Urban Velo #1 - Bicycle Culture on the Skids
ON THE COVER: Stick and Jimmy after a mountain bike ride in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park. Photo by The Polish Hammer
CONTENTS: How do you dress for a 0° ride? Wear everything you’ve got. See page 42. Photo by Jeff Guerrero
6 Editor’s Statement
8 Publisher’s Statement
10 I Love Riding in the City
Readers respond to a call for urban cycling experiences.
32 Bike Bike Preview
The annual bike collective convention visits Pittsburgh.
36 The Novice’s Guide to Bike Polo
What part of “The Novice’s Guide to Bike Polo” don’t you understand?
40 Stupor Bowl X
UC visits Minneapolis on their coldest day in six years.
46 Complete Streets
A grassroots effort to make the road safe for all users.
50 The Armchair Advocate
52 Her Story
A true-life story of self-empowerment via bicyle.
54 Bikes on Film
56 Speed; Adrenalin; Self-righteousness; Exhibitionism.
By Sam Blenkharn
58 Technical Gubbins
Brad Quartuccio & Erok Boerer
How to lock up, fix a derailleur cable and patch a tube.
66 No Exit