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Madonna del Ghisallo - Patron Saint of Cyclists

Patron Saint of Bicycling: Madonna del Ghisallo

Also known as Our Lady of Ghisallo; Madonna of Ghisallo Profile Medieval legend says that Count Ghisallo was travelling near the village of Magr├ęglio when he was attacked by highway bandits. Spotting a image of the Virgin Mary in a roadside shrine, he broke away from his attackers and ran […]

Car Criticism 1

Car Criticism

Consequences of oil addiction Wars for oil are an obvious consequence of our addiction to oil. But there are lesser-known atrocities. Take the case of Ken Saro-Wiwa. He campaigned in Nigeria to stop Shell and Chevron from taking over native people’s lands to drill for oil. The oil companies, in […]

Lots of Biking Books

Bicycle & Transportation Books

PEDAL POWER: The quiet rise of the bicycle in American life by J. Harry Wray. 2008. 248 pp., 6″x9″ Wray examines how cycling has organized itself across this country and internationally through the grassroots efforts of various people.

Bicycle Safety Almanac 2

Bicycle Safety Almanac

Statistics about Safety, Fatalities, & Injuries Stats about Pollution, Energy Use, Walking, Highways, and Airplanes, are on our general Almanac page. (All statistics below refer to the United States unless otherwise noted.)

Bicycle Accessories and Why You Need Them 3

Bicycle Accessories and Why You Need Them

If you buy a bike in places like the Netherlands or Japan, it’ll usually come with a kickstand, a bell, a headlight, and a rack or basket. When you buy a bike in America it doesn’t come with squat. That’s a shame, because a few accessories make your bike lots […]