This Guy Was Astoundingly Unfazed After Being Run Over By A Big Rig

Thank gosh for ground clearance: this hapless bicyclist got knocked right on his face by a 14-wheeled cargo truck, which then ran him over in the middle of a Ningbo City intersection as captured by surveillance cameras. » 12/26/14 3:30pm 12/26/14 3:30pm

This Man Rode a Rocket Bicycle 207 MPH

When you think of fast rides, bicycles usually don't spring to mind, at least not before souped-up race cars and sleek motorcycles. Watching Francois Gissy speed over 207 miles per hour on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it may change that. » 11/10/14 11:43am 11/10/14 11:43am

How The Bell Super 2R Is Like Wearing Two Helmets At Once

The new Bell Super 2R modular bicycle helmet converts from a streamlined lid for the sidewalk to a full-face cage for mountain biking. Tech between the pads makes it almost like wearing one helmet on top of another. » 10/26/14 10:15am 10/26/14 10:15am

Hero Cyclist Somehow Lands on His Feet After High-Flying Car Collision

The cyclist in the video above was riding through a London suburb "to gain some fitness," he writes on YouTube, when a car going the opposite direction suddenly turned right into the bike lane. The head-on collision that ensued is the stuff of bike-riding nightmares. » 7/23/14 3:33pm 7/23/14 3:33pm

Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things

Scott Simon's bio on the NPR website describes him as "one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters," and it's tough to argue with that. As a Peabody-winning journalist with decades of experience, Simon's credentials are unimpeachable, and as the Saturday host of Weekend Edition, he regularly shows… » 7/07/14 5:32pm 7/07/14 5:32pm

Love Or Hate The Hipster Look, This Vintage Electric Bicycle Looks Fun

We teased Local Motors about the retro styling of their Cruiser bike, but I can't deny I had a great time riding it when they gave me the chance. Now "Vintage Electric" shows up with their interpretation of the same idea and just like that, "hipster-style powered bicycles" is suddenly a competitive market. » 6/11/14 9:24pm 6/11/14 9:24pm

Motorized Bike Hides 21st-Century Tech With Turn-of-the-Century Style

Local Motors, the madcap group behind the crowd-designed Rally Fighter off-road racer, wants to make motorized bicycles look cool. Specifically, 1900s board track motorcycle cool. I'd say they managed to do just that. » 1/05/14 5:44pm 1/05/14 5:44pm

This Tricycle Is Headed Across the South Pole

Right now three people are competing in a bike race from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole. The winner will be the first person to bike there ever. And 35-year-old Maria Leijerstam is attempting to trike there on a really weird/badass-looking tricycle. » 12/23/13 9:45am 12/23/13 9:45am

12-Year-Old Kid On A Bike Faces Charges For Robbing Detroit-Area Bank

Prosecutors in Oakland County, MI, will have to decide whether to charge a 12-year-old boy, who was arrested after using his bike to smash a glass door at a Bank of America branch, with burglary. » 7/16/13 2:03pm 7/16/13 2:03pm

101 Years of Tour de France Bikes Map the Evolution of Cycling

This year marks the 101st riding of the Tour de France, one of the most brutal sporting events ever created by man. In fact, plenty of us are so focused on the madness that we overlook how incredible the technology that powers it has become—and how it's evolved over more than a century. » 7/09/13 11:15am 7/09/13 11:15am

These Guys Are Turning Dead Cars Into Living Bikes

Normally, seeing a video'd junkyard crammed full of hulks of vintage Citroëns and Fiat 600s makes me want to hop on a plane and save each and every one of them like some soft-hearted kook at the animal shelter. That's generally not possible, but what these folks over at Lola Madrid are doing with these basket-case… » 2/25/13 12:00pm 2/25/13 12:00pm

See The Zero-Emissions Vehicles GM Sells In Japan

While on a top-secret Jalopnik mission to Tokyo (meet with Emperor, secure trade route for silks and spices) I was out wandering the Tokyo streets when I noticed three odd things: bicycles. » 10/02/12 4:20pm 10/02/12 4:20pm

Everything You Need to Get From Point A to B While Looking Like an Idiot

Sometimes you need to get somewhere in a hurry, but a car can be an expensive accessory, particularly if you live in a downtown setting. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to just taking a bicycle to where you need to go. Including plenty that look just look downright stupid. » 6/19/12 3:20pm 6/19/12 3:20pm

Look At What A Bicycle Did To This Crappy Car

Developing market "quality" gets a new poster boy here, in a chintzy little yellow car whose bumper was completely caved in by none other than a bicycle wheel. You can practically hear the self righteous hipster cheer (it's ironically silent) issuing forth from downtown Brooklyn right now. » 6/14/12 9:30am 6/14/12 9:30am

I Can't Stop Watching This Weird Bike Crash

The letters HPV generally connote America's most often sexually-transmitted virus, but they can also mean something similarly unfortunate: Human-Powered Vehicles. A contest for the latter kind of HPV at Grove City College in Pennsylvania nearly ended in tragedy when this HPV from Olin College (clearly modeled after… » 5/01/12 4:30pm 5/01/12 4:30pm