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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...
2018 National Bike Summit recap

2018 National Bike Summit recap

Posted on Apr 4th 2018 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
This blog is a guest post from our friends at the League of American Bicyclists:    Now that we’re a few weeks out from the 2018 National Bike Summit (#NBS18 on social media) and we’ve had a chance to share the presentations, photos and videos, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights of the e […] 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...
New Bike Lights for Autumn

New Bike Lights for Autumn

Posted on Oct 13th 2017 | Blog, Product,
Autumn is officially upon us and we have introduced a few new lights. Making sure you’re visible on local paths and roadways has never been more important. We’re excited that this season’s new bike lights will shine a light on your next adventure whether it’s during the day or at night! Autumn 2017 Bike Lights Beamer […] 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...
Light Brigade Initiative

Light Brigade Initiative

Posted on Oct 5th 2017 | Advocacy, Blog,
This past weekend Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) launched the month-long Light Brigade Initiative. Massbike has a fundraising goal of $10,000 over the month of October to provide at least 1,000 Planet Bike lights to bicycle riders in need. This initiative helps raise awareness about steps that bicycle ride […] read more...
Youth Bike Summit 2017

Youth Bike Summit 2017

Posted on Sep 29th 2017 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
Planet Bike is once again a lead sponsor of the 7th annual Youth Bike Summit (YBS).  The Summit takes place from October 6th-8th in Arlington, VA. Over 500 young people and adults will gather to learn and share ways to transform our communities by empowering and developing youth bicycle leaders. Photo Credit […] read more...
It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Posted on Mar 6th 2017 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
We all know the genius of the Dutch transportation engineers that have created a people-focused transportation system beloved by bicyclists, pedestrians and car drivers. It’s not just separated bike lanes and low car speeds that make cycling safe and fun in the Netherlands, it’s the little things too. Today, I fou […] read more...
Double Wrapped Handlebars

Double Wrapped Handlebars

Posted on Jun 10th 2016 | Bike Life, Blog, Learn, Product,
My name is Heath and I’m a double taper. It all started when I saw an old timer (yep, I’m talking about you Larry) cover his bars with foam tubes (think 10 speeds of the 1980’s) and a layer of leather tape overtop. A secret layer of comfort, genius! Over the years I have refined my s […] read more...
Don’t get nasty. Get bicycle friendly

Don’t get nasty. Get bicycle friendly

Posted on Mar 18th 2016 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program is growing up. The BFA program ranks states, communities, businesses and universities as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in terms of bicycle friendliness. At the 2016 National Bike Summit (March 7-9, 2016) the League began an extensive listening per […] read more...
Backbone of bicycle education

Backbone of bicycle education

Posted on Mar 18th 2016 | Advocacy, Blog,
The League of American Bicyclists 2016 National Bike Summit brought together over 500 people from across the country and society to talk bikes. For the first time in a long time, this year’s Summit welcomed and highlighted League Cycling Instructors (LCIs), the backbone of bicycle education in the United States. LCIs […] read more...
Soglin Spotting

Soglin Spotting

Posted on Mar 17th 2016 | Advocacy, Blog,
The National Bike Summit brings many people together who share a love of bikes and how they help make our cities great places to live. I was pleased to see that Madison Mayor Paul Soglin was on the Summit agenda. Again. Madison, WI is built on an isthmus between two lakes. Planet Bike is headquartered in Madison and […] read more...
Radical parking

Radical parking

Posted on Mar 10th 2016 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog,
When I visualize a big city, one of the things I see is cars: cars on the road, cars in parking lots, cars on the sidewalk and cars underneath all new condo buildings. I was in Washington, DC this week for the National Bike Summit. I was lucky enough to borrow a bike from my friend Jeff so was able to explore the city […] read more...
Riding Towards Winter

Riding Towards Winter

Posted on Dec 8th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog,
Autumn can be an exhilarating time for traveling by bike. It can also be a little unpredictable. Daylight hours are quickly waning, the temperature is fickle and rain can string together for days. Dressing for the season is challenging but keeping your bike running smoothly can be just as difficult. We’ve pulled toget […] read more...
Supermarket Streetsweep

Supermarket Streetsweep

Posted on Nov 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
We’re happy to be on board again as a sponsor for the Supermarket Streetsweep. For the past 9 years this race has produced thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank! […] read more...
Grateful Red

Grateful Red

Posted on Oct 8th 2015 | Blog, Product,
We introduced a slew of new products at Interbike last month, one of the most interesting being the Grateful Red. It’s the evolution of our ever popular Rack Blinky 5. For the most part it looks the same as its predecessor, but looks can be deceiving. The Grateful Red is built on the same case but the internals are va […] read more...
Love to Ride

Love to Ride

Posted on Sep 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
Here at Planet Bike we’ve been participating in the local Madison Love to Ride Challenge. The Love to Ride Challenge is a movement that has been spreading across the world and aims to encourage more people to try riding a bike to see how much fun and beneficial cycling can be. The program creates a sense of community […] read more...
Godspeed, Deb.

Godspeed, Deb.

Posted on Aug 21st 2015 | Blog,
It’s not often one meets a person that literally inspires you to be a better person. Someone that makes you believe you can accomplish great things. Such a one has passed, and I am sad. From dancing to lobbying Congress, she taught us to take chances with joy in your heart. To learn more about this dynamo, go to BR&am […] read more...
Summer 2015 Super Commuter – Ron Lessard

Summer 2015 Super Commuter – Ron Lessard

Posted on Aug 12th 2015 | Blog, Super Commuters,
As a young adult, Ron Lessard moved to Princeton, NJ to study the art of casting sculpture in bronze at an area foundry. He immediately fell in love with the area for its tree-shaded lanes, historic charm and natural beauty. He came to town in a car but for more than two decades he has been enjoying life in Princeton […] read more...
Bike Path Courtesy

Bike Path Courtesy

Posted on Aug 10th 2015 | Advocacy, Bike Life, Blog, Learn,
It’s summertime and the living is easy. You’ve likely noticed that your neighborhood paths are teaming with activity. The path that rolls past my front door is a human highway of cyclist, rollerbladers, joggers, dog walkers, birders and skateboarders. The nicer the day, the more the path bustles. To celebrate bicyclin […] read more...
This is awesome!

This is awesome!

Posted on Aug 5th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog, Video,
Many avid cyclists take the very act of riding a bike for granted. We’re really glad to see more and more adult bike riding classes popping up around the country! […] read more...
Do It Yourself!

Do It Yourself!

Posted on Jul 17th 2015 | Bike Life, Blog, Learn,
A flat tire can put a big damper on a bike ride, especially if you aren’t armed with the knowledge and tools to rectify the situation. Practice makes perfect as the old adage says. Check with your local bike shop to see if they offer any free repair classes.