Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bike Commuters' Roadside Breakfast

The bike commuter breakfast is back!  Stop by this Friday, August 1, between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. for some fresh coffee, fruit, and baked goods (vegan-friendly options available).  Rain or shine--we'll be there!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hey y'all, 
Thanks for putting up those photos I sent.  Plan-B is a great model of yet another kind of bike project, and I encourage a visit to the shop for anyone who finds themselves in the New Orleans area.  Or, of course, there's the website:  
Miss you all, keep up the good wrenching!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cargo Bike Pilot Profile - Val Kleitz

Check out this fine interview from Cargo-Bike.

Feel the power!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Zach in New Orleans

A few days ago we received a letter from our field correspondent, Zach. Last fall he hit the road on a bicycle adventure. He landed in New Orleans and decided to spend a little time there. This is a glimpse into the two-wheeled world he inhabits now...

The mighty 2x1!! As often as not these days, I just throw my messenger bag in the basket instead of over my shoulder. Them baskets are great... thank you, Wald!

Not the bike project, but Bike Plus, located at Claiborne Ave. and Banks. Yes, you can rent a tux there.

Arright! A brief tour of the bike project I've been volunteering at here most Saturdays from 2-6pm.

Yep... tires. Truing stands, spokes, handlebar & fork stash and more are back by that blue pegboard on the left.

Everything else! We've got eight bikes' worth of stands, which during the Saturday shift are often all occupied, folks working with their rides upside-down on the floor wherever they can find a space.

If ya look closely, the top of the sign says "Sorry dude,..." I love it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Old BL Video

Here's a blast from the past!... fall of 2006, if I remember correctly. Thanks to Jack Brooks for creating the video.

Iowa City Bike Library

Monday, July 07, 2008

miracle on two wheels, indeed

I don't even know if I should post this because I like that this blog is mostly a place about the cool things people are able to do WITH their bicycles.  But, eh, I guess it's good to know exactly what kind of morons are out there.  In public office, no less. 

Really, sir.  Get a clue already!  19th century solution to a 21st century problem???