Dreaming Of A Green Honeymoon? A Newlywed’s Fun Tips For Having An Eco-Friendly Honeymoon

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When Mark and I were planning our September 2012 nuptials, we made every decision with the question of “how much unnecessary waste will this produce?” looming in the back of our minds.The result?We had our wedding invitations designed like postcards to cut back on paper, featured caterers that used locally grown ingredients and decorated with potted plants instead of cut flowers.So when it came time to plan our honeymoon, it only made sense that we would want our romantic trip to be … [Read more...]

Yike Bike: What Do You Think About This Bicycle Alternative?

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What is a Yike Bike?It’s a pretty interesting bike-like vehicle (actually, like a miniature version of an old Penny-farthing bicycle) that is not human-powered but battery-powered.Cycling is a great way to get around with almost no impact on the environment, but with a positive impact on your health. But does the Yike Bike detract from both of those often-touted points?Check out the videos below for a lot more on how the Yike Bike works.  … [Read more...]

Get Your Crafty Cruise On With A Folding Swiss Army Knife Bike

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Ever wish you had a bike that was sort of like a Swiss army knife?Well, some Swiss designers have developed a nifty, folding electric bike that seems to fit the bill.The Voltitude, as it is called, made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year and is supposed to be on the market worldwide sometime in 2011.Check out how easy it is to fold and unfold the bike in the video below.   … [Read more...]

Epic Pedal-Powered Snow Plow is Zero Energy and Back Friendly

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The snow has cleared now.But if you're living in a place that’s still getting snow -- or still has it on the ground -- and you need some bike paths or sidewalks or even parts of the roadway plowed (or if you think you might run into a problem with snow next year and want to be prepared early), I just recently discovered a cool DIY pedal-powered snow plow you might be interested in. Check out this video to see it in action:Basically, as you can see, the seat and wheels of an … [Read more...]

The Bond Bike: Cycling for Badasses

Now, here’s a cool one.Who doesn’t want to be like James Bond?One way you can be a little more like this super agent someday (if you have the right connections) is with a “Bond bike.”This is not actually a new bike but a kit to use on your existing bike that will give it the cool ability to easily ride on snow, shoot flames out of your handlebars, and more.  … [Read more...]

The Trek Lime: A Bike Anyone Can Ride

There are many great reasons to commute to work on your bike...including some super secret ones you've never realized. If you've decided to join the fun world of bicycle commuting you will definitely need to make sure to have...a bike.Genius eh?If you're somewhat new to the biking world, dont' worry, because I've discovered the ultimate bike for beginners...the Trek Lime. … [Read more...]

The ThinBike: Amazingly Simple Bike Design You Wish You’d Have Thought Of

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Have you ever tried to maneuver a bike in tight spaces such as a subway, crowded street, office, or apartment building? Yeah, it's pretty difficult.Well Graham Hill, the founder of TreeHugger.com, has come up with a new bike design that will solve urban cyclists problems everywhere.Derek Markham says, [Graham's] latest foray into problem-solving, a collaboration with bike manufacturer Schindelhauer bikes, has resulted in what he calls the ThinBike -- a full-sized urban bicycle that all … [Read more...]

How to Make a Bike Crank Bottle Opener

The weekend is upon us and, for most of the United States, the heatwave continues.Whether you choose to brave the heat outdoors or choose to stay inside with friends and family, there is nothing better than a frosty beverage to soften the blow of the summer heat. That said, check out this quick instructional video on how to make your own bottle opener from an old bicycle crank arm: … [Read more...]

Chinese Man Throws Bike at 2 Thieves on a Motor Scooter

Riding a bike (or even commuting on one) has many advantages. Not the least of which being the ability to use your bike to moonlight as a crime fighting super hero. Check out the video below of a Chinese man who uses his bike to thwart the quick getaway of 2 thieves. According to various news sources, the story behind the video is that a woman walking down the street in Wenzhou, China had her purse snatched away by 2 thieves who sped past her on a motor scooter. The man in the video … [Read more...]