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The New Cycle Courier: E-Trikes for UPS

Tweet We all know the classic image of the cycle courier, the hardened bike messenger who rides day in and day out to deliver the most time critical of packages. Accustomed to rain, sleet, and bitter cold, no stranger to aggressive drivers and shouting matches with cabbies. While bike messenger jobs have been on the [...]
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The Many Uses of Pedal Power

Tweet Bicycles can be used for transportation, fitness, recreation, and for those with a little imagination, a whole lot more. Pedal powered vehicles have been turned into shops, pubs, food carts, and perhaps most surprisingly… a venue for pole dancing. We’ll get to that one later. Let’s take a look at these unique uses of [...]
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Tour of the Americas: Farewell Mexico

Tweet This week: a guest post from Mireia and Alex, our friends traveling the America’s with their Montague bikes. They’ve just enjoyed their last days in Mexico before entering Belize. Here at Montague HQ, we’re feeling a bit envious of their experience… and their warm weather! Here’s a comparison of their situation, and ours here [...]
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Tips for Cycling in the Snow

Tweet Riding your bike in the snow can be challenging, but it’s no doubt an adventure. My most satisfying bike commutes are ones where others say “you actually rode in that!?” You do need to properly prepare for it to be an enjoyable experience, so here are a few tips. When cycling in the snow: [...]
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The Political Attack on Bicycles

Tweet Here in North America, bicycles have been in the news quite a bit lately. From the various bike share programs popping up across the US, to high profile bike lane debates in Brooklyn, the bicycle has been getting it’s fair share of attention. Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been positive. A piece recently appeared in [...]
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Bike Chain Christmas Ornament: How To

Tweet ‘Tis that time of the year again. If you celebrate Christmas, you’re probably setting up a tree in your living room, draping it in lights, and hanging all those little ornaments on it. Everything from the popsicle stick Santa your 3rd grader made, to the priceless glass Christmas pickle will adorn your tree. How [...]
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Cycling to the Museum

Tweet Last weekend I had some free time, and instead of resting and relaxing at home, I decided to expand my knowledge of art by visiting the museum. The sun was shining on Saturday, a perfect excuse to take our bikes and ride to The Institute Of Contemporary Art in Boston. From Cambridge, across the [...]
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Volvo Unveils Cyclist Detection System

Tweet According to The Outdoor Foundation, cycling is the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States, with 60 million adult Americans riding each year.¬†While studies show that we’re biking to work more than ever, most U.S. cities have a long way to go before they can be compared to the most bike friendly [...]
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Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs?

Tweet Most of you probably know that competitive road cyclists shave their legs. While the idea might sound crazy to you, there is in fact reasoning behind it. You’re probably used to legs being shaved for aesthetic purposes, but there are many other important reasons for a cyclists to make this decision. Professional cyclists have [...]
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The Social Network for Cyclists

Tweet Sometimes taking a nice long ride by yourself is a great way to clear your head, and refresh both the body and mind. Other times, there’s nothing better than cycling with a companion. If you’re taking a leisurely cruise, it’s nice to have someone to enjoy it with, and if you’re training hard, having [...]
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