Filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet, cyclist extraordinaire, is the Man Who Lived On His Bike, eating, sleeping and riding his two-wheeled chariot for days and days across Montreal. Effortlessly edited and energetic, this film is steadily gaining award-after-award. One definitely worth watching.
Here’s a video that I found recently that I thought was really inspiring. The video has great production value and was thoughtfully put together. Going on long rides in bad weather with friends is one of my favorite things to do in life. This video did a great job of capturing the essence of mild [...]
Assemble our own furniture? Been there, done that. Now, thanks to Sandwichbike, anyone can also get two weather-coated frames of layered plywood (including all the tools you’ll need) delivered in a box to their doorstep and assemble an actual bike from there too. It’s cute.
The humble bicycle bell has been left unadorned for too long. Alas, these shiny canvases have finally found their calling with a Beep Bicycle Bells make-over. But they’re more than a snazzy way to warn pedestrians. By pimping your ride with one of these babies, you’re helping disadvantaged people find employment. And if that doesn’t [...]
These custom built bicycles were made entirely from recycled car parts. The citizen’s of Lola Madrid design started the Bicycled project as a means to create the healthiest, most ecological means of transportation. When you ride one of these well crafted bicycles, you’re not only doing your physical health a favor, but your doing mother [...]
Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest installation at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano consists of 760 bicycles stacked on a raised stage. Viewers can walk through and interact with the installation at various angles and perspectives because the bicycles are physically attached to each other, creating one single structure. As always, Ai Weiwei’s work is visually stunning and unique, and his exhibit can be viewed until February 16.
Bicycle enthusiast and designer Izhar Gafni created a bike made from 100% recycled materials; mostly cardboard. This incredible 20lb bike can hold up to 24 times its own weight, and costs between $9 and $12. This might just be the most sustainable, affordable, and well-designed means of transportation we’ve seen yet.
Do dogs bite? Er, do they bike? Thanks to Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer, who refitted and soldered chains, gears, pedals, seats and all manners of bicycle parts from Tel Aviv bike shops to build life-size dogs, we know these awesome beasts were bikes once.
Bicycle Taxidermy started out as a sort of symbolic memento mori gesture by London-based architectural designer Regan Appleton for his dad’s discarded mountain and road bikes. It’s elegant and elegiac. If you have a beloved broken-down bike that will never be ridden again, it’s time to salvage it from the storeroom: mount its handlebars on a plaque and on the wall as your very own commemorative bicycle taxidermy. You had good times together once. Show some respect.
Poor horses. Through no fault of theirs, they’re just about overexposed these days, what with the whole shebang about that Gangnam Style horse dance. Trotify salvages the coolness of horses a little, though. It’s a nifty little wooden device, that when you affix to your bike with two coconut halves, will make your bike sound [...]
Bike Sampa is a sustainable project in São Paulo City. You pay a one time fee of R$10 reais (around US$5) for a bike pass, then you can have 30 minute free rides, everyday, as many times you want, with 15 minute intervals from one ride to the other. The bikes are spread all over town in strategic locations, resulting in a partial solution to São Paulo’s chronic traffic problem. If you don’t have a car, it’s a great option instead of taking a cab, which is quite expensive, or the bus, which is generally packed.
Sure, they’re all ‘This is no longer a dream, with this new type of transportation, the possibilities are endless with the bikeboat!’, but the BikeBoat is still undergoing testing, which means no one has their eager hands on it yet. What it is? Well, it’s basically an amphibious vehicle tipping the scales at slightly over 60 lbs with a light aluminum frame and stainless steel hardware. On water, you can row it using the inbuilt oars like you do with a boat. On land, you can pedal forth like you do on a recumbent bike. The boat is detachable too. Could this be the new biathlon? It all seems very confusing, but marvelous.
How amazing! Turn your bike into music with this Turntable Rider by attaching it to your bike. The bike wheels become jog wheels. The handbrakes become sound pads. Download a few tracks from itunes and get your bike out of the shed.
Pure Fix Cycles has introduced a line of solar-activated bikes, Kilo, that glow in the dark. They’re energy-friendly too — every hour of daytime sun earns the bike more than an hour of night glow. These neon rides are simply beautiful.
One of the best ways to explore a city like Prague is by bike. With its cobblestoned streets, spectacular bridges and enchanting castles it’s the perfect way to get a feel for the place. We did a guided tour with the guys at Praha Bikes and had an awesome American girl Kat as our guide. Our tour took us across the Charles Bridge where Tom Cruise was filmed in Mission Impossible 4 and past David Cerny’s peeing and crawling baby sculptures.