Please help me welcome our newest addition to the team, Lance Lowry!

Lance comes on board with a plethora of cycling experience. He is a XC mountain bike racer and a fixed gear commuter. We’ve been riding with Lance on various mountain biking trails and decided to asked him to join the BikeCommuters and teams.

We’re pretty excited to see what he’s going to bring to the table and we know that he’s got a lot to offer. So please, don’t be shy and welcome the fella to the BikeCommuters Family!

Win an Extrawheel Trailer

ExtraWheel Trailer

Check out The Practical Pedal‘s photo contest:

All you have to do is submit a photo (or many, there’s no limit to entries) that somehow depicts practical cycling. Use your imagination: ridiculous loads, family picnics, frilly skirts, suits and ties, anything that shows bikes being used as a means of transport. Entering is easy, just submit your photo(s) to our Flickr group between now and September 1, 2007.

Go to for more info.

Fixed Gear Friday winner

David Byrd from Boise, Idaho answered the questions correctly and is the winner of the “Gas Sucks, Ride a bike” poster courtesy of KHS Bicycles. Thanks to everyone that participated.


Image from The Dutch Bicycle Company

I got my first issue of the Practical Pedal and read an article about these Cargo Bikes. At almost 3 grand, they are not cheap but I can see the practicality of them. Having the kids in front is an awesome idea, and the cargo space is huge.

Developed in Holland and imported to the U.S. by the Dutch Bicycle Company (and sold through dealers such as Clever Cycles,) the Bakfiets is the bicycle equivalent of a minivan. But this Dutch invasion is just the first wave. Several U.S. manufacturers make, or plan to make, Bakfietsen of their own.

Source: The Practical Pedal

Can this bike be the next SUV?