesy is as Courtesy does.

Posted on Nov 29th 2012 | Blog, Product,
Over the past several weeks I’ve been calling to attention some new offerings for this year. The third item and perhaps the prettiest is the Courtesy Bell Classic. In addition to the retro feel the Brass or Silver Classic offers, it commands attention with a deep melodic twang. So if our stealth sized Courtesy Bell do […] read more...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Nov 21st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
From the Planet Bike family to you and yours, we wish you a splendid Thanksgiving. Stay safe out there everyone!  
The Air Smith will keep you on the Road

The Air Smith will keep you on the Road

Posted on Nov 19th 2012 | Blog, Product,
Another two items fresh to the Planet Bike warehouse are the Air Smith ALX and Comp mini pumps. There are similar items on the market, but we’ve made some superb upgrades and still managed to keep the Air Smiths affordable. The ALX model utilizes an aluminum barrel, shaft and handle while the Comp is constructed with […] read more...
Fall 2012 Supercommuter – Christian Breschel

Fall 2012 Supercommuter – Christian Breschel

Posted on Nov 16th 2012 | Super Commuters,
Twenty-seven year old Christian Beuschel is a husband, father, and medical student.  And, this month we’re happy to bestow upon him the honor of SUPERCOMMUTER!A native of the Sunshine State, Christian and his family have called Indianapolis home long enough for them to have experienced the capricious cycles of Mid […] read more...
Road Wrap Tachyon

Road Wrap Tachyon

Posted on Nov 15th 2012 | Blog, Product,
A few new products have started rolling into our warehouse over the past week. First in line we have the Road Wrap Tachyon tape. Cyclocrossers rejoice! A nicely cushioned yet grippy (even when wet) bar tape? You’ve got it. Just in time for the fall conditions to turn nasty. Check your local bike shop. Available in whi […] read more...

Keep on truckin’

Posted on Nov 12th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Madison Bike Winter held a fashion show on Sunday. Here is Below, Peter Gray goes from winter bike ninja to business executive in a flash. The full slide show shows lots of types of people (men, women, executives, slobs, students, etc.) showing off and explaining their winter gear. Thanks to Nathan Vergin for all the […] read more...

Re-think the Auto

Posted on Nov 12th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Who is Mark Gorton? Anyone recall an online music sharing program called Lime Wire that was the focal point of a massive music industry lawsuit? Well, Mr. Gorton created the program. Mark Gorton is also a staunch advocate for bicycle rights. Even some bike advocates label his ideas as too extreme, but I like Mark’s st […] read more...

Caring for the Less Fortunate

Posted on Nov 8th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Our pal over at, RL, got in touch with us a while back with an idea. RL had volunteered helping the homeless in Santa Ana and noticed a huge portion of people using bikes but without proper lights or locks. RL asked if we could donate some product. We were happy to oblige. Thank you for coming up wit […] read more...

Out of reach

Posted on Nov 6th 2012 | Advocacy, Better World, Blog, Video,
When you provide a bicycle to a student, healthcare worker or entrepreneur, you help reverse the cycle of poverty in rural Africa. With your help, World Bicycle Relief has provided over 115,000 specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles and trained over 800 field mechanics ensuring access to maintenance […] read more...

Bike Industry Pitches In for NYC

Posted on Nov 1st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
The bike industry in New York and nationally is pitching in to help commuters use bikes in post-Sandy New York City this week.The industry and advocates are making the most of an opportunity to help people use their bikes, in hope that they will continue to do so when transportation in the city returns to normal. Read […] read more...


Posted on Nov 1st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
The Madison Police Department’s Special Event Unit descended upon Planet Bike HQ last week. Fortunately, it was to express their thanks for our continued support of their bicycle unit! Planet Bike has supported the squad since 2004. It’s not often you get a photo op. like this, so we had to take advantage! […] read more...

NACTO Conference Off to a Bold Start

Posted on Oct 24th 2012 | Advocacy, Blog,
“We’re here to mark the flowering of urban design in our cities and to break down the institutional barriers that stand in our way.” NACTO President and New York City DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan kicked off he first ever conference of the National Association of City Transportation Officials with the preceding […] read more...
Support What You Love

Support What You Love

Posted on Oct 19th 2012 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
We’ve had a wonderful response to our “Support What You Love” graphic we’ve been using this past year. We just got a small run of these shirts in, so you can let everyone know you’re a bicycle supporter! […] read more...

Get out the Door…NOW!

Posted on Oct 5th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
In many parts of the country, the season is turning. This is especially true in Madison! The trees are covered in Autumnal fire. It’s a spectacle that is one of my favorites to take in. The temperatures are beginning to dip but the sun still shines aplenty. It is my favorite time of the year to get outside and enjoy w […] read more...
Interbike is a Wrap!

Interbike is a Wrap!

Posted on Sep 24th 2012 | Blog, News, Product,
The 2012 Interbike Tradeshow has passed once again. Planet Bike was in attendance and it was another successful show. We have a bunch of new goodies that will be coming out to market in the next several months. We have two new mini pumps, the Airsmith ALX and Comp. Both pumps have a retractable hose making it easy to […] read more...

Perfect Inflation

Posted on Sep 6th 2012 | Blog, News, Product,
Last year at about this time we introduced a 25g CO2 cartridge. The size is larger than the standard “road” size CO2 but smaller than the huge mountain bike canisters. Well, now we’re offering it in a 2-pack. recently did a review on the cartridge. Take a peek, maybe it’s exactly what you’re looking […] read more...

12 Time Management Tips

Posted on Aug 14th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Our friends over at Women’s Adventure Magazine have got some really great blog posts on a myriad of subjects. I just saw this one today and thought it was so great I needed to pass it on. […] read more...
Summer 2012 Super Commuter – Julian Shepherd

Summer 2012 Super Commuter – Julian Shepherd

Posted on Jul 22nd 2012 | Super Commuters,
What do moths, mosquitos, ticks and bicycles have in common? The answer is that they are all on the mind of Planet Bike’s new Super Commuter Dr. Julian Shepherd.Dr. Shepard lives in Binghamton, NY where he is an Associate Professor of Biological Science at SUNYBinghamton specializing in the behavior and ecology of arth […] read more...

Federal RTP Trail Funding Secured for Two Years

Posted on Jul 19th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the federal funding program that supports natural surface trails, has been reauthorized for two years in a bill that the U.S. Congress approved this July. An $85 million program, RTP strongly benefits mountain bikers and funds the development and maintenance of thousands of trail […] read more...

Crusher in the Tushar

Posted on Jul 17th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
As a bike racer, I often have a hard time describing the pain of a race that translates to satisfaction at the finish. I think this video does a pretty good job showing this. The Crusher in the Tushar is a 72 mile race in Beaver, UT with 10,000 feet of climbing. 2012 Crusher in the Tushar from Fat Cyclist on Vimeo. […] read more...