Helmet-Cam Video Shows How Much It Sucks to Get Doored on Your Bike

Getting doored—that is, having a driver or passenger open a car's door into you as you ride by—is a constant, looming threat for urban cyclists. The point-of-view video above, shot near New York City's Union Square, shows exactly what it's like when it happens, but the real drama comes after the crash. » 9/12/14 12:38pm 9/12/14 12:38pm

Americans Have Taken 23 Million Bike Share Rides and No One Has Died

With 36 cities across the country now hosting their own systems, bike share is almost becoming an American institution. According to a new report, it's estimated that Americans have taken 23 million rides since 2007 (wow!), but here's the most amazing part: Not a single death has been attributed to a bike share system… » 8/12/14 1:46pm 8/12/14 1:46pm

Get Literally Inside One Of The Most Intense Bike Races In The World

The Tour de Suisse is one of the most grueling bicycle races in the world, and is widely seen as a big event in the lead up to the Tour de France. As such, it features sharp uphills, steep downhills, and tough riders who show no mercy for the weak. Here's what it's like to be right in the middle of it. » 6/20/14 5:30pm 6/20/14 5:30pm

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you're thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it's hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 3/28/14 10:21am 3/28/14 10:21am

The Company Behind CitiBike's Technology Is Going Bankrupt. Now What?

Bixi—the Montreal nonprofit company that developed the technology that powers New York City's eight-month-old CitiBike program—filed for bankruptcy protection today, after it emerged that cities including New York and Chicago were withholding payments to the company. Could the news affect CitiBike? Maybe—but not just… » 1/20/14 6:50pm 1/20/14 6:50pm

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

Dog is Nearly Run over in Tour de France

This year's Tour de France debut is perhaps the most entertaining one yet. Not only is it in Corsica (nicknamed The Isle of Beauty) for the first time, but the narrow roads of the popular island causes a lot of bloody accidents, including a 20-cycler pileup in one of the sprints. In addition, other nuisances are… » 6/30/13 4:39pm 6/30/13 4:39pm

Five Robotic Bike Parking Systems That Solve an Urban Dilemma

The uproar over New York’s new bike share system is mostly due to very human shortcomings (one crotchety human in particular, actually). But it can also be blamed on the shortcomings of city infrastructure, which hasn't quite caught up to the demand for new, more efficient ways of storing velocipedes. » 6/12/13 1:11pm 6/12/13 1:11pm

We've Got A Bike Thief Here To Answer Your Questions

Even the best bike lock can't protect you from a professional bike thief. We learned that ourselves, when even Mario's amateur ass made short work of the best locks on the market. But we wanted to know how much more of a threat a seasoned pro represents. What tools does he use? What does he do with the bike once he… » 6/29/12 12:59pm 6/29/12 12:59pm