Urban Velo

Rap Battle – NSFW


This has been around the block…but it’s good for a few more spins. Surely the creators are working on an urban version?

Newton Bike Shop Hostel

Newton Bike Shop “Trans Am Bicycle Trail Hostel” from Newton Bike Shop on Vimeo.

The Newton Bike Shop & Hostel is located along the Trans Am Bicycle Trail, so it was a logical move to add a hostel to their services, but this would be a great idea for any shop with extra space to utilize. Cyclists could stay in a casual bike-centric environment even just during short weekend trips or vacations. Skip to 1:30 for the information on the hostel aspect of Newton’s Bike Shop.

Funbikes Scrap Race 2014

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Funbikes Scrap race in Prague.

Solar Bike Paths Are Here (or there)


Pardon the annoying video, but the description of what a solar roadway is, how it works, and it’s larger social potential is well described. Fittingly, one of the first solar roadways just went down in the Netherlands, as a 70 meter bike path. Yes, bikes leading the way, of course. It’s an expensive technology, but if the funding can be found, the returns down the line will continue to expand practical usage on a larger scale. This article at Collective Evolution gives a good summary of the first solar roadway now in use.

Fixed Gear Ghent

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Australian Cyclists Party

Richard – Australian Cyclists Party from Australian Cyclists Party on Vimeo.

Voting on the basis of cyclist’s needs sounds relatively absurd, but with what party policies get passed today…why not?!

Bikes for Special Needs Kids

Most Innovative Organizations | Edmonton Bike Commuters’ Society from Brent Felzien on Vimeo.

Hell yeah, this is awesome. Bikes modified to enable special needs kids to ride and gain the benefits of physical therapy through cycling.

Fixed on Fixed – Women of Melbourne

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Fixed On Fixed is a short film clip profiling five female bicycle riders and their love of riding fixed gear.

Riding fixed gear is not only about the bike but also the community that comes with it and this particular fixed gear community is a small, passionate collection of riders who all share a love of riding slightly differently from one another.

Fixed On Fixed profiles each rider, along with the group as a whole, to share their individual story and collective experience in what riding means to them.

Bigo Bag Five

Bigo Bag Five – It’s not just a bag from Bigo on Vimeo.

When my son was born I really wanted a piece that doubled as a messenger and diaper bag, and although the Bigo Bag Five doesn’t quite go that far…it tries. Claiming a 5-in-one bag (and probably many more if you stretch some definitions), the Bigo transforms into a baby sling, picnic blanket, rain poncho, expandable device and standard messenger bag. Already funded through a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the bag will be available for purchase soon at around $118.

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Ice Tires


Yeah, it’s a “because I can” sort of thing, but it’s Friday…so there. Admittedly, the winter sledding potential is pretty exciting.

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