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

The Worst Road Users, Ranked

The streets are not safe. Lurking around every corner there is an asshole cyclist or a maniacal UPS driver ready to plow into anyone in sight. In our parks, children and the elderly are routinely yelled at by runners, cyclists, and stoners on longboards (watch out, breh). And in our cities, uniformed officers are a… » 9/04/14 4:58pm 9/04/14 4:58pm

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

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

Sometimes You're The Cyclist, And Sometimes You're The Pavement Splatter

This video comes to us via good old Jimmy Traina, and god damn. Sunday's Rock Lititz Tour in the heart of Amish Country was highlighted by this brutal crash, and maybe your turn is too sharp when the two race leaders both hit the barricades. According to the YouTube uploader, the first cyclist was up and walking, but… » 4/30/12 4:15pm 4/30/12 4:15pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Bauer Vintage City Cycle

Along with a multitude of oddball oil burning two and a half box hood-scoop equipped hatchbacks in Frankfurt are more bicycles than you can shake a fist at. Most are set up for city trawling, some complete with mini trailer balls for what we assume are human pulled trailers. This vintage Bauer caught out eye first day… » 9/10/07 11:30am 9/10/07 11:30am