Category Archives: Bicycles

Kona Minute: The Kid Carrier

Back in 2011 a family of four came into the shop to buy their first bike. Their experience is documented at length — a worthwhile read to the cargo bike curious. To the kid wrangling parents out there: know that the Minute stood up to the “How will we feel about this after 6 months?” […]

Harvesting Electronic Waste Through Pedal Power

Recycling circuit boards in developing countries where electronic waste is abundant, may now be available through pedal power due to the Bicyclean invention, instead of using current harvesting methods which are dangerous to both people and the environment.

Cardboard Bike Project

I love steel.  That said- I find this project fascinating not for its’ perfection, but for the pure amount of innovation behind it.  I watched this video first on Hyperallergic.  

Two Young Swedish Women Invent Invisible Bicycle Helmet

I left San Francisco to bike through France and now I’m in Berlin, Germany visiting a friend.  Berlin is exploding with creativity and innovation with their rapidly growing start-up tech scene.  This is not the only city nor field full of innovation in Europe right now, though. This video is going viral in Europe right […]

Kona Love for Kid Comfort!

Kona Child Seat Compatible Aftermarket Deck: USD $60 Kona’s MinUte is fast becoming popular as a sturdy and lightweight alternative to steel-framed cargo bike competitors. The lightweight, butted aluminum frame, mechanical disc brakes, and Shimano components have made the cargo bike a huge favorite around San Francisco for doing everything from carrying groceries home from the market, […]

Craft Brew Pit Stops

Brewing News has a great resource for bike tourers who like beer. Here is a Craft Brew Directory in PDF for Northern California. They have directories for other areas in the Northwest also available.  It’s brilliant: laminate it and keep it in your pannier.  I have a friend who has done just that and he […]

Females Shredding the Mountain Bike Gnar

Get rad and ride mountain bikes!  We need more women in the sport, and more support for female riders.  It’s time to shred some trails, or maybe you already are!  Regardless, check out this video, the trailer for Women of Dirt.  The producer of this video, Mark Brent is pairing up with Kat Sweet of Sweetlines […]

Bread Srsly: Velo delivered gluten-free bread

Bread Srsly delivers with the locally made, SOMA Tradesman Cargo Bike San Francisco’s grand isn’t it?  I was at one brunch party being thrown by our friends at the Pedal Inn who are writing a bike touring cookbook, and talking to a different friend, Vanessa, who was telling me about her passion project- baking and […]

Bike School Bus in the Netherlands

I was at the dentist in the waiting room and was pleased to see they had one of my favorite publications, the Utne Reader, which operates out of my home state of Minnesota.  Utne is a progressive publication that collects relevant and interesting articles from other sources which keep me up to date on the […]

GripRings by Spurcycle

Kickstarter, owned by Amazon, is a platform to fund your creative endeavors.   The presence of Kickstarter has grown in my life over the last few years.  It’s probably because most people my age don’t have enough capital or ways to raise capital after paying for a 100K + education.  Furthermore, the marketplace is anything […]