Bike light deters dangerous activity behind cyclists
Cyclists often have to deal with poorly planned cycle lanes, dangerous traffic hotspots and even angry motorists, and many have taken to filming their journeys as a way to provide footage in the event of an incident. While products such as the Helmet of Justice have already combined cameras with existing bike equipment, the Fly6 is a rear light with an embedded HD camera that aims to discourage bad behavior on the part of motorists by warning them that they’re being filmed. READ MORE…

Bike light deters dangerous activity behind cyclists

Cyclists often have to deal with poorly planned cycle lanes, dangerous traffic hotspots and even angry motorists, and many have taken to filming their journeys as a way to provide footage in the event of an incident. While products such as the Helmet of Justice have already combined cameras with existing bike equipment, the Fly6 is a rear light with an embedded HD camera that aims to discourage bad behavior on the part of motorists by warning them that they’re being filmed. READ MORE…

3-storey tricycle is a roving kitchen, restaurant and bar
Food trucks have been a common sight in cities since the 19th century, but the rising rates of traffic congestion mean that they’re not very efficient at remaining on the move if the market demands it. In the past we’ve seen Velopresso deliver eco, pedal-powered coffee to the streets of London, and now Vietnamese bar Ta đi Ôtô is aiming to go one better by fitting an entire restaurant — kitchen included — onto a roving mobile structure steered by tricycle. READ MORE…

3-storey tricycle is a roving kitchen, restaurant and bar

Food trucks have been a common sight in cities since the 19th century, but the rising rates of traffic congestion mean that they’re not very efficient at remaining on the move if the market demands it. In the past we’ve seen Velopresso deliver eco, pedal-powered coffee to the streets of London, and now Vietnamese bar Ta đi Ôtô is aiming to go one better by fitting an entire restaurant — kitchen included — onto a roving mobile structure steered by tricycle. READ MORE…

Bike wheel stores pedal power to provide energy boosts for tough inclines
We’ve already seen battery-powered attachments that provide electric power to regular pushbikes thanks to innovations such as the UK’s Rubbee. Now researchers at MIT have created the Copenhagen Wheel, which fits onto any bike and captures energy from the rider’s cycling, offering a power boost when they need it for harder inclines later on. READ MORE…

Bike wheel stores pedal power to provide energy boosts for tough inclines

We’ve already seen battery-powered attachments that provide electric power to regular pushbikes thanks to innovations such as the UK’s Rubbee. Now researchers at MIT have created the Copenhagen Wheel, which fits onto any bike and captures energy from the rider’s cycling, offering a power boost when they need it for harder inclines later on. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge
Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Bike Butler equips hotel guests with local cycling knowledge

Not all hotels cater for tourists who want to travel in an eco-friendly way, although we have previously seen venues such as The Charles Hotel in Massachusetts offer free cycle classes. Now the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver is launching a Bike Butler service, giving cyclists help in exploring the local surroundings. READ MORE…

Device locks cyclists’ helmets and keeps their seat dry
One of the things that puts riders off wearing a bike helmet is that they are cumbersome and have to be carried around when not cycling. Denmark’s Helmmate is hoping to change this perception by enabling cyclists to lock their helmet with their bike, while also putting it to use in keeping their seat dry. READ MORE…

Device locks cyclists’ helmets and keeps their seat dry

One of the things that puts riders off wearing a bike helmet is that they are cumbersome and have to be carried around when not cycling. Denmark’s Helmmate is hoping to change this perception by enabling cyclists to lock their helmet with their bike, while also putting it to use in keeping their seat dry. READ MORE…

Roving bike repair station can be found via GPS
Bike stations – buildings where cyclists can store, maintain or repair their two-wheelers for a subscription fee – have popped up in various locations across the world in the last few years. Now the state of Minnesota is trying something different, with its GPS Tune-up Bike – a roving service station that cyclists can find through their smartphone. READ MORE…

Roving bike repair station can be found via GPS

Bike stations – buildings where cyclists can store, maintain or repair their two-wheelers for a subscription fee – have popped up in various locations across the world in the last few years. Now the state of Minnesota is trying something different, with its GPS Tune-up Bike – a roving service station that cyclists can find through their smartphone. READ MORE…

In Brazil, bike café-cum-workshop offers showering facilities
Cycling is widely accepted to be a good way to keep fit while also travelling without damaging the environment, however many people are put off by safety concerns, poor weather, or by turning up to meet a friend covered in sweat. Brazilian café and bicycle repair shop Aro 27 is now hoping to deal with the last complaint, offering commuters showering facilities as well as a place to safely park their bike. READ MORE…

In Brazil, bike café-cum-workshop offers showering facilities

Cycling is widely accepted to be a good way to keep fit while also travelling without damaging the environment, however many people are put off by safety concerns, poor weather, or by turning up to meet a friend covered in sweat. Brazilian café and bicycle repair shop Aro 27 is now hoping to deal with the last complaint, offering commuters showering facilities as well as a place to safely park their bike. READ MORE…

Unusual folding bike shrinks down to 60% the size of other models
If the Moveo electric scooter can be folded down to the size of a portable suitcase, it stands to reason that the traditional push bike could be squeezed into an even smaller space. Taking advantage of the existing market for foldable bikes, the Germany-based team behind the Kwiggle has pushed things even further by creating a device that is apparently more compact and lightweight than any bike on the market. READ MORE…

Unusual folding bike shrinks down to 60% the size of other models

If the Moveo electric scooter can be folded down to the size of a portable suitcase, it stands to reason that the traditional push bike could be squeezed into an even smaller space. Taking advantage of the existing market for foldable bikes, the Germany-based team behind the Kwiggle has pushed things even further by creating a device that is apparently more compact and lightweight than any bike on the market. READ MORE…