Category Archives: Bike/Cycling Information

Trails in the Capital District

Looking for some great riding trails in the capital district? Here’s a great website to help you find the best MTB trails around.  Check them out and let us know what you think!

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5 Biking Essentials Under $5

1. GEN411 – Cotton/Poly Bandana in Black – $4.19

Useful as many things, kleenex, sweatcatcher, greasecleaner-upper…

 

 

2. BA687 – Pedro’s Tire Levers in green – $3.99

For quick bike repairs on the go

 

 

 

3. BA122- Reflectior Wheel Short and Clear – $2.99

 

 

4. TP327 – Park Tool TB-2 Emergency Tire Boot – $2.98

Another while-on-the-ride-emergency must have.

 

 

5. B088 – Schrader-Presta Rubber Rim hole Adapter – $0.75

Bike Sharing the World

There are lots of bike sharing programs around the world.  Here’s a handy chart of just some of the locations.

 

Name/Launched Date

Location

# Of Stations

# Of Bikes

Operating Hours

CitiBike System – 2013 New York City, NY 300+ 6,000 24-7
Capital BikeShare – 2008 Washington, DC 200+ 1,800 24-7
Bixi – 2009 Montreal, Canada 411 5,120 24-7
Barclays Cycle Hire – 2010 London, England 687 9,200 24-7
Samba – 2008 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 60 600 24-7
Tel-O-Fun – 2011 Tel Aviv, Israel 150+ 2,000 24-7
Velib’ – 2007 Paris, France 1,800 20,000 24-7
Hangzhou Public Bicycle – 2008 Hangzhou, China 2,700 66,500 24-7
Dublin Bikes – 2009 Dublin, Ireland 44 550 24-7
Melbourne Bike Share – 2010 Melbourne, Australia 51 600 24-7