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...
Two deep breaths and one step forward

Two deep breaths and one step forward

Posted on Jan 17th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
As I quietly rolled down the dark bike path I can hear dogs barking at us and the cold crunch of the snow under our 4 inch wide tires. It starts to sink in that I’m wrapping up one of the most difficult rides I have ever done. It was hard not to smile. A few years ago Chris (PB Warehouse guru) and I got some fat bikes […] read more...
Cyclocross Nationals comes to Madison

Cyclocross Nationals comes to Madison

Posted on Jan 12th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog,
Our fair city of Madison hosted US Cyclocross Nationals over 5 days last week. In the fall of 2010 it was announced that Madison was going to host this prestigious event and I decided right then and there that I had to enter this race. I used to take my cross racing pretty seriously but since having my son last Apri […] read more...

Wisconsin Trails in Jeopardy

Posted on Jan 4th 2012 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
The trails at Upper Hixon Forest in La Crosse, WI, could be closed by a potential sale of city-owned property. Human Powered Trails, a member-based club in the La Crosse area, has put tremendous effort into creating a wonderful shared-use trail system on the bluffs above the river city. The club is fighting hard to sa […] read more...
That’s a Wrap.

That’s a Wrap.

Posted on Dec 28th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
As 2011 draws to a close, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the past year. I have countless things to be thankful for and a few experiences I’m glad are in the past. I’ve had some wonderful (and new) adventures with family and friends. I had one trip to the ER that resulted in a broken toe, stitches in my face, and s […] read more...
Fun and Cheap

Fun and Cheap

Posted on Dec 21st 2011 | Better World, Bike Life, Blog,
A recent study published in Journal of Urban Health compares the total costs for ciclovia events to the reduced healthcare costs for participants, with some surprising results. I have enjoyed Madison’s Ride The Drive but I had no idea it could more than pay for itself. In the case of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets, th […] read more...

Information Super Highway

Posted on Dec 21st 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
I recently became aware of a great resource for cyclists, old and new alike. The Bicycles-Stack Exchange is a simple forum for posting questions or sharing your knowledge. It’s “a collaboratively edited question and answer site for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles. […] read more...

Captain Safety Super Fun Reflective Stickers

Posted on Dec 19th 2011 | Blog, Product,
Just a heads up y’all. Our new Captain Safety Super Fun Reflective Stickers (CSSFRS for short) are in stock! These simple yet ingenious stickers will only add to your visibility, especially in the bleak light of the winter months. Head on over yonder and check ’em out. […] read more...

The Hardest Part…

Posted on Dec 16th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
My morning commute offers a wonderful block of time for reflection. During my solo hour long spin to Planet Bike HQ my mind jumps wildly from this to that like a bouncing ball. This morning it wandered to the commitment one needs for year round bike commuting in WI. I’ve been seeing a few less commuters on the paths […] read more...

Inspiration

Posted on Dec 9th 2011 | Blog, Video,
On October 15th 2011, Sasha DiGiulian became the first American women to climb the grade 9a (5.14d) with her historic ascent of “Pure Imagination” in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is only 18. It’s clips like this that provide inspiration to do things most think undoable. I […] read more...

Bird’s Nest Project

Posted on Dec 7th 2011 | Better World, Blog,
I stumbled on this news release this morning and it’s just too cool not to share. Industry News Release Written By: Chris Denny – Denny, ink. Arc’teryx is based in North Vancouver, one of the most affluent and environmentally conscious cities in the world. Known for its performance outerwear, Arc’teryx, through its Bi […] read more...
Up Nort’

Up Nort’

Posted on Nov 28th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Up here in Wisconsin, we do things a little different than many other places in the country. When the months are split pretty evenly between snow and no snow, it’s the little things that keep us sane. Take a look how Bike Fed of WI communications director Dave Schlabowske spent his Thanksgiving weekend. […] read more...

Delivered by Bike

Posted on Nov 22nd 2011 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, equality, and human dignity. They strive to build long-term relationships with small-scale coffee growers to bring you a truly incredible cup of coffee. They’re based right here in Mad […] read more...

Bicycle Tune-Up Bill Signed

Posted on Nov 17th 2011 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
Yesterday, Wisconsin’s Governor signed a bill to implement various updates to bicycle laws. Among the updates were allowing the use of a rear red light in lieu of a reflector, adding handcycles to the definition of bicycle, allowing motor vehicles to pass slow moving vehicles in “no passing zones” when safe, and allow […] read more...

At Last!

Posted on Nov 14th 2011 | Blog, News, Product,
At last our hugely popular Protege 9.0 Wireless computer gets the update many of you have been waiting for, STEM MOUNT COMPATIBILITY! You can also update your old wireless computer with the stem mount bracket. You talked and we listened. These are available now with the full universal bracket sensor kit (as a separate […] read more...
The Cyclocross Diaries

The Cyclocross Diaries

Posted on Nov 10th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog,
Planet Bike’s lone sponsored rider, Jonathan Page, is writing journals on his cyclocross season on Bicycling Magazine’s website. Get a glimpse of what it’s like to race at the top of the sport in Belgium, the cyclocross “holy land”. […] read more...

Rideblog

Posted on Nov 7th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog, Product,
It’s always nice to hear the perspectives of a wide range of cyclists. We feel that our products are great for cyclists across the board, from racers to the casual weekend rider. Dave stumbled upon the blog of a casual rider out in Washington. Check out her thoughts on our Spok light. […] read more...

Nominations Open for Alliance 2012 Advocacy Awards

Posted on Nov 3rd 2011 | Advocacy, Blog,
The Alliance for Biking & Walking has opened the public nomination period for its 2012 Advocacy Awards. Now in its fourth year, the Alliance’s Advocacy Awards recognize excellence in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. Award categories include: * Advocate of the Year * Advocacy Organization of the Year * […] read more...

WORBA Merge With Wisconsin Bicycle Federation Still Pending

Posted on Oct 31st 2011 | Advocacy, Blog, News,
Looks like we jumped the gun. IMBA sent out the below correction to the WORBA news from last week. Yesterday’s Midwest Regional eNews misrepresented the timing of WORBA’s merge with the Wisconsin Bicycling Federation. “The conversations are underway, but no official decision has been made,” said Midwest Regional Direc […] read more...