Bamboo bikes to teach kids to balance, plus go green from a young age

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Sure, we’ve seen bamboo bikes before way back when in 2011, but these ones by GreenChamp Bikes rock harder. Why? These beginners’ balance bikes for young kids aged 3-5 look so darn cute, they are definitely a great way to incorporate eco-consciousness in these little rascals, never mind the lack of pedals.

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In Sweden, you can get a free bike if you use it three times a week

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 19 June 2014

In West Sweden, the city of Gothenberg has been dangling free bikes to residents in a bid to get its inhabitants to leave their cars behind. Incorporating the bike into their lifestyle for six months, three dozen such residents here have been showing the rest of the city how it’s done. The catch? Actually ride […]

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Design agency Frost* helps Sydney create a safer biking culture

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Saturday 30 November 2013

Sydney-based design agency Frost* has collaborated with city officials to create a graphic outdoor campaign promoting better bike riding behavior and etiquette. To help promote this change, Frost* came up with a beautiful, well-designed set of posters that tell riders to ring their bell when passing, stop at the red light, and share common paths with care.

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Imaginate: Danny MacAskill’s unique approach to bike riding

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By Callum Russell in Video on Tuesday 3 September 2013

Red Bull and trail bike rider Danny MacAskill spent two years creating this amazing video. While previous videos focused on MacAskill’s crazy bike stunts in different locations, Imaginate sees MacAskill take a completely different approach to riding, pulling mad stunts, indulging his cycle-pathic tendencies. One for the bike-curious.

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Go sailing on your bike with members of the Aeolian Ride

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Several times a year, this gang of bikers assemble to take over the streets of a city. But unlike most biker gangs, these guys aren’t out to spread terror and chaos. Participants of the Aeolian Ride only wish to spread smiles across your face. These guys ride circles around a city while wearing hilarious sail contraptions that […]

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British Sea Power’s Machineries Of Joy video

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Saturday 6 April 2013

British Sea Power’s new music video for their song Machinery Of Joy is everything I want right now as spring fever begins to hit where I live. The relaxing shots of a sweater-wearing, dark haired girl riding through the country side makes me want to stop being productive and go for a long bike ride. […]

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The ReCycle: a recycled aluminum bike

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By Bryce Edmonds in New Products on Wednesday 2 January 2013

The ReCycle is the world’s first line of bikes with frame and fork made from 100% recycled aluminum content. Besides sustainability, the designs of the three protypes (a cruiser, fixed-gear and mountain bike) are super stylish. Support the ReCycle thought its Kickstarter campaign, and help the founders achieve their goal of closing the manufacturing loop by making all their new rides out of old bikes, trucks and car parts.

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Vanmoof bikes

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By Zac in New Products on Tuesday 26 October 2010

I really love the design lines of Vanmoof bikes. As it is with a lot of great design, a key feature of the bike is what’s not in the product: no gears; no hand-brakes (remember those awesome back-brakes from your BMX as a kid? Well, they’re back!). The lights are built-in and charged via USB […]

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Nude Bike Ride in Madrid

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By Laurie Smolenski in New Events on Thursday 12 August 2010

‘Indecent sinners, you are!’ screamed a Spanish granny, waving her cane at a gaggle of naked cyclists. Across the street, a passerby dropped his shopping bags, stripped to his tennies, and sprinted off to join the pack. This is Madrid’s annual Ciclonudista, a bike event in which hundreds of brazen activists gather in the nude for a rollicking ride to raise awareness for bicycle culture in the Spanish capital.

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Bike Snob by BikeSnobNYC

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Friday 30 April 2010

Eben Weiss, the authority on cycling better known as BikeSnobNYC, just released an amusing and impassioned treatise on bike culture featuring illustrations by Chris Koelle and 208 pages of insights, musings, and rants about the growing contingent of people who get around on two wheels.

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Limousine Bike

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 4 March 2010

What better way to get around town than via the relative luxury of a stretch bicycle. And yes, we believe the designer Wouter Mijland is working on incorporating a spa.

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