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The Emerging Bike Culture of Los Angeles

Being a bicyclist in a major city can pose a unique challenge. Many factors play into the bike-friendliness of a city: the layout and design of the streets, the community’s dependence on automobile transport, the average weather conditions, and the over-arching culture of transportation in the context of socioeconomic status, class structure, and environmental values. A city like Portland, Oregon has almost endless miles of bike lanes and paths, and the city infrastructure caters to cyclists at the same level as it does to pedestrians and automobiles. Conversely, Los Angeles has been a car driver’s city for decades, starting in


Fantastic Storage Options for Your Bike

If you’ve caught the cycling bug, then you’ll soon arrive at a point where you decide whether your bicycle will be your primary means of transportation. It may seem intimidating to some people; after all, a car can carry a lot more weight and has a bigger storage capacity. But your bike can be modified with some really nifty accessories to transform it into the ultimate green machine. Here are some of our favorite bike accessories. Re-Thinking Bicycle StorageStorage is one of the toughest obstacles for a bicyclist, but there are some products that re-think the problem and solve it


Don't Have a Fit Hit That Crit

So you’ve been pumping hard working intense hours on the saddle and now you want to prove what you're made of. Sure go for it, but don’t get all tied up in knots and definitely don’t trip on making a perfect hole shot. Stress is the number one factor for all athletes that can dramatically place your performance in the danger zone. There’s no need to do this to your self as you can clearly destroy your chances of enjoying the endless season of biking. The answer to avoiding the danger zone is by simply chilling out and recalling what


Fixed World

This fixed world is always on the run and finding a community is never shy from being around the corner or in your pocket. The technological gods have blessed the fixie nation with convenient apps, like our Bike Builder app (iPad, iPhone and html5 compatible) to customize any order you wish, as well as many other interesting mobile programs to give you that fix for that fixie any time of the day. Fixie Feed compiles every blog and Twitter feed out there and freshly delivers it to your fingers. You can be coasting along with friends and find out about


Man Zou From Beijing to Shanghai

For many bike enthusiasts watching any movie that involves bike riding is well worth the time. If you’re in the market for one to watch, “Man Zou From Beijing to Shanghai” should be at the top of the list. Four men from Seattle decide to document their trip on the back roads of China to discover a personal relationship with the people, culture and the unfailing love of bike riding. The incredible 1000 mile journey was a lesson on the prevalent contrast of the very rich to the very poor in Chinese society as well as the severe pollution that


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