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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

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

Bicycle Accessories and Why You Need Them

It may surprise North American bikers to learn that if you buy a bike in places like the Netherlands or Japan, it will 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 these items, […]

Bicycle gears

How To Use Bicycle Gears

Bicycles have multiple gears so that it’s easier to go up hills, and so you can go faster on level ground. Read this article and in five minutes you’ll know how to use your gears.