Ride for Reading in Fort Collins Again!

Ride for Reading

Fort Collins, Colorado – Fourteen local, national and international organizations are coming together to encourage children to read and value bicycling. In celebration of National Bike to School Week, over 60 bicyclists will pedal more than 1,500 books to students at Harris Bilingual School and Laurel School of Arts and Technology. The bicyclists, New Belgium 

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Harrowing Experience

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We want to thank Mark for letting us know that he’s alive, safe and well, and that the Ridekick survived, too! What a tale… On Sunday morning July 7th at 10:00 AM I was coasting to a stop sign at an intersection in rural Wisconsin. It was a perfect morning for a ride – sunny 

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Bicycle and Book Collaboration to Support Love of Reading

Fort Collins, Colorado – Six local, national and international organizations are coming together to encourage children to read. In celebration of World Book Night, April 23, 2013, over 30 bicyclists will pedal more than 325 books to students at Putnam Elementary School.  The bicyclists, representatives of Overland Sertoma and members of the Fort Collins Bicycle 

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Ridekick Left-handed Bicycle

At Ridekick International, we’re sensitive to the needs of all riders.  It has come to our attention that left-handed people want their own way of riding a bike – a way that’s much more natural for the way their brains are wired. To show our support of that fine group of people, we’ve developed the 

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Preventing Bike Theft

The National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS) used by the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that in 2006, the number of bicycle thefts was more than 1.3 million!  With the popularity of bicycle commuting, the number of theft incidents continues to grow.  In this blog, we will show you how to properly lock your bike and 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Trends for 2013

As gas prices at the pump increase, so has the demand for electric vehicles and sustainable transportation. More car manufactures are entering the market to meet consumer demands, but still face challenges in making these vehicles affordable and attractive in terms of design and performance.  One component of the the electric vehicle industry we believe will see 

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Domino’s: Pizza Delivery Experts Now Arriving on Electric Vehicles

Domino’s in the Netherlands have turned their delivery drivers into moving bullhorn ads for their pizzas, still guaranteed to arrive in 30 minutes or less.  How? They’ve invested in electric scooters with speakers that use human voice and engine recordings that carol “Dominos Dominos Dominos” or shout “Pizza!  Yummm!” at passing pedestrians.  Domino’s implemented the 

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Smart Phone Apps for the Cycling Commuters

“There’s an app for that.”  Just an Apple trademark?  Or a popular catchphrase that will characterize an era of tweets, peeps, wi-fives, and status updates?  As mobile technology surges, “There’s an app for that” may appear your dictionary, alongside “Bodacious”, “Fly”, and “Gnarly.” Yah dig? Until that day arrives, we thought you might be interested 

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Bizarre Bikes

Did you know that the first bicycle-like device was constructed almost 200 years ago?!  It was made entirely of wood and didn’t have pedals.  Baron von Drais invented this “walking machine” that would help him travel around royal gardens faster.  It had a frame that mounted with two in-line, same size wheels.  The front wheel 

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