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Amy Shares Her Bicycling Experience During A Pandemic

Amy Shares Her Bicycling Experience During A Pandemic

Posted on May 7th 2020 | bike life, news,
As we move into week 7 the anxiety, that was like a constant ringing in the ear, has settled into a sort of low hum in the background. It’s there when I’m working, when I’m sewing and when I’m playing with my kid. If we’re having a good day the hum goes away when I’m playing with my kid, but to be honest the only t […] read more...
HALLOWEEN GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST

HALLOWEEN GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST

Posted on Oct 28th 2019 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Here at Planet Bike, Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. We love costumed cyclocross races, trick-or-treating with the kids, carving pumpkins and radiant rides through the fall colors. It’s also a fun time of year to see bicycle enthusiasts use our products in unique ways. This year, we want to hear from y […] read more...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
40,000 Miles and Counting

40,000 Miles and Counting

Posted on Aug 18th 2017 | Bike Life,
We recently heard from a loyal customer in Texas who swears by our Protégé computers and we just had to share his story.Gary Files was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2008 and vowed to take control of his health through diet and exercise. In May of that year he made a commitment to ride and began lo […] read more...
Life in the Bike Lane

Life in the Bike Lane

Posted on Aug 11th 2017 | Better World, Bike Life,
New York City, known as the melting pot of the world, has seen the number of bicycle commuters increase rapidly over the past five years. Although still a fraction of the total transportation population, bicycling has outpaced both population and employment growth within the city. New York now has more bicycle […] read more...
Learning to Ride

Learning to Ride

Posted on May 17th 2017 | Bike Life,
Learning to ride a bike is a big deal. The experience has a sort of monumental and mythical quality to it. It’s one of those classic experiences you’re supposed to remember forever, symbolizing a sense of independence and accomplishment. We can probably all envision the scene – a parent running behind a child […] read more...
National Park Week

National Park Week

Posted on Apr 17th 2017 | Bike Life,
At Planet Bike, we obviously love riding our bikes. We use the bicycle for multiple reasons – transportation, recreation, racing, urban exploring, and family outings just to name a few. Aside from our daily use of the bicycle, we are always on the lookout for unique experiences to enjoy on our favorite two-wheel […] read more...
400 bikes, 70 locks, thousands of smiles

400 bikes, 70 locks, thousands of smiles

Posted on Apr 7th 2017 | Advocacy, Bike Life,
March 29, 2017 was the culmination of six month’s hard work by Andy Quandt to bring Free Bikes 4 Kidz to Madison, WI. We gave away 400 bikes and helmets, 70 Planet Bike locks, and thousands of smiles. Turning run down bikes into gold feels good. Nigel Hayes of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team was on […] read more...

Neuroscience, Bikes, and Kids

Posted on Mar 24th 2017 | Bike Life,
At the 2017 National Bike Summit in Washington, DC earlier this month I learned about many new and innovative bike programs happening around the United States. One of the programs that caught my attention dealt with the intersection of neuroscience, bikes, and kids. Mike Sinyard […] read more...