An Endangered Species?
Like other creatures whose habitat is diminished
by insensitive expansion of congested humanity,
the bicycle, as well as its rider,
is fighting for its very existence in its own
special habitat—the roadways of Cebu.
Strange isn’t it.
That the bicycle, which was responsible
for the development of better roads in Cebu,
and today offers us a pleasant form of
energy efficient exercise, recreation, and
transportation, should be having such trouble.
like other delicate creatures in the wilderness,
the bicycle has a friend.
Cebu Vintage Bicycle Club is that friend.
Since 2007, the club has been protecting
It’s a constant effort and takes resources—
like money and people who care.
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safeguarding the bicycling environment.
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After getting back into riding to help in my plan to lose weight, I started looking around for cycling blogs that could help with everything from tips and tricks to just pure inspiration. Here are 55 of those sites that I have found both very useful and entertaining. If you take a look through these site, I’m sure you will find some you have seen before as some you haven’t, but they all have information that everyone on a bike needs.
These sites have been put in order of Google rank.
1. BicycleTutor.com – Through this site, Alex Ramon,
uses his talents to provide written as well as video tutorials on how to work on your bike.
2. Bike Commute Tips Blog – Paul Dorn, co-author of The Bike to Work Guide: What You Need to Know to Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit, uses this site to share with you some of the tips and tricks that you will find in his book, as well as new ones that he’s found since writing the book.
3. BikePortland.org – This site is all about biking in and around Portland Oregon, with tips and tricks to get around as well as events that are going on.
4. Bike Snob NYC – All about the cycling culture, the good and bad, this site is here to do everything from give reviews, vent about issues, and more.
5. Girls and Bicycles – Sarah Chan uses this site to help inspire women and some men, to start riding vs. driving, to help not only the environment but the community and yourself as well.
6. Bike Blog NYC – As a blogger, film maker and purveyor of the bicycle, Michael Green uses this site to share his thoughts and information about bicycling in and around New York City as well as Critical Mass.
7. BikeRadar.com – This site is full of everything from news, reviews, gear, routes, and a great community forum. If you are looking for information, be sure to check this site out.
8. This Is Cycle Chic – This site started out as a photoblog, a place to put pictures of girls on bikes, since then it has taken off as one of the top sites promoting fashion while riding. Who says you have to dress bad to ride a bike?
9. Copenhagenize.com – Each and every day roughly 500,000 citizens choose the bicycle in Greater Copenhagen. This blog highlights who they are, why they do and how it was made possible.
10. Bike Hugger – This site is all about product reviews, news, the community, events, and the people in and around the culture of bicycling.
11. Austin on Two Wheels – This site is the online magazine for Austin cycling culture with a vision of covering all aspects of Austin’s cycling community.
12. Bicycle Design – Since 2005, this blog has been the place for discussion of design in the bicycle industry. All types of bicycles (and other human powered machines) are covered here, from the latest high-end road and mountain bikes to transportation oriented bikes and unique utilitarian designs.
13. Bike Skirt – This site is just what the name says, it’s all about girls on bikes wearing skirts. Talking about everything from where they ride to tattoo’s.
14. Commute by Bike – This site is about beginner tips, reviews, and gear that you will need to start commuting by bike to wherever you need to go.
15. Drunk Cyclist – This site is written by many different contributors and has topics that range from Bicycle Advocacy, Bike Tech, to stuff for sale.
16. Kent’s Bike Blog – Kent Peterson uses this site to discuss his world of bikes, from fashion to events, you never know what he’s going to talk about.
17. London Cycle Chic – This site offers tips and advice on how to combine safety, practicality and style to achieve true urban cycle chic.
18. Riding Pretty – This site is all about bikes and fashion, from fashion shows to bicycle art its here. If you want to look cool, or looking for something to hang on the wall, take a look through this site.
19. The Bike Show – The Bike Show is a weekly radio show about cycling. It is broadcast in central London on radio art station Resonance 104.4fm.
20. Velo Vogue – This is another great site all about the bicycle and fashion, bike life and culture.
21. EcoVelo – This site is the public expression of our personal commitment to reduce our impact on the environment by employing bicycles as our primary mode of transport.
22. Fat Cyclist – Elden realized that he needed to lose some weight, so he used public humiliation to help. By posting his weight online, as well as info about his rides as he went along, he was able to push himself to lose some weight. Read along and see how he’s doing now.
23. Velorution – This site not only has a blog about biking in the UK, but they also have a large line of bikes and accessories for sale.
24. Imagine No Cars – This site is all about alternative transportation and urban design, to move toward a more carfree life.
25. Bike and The City – This site is all about the bikes and the people that ride them in and around San Francisco.
26. Bike by the Sea – This site was started to share the passion for sustainable urban design and livable cities. This site has everything from exploring cities on bikes, public health, public art, slow fashion, to inspiring others to cycle.
27. Cycle & Style – This site takes a broad look at the bicycling world from the unique perspective of women. We aren’t just guys who think they know what women want to hear. We are women who are passionate about cycling: the advocacy issues, the rides, the great bicycles, clothing and gear, and stories about women in cycling.
28. Cycling Tips – This site if by Wade Wallace, cycling in Australia he uses this site to share his experiences, tips and tricks that he has learned over the years.
29. Bicycles & Icicles – This site is all about riding bikes in Alaska, how to stay warm, gear, and more.
30. Bicycle Law – Bob Mionske is an attorney with a law practice that is exclusively focused on representing cyclists, and bicyclelaw.com is the website for his practice. On this site, you will find legal advice for cyclists who have been injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products, and what cyclists can do to best protect their rights.
31. Bike Commuting in Columbus – At Bike Commuting in Columbus, you’re going to get advice, opinions, news, and hopefully some engaging articles about the topic of bike commuting and other forms of alternative transportation such as rail and walking.
32. Biking Toronto – BikingToronto is a “social” site focused on being positive, constructive and fun to build relationships among people, organizations and businesses who love bicycles in our great city.
33. Cozy Beehive – As a mechanical engineer, Ron likes to talk all about the bicycle, from the history to personal perspectives, it’s all here.
34. Dave Moulton’s Blog – An ex-bicycle frame builder’s personal thoughts on bike history, tech, bicycle culture, and often just life in general.
35. Gwadzilla – Rants on Cycling and on Life photos of people and bicycles that pass in front of my camera.
36. Trackosaurusrex – This site is all about the bicycling culture, from fashion to the bike itself, with post ranging from fashionosaurusrex to chainring rotor, this site has a wealth of information.
37. Bike Blogs – This site started out as just a list of a few links to blogs, but quickly grew into a full listing and categorization of a ton of bike blogs. If you are looking for some information this site either has it or has links to it.
38. RocBike – RocBike.com is a home for utility and recreational cyclists across New York State. If you commute by bike, if you ride with your family on the weekends, if you use your bike for errands or to take the kids to school, you’ve got a home here at RocBike.com.
39. The Old Bag – This site by Jeanne covers everything from riding nekkid under your bike shorts to photos from the bike. With a wealth of information, this is a site you don’t want to miss.
40. Stimulus Bike – Whether we ride bikes for commuting, recreation, or exercise we want our infrastructure to support all forms of transportation. Riding a bike is a healthy alternative to driving, while still being a viable means of transportation.
41. The Path Less Pedaled – This site is about two people who made the decision to drop out of the status quo and find others around the world who have done the same. Paring down their lives to just what will fit on two bicycles, Laura and Russ are embarking on an extended bike tour throughout the US and beyond.
42. Bike Hacks – This site is all about the bike, keeping it going and safe. With post ranging from keeping your bike locked up and away from thieves to different modifications you can make to make you biking more comfortable.
43. Bike Commuters – BikeCommuters.com provides news, articles, product reviews, and how to’s of anything that is related to bike commuting. Readers can enjoy an up to date selection of information that will help commuters from the grocery getting person to the guy that has a 60 mile commute.
44. Podium Café – This site is part of the SB Nation which is the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. From the beginning, they have focused on developing the highest quality grassroots sports sites on the web.
45. Ride-Strong – This is a great blog for cyclists with articles from reviews to stories about accidents, if you want to know, it’s in here.
46. Danos Modern Life – Dano uses this site to share his world of bike riding, from photos along the ride, to musings about life.
47. Jerome’s Bikes – This site is brought to you by Jerome, a photographer and bike rider, he uses this site to share some of his adventures.
48. On Biking – Though Halldor Gunnarsson dabbles in photography and writing, he pays the bills by working in a bike shop. Through this site, he shares some of his photos and musings about his rides.
49. Bike Trailer Blog – This site is for discussing all things to do with bicycle trailers and related topics such as bicycle commuting and advocacy.
50. Biking To Live – Bryan started this site to help chronicle his riding while working to lose weight, it has since transformed into an inspiration to other to get out and ride.
51. Women’s Bike Talk – This site provides a unique forum for women’s cycling issues on the world wide web. Their posts range from race reports and product reviews, to discussions about finding the best cycling products for women and much, much more.
52. The Life And Times Of Biking Brady – Kevin Brady uses the bicycle as much for everyday activities such as commuting to work, going to the store, going to the recycling center, as he does for pleasure. The less he pays in gas, the better he feels both mentally and physically.
53. Bike Noob – Ray Niekamp uses this site to share his experiences in the world of biking in hopes that others will be able to gain from his experiences and be inspired.
54. Let’s Go Ride a Bike – This site is by two ladies who decided to get into bike commuting, slowly replacing all other modes of transportation.
55. Girl On Bike – This site is about bikes, food, and more. With post from Women and cycling to Getting crafty in the east bay, I’m sure you will find something worth reading.
Thou shalt ride thy bicycle
~Inspirational Bicycle Quotable Quotes~
If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles. ~ Prof. Carl Sagan
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~ Elizabeth West
It never gets easier, you just go faster. ~ Greg LeMond.
Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles M. Schulz
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~ Ernest Hemingway
The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off. ~ William G. Golding (English Novelist and Poet. Nobel Prize in Literature, 1983.)
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race. ~ H.G. Wells
I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. ~ John F. Kennedy
As a kid I had a dream – I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got he bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed. ~ John Lennon
The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world. ~ Susan B. Anthony 1896
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood. ~ Susan B. Anthony 1896
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Chasing records doesn’t keep me on my bike. Happiness does. ~ Lance Armstrong after his third Tour de France victory
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain — at least in a poor country like Russia — and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. ~ Leon Trotsky
Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing. ~ Helen Keller
Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym. ~ Bill Nye the Science Guy
Government must help to eliminate cars so that bicycles can help to eliminate government. ~ Advocacy slogan in Holland
It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels. ~ Heinz Stucke Bicycle touring for 47 years and still going.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. ~ Emo Philips
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. ~ Christopher Morley (American author and editor 1890-1957).
A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. ~ Bill Emerson, “On Bicycling,” Saturday Evening Post, 29 July 1967
Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~ James E. Starrs
The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community. ~ Ann Strong
Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~ H.G. Wells
You never have the wind with you — either it is against you or you’re having a good day. ~ Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles
Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. ~ Grant Petersen
It’s not about the bike ~ Lance Armstrong
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving ~ Albert Einstein
On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as presents and a few days later I decided to cycle to India. ~ Dervla Murphy, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu
And a bicycle ride of 26,000 miles begins with a single pedal stroke. ~ Eijoo 🙂