Smart Routes for Smart Bikes

Find exciting new routes in your very own city, experience unique trails in the mountains or get to know your entire region from a whole new perspective. Komoot, the most popular outdoor route-planning app in Europe, enables you to discover new routes every day. As of right now, all Komoot…

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Why 2017 is the Best Year for Biking

2017 is THE year to put "bike more" on your list of New Year’s resolutions. Here’s why. ONE More bike lanes, bike paths, light-up paths, super-highways, and traffic-stopping motion sensors means more freedom and more safety for cyclists in 2017. The first segment in Germany’s 62-mile system…

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Biking to Work at Facebook

If you haven’t tried it, you might be surprised to find out that biking to work is less of a chore and more of an added bonus. People in all walks of life have discovered that by bike, the journey to work can be therapeutic, a way to squeeze…

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The Best Way to Explore Hidden Places

A mirrored dance hall with heavy, red velvet curtains; a child-friendly café in an amateur improvisation theatre with the best petits fours in town; or a trashy amusement arcade that offers jazz concerts on weekends: every city has them - extraordinary places that suit you perfectly, usually only found by…

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A Holiday Survival Guide by Bike

Like it or not, the holidays are here. As you’re making your lists (and checking them twice), you may think that it’s time to swap out your bike for something with more horsepower. But don’t despair; you can still accomplish all of your holiday tasks by bike.…

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Cycling Back in Time: Cuba by Bike

Cuba is mostly flat, right? How long is the entire country? I could bike the whole thing in 10 days – wait no that’s something like 1,200 km. Okay backtrack, should we bring our own bikes or can we rent bikes there? These are just a few of the…

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Bike Your Way Into a More Mindful Life: An Interview with Waylon Lewis

Magazine Publisher Waylon Lewis is an outspoken, bleeding-heart American liberal steeped in Buddhist tradition and the founder of Elephant Journal, a once mass-market distributed print magazine that is now a leading digital publication covering the mindful life. What does that mean, you’re wondering? In a nutshell, according to Elephant’…

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b8ta: Brick and Mortar 2.0

It makes sense that COBI, a product that’s revolutionizing the riding experience, has teamed up with b8ta, a new kind of retailer that’s redefining the in-store purchasing experience. At first glance, it seemed backwards when b8ta, a brick and mortar store for new tech products, opened its doors…

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New York City: A Biker Mecca on the Rise

For the average New Yorker, the morning commute is the worst part of their day. For Sam Polcer, it’s the best part. Polcer is a born-and-raised New Yorker who knows a thing or two about cycling the streets and alleyways of America’s largest city. Aside from being an…

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The New Station Wagon

How Copenhagen Families Embrace Life by Bike In Copenhagen bikes are not just for spandex-clad athletes doing 30mph downhill sprints or 22-year-old hipsters flaunting their fixies at the brewery. In the Danish capital over 50 percent of the city’s population commutes by bike. Bikes are more than recreation; they…

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Top Commuter Bags for Every Cyclist

Looking for the perfect bike bag this day-in-age is no small feat. There are hundreds of companies making backpacks, messenger bags, panniers, touring bags and more. We waded through the options at this year’s Interbike trade show and picked out a few favorites. Timbuk2 Especial Raider Backpack $79 For…

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The European Two-Wheeled Revolution

Out on the roads cars are sitting bumper to bumper; traffic is moving slowly, to say the least. At times like these bicycles offer one thing above all else: freedom. Cyclists are able to skillfully weave their way through the gridlocked traffic and decide for themselves how quickly they want…

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Eye on The Collaborative Economy

In 2014 Forbes said the collaborative economy is changing everything. Yes, it’s a bold statement. But as analysts and experts dig deeper, they’re uncovering a virtually unlimited source of economic potential. In the new collaborative, or sharing economy, consumers are turning to each other to get the goods…

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