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Riding Back to School

Riding Back to School

Posted on Sep 2nd 2021 | Bike Life, Learn,
For most kids, nothing is more exciting than the anticipation and feeling of back to school time. That sense of excitement is even more palpable when the daily trip to the school yard involves pedaling by bicycle through the fresh morning air.Across the nation, schools are back in session and we have compiled five […] read more...
Spring 2021 Super Commuter - Colleen Synk

Spring 2021 Super Commuter - Colleen Synk

Posted on May 6th 2021 | Super Commuters, News, Bike Life,
Bicycles can bring joy to our lives in so many ways. From daily work commutes through nature preserves, bikepacking tours, bike polo competitions, and helping kids safely bike to school, our spring 2021 Super Commuter Colleen Synk from Lansing, Michigan has embraced cycling countless ways throughout her life.Born and […] read more...
Winter 2021 Super Commuter - Daniel  Iroh

Winter 2021 Super Commuter - Daniel Iroh

Posted on Jan 26th 2021 | Super Commuters, News, Bike Life,
Like many of us, we learned to ride a bike at a young age and soon it became our first true vehicle for exploring the world. As time passes, some of us take a step back from our bicycles for a little while. Then one day our trusty two wheeled friend comes roaring back into our life as our favorite form of transport […] read more...
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...