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Planet Bike’s 6th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path

Planet Bike’s 6th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path

Posted on May 21st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Another Wisconsin Bike to Work Week has passed, leaving bike commuters across the state in an endorphin-infused high. The crew at Planet Bike once again pulled out all the stops for our 6th annual Bacon on the Bike Path. The catchy name certainly hints at the carnivorous aspect of the event, there was something there […] read more...
Renewed riding with a new partner

Renewed riding with a new partner

Posted on May 11th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
My riding habits have changed a lot in the past 18 months. My son was born in April of 2011 and due to the logistical issues that come along with an infant, my riding last summer was limited to an occasional weeknight or weekend ride. While I certainly missed riding regularly I was also pretty content with my new life […] read more...

Gravel Metric

Posted on May 9th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Every year North Central Cyclery in Dekalb puts on a gravel race/ride, the Gravel Metric. They release a preview video prior to the race each year as well. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t look forward to the release each spring. I didn’t think they could top last year’s video, but they just went right ahead and […] read more...

The sun rises in Milwaukee

Posted on May 4th 2012 | Advocacy, Blog, Video,
Keith Holt from Milwaukee Bicycle Works stopped by this morning to collect a bunch of refurbished Planet Bike gear for the upcoming 6th Annual Bike Blitz in the Park, a neighborhood bike fair in Milwaukee’s Washington Park where people can get minor repairs done and even a whole new bike. We gave him a bun […] read more...

Steve’s Smashing Raleigh!

Posted on Apr 26th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Excuse my lame attempt at British lingo. Steve was kind enough to share a few photos of his refurbished Raleigh road bike. The Carradice bag and white Cascadia fenders really set this thing off! A fine example of what a little time, love, and attention to detail can produce. Thanks for sharing Steve! OLYMPUS DIGITAL C […] read more...

Bike Safe Boston

Posted on Apr 23rd 2012 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
Planet Bike has formed a partnership with Bike Safe Boston for distribution of their Bicyclist’s Accident Report. Check out the Bike Safe Boston press release for more information…We are really excited to help out on this project! […] read more...

Limited Edition Cascadia Fenders

Posted on Apr 19th 2012 | Blog, Product,
Last Fall we asked for preorders for our White Cascadia Fenders. We’ve received the fenders in and shipped them out. There is some remaining stock that we’ve just listed on our webstore, just in case they aren’t available at your local bike shop. […] read more...

“Teenagers kick our butts”, Dar Williams

Posted on Apr 17th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Planet Bike was very happy to sponsor the 2012 Youth Bike Summit that happened in January in New York City. 275 participants from 20 states and 3 countries met to learn, share and have fun. Below is a video from Streetsblog and some links to photostreams from the YBS. Enjoy. PHOTOS – Album I – by Angela Jimenez PHOTOS […] read more...

It Pays to Pay Attention

Posted on Apr 16th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Product,
We love to give away stuff in contest at Planet Bike HQ. If you’re not following either our Facebook page or Twitter account then you’re missing out. Last week we gave away a couple of white eco racks! […] read more...

Reveal the Path

Posted on Apr 11th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Reveal the Path is a forthcoming film from the makers of Ride the Divide. It features several winners of the Tour Divide race, including last year’s winner (and former Madisonian) Kurt Refsnider. […] read more...
Understanding PTSD tour

Understanding PTSD tour

Posted on Apr 9th 2012 | Blog,
Our friend Thomas Skinner (he’s utilizing the full spectrum of our products) and his service dog Scrubs have been touring across the country for a few months now. His mission is to use his experiences to help other veterans understand and recognize the signs, symptoms and effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTS […] read more...
Spring 2012 Super Commuter – Jeff Morrell

Spring 2012 Super Commuter – Jeff Morrell

Posted on Mar 22nd 2012 | Super Commuters,
Jeff Morrell of Fort Collins, Colorado has made commuting by bike a part of his life for over a quarter of a century! As a year-round commuter, he deals with widely ranging swings in the weather typical of a town nestled at the base of the Rockies. From snowstorms and below zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures to flash rains […] read more...

2012 Advocacy Award Winners Announced

Posted on Mar 22nd 2012 | Advocacy, Blog, News,
The National Bike Summit is always one of the most exciting times of the year for bike advocates. Our own Director of Advocacy, Jay Ferm, is currently on Capitol Hill lobbying. At the Summit, the Alliance for Biking & Walking released their 2012 Advocacy Award Winners. Congratulations to all the recipients. For co […] read more...
Inventory

Inventory

Posted on Mar 20th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Performing inventory counts is one of my least favorite things to do. However, it needs to be done and we all share in the doom and gloom that is Inventory Day. I got stuck with the mind-numbing task of counting small parts. The photo below represents our stock of small parts, 179 separate SKUs to be exact. Small part […] read more...

Lovely Bicycle

Posted on Mar 13th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
One of the favorite blogs around PBHQ is Lovely Bicycle! It focuses mainly on transportational and recreational cycling with a big nod to style. It really is a great source of cycling info and the content keeps you interested. “What began in April 2009 as a bicycle review blog from a beginner’s perspective, has since […] read more...
Campvibes

Campvibes

Posted on Mar 9th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Looks like Chris is going camping after work tonight. Check out that setup!

To The Thawing Wind

Posted on Mar 6th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
To The Thawing WindBy Robert Frost Come with rain. O loud Southwester!Bring the singer, bring the nester;Give the buried flower a dream;make the settled snowbank steam;Find the brown beneath the white;But whate’er you do tonight,bath my window, make it flow,Melt it as the ice will go;Melt the glass and leave the stick […] read more...
A Tandem, red leaves and more…

A Tandem, red leaves and more…

Posted on Mar 1st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Each year the Alliance for Biking & Walking puts on a photo contest to bring in photos for their online photo library. The library is available to member organizations to use free of charge in their publications. The Alliance just announced the winners for 2011. Below are a few of my favorites. The two girls on a […] read more...
Classics Season

Classics Season

Posted on Feb 28th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
For those of us that are fans of bicycle racing, the Classics Season is one of the most exciting times of the year. The weather is cold, windy, and often rainy. Sections of cobbled streets, hundreds of years old litter the race courses. You have to be strong and you have to be smart if you are to take the win in one o […] read more...
The Final Verdict

The Final Verdict

Posted on Feb 9th 2012 | Blog, Product,
We sent Guitar Ted a couple of our latest offerings a while back. He just posted his final review of both the Borealis Gloves and the Snack Sack on twentynineinches.com. […] read more...

Tradeshows on the Mind

Posted on Feb 3rd 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Product,
A lot of “bike people” know about the largest North American bike tradeshow of the year, Interbike, but there are a lot more than just that. As we head into February, I’m preparing to head to shows hosted at 2 of our trusted distributors. Here’s a sneak peak of the booth I’ve been building. What do you think? […] read more...

Instructional Video of the Year

Posted on Jan 31st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Learn, Video,
Problem Solvers is a dandy of a company over in MN that does what? Solves problems. They make all sorts of clever do-dads to work around common bicycle component and compatibility issues. Our pal and the man with the plan, DK, clued us in on their latest instructional video. Take a look and you’ll see why I’m no […] read more...

Ask Your Representative to Preserve Biking and Walking

Posted on Jan 26th 2012 | Advocacy, Blog,
From The League of American Bicyclists: On Thursday, February 2, we expect the House Transportation Committee to vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, a bill that eliminates crucial funds for biking and walking. As a Member of the Committee, your representative is in a key position to save dedicat […] read more...

Snack Sack and Borealis Reviews

Posted on Jan 23rd 2012 | Blog, Product,
For those unfamiliar, Guitar Ted is a bike geek that hails from IA. He always offers a fair and unbiased opinion on products that he tests. So what does he think about a couple of our products? Click to find out. […] read more...

Catching up with the Kiwi Chronicles

Posted on Jan 19th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Russ and Laura are on quite an adventure in New Zealand. Catch up on the last two episodes! Kiwi Chronicles Ep2: Cycling the Super City from Russ Roca on Vimeo. Kiwi Chronicles: Episode 3 - On the Road Again - PathLessPedaled.com from Russ Roca on Vimeo. […] read more...