Category: Other cycling
Specialized Bicycles is on the hot seat with bicyclists — many of whom say they’re boycotting the company — after trademark attorneys for the US-based bike maker threatened to sue a war veteran in Canada.
It looks like the company is backing down, however, after it initially alleged that Dan Richter’s Cafe Roubaix Bicycle Studio …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/12/09/specialized-bicycles-overstepped-its-bounds-forced-to-back-pedal-over-trademark-attack-on-canadian-bike-shop/
The Steel City has a long-time love affair with the bicycle.
It started before local cyclist Frank Lenz left on his tragic global bike ride in 1892 and continues to this day with Pittsburgh as one terminus of an off-road bicycle route that stretches 335 miles to Washington, DC.
So it’s not surprising that the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/11/10/bikes-science-on-two-wheels-at-pittsburgh-museum/
While actors and actresses are the ones with box office appeal, producer-director Ridley Scott regularly draws fans to the movieplexes to see his films.
But before there was The Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and many others, there was Boy and Bicycle.
The black and white film was the first for Scott, who was born …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/27/noted-producer-directors-first-film-boy-and-bicycle/
The simple, yet efficient, design of the common bicycle is repeated again and again — 3,144 times — in the sculpture Forever Bicycles on display in Toronto for the next couple of weeks.
The sculpture is the work of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, an internationally renown artist who is not allowed to leave his home …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/10/thousands-of-welded-bicycles-create-unique-sculpture-in-toronto/
All good things must end, or go on hiatus, and so it is for the Urban Assault Rides sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.
The obstacle-course/scavenger-hunt-style bicycling event that visits 10 cities every year has been put on hold, organizers say, while they use 2013 for a “planning and development” year.
“Now that we look to the future, we see that the Urban Assault Ride is poised for a rebirth. Our goal is for the UAR to be known as …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/01/24/urban-assault-rides-taking-the-year-off-bicycle-obstacle-race-to-return-in-2014/
Bicycles and micro-brewed beer seem to go together. There’s more to both than first meets the eye.
So it’s pleasant news that a micro brewery and tasting room — Peddler Brewing Co. — is set to open in Ballard.
Of course there are other bars and micro-breweries that enjoy a bicycling clientele in the Seattle …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/01/17/bicycle-oriented-brewery-in-ballard-is-still-seeking-backers/
The highly anticipated first of three auctions of vintage bicycles and memorabilia from a recently closed New York-based museum earlier this month brought in a jaw-dropping half-million dollars, about 150% of what the auctioneers predicted.
The highest bid item sold at the auction turned out to be the 1892 Geared Front Drive Telegram, at right. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/12/31/vintage-bicycle-collection-scores-high-bids-at-1st-auction/
It seems that I couldn’t get away from Lance Armstrong’s piercing gaze staring out at me from the local magazine rack over the past decade.
He regularly appeared on Bicycling, Outdoors, and Men’s Journal, as well as the scandal sheets like the National Examiner.
He’s back, even after his fall from grace. Now, however, he’s …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/12/15/lance-armstrong-still-appearing-on-magazine-covers/
With all the news of hit and run motorists crashing into bicyclists, it’s good to hear about someone in California who stopped for an injured bicyclist.
It was another cyclist.
Elizabeth Roehrs wants to locate and personally thank the woman who stopped to help her husband, Steve, after he crashed into a tree a couple …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/12/10/wife-looking-for-good-samaritan-who-helped-husband-after-bike-crash/
I’m always amazed at the ingenuity shown by so-called “garage inventors” when it comes to bicycles. It seems that more people than ever are using their talents to develop useful components for bicycles.
Nowhere is that more true than with bicycle lighting systems. Here are a few that I’ve stumbled across lately.
One is Revolights, …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/11/30/shining-some-light-on-your-next-night-bicycle-ride/