World's Best DIY Bike Cargo Trailer

We recently built a fabulous bike trailer that smoothly hauls loads of up to 300 pounds. All told, we spent about 10 hours putting it all together.

'Kickstarting' the K15 Bamboo and Recycled Aluminum E-Bike

Assembled in China from native bamboo and recycled 6160 aluminum tubing gussets, this bike frame seemed the perfect complement to the ZeHus motor. I not only ended up with one of the most beautiful e-bikes Iʼve ever seen, but it also turned out to be one of the lightest. Learn how you can reserve a future production version of the e-bike.

Bike and Walk to Work for Better Health

Biking and walking to work have significant health benefits, according to a new study. Pedestrians and cyclists have lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and tend not to be overweight.

May Is National Bike Month

Go out for a spin this May during National Bike Month, and join the growing ranks of people who are discovering the benefits of bike commuting.

New York Bike Share Program Stirs Controversy

In less than a month, Citi Bike – New York’s public bicycle option – has taken the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn by storm. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated bike share program already has its share of haters.

Can You Ride a Bike on the Sidewalk?

The presence of bicycles on sidewalks has long been debated: Is it legal? Is it safer than the road? Shouldn’t children be able to ride on sidewalks?

Chicago to Launch Bike Share System

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will launch the city’s new bike share system – called “Divvy” – later this year, with the goal of expanding to 4,000 bikes at 400 neighborhood locations.

Young People Are Driving Less

Driving patterns now closely resemble those from 1995, as young drivers are finding alternative forms of transportation.

Bike Commuting Grows by Leaps and Bounds

The number of bike commuters is on the rise everywhere in the United States, but especially in Bicycle Friendly Communities where it has increased an average of 80 percent.

Take Your Bike to Work

Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Homesteaders' Vehicles

If you have a bike, your freedom of moving around is endless. Cycling is swift and bikes are easy to navigate where cars sometimes can't go.

The 2013 National Bike Challenge Sets High Goal

Last year, more than 30,000 Americans participated in the National Bike Challenge and rode more than 12 million miles. This year, the League of American Bicyclists wants to know if riders are ready for a bigger challenge.

Bike-Share Programs Across the World

Bike-share programs are now operated in more than 500 cities in 49 countries. Most cities are finding that bike sharing leads to better mobility and safer streets.

Bike Boom More Than Just a Fad

The growing bike boom may be more than just a fad. It may be a full-blown movement toward a more sustainable mode of transportation.

How to Build a Cargo Bike Trailer

Why spend hundreds of dollars on a readymade bicycle cargo trailer when you can build one yourself? Portland Pedalworks keeps the project easy and inexpensive in this how-to video.

How To: Winter Biking

Winter biking doesn't mean spending tons of money on new cold-weather gear. Adding a few essential items to your closet can help keep you warm during cold weather biking.

League Takes the Lead on Cycling Laws

The League of American Bicyclists has compiled a database of state-specific highlights of traffic laws that affect bicyclists. Find out if you live in a bicycle friendly community.    

Bicycle Infrastructure Guide

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released an updated version of its Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities -- the go-to bicycle infrastructure guide for planners, engineers and contractors.

Grind Your Own Flour With a Bike-Powered Grain Mill

A bike-powered grain mill is a more efficient and incredibly fun way to grind your own whole-grain flours and meals. Check out our video of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff using a GrainMaker mill to grind 'Floriani' grain corn into a nutritious cornmeal.

Blue Ridge Parkway Needs Your Comments

A couple of weeks ago, the Adventure Cycling blog called attention to the Roanoke Mountain Campground's threatened closure via the Blue Ridge Parkway's Draft Management Plan (DMP).

Homesteaders Being Socialized

The US Pro Cycle Challenge is a major cycling race that brings cyclists from all over the world including the recent winner of the Tour de France.

Act Today -- Save National Bike Programs

It is hard to believe but after more than 20 years of successful federal investment in biking and walking facilities, Congressional leaders are poised to eliminate dedicated funding for biking and walking.

Urban Farms Bike Tour = Sunday Fun Day Adventure

Kansas City has a thriving city farming scene, and recently hosted an urban farms tour to showcase several of the city’s market and community gardens. One of our editors pedaled along with a bike tour group to see what the city farmers have to offer.  

Mix It: Food and Bikes

Recently my passion for pickles was reignited, burning green, burning bright, and leading me to think constantly about food, even as I'm thinking about bike touring. Pickles led to bread, stew, then fudge (the kind my grandma used to make)...

Bikes Make Life Better

Bikes Make Life Better is the title of a new, fun video from the People for Bikes campaign.

AASHTO Approves New U.S. Bicycle Routes Across America

Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved six new U.S. Bicycle Routes.

Cycling Silk Movie Trailer: Beyond Borders

Inspiring video by two female bicycle travelers crossing borders, making friends, and documenting the human effort to keep the natural world connected despite our nation state boundaries.

Two Spoke Gives Cyclists a Place to Chat

Two Spoke, an online forum devoted to cycling, gives cyclists a place to discuss everything from commuting bikes to cycling apparel to cyclist rights. This interview with a Two Spoke site administrator discusses the forum and its role as a resource for cyclists.

How Often Do You Ride a Bike?

Share your thoughts about using a bicycle to get around town and your tips for less experienced bikers.