Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.
People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.
The “backwards brain bicycle” is built for frustration. It turns right when you turn left, left when you turn right. Destin, of YouTube channel Smarter Every Day, thought it would be easy to translate his mechanical knowledge of how the backwards bike works into a smooth ride. He was wrong (for a few months, at least).
Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California—and discovers why it was never finished.
A lot of the stuff we buy is already on its way to being obsolete as soon as it's pulled from the box. So, with your phone, computer, and appliances all marching inexorably towards the graveyard, how much use should you really expect out of an old bicycle?
Bicycles may be part of the future of transit, and designers and city planners are constantly looking for ways to make cycling safer and more appealing to commuters. Here are a few innovations—beyond bike paths—that could make cities better for bikes.
A group of bicycle-obsessed inventors have created the ultimate power source for the environmental apocalypse. As you can see in this video, you can use a simple bicycle to power everything from your laptop to your butter churn and wood chopper.
Is Darth Vader a skilled uni-questrian? How does his riding style compare to that of Boba Fett? Artist Mike Joos explores the mythical beasts, and weird bicycles, that our favorite superheroes (and villains) love to ride.
Kerry of the Netherlands built this prize-winning, three-person steampunk tricycle for the "12 Inch Race." He raced along with 500 other contestants — be sure to check out video and photos of this two-meter-tall wheeled warrior in action.