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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Bikes and Beer: The Hopworks BikeBar

We travelled to the Hopworks BikeBar in Portland, Oregon to see how perfectly a pair of local favorites—biking and breweries—can come together so perfectly to create something that stretches far beyond tires and taps. Scattered above the BikeBar at Hopworks Brewery in Portland, Oregon is a wide array…

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Innovations in Urban Mobility from Eurobike

The Eurobike bicycle fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is not just Europe’s biggest bike show, but is the biggest fair for the cycling industry in the world. Manufacturers, salespeople and cycling enthusiasts from around the globe gather at the Bodensee in south Germany. While the Taiwanese handed out traditional straw…

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Join the Movement: Behind the Scenes with COBI

After months of planning, tracking down an award-winning director and many laborious weeks of preparation,COBI's second film was finally coming together in a quick 24 hours of filming. The call time was set for the early morning, long before the sun touched down on Berlin’s streets. COBI isn’…

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COBI Changes Cycling with the World’s First Smart Cycling System

COBI, a smart connectivity and navigation system for your bike, is launching globally into 34 countries. Firmly rooted at the intersection of cycling and technology, the Frankfurt-based brand brings a world of phone, music, and navigation right to your bicycle, all accessed without taking your hands off the handlebars. COBI,…

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Your Most Common Questions About E-Bikes, Answered

If a pedal-powered bike isn’t enough to take cars off the road, electronic bikes may have what it takes to convert the naysayers. We spoke with Morgan Lommele, the E-Bikes Campaigns Manager of US-based PeopleForBikes about why people in the United States are starting to choose electric bikes and…

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GHOST Family Values—The Building of a Brand

Most companies are just businesses, organizational machines created for making money. But for GHOST Bikes founder, Uwe Kalliwoda, his company means so much more. When he started the brand, he couldn’t have imagined that it would grow to become an international supplier, but it has always been based on…

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PeopleForBikes Connects the Dots with The Big Jump

Imagine a US city where one bike lane leads to the next, connecting communities while making cycling more accessible and attractive to all. Bike lanes are a common occurrence in places like Denmark and the Netherlands but have only recently arrived on US soil. Thanks to PeopleforBikes and their Green…

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5 Smart Ways to Connect Your Life

From the smartphone alarm that wakes you up every morning, to the app that analyzes your sleep cycle, smart devices have redefined how we measure our lives. As the Internet of Things continues to grow, app developers continue to create “smart” solutions to just about everything, even how we ride…

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Get Your Daily Schindelhauer Fix(ie)

It’s a typical work day. The alarm goes off, you do your normal morning routine, sip on a warm, caffeinated beverage and head out the door. You jump on your bike, breath in the fresh air, and set off for work. “It’s just our way of life,” says…

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Our 6 Most Coveted Bike Fashion Essentials

Riding your bike doesn't have to put a cramp in your style. If you are a cycling aficionado, you can ride your bike and stay on top of your fashion game with these seasonal essentials. Here's what we love right now: Duffle Backpack #2 by Kika NY The Duffle Backpack…

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DIY Bamboo Bikes with Smart Grass Bicycles

Smart Grass is not the typical bike manufacturer. And even though they make unique bamboo bikes, they aren’t typical bamboo bike manufacturers either: they offer bike building workshops so customers can custom build their own bikes and incorporate new smart technologies. Some might think that combining natural elements and…

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