Happy New Year from

Welcome to 2013! We’re entering our SEVENTH year bringing you information, product reviews, and tips for bike commuters, so as is tradition around here when the calendar changes, we want to take the time to thank all of you: our readers, our commenters, our sponsors and advertisers, our hecklers and naysayers…all of whom come together to make the dynamic place it is. We cannot do what we do without you, and we appreciate it.

If you’re new to the site, we’ve got close to 2300 published articles in our archives…lots of reading to catch up on. If you’re an oldtimer around here, thanks for sticking around and contributing to the conversation — you’re great!

Here’s to a safe and happy 2013 for all of us — flesh side up, rubber side down!

— The staff at RL, Jack, Elizabeth, Miriam, Matt, Hermes, and Noah


  1. Barbated


    I have been following this site for years. I was wondering if you have been riding in Dayton? Should I even ask if you like it. Some of my family lives in Dayton, but are not hardcore commuters. Are you active in advocacy there. Just really curious about the scene there. I have been to the Performance shop by the greens. Thanks for your response. Barbated

  2. Ghost Rider


    I LOVE riding here in Dayton — extensive trail network that actually takes me places, decent infrastructure in the urban core and on major surface roads, fairly courteous drivers who seem to understand how to share the lanes, etc. It is HEAVEN compared to my hometown of Tampa!

    With my and my wife’s odd work schedules, I haven’t been able to get involved in advocacy programs here…and I’m still seeking some riding partners — I’ve ridden with a couple of the clubs here but I spend most of my time solo.

  3. Barbated

    Glad to hear you like it. Hopefully we have a light winter again this year.

    Take it easy.

  4. Ghost Rider

    Well, the city doesn’t plow the trails after snows, so that hinders some of my riding. The streets are pretty well-maintained, though, provided I wash the salt off after my excursions.

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