Dutch Cyclist Sets New World Speed Record

September 20, 2013 / No Comments

A 23-year-old Dutch cyclist has broken the previous world record for the fastest bike speed in The Netherlands. Sebastiaan Bowier has set this world record by achieving a top speed of 83.13 mph. This high-tech recumbent bicycle was designed and built by Dutch students from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam. The team developed a bike dubbed the VeloX3 with low ...

Young Couple Who Cycled Around the Globe Killed in Road Mishap

February 20, 2013 / No Comments

British couple Peter Root and Mary Thompson who had been touring the world on their bicycle was killed in a road accident on Wednesday. Their lifelong dream come to an end when both of them were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thailand. The trip was their longtime dream and the couple had saved money ...

Recycled Bicycles Turn Pretty [Video]

April 3, 2012 / No Comments

The bike is the one awesomely simple commuting vehicle ever invented, and indeed it is the most efficient one. As if to rewrite the whole concept of designer bikes, Slovenian phone company Orto has just released a video titled, ‘Making of Orto Bikes’. 'Making of Orto Bikes’ briefly documents the progression of 20 artists turning 20 tattered cycles into art within ...

Musician Ben Sollee Ditches Van to Tour on a Bicycle

August 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most musicians, when they talk of going green, mean the fuel they use or the technologies they subscribe to. But singer-songwriter Ben Sollee is taking the concept to a whole new level. The pop musician and his percussionist plan to move around from one venue to the next by bicycle.

New Yorkers to celebrate May 21 as ‘Bike to work day’ for healthy, clean planet

May 21, 2010 / No Comments

Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine has beaconed New Yorkers to pluck a page out of their busy lives to refresh their mind and body with expert advice and fresh ideas about the going green, eating well, staying fit and plenty more.

Three Bicycle Ideas That May Change the World

January 19, 2010 / No Comments

Lately, we've witnessed some interesting bike concepts that may very well change the world one day. Three of them seem to stand out so far, because of their effectiveness and possibility of being accepted by a large part of the community.

MIT’s Smart Bike Wheel Revealed

December 15, 2009 / No Comments

Some people at MIT have been working on a smart wheel which can potentially revolutionize bicycle riding - and they just unveiled it at the Copenhagen Conference of Climate Change. The wheel has a battery which stores energy generated by you while you're cycling - and it can use that energy to give you a boost when you need it.

Maverick Bicycles – Green Eye Candy and Orange Tequila Sunrise

May 19, 2009 / No Comments

The Green Eye Candy and the Orange Tequila Sunrise are two revolutionary ideas by Jason Battersby. Certainly a class apart from the crowd, the two maverick machines are hand-made from fibreglass to give out a look of well-oiled fluidity. Fast, supple and streamlined with strong rims, the Green Eye Candy and the Orange Tequila Sunrise resemble motorcycles more than bicycles. A ground-breaking ...

Factor001, a Pedal-powered Speedster

March 11, 2009 / No Comments

Bike commuting to work sounds like a great thing both for your health and the Earth's. But when you have one of these Factor001, it's like going on a date and driving a Ferrari. Known as the world’s most advanced bicycle, it's been built by the F1 engineering specialists from BERU f1systems as "a ground-breaking training tool combining innovative design ...

Biking to Work For Better Health and Productivity

January 27, 2009 / No Comments

If anyone was wondering why the Dutch are not only healthier but also more productive than others, we have the answer: "Employees who regularly travel to work by bike are, on average, ill one day less a year than the others. Therefore they are better value." It doesn't surprise us, because we already knew that cars make us fat, but bringing ...